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Meet Amgen Scholar Mentor Randy Schekman, PhD


Randy Schekman, PhD

Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Growing up, Randy Schekman was always enthusiastic about math and science. But the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine—for his fundamental work showing how proteins move within cells and are secreted—first developed a passion for bench biology as an undergraduate. 

Mary Kay's "Suits for Shelters" Delivers a Fresh Start for Women in Need

Survivors of Domestic Violence Receive Professional Clothing through Annual Campaign
Press Release

Dallas, July 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- As members of Mary Kay's independent sales force start to pack their bags to travel to Dallasfor the iconic beauty company's annual Seminar, some make a little extra room in their suitcases to bring professional clothing for women in need. For the sixth year, Mary Kay's Suits for Shelters is collecting women's professional attire, shoes and accessories to benefit 12 Dallas area organizations supporting survivors of domestic violence.  

Sealed Air Holds Official Ground Breaking at New Global Headquarters Location in Charlotte, North Carolina

Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE), recently held the official groundbreaking at its new global headquarters site in Charlotte, North Carolina. CEO Jerome A. Peribere was joined by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter, and many other state and city representatives for the event.

Time Warner Cable Pride Reigns at 34th Annual Columbus Pride Festival

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By Christine Mackin, Community Investment Manager, Time Warner Cable

The skies opened and the rain fell, but the impressive crowd would not let the elements dampen their spirits or dissuade them from showing their pride at the 34th Annual Stonewall Columbus Festival and Parade with media sponsor, Time Warner Cable.  

Freeport-McMoRan Honored with Local United Way Awards

Press Release

Freeport-McMoRan’s Norwich, Miami and Sierrita operations each were honored with awards by their local United Way organizations.

Each year, Freeport-McMoRan partners with United Way to raise funds for hundreds of health and human service agencies that provide critical programs and services in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

Last year's campaign raised more than $7.6 million, including the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's double match on employee contributions of $25 or more up to the first $1,000 and single match on amounts more than $1,000.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

July 2015


Powered by the Sun, Wind and EV Batteries, GM Wins LEED Gold

What happens to the batteries that power Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars when their useful life is done? Five of them are helping keep the lights on at the new LEED Gold-certified Enterprise Data Center at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.

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Two Startups Creating Opportunities for Women and Girls Each Receive $50,000 Investments from the Points of Light Civic Accelerator

Thirteen Ventures Participating in the Program’s Spring 2015 Class Address Issues That Include Equal Access and Economic Justice
Press Release

ATLANTA, June 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in Mission Propelle (formerly Smarty Pants Yoga) and Move This World – one for-profit and one nonprofit startup. Both are creating greater opportunities for women and girls to succeed in today’s economy.

Meet Mobolaji Fowose, a 2013 Amgen Scholar Alumni


Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Host Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Biology

As a child, Amgen Scholar Mobolaji Fowose and her family traveled back and forth to the US from their hometown outside of Lagos, Nigeria. They were in and out of hospitals, seeking a diagnosis and treatment for her younger sister who, as a baby, had bacterial meningitis and began to have recurrent seizures. 

Meet Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman


Undergraduate Institution: Imperial College London

Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Major: Biochemistry

Working on an extended assignment in her Singaporean high school, Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman first confronted the realities of hands-on research when she explored the role of color vision in foraging in ants. Among the blind spots she navigated as a beginner: finding out that most species of ants are blind. Luckily, hers happened to have eyes. 


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