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Precourt Institute announces winners of first Global Energy Heroes competition

by Mark Golden on May 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Community-based sustainability organizations Mee Panyar, Solar Freeze and Takataka Plastics have won the first Global Energy Heroes prizes from Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. The competitive prizes drew submissions from 27 countries across six continents. Organizations led by people aged 18 to 30 years old were eligible to enter and were required to submit a short… Read more Precourt Institute announces winners of first Global Energy Heroes competition

Stanford junior Caroline Pecos-Duarte named Udall Scholar

by Alex Kekauoha on May 26, 2020 3:51 pm
Stanford junior CAROLINE PECOS-DUARTE, ’21, is a recipient of the Udall Scholarship, which provides support for college sophomores and juniors interested in public service to Native American communities and the environment. Pecos-Duarte is from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, a rural tribal community outside of Albuquerque. At Stanford, Pecos-Duarte is studying human biology with a concentration… Read more Stanford junior Caroline Pecos-Duarte named Udall Scholar

Four Stanford PhD students receive ACLS fellowships

by Alex Kekauoha on May 22, 2020 1:00 pm
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has awarded 2020 fellowships to four Stanford students who are completing doctoral degrees in anthropology, art/art history, history and philosophy. Now in its fourteenth year, the ACLS fellowship program supports promising doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with one year of funding to support completion… Read more Four Stanford PhD students receive ACLS fellowships

Two Cardinal athletes receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

by Stanford Athletics on May 20, 2020 3:12 pm
MATT ANDERSON and DAVID JESSEN have been awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for their academic and athletic achievements. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners receive a one-time grant of $10,000. To qualify, they must be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate studies within the next year. In addition to maintaining at least a… Read more Two Cardinal athletes receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
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John S. Knight Fellowships makes awards to five coronavirus journalism projects

by Melissa De Witte and JSK Fellowships on May 19, 2020 3:32 pm
To help provide communities with better news and information on COVID-19, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships has awarded $123,000 in funding to five projects led by JSK Fellows and alumni. The initiative is being funded with existing support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The projects selected include: ● COVID-19 Public… Read more John S. Knight Fellowships makes awards to five coronavirus journalism projects
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Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents

by Stanford News Service and Stanford resident fellows on May 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Stanford’s resident fellows, their families and pets – all of whom are still sheltering in place – recently posed for photographs and took selfies to show their undergraduate residents, widely dispersed throughout the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, how much they are missed on campus and in their residences. Resident fellows are faculty and senior… Read more Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents
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Two new Stanford student services professionals discuss their plans

by Alex Kekauoha on May 17, 2020 11:52 am
Student Affairs recently filled two staff positions that serve Stanford students. Long-time Stanford staff member SNEHAL NAIK and fifth-year doctoral student ABIYA AHMED are assuming new leadership roles in the Office of Student Engagement and The Markaz, respectively. Here, they share what’s new in their units and how they will continue to support students during… Read more Two new Stanford student services professionals discuss their plans
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Stanford student photographs showcase the beauty and diversity of the world

by Stefanie Pietkiewicz on May 14, 2020 2:27 pm
A snapshot of a shrub growing amidst the smooth sand dunes of the Gobi Desert – where signs of life are largely absent – is the winner of the 2020 Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest. Captured by international relations major SERENA ZHANG when she was interning in China one summer, the winning image, Life,… Read more Stanford student photographs showcase the beauty and diversity of the world

2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars are a profile in diversity

by Knight-Hennessy Scholars program on May 13, 2020 3:09 pm
The KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARS program at Stanford recently announced its 2020 cohort of 76 scholars, with students from 26 countries pursuing degrees in 39 graduate programs at Stanford. The 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars will pursue graduate degrees across the university at all seven of Stanford’s schools, with 26 percent earning degrees in Humanities and Sciences; 22 percent… Read more 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars are a profile in diversity

Two Stanford seniors named Yenching Scholars

by Alex Kekauoha on May 12, 2020 3:42 pm
The Yenching Academy of Peking University has announced its sixth cohort of scholars. Among this year’s recipients are Stanford seniors MELODIE GRACE LIU and BERBER JIN. Liu and Jin are among 119 young scholars from 39 counties and regions selected for the award, which provides one year of graduate study at Peking University. In the… Read more Two Stanford seniors named Yenching Scholars