Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Faculty member, Dr. Julie Hernandez to speak at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo


On November 19th, the Payson Center's Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Julie Hernandez is scheduled speak as part of panel at the American Public Health Association's 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo: Healthography at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

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Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date.

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Social Good Summit


The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world, will challenge speakers, participants and a growing worldwide community to explore how technology and new media can be leveraged to benefit people everywhere, to create a better world by the year 2030.

A unique mix of speakers will share their visions for the future, including:

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From Rwanda to the Gates Foundation, the story of PhD Alumnus, Paulin Basinga


I am Paulin Basinga. I grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) even though I was a Rwandan citizen. My  parents had to flee Rwanda so we lived in exile for many years. Unfortunately, I lost both of my parents while living in the DRC.

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Agricultural Information System: Weather Surfaces

This project will deliver timely, agriculturally interpreted weather data to institutions and individuals working with agricultural production systems in Eastern and Southern Africa, including NARS, CGIAR centers, seed companies and universities.

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