A professor at Stanford University who was educated in Port Washington Public Schools was among the 24 recipients of the $625,000 “genius awards” announced Wednesday.
The winners are tops in their fields and include scientists, musicians, writers, historians and more. They include David Lobell, 34, a 1996 Schreiber High School graduate. Lobell is now an agricultural ecologist who heads the Lobell Laboratory at the school of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, where he is an associate professor and also associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, a joint project of the Freeman Spogli Institute and Woods Institute for the Environment.
Lobell was recognized for his research on the effects of climate change on crop production and food security around the world, drawing insights from data sets on weather, agricultural practices, soil and water.Glen Cover to Run 100 Miles for Charity
Glen Cover Eva Casale is going the distance for Leukemia and Lymphoma this Sunday at the Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay.
The ultrarunner will tackle a "double run," traversing 100 miles in total. She will begin her race on Saturday evening and complete a full 50 miles, before starting over again with the rest of the runners on Sunday morning at 8am.
Casale has raised more than $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Forest Hills’ Queens Community House has been awarded a grant to develop an initiative that would help young adults find jobs.
A collaboration of four borough-based organizations headed by the community house were given the grant through JobsFirstNYC’s Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project, which aims to find work for persons between the ages of 18 and 24 years whose job prospects have been affected by the economic downturn.