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Awarding the Useless

The United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. (UNA-USA) will hold its 2012 Global Leadership Awards Dinner in October, but the names of the honorees were just announced. Among them was a curious choice: Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, director-general for the U.N. Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The announcement stated that he will receive the award for “his work on a variety of global issues, including promoting sustainable energy for all, poverty reduction, climate change, and the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals.
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Chemist Receives National Pharmacopeia Award

Health : Newswise Medical News (yesterday)

Khaja Muneeruddin is one of three promising young scientists to recently receive the 2014-15 Global Fellowship Award from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, dual publishers of the official pharmacopeia and National Formular... Read Post

2014 World of Children Award Honorees Are Announced

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (yesterday)

I am pleased and proud to announce the 2014 World of Children Award Honorees. 17 years ago, in our inaugural year, we received a mere 60 Nominations for our Awards from only eight countries. This year, we received almost 1,000 Nomin... Read Post

National Book Foundation Names Poetry Finalists

Arts : ArtsBeat (yesterday)

Louise Glück and Fanny Howe are among the poets on the long list of nominees for poetry for the 2014 National Book Awards. Read Post


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