Carnegie Corporation in the News

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June 9, 2015

Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $750,000 in Support of American Diplomacy

United States Diplomacy Center to Foster Understanding through Education
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May 28, 2015

Church Organs, Andrew Carnegie’s Passion!

While Carnegie Corporation of New York no longer supports the donation and refurbishment of church organs, these instruments were a passion of our founder, Andrew Carnegie, who  paid for new organs...
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May 20, 2015

Kudos to SafeMode for Courageous Reporting

Public Radio International’s The World, a Carnegie Corporation grantee, was honored with the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas award for international radio reporting. The winning reports were...
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May 13, 2015

Grants to Cultural Institutions

Last week, Carnegie Corporation of New York announced $3.6 million in grants to fund education and enrichment programs at some of New York City’s most iconic cultural institutions, including Carnegie...
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May 7, 2015

The origins of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the birth of TIAA-CREF

While serving as a Trustee at Cornell University, Andrew Carnegie was shocked to discover that teachers, “one of the highest professions,” in his words, earned less than his clerks and lacked...
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May 7, 2015

Hillary S. Wiesner Named Program Director for Transnational Movements and the Arab Region

Hillary S. Wiesner will join Carnegie Corporation of New York as Program Director for Transnational Movements and the Arab Region effective July 1, 2015. Wiesner returns to the Corporation...
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April 30, 2015

Averting Wars Through Mediation

Andrew Carnegie had always believed in the power of international laws and organizations to stave off conflicts, and he trusted that future wars would be averted by mediation. In 1907 he wrote, “I...
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April 16, 2015

Lincoln’s Legacy: Land-Grant Colleges and Universities

Lincoln once said, “Upon the subject of education…I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.” 150 years after his death, we...
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April 9, 2015

A Freudian Slip

The contract below was signed by Sigmund Freud — yes, that Freud — and James T. Shotwell, general editor of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s seminal, 150-volume series Economic and...
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April 7, 2015

Blocking the Bomb in Iran

“The framework for an Iran nuclear deal that negotiators reached on 2 April is a win for all involved, not just for the 8 parties involved, but for the region and the world as a whole,” says Mark...
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April 6, 2015

Understanding Immigration: H-1B Visas

Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals submit their applications for the pool of H-1B visas made available by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The...
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March 19, 2015

Andrew Carnegie and the importance personal enrichment

The Homestead Library, outside Pittsburgh, still in use today, was a gift to the people of the Steel Valley from Andrew Carnegie. It housed “Workingman’s Clubs, with gymnasiums bowling alleys,...
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March 19, 2015

U.S. Officials Lose Sleep over South Africa’s Loose Nukes

  Enough nuclear explosive to fuel half a dozen bombs, each powerful enough to obliterate central Washington or most of Lower Manhattan, is locked in a former silver vault at a nuclear research...
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March 16, 2015

New “Motor Voter” Law brings Voter Registration Up to Speed

Recently the “motor voter” laws were made easier in Oregon with a bold new 21st century standard for voter registration. Oregon’s state legislature approved a bill to streamline registration at the...
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March 16, 2015

Throw Back Thursday:

Carnegie Corporation has a long tradition of supporting universities in Africa, starting with the first official trip to the continent in 1927 by Frederick Keppel, the Corporation’s president, and...
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March 9, 2015

New Dataset Highlights Several Trends Related to a Decline in the Unauthorized Population

In December 2014, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) released a paper that provided new estimates of the U.S. unauthorized resident population. The paper describes the development...
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February 25, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Back in the USSR

In 1948 Carnegie Corporation provided seed money to establish the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. Its aim was to foster multidisciplinary study and understanding of post-WWII Russia...
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February 18, 2015

Five Questions for Laverne Evans Srinivasan

LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, the new Vice President of Education Programs at Carnegie Corporation of New York, speaks with Deanna Lee, the Corporation's Chief Communications and Digital Strategies...
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January 22, 2015

Geri Mannion to Serve on Civil Society Working Group for Council on Foundations’ 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Geri Mannion, Program Director, U.S. Democracy and Special Opportunities Fund, was named as one of the members of the Council on Foundations issue-related working groups for its 2015 Annual Meeting...
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December 2, 2014

I Love My Librarian 2014 Award Winners

Congratulations to the ten librarians honored with this year’s Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations, each...
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