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Eisenhower Health One of Only FIVE Hospitals Nationwide to add Fourth Mako Robot for Orthopedic Surgery

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:49pm

For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage; for others, greater bone preservation," says Erik Schnaser, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center.

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  • For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage; for others, greater bone preservation," says Erik Schnaser, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center.
  • "To have a fourth Mako robot for an institution of this size is truly remarkable, and a testament to the support the hospital receives from our generous community.
  • Mako SmartRoboticsTM for Total Hip is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip.
  • Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 463-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.

TEGNA’s 12 News KPNX in Phoenix Wins 2021 Walter Cronkite Award for Exceptional Reporting on Systemic Racism

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 3:50pm

The Walter Cronkite Awards are given biennially and shine a spotlight on journalism that seeks truth, examines inequities, serves the public, and demonstrates the indispensability of a free and trustworthy press.

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  • The Walter Cronkite Awards are given biennially and shine a spotlight on journalism that seeks truth, examines inequities, serves the public, and demonstrates the indispensability of a free and trustworthy press.
  • This year and for the first time, entries were limited to three subject-matter categories: systemic racism, the coronavirus pandemic and the integrity of the elections.
  • We applaud the 12 News team for their commitment to provide this enlightening and powerful news documentary, said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and chief operating officer of media operations, TEGNA.
  • Walter Cronkite Award winners were announced by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern Californias Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Michelson 20MM Foundation Announces Grants to Advance Digital Equity in California

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 1:09am

b'LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michelson 20MM Foundation is helping tackle California\'s digital divide through new grants to leading policy, research, and technology nonprofit organizations.\nThe Public Policy Institute of California, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, UNITE-LA, EveryoneOn, and MoHuman are the 2021 recipients of Michelson 20MM Spark Grants in Digital Equity.\n"Through the combination of scalable solutions, research, and education, five coordinated and complimentary projects truly address every dimension of the digital divide.

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  • b'LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michelson 20MM Foundation is helping tackle California\'s digital divide through new grants to leading policy, research, and technology nonprofit organizations.\nThe Public Policy Institute of California, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, UNITE-LA, EveryoneOn, and MoHuman are the 2021 recipients of Michelson 20MM Spark Grants in Digital Equity.\n"Through the combination of scalable solutions, research, and education, five coordinated and complimentary projects truly address every dimension of the digital divide.
  • COVID-19 highlighted the severity of the digital divide, particularly among underserved communities.
  • We need to find solutions to this crisis that has been decades in the making," added Dr. Gary K. Michelson, founder and co-chair of the Michelson 20MM Foundation.\nTo learn more about Michelson 20MM and the Digital Equity Initiative, tune in Thursday March 20, 2021 at 9:00 am PT for " The Power of Connectivity: How Internet Innovators Are Closing the Digital Divide .
  • "\nMichelson 20MM isa private, nonprofit foundation seeking to accelerate progress towards a more just world through grantmaking, operating programs, and impact investing.

National Wildlife Federation Receives Record $25 Million Annenberg Challenge Grant for Largest Urban Wildlife Crossing in the World

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:41pm

b'LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A record $25 million conservation challenge grant from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation to the National Wildlife Federation\'s #SaveLACougars campaign to build a wildlife crossing in the Los Angeles area will help the landmark project break ground later this year.

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  • b'LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A record $25 million conservation challenge grant from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation to the National Wildlife Federation\'s #SaveLACougars campaign to build a wildlife crossing in the Los Angeles area will help the landmark project break ground later this year.
  • The #SaveLACougars campaign to build the crossing will serve as a model for urban wildlife conservation efforts across the globe.
  • With this donation, the campaign has raised over $44 million to date, and needs to secure an estimated $35 million to unlock the Annenberg Challenge Grant and to break ground in November.\n"This incredible conservation challenge grant from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation the largest ever received by the National Wildlife Federation puts us closer to breaking ground this year.
  • The core partners include Caltrans, the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy/Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, and the National Wildlife Federation.

Statement By Wallis Annenberg On The Passing Of Eli Broad

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 5:24am

b'LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A statement by Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, on the passing of Eli Broad: "Los Angeles has lost a true giant tonight, and I\'ve lost a dear friend and cherished philanthropic partner.

