The first recipient of the Noel Polk Award in the Art of Architecture
Robert Ivy, the CEO of American Institute of Architects, since 2011, has been elected by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) to receive the Noel Polk Award for Lifetime Achievement with Andrew Cary Young on June 2. Andrew C. Young is a stained-glass artist from Jackson, Mississippi. The coveted Noel Polk Award is given to residents of Mississippi who have amassed “a lifetime of creating, performing” that is “extraordinary and worthy of special honor. Ivy is a non-musical recipient of the Noel Polk Award whose works of achievement have been in Architecture.
Ayda Ayoubi, in writing for the AIA Journal reported that Carl Elefante, FAIA, and President of AIA praised Ivy’s being the recipient of the Noel Polk Award as a “crowning personal, professional achievement,” and acknowledged Robert Ivy as being a resident of Mississippi, gave due congratulations to the recipient, also a Fellow of AIA. President Elefante mentioned that Ivy is also a noted author, editor in his field as well as a practicing architect.
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Robert Ivy has amassed a long string of award and honors in his architectural career. Besides his becoming the CEO of AIA in 2011, Robert Ivy served as editor of the Architectural Record and received a National Magazine Award. Since becoming the CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy has increased the membership of AIA members significantly, from its 160-year history. In 2010, Ivy received the title of “Master Architect” from Alpha Rho Chi, both an honorary title and honor from the national fraternity of architects.
Nancy LaForge, president of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, commented that Ivy makes architecture “more accessible to the general public” than anyone else in Mississippi. LaForge went on to mention Ivy will join a list of other recipients of the Noel Polk Award as Shelby Foote (2004), Morgan Freeman (2007), Leontyne Price (2001), and Eudora Welty (2001).
Ivy has served in the capacity of EVP and CEO of AIA since 2011. The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award Banquet will take place on June 2.
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In 2013 Rodrigo and Michel Terpins became major shareholders of Heinz. It was during a vacation Disney World that Rodrigo bought a $90,000 worth of Heinz shares. He did this based on insider knowledge obtained by Michel that Heinz was about to be bought out by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment fund. Rodrigo’s large purchase sent the value of Heinz way up, resulting in the brothers getting a substantial profit. This was just one example of Rodrigo’s business savviness.
Rodrigo is a very respected and active member of the community. He and his wife, Flavia, recently held a dinner for the Brazilian Friends Association of the Israel Museum. The evening was specifically in honor of the special guest, the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. Weiwei currently has an exhibit on display at the Israel Museum. These business and social concerns are both very important to Rodrigo, but his biggest passion lies in the world of racing. He has been racing in the Sertoes Rally for many years. He and Michel co-founded the Bull Sertoes Rally Team early last decade. Perhaps the most interesting to him was 2014’s 22nd edition. For more details you can visit crunchbase.com
Although the course that year was shorter than usual, it was extraordinarily challenging and therefore more enjoyable in Rodrigo’s opinion. It was a race chock full of lots of turns, twists, gravel, and dust. Although Rodrigo Terpins is a veteran race car driver, he is fairly new to driving the T-Rex, having only driven one in the past four rallies. The 22nd edition was composed of seven stages and 2,600 km of roadway. For more information about the Bull Sertões Rally Team visit their Facebook profile at http://migre.me/l0mjN.
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In 2015, philanthropic billionaire George Soros spent more than $33 million promoting the Black Lives Matter movement. According to the Soros-run Open Source Foundation’s tax returns, Soros has donated money to established political groups fighting against police brutality in Ferguson.
While Soros has donated money, that doesn’t mean he controls the political discourse surrounding race and police brutality. The many Black Lives Matter protests taking place in Ferguson, New York, and elsewhere around the United States are genuine grassroots movements that have sprung up in the wake of recent violence; all Soros has done is made it possible for these movements to mobilize, providing much-needed funding. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com
More than 500 activists traveled from cities across the country — as far away as Boston, Houston, and North Carolina — to participate in the 2015 rallies and protests in Ferguson. As journalist Akiba Solomon described, their goal was “to support the people of Ferguson and help turn a local moment into a national movement.”
George Soros has founded and currently maintains a number of philanthropic organizations, including the Open Source Fountation, MORE, and the Gamaliel Foundation. Gamaliel is a coalition of grassroots organizations for interracial and interreligious harmony. Notably, one of Gamaliel’s early community organizers was former President Barack Obama.
Gamaliel has also committed itself to standing up against injustice against minority communities. Clergy working with Gamaliel spoke out during a weekend event called “Hands Up Sabbath”, sharing their views and participating in acts of civil disobedience that led to many of them being arrested. Follow George on twitter.com.
The grants and donations given by Soros and his various organizations have empowered many who would otherwise be unable to participate in the current political discourse. Before, local activists found themselves at a loss as to how to make their voices heard. With an influx of money and organizers from around the country, though, the voices of black America are finally rising above the din.
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