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    US Fellows honored by Obama; featured in the NY Times.

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    Obama honors an Ashoka Fellow:

    Ashoka Fellow Elizabeth Hausler: Haiti Earthquake Response

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    "It's not the earthquake that kills people, it's the building collapsing."

    Introducing the Ashoka Book Club: Up and Out of Poverty - The Social Marketing Solution

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    This will be the first of monthly book reviews from Ashoka staff, covering books which we have found relevant to our work.

    New Trends: We Want YOU to Solve the World's Problems

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    What do General Electric, the Obama administration, and Ashoka have in common?

    Crowd Sourcing for Maternal Health

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    As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to those living in remote poverty around the world, the potential to expand access to

    Economic Alternatives to Regenerate Rainforests in Indonesia

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    Last Thursday, I had the privilege of sitting in on a presentation given by Dr.

    New York University Recognizes Ashoka’s Historic Role

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    New York University will recognize the historic role that Ashoka and its community have played through awarding an honorary Doctor of Humane Letter

    Giant Rats put Noses to Work on Africa's Land Mine Epidemic

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    Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens' organization, APOPO, trains HeroRats (giant pouched rats) to detect landmines in Africa. Bart is also employing their superb noses to detect tuberculosis. 

    The Silver Lining of High Unemployment for Social Entrepreneurs

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    Volunteering is giving out-of-work professionals the opportunity to develop skills, as well as network for job contacts in the process.