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Life and Culture

Life and Culture

The four finalists vying for the top prize of $10,000 in "The Pitch," the business-plan contest sponsored by BBVA Compass and Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo, are now up for voting by fans.

A team of judges from the bank and the Dynamo whittled down the 120 entries to the final four, and the fans will pick the ultimate winner by logging on to HoustonDynamo.com to cast their votes. The winner will be announced during the Dynamo match on Sunday, October 16, against the LA Galaxy.

Progress in quality of life depends, largely, on the continuous generation of mathematical advances. Under this premise, the BBVA Foundation and the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society(RSME) presented, on October 3, the Vincent Caselles Mathematical Research Awards, created by both companies in 2015 to boost the research of young Spanish mathematicians or those trained in Spain.

This article is the first of a series that will focus on BBVA’s long history. Over a number of chapters, bbva.com wants to recap some of the highlights of the bank’s almost 160 years of activity, thanks to which it has become one of the most renowned institutions throughout the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

The NBA is back. So much so that the 30 franchises are now deeply immersed in the 2016/2017 preseason. Here at bbva.com we will go over the changes in the teams from the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, as well as their outlook for the season. Will the Cleveland Cavaliers repeat as champions this season? We’ll have to wait for the answer to this and many other questions during this exciting season.

The NBA is back. So much so that the 30 franchises are now deeply immersed in the 2016/2017 preseason. Here at bbva.com we will go over the changes in the teams from the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, as well as their outlook for the season. Will the Cleveland Cavaliers repeat as champions this season? We’ll have to wait for the answer to this and many other questions during this exciting season.

In its largest show of support for an organization targeting HIV, BBVA Compass is teaming up with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to reinforce the organization’s work in the Southern U.S.

Sir Elton John created his foundation nearly 25 years ago, and it has since raised more than $350 million and become a global leader in the fight to end AIDS. Its ongoing work in the South is critical: The epicenter of the nation's HIV epidemic has moved from the coasts — the first AIDS cases were reported in Los Angeles and New York City in 1981 — to the 16 states and District of Columbia that make up the South, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Picture of Art Basel exhibition Suiza art culture visual event BBVA

With the cold air and cloudy sky, spring did not appear to be embracing the guests at the world’s most important art fair held every year in Basel (Switzerland). This small city, Basel, is characterised by its location on the northern frontier of Switzerland, bordering with France and Germany and every spring it makes itself ready for the artistic commotion implied when hosting the year’s most important contemporary and modern art event: Art Basel.