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4/19/2019

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is under development in Los Angeles, has tapped former Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Emmett Carson as its chief operating officer. Carson's resignation from the SVCF last year followed findings by a law firm hired by its board that the organization's culture had stifled inclusion and grown unsafe.

4/18/2019

Attorney General William Barr, at a news conference this morning, said the full version of the Mueller report shows that "there was in fact no collusion" between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Barr made a redacted version of the report public and provided Congress with a minimally redacted version today.

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4/18/2019

The Center for Scholars & Storytellers took a look at Generation Z and found the group is diverse and hopes to change the world for the better and help create social change. "Neuroscientists have found that teenage brains are more cognitively flexible (able to adapt and change thinking more quickly). This may make the 61 million Gen-Zers more open to media messages about social change," said the Center for Scholars & Storytellers. Read more.

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4/18/2019

The 2019 "Time 100" list of most influential people includes 48 women, a record for the annual list, which includes Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Nancy Pelosi, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande and Michelle Obama. The list is made as a tribute to influential people worldwide.

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4/18/2019

Recording Academy's Deborah Dugan is expected to take over as president and CEO, succeeding Neil Portnow. Dugan, who will be the first female president and CEO of the company, must first have her pay package approved by the board before the placement is official.

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Billboard
4/18/2019

Aretha Franklin posthumously received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, which makes her the first woman to ever win the award. Franklin received the award for her "indelible contribution" of more than 50 years to American music and culture, the Pulitzer board said.

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4/18/2019

Senior citizens in Culpeper, Va., took part in an eight-week program designed to improve their health literacy, along with their confidence in interacting with medical professionals. The program was presented by the Culpeper Literacy Council and the Culpeper Wellness Foundation.

4/18/2019

The Chief Financial Officer Leadership Network, a nonprofit operated by the Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability, has launched in San Francisco. The organization, which features chief financial officers from Salesforce.com and Caterpillar, aims to make sustainability a focus for more businesses.

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4/18/2019

A new app and online platform named Givz enables donors to make contributions to any of more than 1.6 million charities with one click -- similar to Venmo's process for transferring funds. "We want to encourage people to get in the habit of making donations, even if you can only donate a dollar," says founder Andrew Forman, noting the company relies on optional donor tips to cover operating costs.

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4/18/2019

The University of Houston was able to meet and exceed a $1 billion capital campaign launched in 2012 and completed in 2019 by raising 60% of the total through a "quiet phase" before going public with it in 2017. University President Renu Khator says fundraisers also had the benefit of drawing on a large, generous pool of alumni, many of whom remained in the Houston area and want to see their alma mater be admitted to the Association of American Universities.