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Standord Professors Terry L. Karl and James M. Patell Recognized for Exemplary Work in Volunteerism and Human Rights

April 3, 2007

Standford University has announced this yearís Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize recipients, to professors Terry L. Karl and James M. Patell.

The Roland Prize, established in 2004, honors Stanford faculty who in integrating academic scholarship with significant volunteer service to society, and recognizes faculty doing exemplary work at the community level, in nonprofits and NGOs, government service or philanthropy.

In addition to her work to involve her students in human rights and volunteer work, Dr. Karl has herself done extensive pro bono work related to human rights and justice. She was awarded with the Order of Rio Branco by the President and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Brazil in Recognition of Service to Latin America in 1997.

Dr. Patellís Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Award acknowledges his work in teaching Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, in which student teams collaboratively design product prototypes, distribution systems, and business plans for entrepreneurial ventures that address poverty in developing countries.

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