From Targeted News Service:
A senior dedicated to raising awareness of human rights struggles and the plight of refugees around the world has been awarded the 2012-13 UC Irvine XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship, established in 2004 to recognize students committed to ethical leadership, peace and positive global relations... "Soraya's project is perfectly aligned with the goals of the UCI Dalai Lama Scholarship and our campus values," said Thomas A. Parham, vice chancellor for student affairs. "Through the human rights journal and her proposed work with local refugees, Soraya will promote respect and empathy for individuals suffering from war-related trauma. "Her aims are both academic and pragmatic, balancing intellectual curiosity and commitment to improving our world. Soraya's intelligence and compassion are inspirational."
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