Barbra Streisand Institute launching at UCLA

The institute will concentrate on 4 locations the vocalist and starlet is most enthusiastic about: the general public sphere, environment modification, intimacy and power in between males and females, and the effect of art on the culture, according to a news release. The institute’s objective includes “solving societal challenges.”

“It is my great pleasure to be able to fund an institute at UCLA, one of the world’s premier universities. This will be a place where future scholars can discuss, engage and argue about the most important issues of the day; where innovators will speak truth to power, help save our planet, and make glass ceilings for women an anachronism; and in the process give us a chance to have a brighter, more promising future,” the acclaimed icon stated in the release.

The institute’s 4 proving ground will be housed in UCLA’s Department of Social Sciences.

“While it’s easy to reflect on the past, I can’t stop thinking about the future and what it holds for our children, our planet and our society. The Barbra Streisand Institute at UCLA will be an exploration into vital issues that affect us all,” Streisand stated in the release. “The fact that my father, Emanuel Streisand, was an educator makes this Institute even more meaningful to me.”

This isn’t the very first time that Streisand has actually partnered with the university. She developed the Streisand Chair in Cardiology at UCLA in 1984 and in 2014, the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.