Every two years, Stanford awards the William Saroyan Prize for International Writing to encourage new or emerging writers in nonfiction and fiction.
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.
The Stanford Bright Award recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Art Sterritt will receive the 2014 award for his efforts in protecting the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada.
Stanford economists Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom have been chosen for the 2014 Golden Goose Award. The award honors scientists whose research was funded by the federal government and has benefited society in important but sometimes unexpected ways. Wilson and Milgrom introduced the initial design for sales of radio spectrum licenses in the United States.
Next year, 11 Stanford students and alumni will fan out across the globe to pursue special projects funded by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Stanford sent a student-athlete to accept the award on behalf of the university. Lexie Ross, a senior human biology major and member of Stanford’s NCAA national champion women’s water polo team, also spoke at the awards luncheon.
Winners are selected based on their initiative, leadership and involvement in projects that embody the spirit of genuine partnership and benefit the overall community.
The Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize recognizes Stanford faculty who engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful volunteer service to society.
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics recognizes Linde's contributions in developing cosmic inflation, the theory that explains the origin and structure of the universe.
In her role as an assistant dean for graduate life at Stanford, Laurette Beeson, one of this year's Amy J. Blue Award winners, offers graduate students and their families comprehensive, impartial guidance and information related to all aspects of graduate life.
As technical manager for the Film & Media Studies Program, Mark Urbanek helps train undergraduate and graduate students in the proper use of video, audio, lighting and editing equipment. His other passions include superheroes, gardening and bubbles.
The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.
The awards were established in 1991 to honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, an associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.
The academy is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, and a leading center for independent policy research.
David "Wei" Jai, '13, a doctoral student in Stanford's School of Engineering, and alumni Andrew Parker, '11, and Eric Tuan, '12, have been awarded scholarships for graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.