2017年11月26日 星期日

梁次震; Phil Knight

梁次震在10年間,先後捐贈了10億元,創下國際宇宙學界歷年來最大的私人捐贈。捐贈包括成立梁次震宇宙學與粒子天文物理學研究中心,並促使他的大學同窗好友陳丕燊,順利從史丹福大學返回母校任教,成為國際學術界的一段佳話。

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圓大學同窗天文夢 台大次震宇宙館落成

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台灣大學27日舉行次震宇宙館落成啟用典禮,由建築師姚仁喜設計,經3年籌備完工。中央社記者郭日曉攝  106年11月27日台灣大學27日舉行次震宇宙館落成啟用典禮,由建築師姚仁喜設計,經3年籌備完工。中央社記者郭日曉攝 106年11月27日
(中央社記者許秩維台北27日電)廣達副董事長梁次震力挺大學同窗陳丕燊,於民國96年捐新台幣2億元,成立梁次震宇宙學中心,101年再捐8億元,包括興建次震宇宙館,盼一圓兩人大學的天文夢。

台灣大學今天舉行次震宇宙館落成啟用典禮,次震宇宙館由建築師姚仁喜設計,經3年籌備完工,前總統馬英九、廣達電腦副董事長梁次震、梁次震宇宙學與粒子天文物理學研究中心主任陳丕燊等人出席。

台大代理校長郭大維指出,台大校友梁次震於96年捐贈2億元,成立「梁次震宇宙學與粒子天文物理學研究中心」,並促使大學好友陳丕燊從美國史丹福大學返台任教,並主持該中心,而梁次震再於101年捐贈8億元,包括興建一棟3200坪的「次震宇宙館」,使梁次震中心得以永續運作,也一圓兩人大學的天文夢。

梁次震表示,10年前陳丕燊在當時校長李嗣涔和物理系教師支持下,放棄美國教職,返台推動宇宙學中心,而他僅是貢獻棉薄之力,5年前他和陳丕燊商量,邀姚仁喜設計宇宙館,雖然土地跟量體不算很大,但造型簡單、設計突出、材料施工堅固,他也期許宇宙學中心能不斷發展。

馬英九表示,陳丕燊和梁次震在大學時醉心天文學,還自製望遠鏡來觀測天象,而梁次震年輕時的天文夢還沒有醒,因此支持好友陳丕燊繼續完成天文夢,他也希望未來宇宙學中心能創造更多精彩的研究成果,讓世界能夠看見台灣。
zoom in台灣大學27日舉行次震宇宙館落成啟用典禮,由建築師姚仁喜設計,經3年籌備完工。梁次震宇宙學與粒子天文物理學研究中心主任陳丕燊表示,希望吸引國際大師加入陣容,引領學子在宇宙館探索宇宙真理,為人類做出貢獻。中央社記者郭日曉攝  106年11月27日台灣大學27日舉行次震宇宙館落成啟用典禮,由建築師姚仁喜設計,經3年籌備完工。梁次震宇宙學與粒子天文物理學研究中心主任陳丕燊表示,希望吸引國際大師加入陣容,引領學子在宇宙館探索宇宙真理,為人類做出貢獻。中央社記者郭日曉攝 106年11月27日
另外,馬英九提到,梁次震不只支持宇宙學研究,也是一位慈善家,當年台灣發生嚴重急性呼吸道症候群(SARS),和平醫院傳出院內感染,梁次震前來拜訪當時擔任台北市長的他,表明要捐1億元,詢問後才得知梁次震的太太曾得重病,卻被大醫院拒收,後來是和平醫院收治,梁次震感恩圖報,希望回饋和平醫院。

陳丕燊表示,梁次震中心成立已10年,感謝老同學梁次震的支持,讓梁次震中心能夠永續運作,同時也感謝一路上師長、同學的鼓勵和家人的支持,在梁次震中心的第二個10年,他希望吸引國際大師加入陣容,引領學子在宇宙館探索宇宙真理,為人類做出貢獻。1061127



