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Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud to regularly see many of our grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees over the past month:

Volcanic Emissions Caused the Warmest Period in Past 56m Years – New Study
Yahoo! News, August 30, 2017
An international team of researchers has found that a natural global warming event that took place 56 million years ago was triggered almost entirely by volcanic eruptions that occurred as Greenland separated from Europe during the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean. The findings were partly supported by a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program.

Northeast States Just Delivered a ‘Major Victory’ Against Climate Change
Huffington Post, August 23, 2017
The country’s only interstate cap-and-trade market has announced new targets to reduce greenhouse emissions from power plants. The Heising-Simons Foundation’s Climate and Clean Energy program supports the Natural Resources Defense Council, Resources for the Future, and Arcadia Center, all of which played a role in this win.

On Gun-Violence Research, California Sets an Example for the Nation
Washington Post, August 22, 2017
The recently launched Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis “aims to find effective ways to prevent firearm violence through scientific investigation and understanding.” In 2016, the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Community and Opportunity program supported its development with a $224,949 grant.

TPS Officials Hope Participation in National Study Attracts More Children to Public Pre-k
ABC Tulsa, August 17, 2017
Hundreds of Tulsa public preschool teachers met with researchers from The University of Oklahoma – Tulsa, Georgetown University, and Harvard, to learn more about a research project that will follow a cohort of their students through third grade. The Heising-Simons Foundation’s Education program supports this study through Georgetown University.

Fighting for ‘Common Justice,’ for Crime Victims and Their Perpetrators
WNYC, August 9, 2017
Danielle Sered, founder and director of Human Rights grantee Common Justice, was interviewed about how to end mass incarceration, what survivors really want, and what the future of justice reform in America could look like.

If you are a current Foundation grantee and would like to be featured in our “Making Headlines” series, please send us a note: [email protected].