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Grants & Awards

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ind.) has been awarded a $490,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment to continue the Homework Hotline, which provides free mathematics and science tutoring to Indiana middle and high school students. The grant is the third the foundation has made to the hotline.

Sacramento State University has received a $2 million gift from the Eli and Edyth L. Broad Foundation to help fund construction of the university’s new athletic facility. The new building, which will feature training facilities, locker rooms and coaches’ offices, is expected to be named the Broad Athletic Facility.

Southern University (La.) was recently awarded a grant totaling more than $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation to fund a science program at the university. The program, “Science Mission to Planet Earth: IT-Integrated Coastal Education,” will feature teacher workshops.

The University of California, Los Angeles has received two grants, totaling $244,913 from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and the California Community Foundation. The college’s school management program will use the grant to fund programs in Los Angeles County area public schools. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation provided $149,913 of the grant, while the California Community Foundation contributed $95,000.

The University of Connecticut has received a $1 million gift from the Marsha Lilien Gladstein Foundation to endow a new faculty chair in human rights. The foundation has previously funded visiting professorships and provided operation support for the university’s human rights programs.

The University of Maryland has received a $30 million gift from Robert E. Fischell to launch a bioengineering department at the university. It is the third $30 million gift given to the university in the past two years. Fischell, a UM alum, invented the heart defibrillator and many other medical instruments. His sons have donated an additional $1 million to the university as well.

The University of Texas Medical Branch has received a $3.2 million grant from the Health Research Service Administration to support mentoring programs for Hispanic high school, college and medical school students and faculty. The programs, conducted through the Hispanic Center of Excellence, hopes to encourage and prepare Hispanic students who are pursuing careers in medicine.

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