Furman U Sustainability Institute Receives $1M Donation

Furman University President Emeritus David E. Shi's recent $1 million gift to the endowment of The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities will ensure fellowships and its other signature programs and services.

Rhodes College Receives $800K to Establish Institute for Race and Social Transformation

A $800,000 three-year grant recently awarded to the college from the Mellon Foundation will establish the Institute for Race and Social Transformation. The institute will serve as an intellectual hub for research and curricular development focusing on racial equity, discrimination and justice in Memphis and the Mid-South region.

Georgia Southern U Launches Earth, Environment & Sustainability School

In early July, the university's College of Science and Mathematics launched a new School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability (SEES). The new school will blend several science disciplines to better serve a growing student demand for sustainability and environmental science education. Under the new school, students can pursue a Master of Science in Environmental Science while working toward their undergraduate degree.

Emory U Introduces Grants Addressing Racial and Social Justice

The new funding opportunity aims to promote racial justice and equity by supporting Emory faculty research projects that will contribute to the eradication of inequities in society. Standard grants are $150,000 spread over three years; a small number of special projects will be considered for up to $300,000 total over three years.

U California to Award $80M in Climate Change Research Grants

As part of a partnership between the university and the state of California, the university will be awarding $80 million in research grants, with the goal of creating real-world solutions and targeted policies in partnership with California communities to tackle the existential threat of climate change.

U California Irvine Launches Center for Liberation, Anti-Racism and Belonging

The Center for Liberation, Anti-Racism and Belonging (C-LAB) launching this fall seeks to foster research communities that are grounded in addressing issues related to race, Indigeneity and migration.

White House Mandates Open Access to Government-Funded Research

Any research based on federally funded studies must be made freely available to the public without an embargo under a policy announced Thursday by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The new requirement, which is due to take effect by the end of 2025, updates an existing policy that allowed a 12-month embargo for making research freely available.

U Utah Receive $20M for New Climate Science & Policy Center

With a $20 million gift, the university recently announced the creation of the interdisciplinary Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy to study effective public policies and propose entrepreneurial business solutions to curb and combat the threats that climate change poses to human and environmental health.

Haskell Indian Nations U Receives $20M for Indigenous Science Hub

The National Science Foundation recently announced the $20 million award for the Large Scale CoPe: Rising Voices, Changing Coasts: The National Indigenous and Earth Sciences Convergence Hub. The science hub will be a convergence of disciplines and epistemologies where Indigenous knowledge-holders from diverse coastal regions will work with university-trained social, ecosystem and physical Earth system scientists and students on transformative research to address coastal hazards in the contexts of their communities.