Martin Luther King Day

MLK Day 2021 On this day, we honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for who he was, the work he did, and the hope he stood for. Over 50 years ago, in 1967, Dr. King came to the UK to meet with Newcastle University faculty and students. It was during this visit that he ... Read More»

The Voting Rights Act at 55

When the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965, a new era began in the United States. With a stroke of his pen, Johnson struck down discriminatory voting practices that had been adopted — primarily in Southern states — to disenfranchise African Americans. Read More»

International Women in Engineering Day

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney is known as one of the first American women civil engineers, obtaining her degree in 1905 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. However, did you know she spent her adolescence in the UK? She was born in Basingstoke, England, in the autumn of 1883. It wasn’t until the late 19th ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.  As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of nearly $274 million in emergency health ... Read More»

World Oceans Day 2020

The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, supports billions of livelihoods worldwide, and provides more than half the oxygen we breathe through phytoplankton. The oceans are under a lot of pressure from illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and unsustainable fishing practices, marine debris and plastic litter, bycatch, and derelict fishing gear. #WorldOceansDay ... Read More»
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