Tag Archives: Higher Education

Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

New York, N.Y. The Board of Directors of Orphans International Worldwide (OIW) announces with great pleasure the hiring of Luisa Duarte-Silva, Ph.D. as Executive Director. She will be the third permanent E.D. since the charity was founded nineteen years ago. Luisa has two adopted boys from Vietnam, has worked extensively with orphanages in Asia and […]

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2019 Awards Gala: ‘Three Continents of Leadership Experience’

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation, one of the premier organizations that nurtures young global leaders, will hold its 19th Annual Leadership Awards Gala on February 28, 2019. We will honor several individuals with leadership awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the development of future global leaders and for their significant contributions […]

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First Lady Celebrates 2015 Oberlin College Graduates

Oberlin, Ohio.  This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2015 at Oberlin College in Ohio. First Lady Michelle Obama is presented an honor sash during Oberlin College commencement ceremony in Oberlin, Ohio May 25, 2015. Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon. The First Lady addressed the graduating Oberlin College class because […]

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E-Books Students Can Read For Free, Like Sherlock Holmes

Washington, D.C.  President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]

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Rediscovering the World’s First Great University in Buddhist India

Nālandā, India.  The next stop of our pilgrimage is the ancient center of higher learning, Nālandā.  Unknown to me before in New York, the Buddhists built the first great university in recorded human history.  Established around 500 BC, it had over 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers from around the world.  The library was located in a […]

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Lt. Col. Artist Donates Proceeds from Art to Veterans Foundations

Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

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