60 years ago, Albert Schweitzer made his only visit to the U.S.—during which he was featured on the cover of Time magazine, and received an Honorary Degree from the University of Chicago in a Rockefeller Chapel ceremony that was attended by over 5,000 people. (Read the New York Times' article on the ceremony at left; view the Time cover below.) On the 60th anniversary of that historic event, the … [Read more...] about In Wake of North Korea’s Nuclear Test, A Panel on Schweitzer’s Anti-Nuclear Legacy
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Albert Schweitzer -- whose guiding ethic prescribed a reverence for all life, not just human life -- is a hero to many animal welfare advocates. (Click here for an earlier post on Schweitzer and animals.) Schweitzer's respect for all living creatures is given some interesting validation by a new study -- headed by Professor Marc Bekoff of the University of Colorado, Boulder -- suggesting that the … [Read more...] about Does Fido Know Right From Wrong?
If you were listening to American Public Media's Marketplace yesterday, you heard a report from the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon (which has the lowest documented mortality rate in all of Africa for children hospitalized with severe malaria, and where ASF sends senior medical students to provide skilled medical care each year). The report explored the international public-private … [Read more...] about Albert Schweitzer Hospital on Marketplace
ASF's North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program was created back in 1994. Fifteen years later, it has implemented some exciting new initiatives -- including expanding recruitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and offering sustainability grants to sites committed to continuing Fellows' projects -- thanks to a partnership with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The … [Read more...] about Karen McNeil-Miller to Speak at NC Fellows’ Orientation
In yesterday's post, I highlighted the work our Fellows are doing to address the health needs of underserved veterans -- and promised future updates. Here's one: 2008-2009 Baltimore Schweitzer Fellow Noah Isseman, a student at the University of Maryland School of Law whose Schweitzer project addresses the mental health needs of homeless veterans, is the subject of a terrific new article in the … [Read more...] about Spotlight on One Baltimore Fellow’s Work with Homeless Veterans