Kyoto Prize Fall 2013 Journalism Fellowship Applications Due September 5, Sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University

  Kyoto Prize Fall 2013 Journalism Fellowship Applications Due September 5,
  Sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University

 Fellow to participate in Kyoto Prize events November 10-12 in Kyoto, Japan;
   will receive access to 2013 Kyoto Prize Laureatesfor Q&A on technology,
                               science and arts

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SAN DIEGO -- July 15, 2013

Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is now accepting applications for the
2013 Kyoto Prize Fall Journalism Fellowship, a program that provides an
exceptional learning opportunity for journalists seeking to further their
knowledge and depth of reporting in technology, science and the arts. The
selected journalist will travel to Kyoto, Japan in November 2013 where he or
she will attend the annual Kyoto Prize Award Ceremony, lectures and workshops
November 10-12.

During the program, the journalist will have opportunities to meet and
interview the 2013 laureates of the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award
for lifetime achievement. The fellowship experience is intended to enhance the
journalist’s ability to report on fields influenced by the latest laureates,
to gain an historical context of the laureates’ contributions and to better
understand the global impact of continued innovation in each field.

The application deadline is Thursday, September 5, 2013. The 2013 Kyoto Prize
Laureates are:

Advanced Technology (Field: Electronics)
IBM Fellow Dr. Robert Heath Dennard, 80, invented the basic structure of
Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), which is now extensively utilized as one
of the integrated circuit (IC) memory systems. His innovation has immensely
increased the capacity of digital information storage, leading to dramatic
progress in information and telecommunications technology. Dr. Dennard and his
colleagues also proposed guidelines, called “scaling theory”, to miniaturize
field-effect transistors (FET), which play key roles in most ICs, including
DRAMs, thereby promoting unprecedented advances in IC technology.

Basic Sciences (Field: Biological Sciences)
Pennsylvania State University Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Masatoshi Nei, 82,
made it possible to discuss evolutionary divergence, genetic diversity, and
the mode of selection on genes in a quantitative manner by devising diverse
statistical methods such as Nei’s genetic distance, and applying them to
molecular data. Using these methods, Dr. Nei’s research has yielded important
contributions to molecular evolutionary biology, as well as many other
academic disciplines including ecology and conservation biology, while
facilitating a better understanding of the evolutionary mechanism of genes,
such as positive selection.

Arts and Philosophy (Field: Music)
Music visionary Cecil Taylor, 84, is one of the most original pianists in the
history of jazz. He developed his innovative style of improvisation by
departing from conventional idioms through distinctive musical constructions
and percussive renditions, thereby opening new possibilities in jazz. His
unsurpassed virtuosity and strong will inject an intense, vital force into his
music, which has exerted a profound influence on a broad range of musical

“The Kyoto Prize laureates are at the top of their fields in science,
technology and arts and philosophy,” said Dr. Bob Brower, president, PNLU.
“Beyond that, the Kyoto Prize recognizes the significance of their
contributions to mankind. The fellowship gives journalists unique access to
these laureates in the engaging, interactive setting of the Kyoto Prize

The fellowship is open to North American journalists and covers
transportation, accommodations, and per-diem expenses. A selection committee
comprised of professional journalists and journalism professors will announce
the 2013 Fall Fellow on September 12, 2013. Applications are available

The Kyoto Prize – an international award for lifetime achievement – is given
to individuals and groups worldwide who have made outstanding contributions to
humankind’s scientific, cultural and spiritual development. Each laureate is
presented with a diploma, a 20-karat-gold Kyoto Prize medal, and prize money
of 50 million yen (approximately US$500,000-$630,000) per category.

About Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective Christian liberal arts
institution located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1902, PLNU is known
not only for its 90-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean but also for its
well-rounded, forward-thinking graduates. In addition to more than 60
undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers
throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students. The
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 Inamori Foundation and the Kyoto Prize
The non-profit Inamori Foundation was established in 1984 by Dr. Kazuo
Inamori, founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera Corporation, founder and
honorary adviser to KDDI Corporation, and chairman emeritus of Japan Airlines.
The Foundation created the Kyoto Prize in 1985, in line with Dr. Inamori’s
belief that a human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater
good of society, and that the future of humanity can be assured only when
there is a balance between our scientific progress and our spiritual depth.
With the 2013 laureates, the prize has honored 93 individuals and one
foundation — collectively representing 16 nations. Individual laureates range
from scientists, engineers and researchers to philosophers, painters,
architects, sculptors, musicians and film directors.The United States has
produced the most recipients (39), followed by Japan (16), the United Kingdom
(12), and France (8). More information can be found at


Point Loma Nazarene University
Jenna Gilson, 619-849-2722
LPI Communications for the Kyoto Prize
Leasa Ireland, 310-750-7082
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