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The Gates Cambridge Scholarships fund postgraduate study for international students who have outstanding academic ability and exceptional social leadership skills. The programme was established through a US$210m donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2001 which remains the largest single donation to a UK university.

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Blood Atonement in Utah

(1) Comments | Posted 24 June 2015 | (23:11)

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*Callie Vandewiele [2014] is doing a PhD in Latin American Studies and was born in Utah. Picture: "Execution of John D. Lee" by J.P. Dunn, Massacres of the Mountains: A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West, New York:...

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A New Age of Amphibian Conservation

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2015 | (17:20)

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*Collin VanBuren [2013] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar doing a PhD in Earth Sciences and is a member of the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium Steering Committee. Picture credit: California National Guard (http://www.army.mil/media/26164) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Amphibians...

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Fear of Public Speaking and How to Conquer It

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2015 | (16:48)

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*Rebekah Scheuerle [2013] is President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars Council and is doing a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Picture credit: Charles Dickens public reading by Charles A. Barry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

"There are only two...

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Gay Rights Are About More Than Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted 2 June 2015 | (16:54)

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*Jeffrey Lockhart [2014] is doing an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies. Follow him on Twitter: @jw_lockhart. A symbolic marriage cake in favour of allowing gay marriages in Italy not only to heterosexual couples but to lesbian and gay ones as well....

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Facing Up to Global Challenges

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2015 | (21:05)

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*Madeline Weeks [2014] is an MPhil student in Geographical Research and Executive of the Global Scholars Action Network (GSAN). She studies the wellbeing of coffee farmers in Mexico and has a deep passion for the pursuit of happiness. Follow her on...

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Migrant Overboard

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2015 | (18:20)

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*Fabrice Langrognet [2014] is a PhD candidate in History at St. John's college and the president of the Cambridge Migration Society. For four years he was a judge in the administrative branch of the French judiciary, specialising in immigration and asylum...

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India's Daughter and the Importance of Context

(0) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (10:15)

*Neha Kinariwalla [2014 - MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations], Cillian Ó Fathaigh [2014 - MPhil European Literature and Culture] and Ananya Mishra [204 - MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies]. Photo credit: Nilroy and Wiki Commons.

India's Daughter, Leslie Udwin's recent and...

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The Downside of Moves Towards Gay Equality

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2015 | (15:16)

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*Jeffrey Lockhart [2014] is doing an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies. Picture credit: nongpimmy and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.

In the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic shift in public discourse about gay issues in the US and the UK. Throughout earlier gay...

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What makes good chocolate?

(0) Comments | Posted 2 April 2015 | (12:54)

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*Madeline Weeks [2014] is a Gates Cambridge scholar as an MPhil student in Geographical Research studying linkages between the production of shade-grown coffee and wellbeing of coffee farmers in Veracruz, Mexico. She also pursues a deep passion for chocolate and overall...

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Man's Best Friend?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2015 | (14:37)

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*Matt Cassels [2014] is doing a PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: Witthaya Phonsawat and www.freedigitalphotos.net

The idea that a dog is man's best friend, and that children derive,...

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Translating Africa's Tech Enthusiasm Into an Enterprise Ecosystem

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2015 | (13:57)

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*Marlen de la Chaux [2013] is doing a PhD in Management Studies at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Technology is disseminating across Africa and technology consumer markets have grown rapidly as a result. But...

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Meeting Global Food Demand Through Gene Transfer

(0) Comments | Posted 3 March 2015 | (11:35)

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*Gregory Reeves [2014] is a Plant Sciences PhD Candidate in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

The current exponential growth of human population places incredible demands on agriculture. It is estimated that agricultural production must double in order to...

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Seven Lessons in Mentorship

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2015 | (14:10)

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*Victor Roy [2009] is a Gates Cambridge scholar as a PhD student in sociology and political economy at the University of Cambridge focusing on innovation in health. He is co-directing (with Andrea Cabrero) Gates Cambridge's scholar development programme. He...

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Tax Justice Is a Matter of Power, Not Ethics

(1) Comments | Posted 10 February 2015 | (18:13)

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*Andrea Binder [2014] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies. Picture credit: zirconicusso and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.

This week got off to a rough start for the global super-rich. Leading newspapers around...

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Prisoners and Full-time Students

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2015 | (18:52)

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*Sytske Besemer [2008] did a PhD in Criminology at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and is doing a postdoc at University of California Berkeley. Photo credit: PUP.

What does a criminologist do in her...

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Tackling the Stigma of Ill Health Through Education

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2015 | (13:25)

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*Neha Kinariwalla [2014] is doing an MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations at the University of Cambridge, with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Image courtesy of ddpavumba at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

What's the best way to ignite change in medicine?...

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On Faith and Secularism

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2015 | (12:23)

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*Zenobia Ismail [2013] is doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: 'Hands' by africa and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.

I recently accepted an invitation to visit a church in Kalinga Linga, one...

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Pakistan Finally Wakes Up to the Taliban Threat

(1) Comments | Posted 22 December 2014 | (08:41)

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*Saalika Mela [2013] recently completed an MPhil in Education at the University of Cambridge. Picture credit of man escorting schoolchildren after they were rescued from the Peshawar school: Express Tribune and Wiki Media Commons.

One thing is clear after the

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Moving Forward After Ferguson and Staten Island

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2014 | (12:53)

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*Adam Cowden [2014] is doing an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration. Picture credit: Debra Sweet and Flickr. Licensed by Creative Commons.

For Americans, the 2014 holiday season has not gotten off to a particularly cheery start. As anyone with access...

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A Generational Contract of Design

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (16:47)

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*Victoria Herrmann [2014] is doing a PhD in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: worradmu and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

The lifestyle and political choices in America over the past half-century have cultivated...

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