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  • b'LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A statement by Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, on the passing of Eli Broad: "Los Angeles has lost a true giant tonight, and I\'ve lost a dear friend and cherished philanthropic partner.
  • There won\'t be another Eli Broad someone with a bold vision of what this city could be, and the brilliance and sheer force of will to make it happen.
  • In so many ways, he remade LA and I was fortunate to work closely with him on so many of the goals we shared.
  • I\'ll miss him terribly, and my heart goes out to Edye and Jeffrey and Gary.

Statement By The Annenberg Foundation On The Passing Of Vartan Gregorian

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 12:28am

b'LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annenberg Foundation is greatly saddened by the passing of Vartan Gregorian, the long-time president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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  • b'LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annenberg Foundation is greatly saddened by the passing of Vartan Gregorian, the long-time president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Mr. Gregorian was both a close personal friend of our founder Walter Annenberg and a trusted advisor and confidant.
  • "He often said that Walter Annenberg was his mentor and that he had great respect and admiration for Wallis Annenberg.
  • His friendship, leadership, and compassion will be greatly missed.

California Science Center Launches Wedding Venue Services at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --To commemorate Valentine's Day and give a lift to lovebirds looking for a spectacular, spacious, protocol-safe wedding venue, the California Science Center is offering two of its most popular venues: The Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Pavilion and Wallis Annenberg Building.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --To commemorate Valentine's Day and give a lift to lovebirds looking for a spectacular, spacious, protocol-safe wedding venue, the California Science Center is offering two of its most popular venues: The Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Pavilion and Wallis Annenberg Building.
  • We'd like to assist by opening a portion of our events calendar so couples will have a safe, unique venue to consider."
  • Along with the venue reservations, couples will receive access to an approved list of wedding planners and caterers as well as a myriad of unique options including access to Science Center exhibit galleries and in-house furniture.
  • Inquiries and tentative date holds are welcome asthe Science Center awaits a confirmed reopening date from local health agencies.

Eisenhower Health Names New President And CEO

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 9:30pm

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Eisenhower Health has named Martin J. Massiello as president and chief executive officer of Eisenhower Health, effective March 1, 2021.

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  • RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Eisenhower Health has named Martin J. Massiello as president and chief executive officer of Eisenhower Health, effective March 1, 2021.
  • Massiello, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the organization, will succeed G. Aubrey Serfling, who announced his retirement in 2020 following 20 years of leadership as president and CEO of Eisenhower Health.
  • "Marty Massiello has demonstrated extraordinary leadership during his 13 year tenure as COO at Eisenhower Health," says Michael Shannon, Chairman of the Board, Eisenhower Health.
  • Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 463-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.

USC Annenberg Study and Livestream: Polarization of America Will Likely Increase Despite Calls for National Unity

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 2:27pm

Just 27% report that, based on this elections outcome, they are interested in learning more about other ethnic groups.

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  • Just 27% report that, based on this elections outcome, they are interested in learning more about other ethnic groups.
  • A disappointing 72% of these Americans predict racism in the U.S. will remain the same or increase.
  • The percentage of those who plan to increase their partnerships with activist groups have doubled since last year to 29%.
  • The second survey of 833 U.S. residents was conducted for USC Annenberg by Qualtrics from December 1-4, 2020.

Annenberg Foundation and Two Bit Circus Foundation Ignite Lifelong Love for Arts and Sciences with Free STEAM-Based Online Projects

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

For nearly three decades, Annenberg Learner has funded and distributed multimedia resources for K-12 classroom instruction and teacher professional development.

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  • For nearly three decades, Annenberg Learner has funded and distributed multimedia resources for K-12 classroom instruction and teacher professional development.
  • To check out the more than 150 free STEAM based projects now available online, visit Annenberg Learners site at https://learner.org/twobitcircusorg .
  • Two Bit Circus Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is on a mission to increase access to STEAM education opportunities in communities around the world.
  • Annenberg Learner is the education division of the Annenberg Foundation, created to advance excellent teaching in American schools.