Life and Culture
Life and Culture
BBVA Compass is honoring promising Latino students Wednesday in Washington, D.C., where it is sponsoring the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 19th National Youth Awards Ceremony and creating opportunities for the high school seniors to pursue their college dreams or hone their leadership skills.
Rosemary and Peter Grant have devoted 40 years of their lives to studying the finches of the Galapagos Archipelago, the birds that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution. The couple´s work has allowed them to prove that evolution can take place at a much faster pace than previously believed; in less than a decade, the beaks and bodies of these birds can transform to adapt to environmental changes.
U.S. researcher James P. Allison has won the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge award for developing the first highly effective immunotherapy treatment against cancer. Allison´s work has enabled the development of a new class of drugs that employ the immune system to fight cancer, and which have already provided clinical benefits to thousands of patients.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. BVLGARI is the gala event’s generous Presenting Sponsor.
Around this time last year, BBVA Compass was gearing up to help the city of Houston host professional football’s biggest game. What resulted was a bevy of activities, including charitable giving, delicious client dinners, and an initiative to help with traffic congestion.
Chemist Omar Yaghi has won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category, for his pioneering work in developing materials that can capture and store carbon dioxide, harvest water from atmospheric vapor in the desert, or produce clean, hydrogen-based fuels.
The BBVA Foundation´s Frontiers of Knowledge Award was won by four mathematicians - Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali, Ronald Rivest and Adi Shamir - for their outstanding contributions to cryptology, a science that has proven crucial to ensuring security in the online world.
The Italian director Ettore Scola once said that movies are a painted mirror. Dramas, comedies and adventures of all kinds have been presented on the big screen for decades. But the imagination of film directors when creating science fiction has taken them even further, to a once-distant future that we’ve finally reached. Many screenplays were written about the present we now live in, but how accurate were their predictions?
Economist William Nordhaus received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change for developing the first model capable of integrating economic and environmental data to identify the most efficient policies against global warming.