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Headshot of Luis Ornelas
Apr 3 2017 | Stanford Dish
Urban Studies junior Luis Ornelas has been selected as a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national organization that promotes civic engagement in higher education.  The fellowship honors inspiring student leaders committed to finding solutions for challenges facing communities...
Oct 31 2016
Interdisciplinary thinking: Stanford scholars and students imagine truly ‘human cities’ Through Stanford’s Human Cities initiative, students explore how cities can evolve into places where the focus is on people and sustainable living.   BY CLIFTON B. PARKER  
Claire Thielke with skateboard in front of Houston skyline
Aug 15 2016 | Wall Street Journal
Claire (Cormier) Thielke, an Urban Studies alum (2008) and Stanford runner, was training for the 2012 Olympics when she encountered an unexpected medical setback.  She spoke to the Wall Street Journal recently about how she keeps in shape, and has a great time doing it.  Read the full profile of...
Zephyr Frank headshot with cover of his book, Reading Rio de Janeiro
Aug 2 2016 | Stanford Report
Stanford historian and Urban Studies director Zephyr Frank used both literary and spatial analysis to understand the roots of inequality in Rio de Janeiro.  He spoke to the Stanford News Service about the findings of his new book, Reading Rio de Janeiro: Literature and Society in the Nineteenth...
Amy Tomasso
Urban Studies Senior Amy Tomasso received first place in the Creative Writing Program's Creative Nonfiction competition for her piece "Me, my mother."  Congratulations, Amy!