News from Irish America

The Henry Ford Museum's new exhibit "Driving America"/ Photo courtesy of www.thehenryford.org

The Henry Ford Museum Unveils a New Exhibit

This Saturday, Bill Ford Jr., Irish America’s 2011 Business 100 Keynote Speaker, was joined by an excited and distinguished crowd, including Michigan Governor Rick Snyder at The Henry Ford Museum to unveil a new exhibit: “Driving America.” The exhibit chronicles not just technological and aesthetic advances in the auto industry but also uses digital media and artifacts to tell the story of just how the auto industry changed the face of America’s day-to-day life. Learn more and see photos of “Driving America” here.


Join in the Coke Polar Bowl!

The Chicago Bears may not be at the Superbowl this year, but the Coca-Cola bears will be! Coke’s announced its first ever Coke Polar Bowl Party, a digital campaign designed to join in the fun of the Superbowl while raising money to save the natural home of their wintery mascot. The online live stream will feature the iconic polar bears watching the game and chatting with friends from kick off until the clock runs out. Coca-Cola has partnered with World Wildlife Fund and will donate $1 for every RSVP to the Polar Bowl Party to be used toward protecting the Arctic and its wildlife. The campaign looks to involve viewers in a new digital way, they can tune in using their tablets and smartphones as the country watches the Giants and Patriots face off next Sunday. Click here to join the fun on facebook.


UCD Announces New Environmental Finance Degree

The effort continues to make the Emerald Isle even greener. UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business announced a new MSc in energy and environmental finance program. The graduate degree is a specially crafted program which integrates the finer points of finance and economics with environmental science, mathematics and engineering. Learn more about the program and Ireland’s ongoing effort to be the global green epicenter here.


Brian Moynihan’s Thoughts on the Future

CEO of Bank of America and Wall Street 50 honoree, Brian Moynihan, lent some insight this into the European debt crisis as well as his vision for the future. In this interview with Erik Schatzker featured on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack,” took place at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Check out his interview here.


CIE Tours Celebrates 8 Decades on Top

CIE Tours in Ireland is celebrating 80 years as the top choice for travel to Ireland. Irish America Business 100 honoree, International President of CIE Tours Brian Stack commented, “We are proud of CIE Tours’ reputation as the #1 tour operator to Ireland, delivering the most exciting and affordable tour programs.  We continuously fine-tune our itineraries in order to meet the widest possible range of travel tastes, lifestyles and interests.” For more information on CIE Tours click here.


 Kennedy Hyannis Compound Transferred

The Kennedy home at Hyannis Port has been transfered by the family to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on Monday. Plans for the compound will now include educational seminars. There is some possibility that the Kennedy Compound will be opened with limitations to the public.

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