Stanford junior wins 2017 Truman Scholarship for graduate studies

Alexis Kallen, who hopes to become a human rights lawyer, is one of 62 recipients of the scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study – in the United States and abroad – to students who are committed to careers in public service.

Stanford senior wins 2017 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study

Alina Utrata, a senior majoring in history and the law, with a minor in human rights, will pursue a master’s degree in conflict transformation and social justice at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland as a 2017 Marshall Scholar.

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Roeland Nusse wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize

The developmental biologist was honored for helping to decode how Wnt signaling proteins affect embryonic development, cancer and the activity of tissue-specific adult stem cells that repair damage after injury or disease.

Stanford senior and alumna named 2017 Schwarzman Scholars

Clay Garner and Kim Chang are among the 129 students from 30 countries named 2017 Schwarzman Scholars. The program provides scholarships for one-year master’s degree programs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Three faculty elected fellows of AAAS

Stanford faculty members in medicine and in Earth science have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.