SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) today announced that Brooke Borel, a New York-based journalist and researcher, will attend the 27th annual Kyoto Prize events in Japan this week as a recipient of PLNU’s 2011 Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship.
Ms. Borel will participate in educational opportunities culminating in this year’s Kyoto Prize awards ceremony on Nov. 10, followed by lectures, workshops and one-on-one discussions with the newest Kyoto Prize laureates. They include Dr. John Werner Cahn (U.S.), a materials scientist; Dr. Rashid Sunyaev (Russia / Germany), an astrophysicist; and Tamasaburo Bando V (Japan), a renowned kabuki actor.
Ms. Borel has a strong background in science and technology writing, with articles published in Popular Science, Discover, Cosmos, Science Illustrated and G: The Green Lifestyle Magazine, among others.
“In presenting this fellowship, we aim to provide talented journalists with an educational opportunity to further their understanding of the sciences and arts, participate in a valuable cultural exchange, and grow as reporters,” said Dr. Bob Brower, PLNU president.
About Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University is a private liberal arts university located in San Diego, California, with graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. Home to approximately 2,400 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students, PLNU is committed to providing higher education in a vital Christian community where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service becomes an expression of faith. PLNU’s Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship is an equal-opportunity program awarded exclusively on the basis of merit without regard to personal or religious affiliations or attributes.
About the Kyoto Prize
The Kyoto Prize (www.kyotoprize.org) is presented each year by Japan’s non-profit Inamori Foundation to individuals and groups worldwide who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the betterment of society. Since 1985, the Prize has been awarded to 84 individuals and one foundation — collectively representing 15 nations. The Kyoto Prize consists of academic honors, a gold medal, and a cash gift of 50 million yen (approximately US$640,000) per category. The laureates will re-convene in San Diego March 20-22, 2012, for the 11th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium.