Sennseis launches global online community to supplement open online course on happiness

Screenshot, The Science of Happiness course announcement (www.greatergood.berkeley.edu)

    Sennseis has launched a global online community in conjunction with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and with the Life Reimagined initiative at AARP,  to support the GGSC's massive open online course (MOOC), "The Science of Happiness." Sennseis, according to their Web site, is "a new company founded by experienced technology entrepreneurs joined by researchers based at Stanford University." On the company blog, Sennseis co-founder Giovanni Rodriguez writes, "The
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Latin Trade Group reveals Haitian prime minister, Hispanic CEOs among BRAVO Business Awards honorees

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    Latin Trade Group announced today that the prime minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, will be presented with the Innovative Leader of the Year Award at the 20th anniversary of the BRAVO Business Awards, on November 7 in Miami. Latin Trade Group also announced that Miguel Galuccio, CEO of YPF, will be presented with the CEO of the Year Award for his role leading Argentina's largest energy company. Fabian Gosselin, CEO of Alsea, will be honored with the Dynamic CEO of the Year
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Read Conmigo searches for Latino authors through bilingual literacy contest

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    A recent national study released by the Children's Book Center noted the significant absence of people of color in children's picture books. Specifically, less than 2 percent of children's books were Latino-themed and only 1.5 percent (or 48 books) of the 3,200 children's works published in 2013 in the U.S. were written by Latino authors. In an effort to change these startling statistics one book at a time, the nationally recognized bilingual literacy campaign, Read Conmigo, is kicking off
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Vme TV CEO Eligio Cedeño named 2014 Businessman of the Year by USHCC

Eligio Cedeño, CEO of Vme TV

  Vme TV is proud to announce that Vme TV's CEO, Eligio Cedeño, will be honored as the “2014 Businessman of the Year” by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Cedeño will be recognized during the USHCC National Convention on September 23rd in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Being named the USHCC ‘Businessman of the Year’ is a great honor as it signifies that the work we do at Vme TV is touching lives nationwide,” said Cedeño. “We at Vme TV will continue to drive the narrative that
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Entravision partners with Catholic Charities to support U.S. Latinos in need

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  Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities, and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's largest networks of social service providers, today announced a new joint effort to raise awareness and generate support for U.S. Latinos in need. This effort will focus immediately on providing aid and assistance to the families and unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America along the U.S. border. CCUSA has been active in
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Southwest Airlines sponsors series of Hispanic Heritage Month events

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    Southwest Airlines recognizes Hispanic heritage and culture this month as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Southwest is partnering with the Latino community to show its passion for diversity and inclusion; to highlight those efforts, the company proudly sponsors events throughout the year geared toward the Hispanic community. "Southwest is proud to support the Hispanic community and to celebrate its heritage," said Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines' Vice President of Diversity and
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Juan Carlos Alanis, founder of Tech Notas and Latino Gamers, passes away

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  Juan Carlos Alanis, founder of Gente de Minnesota, founder of the blogs Tech Notas and Latino Gamers, and VP of business development for Latino Communications Network, passed away Tuesday at the age of 45.  Alanis died from a heart attack, said his business partner Alberto Monserrate. "I will remember him as a visionary who had one of the best marketing minds in the country on how to reach Latinos," Monserrate said.  "Throughout his life he was totally committed to improving the lives of and fighting
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Colgate-Palmolive and HHF kick-off Haz la U education program

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    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colgate-Palmolive has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to kick- off of the company's annual Haz la U™ educational grant program. Now in its sixth year, the Haz la U™ program will partner with the HHF's Youth Awards program and its community service "track," which focuses on high school seniors dedicated to helping their communities while maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, to award $45,000 in grants to 30 students. "Colgate
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CHEST, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. aim to bring COPD awareness to Hispanic population with new campaign

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      The CHEST Foundation, the foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), with support from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., has created the "Tome Un Respiro" Spanish-language campaign to raise awareness among Hispanics in the U.S. about the prevalence, treatment options, and disease management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This COPD awareness campaign offers Spanish-language materials, information, and resources that can be accessed
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Mundo Lanugo celebrates Hispanic heritage with “Soy Americano Y Latino De Corazón” movement

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    Mundo Lanugo™, the lifestyle and entertainment brand for preschoolers inspiring Latino De Corazón™ (Latin at heart) confidence and cultural pride will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with family programs and live events supported by partners Seventh Generation, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Macy’s, Humana, and the Miami Marlins. The initiative encourages parents and kids to embrace Miami’s diverse and multi-cultural community, while enjoying Latino inspired entertainment and special
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Denver Film Society hosts Edward James Olmos, Richard Montoya, Nicholas Gonzalez for “Water & Power” opening night

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    The Denver Film Society (DFS) is proud to announce special guests Edward James Olmos (Producer), Richard Montoya (Director) and Nicholas Gonzalez (The Purge: Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm) will attend CineLatino on behalf of the Opening Night film Water & Power on September 25. The film, a Sundance Lab Project and official selection of the LA Latino Film Festival and San Diego Latino Film Festival, revolves around twin brothers nicknamed "Water" and "Power (Gonzalez)" from the hard
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New Ad Council campaign advises Hispanic families with college preparedness

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  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), in partnership with the Ad Council, is launching a new, national public service advertising (PSA) campaign to give Hispanic parents access to the resources they need to help their children prepare, plan, and pay for college.   Today, Hispanics account for 19% of all college students, ages 18 to 24, up from 12% in 2008. What’s more, 69% of Hispanic graduates are now going
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