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From the Newsletter: Beyond the Lecture Hall

Fellows Bring Excellence and Innovation to Postsecondary Teaching Applications for the earliest Woodrow Wilson Fellowships stated, “The Foundation exists to recruit for the teaching profession at the college or university level.” Since 1945, generations of great undergraduate and graduate teachers have started their careers as Fellows. A handful of current WW fellowship programs continue to […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Tom Gilbert

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Tom Gilbert, a doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary field studies and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Tom […]

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From the Newsletter: James Peebles on Physics, Poetry, and Where We Are

“He is eminently qualified for advanced study and research, and there is a real chance that he might become a physicist of definite distinction.”—from a letter of recommendation for Jim Peebles’ 1958 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship To hear Jim Peebles WF ‘58 talk about his extraordinary career as one of the founders of modern cosmology, you’d […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Amy Zanoni

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Amy Zanoni, a doctoral candidate in history at Rutgers University. Amy traces  her path to her research focus: […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Sarah Riccardi-Swartz

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at New York University. Sarah shares the experiences that helped shape […]

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2019 A Big Year For WW Fellows

This year Fellows from the Woodrow Wilson network of Fellowship continued the legacy of exceptional work in their areas of focus. In addition to winning major awards and accolades like a Nobel Prize and MacArthur grants, Fellows garnered praise for their books, earned prestigious fellowships, and won numerous professional honors. Margaret Atwood WF ’61 released […]

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Brittany John TF ’17: Finding your voice as a teacher

During her first year of teaching, Brittany John WW NJ TF ‘17 struggled to define her personal style as an educator. “The idea that teachers need to be a certain way with students led me to be insecure in my decisions and to constantly fear that they don’t respect me,” says Ms. John. “While some […]

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WW Fellows Win a Nobel Prize, MacArthur Grants, and Milken Awards

We can all understand the world and universe around us a little better thanks to the work of six Fellows from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation network—work that deservedly garnered some impressive recognition. James Peebles WF ‘58 has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Nadia Sariahmed-Belhadj

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Nadia Sariahmed-Belhadj, a doctoral candidate in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies at Columbia University. Nadia shares […]

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James Peebles wins Nobel Prize in Physics

James Peebles WF ‘58 has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Peebles shares the award with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos.” Cited by the Nobel Committee “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” Dr. Peebles has been […]

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Changing the name of the Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has voted unanimously to rename the organization and to remove Woodrow Wilson from its name; a new name will be announced by early fall.

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