2017.11.25
Bloomberg TV Interview

Philanthropy[edit]

As of 2016, according to Portland Business Journal, "Knight is the most generous philanthropist in Oregon history. His lifetime gifts now approach $2 billion."[33]

Stanford University[edit]

In 2006, Knight donated US$105 million to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, which, at the time, was the largest ever individual donation to an American business school. The campus was named "The Knight Management Center," in honor of Knight's philanthropic service to the school.[34]
In 2016, it was announced that Knight contributed $400 million to start the Knight-Hennessy Scholars graduate-level education program. The program will admit up to 100 students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment each year and is inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship.[35] Over 80% of the endowment will cover living expenses and education at one of the seven graduate schools at Stanford; the graduates are charged to tackle global challenges such as climate change and poverty. The first class of 50 will be admitted in fall 2018.[36]The scholars' academic experience will focus on both subject-specific knowledge and leadership development so that they can be prepared to address global challenges.[37]

University of Oregon[edit]

Knight has donated tens of millions of dollars to the University of Oregon's academic side. Major gifts include funds supporting the renovation of the Knight Library and construction of the Knight Law Center. Knight also established endowed chairs across the campus.[38] In the fall of 2016, it was announced that Knight will donate $500 million to UO for a new three-building laboratory and research science complex.[39] This donation was part of a series of large higher-education gifts.[40]

Oregon Ducks[edit]

In August 2007, Knight announced that he and his wife would be donating US$100 million to found the UO Athletics Legacy Fund to help support all athletic programs at the university. In response, Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny said: "This extraordinary gift will set Oregon athletics on a course toward certain self sufficiency and create the flexibility and financial capacity for the university to move forward with the new athletic arena." At the time, the donation was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the university.[41]
The 2010 construction of the UO basketball team's facility, Matthew Knight Arena, was the result of a partnership between Knight and former Oregon Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny. Although Knight didn't pay for the project directly, he established a $100 million "Athletic Legacy Fund." The fund supports the athletic department.[42]Named after Knight's deceased son, the venue replaced the McArthur Court building and its cost of over US$200 million to build. The facility was built using bonds backed by the State of Oregon.[42]
Knight was responsible for financing the UO's US$68 million 145,000 square-foot gridiron football facility that was officially opened in late July 2013. Knight's personal locker in the team's locker room displays the title "Uncle Phil", and other features include a gym with Brazilian hardwood floors, Apple iPhone chargers in each of the player's lockers, various auditoriums and meeting rooms, a games room for the players that includes flat-screen televisions and foosball machines, and a cafeteria.[43][44][45]
In November 2015, it was announced that Knight and his wife would be donating $19.2 million towards a new sports complex project at the University of Oregon. The plans for the 29,000 square foot complex was announced in September. Construction will begin in January 2016 and end in September 2016.[46] The sports complex was named the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center and includes motion capture systems, neurocognitive assessment tools, 40-yard dash track, and steam machines made by Nike to help athletes break into their footwear more quickly.[47]
In October 2016, Knight and his wife invested $500 million to build a new campus dedicated to science, called the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Three new buildings will be constructed and will provide 750 family-wage jobs once it is completed and fully operational.[48][49]


2016.6.30
Nike Inc. on Thursday announced that chairman and co-founder Phil Knight has retired from the board of directors.
Nike's board appointed CEO Mark Parker as chairman, following a recommendation made by Knight a year ago.
Last June, Nike said Knight would likely remain on the board. A year later, that isn't the case.
Knight is leaving the company's board and will be given the title "chairman emeritus." Though that title gives him an open invitation to future Nike board meetings, the moves Thursday effectively mark Knight's retirement as the most influential executive in Oregon's history.
“'Phil’s impact on Nike is immeasurable,” Parker, who replaced Knight as CEO in 2006, said in a news release. “His entrepreneurial drive is and always will be part of our DNA. Along with Nike’s exceptional management team, I am committed to leading our next era of innovation and growth as we serve and inspire athletes throughout the world.”*
Knight, in an exclusive interview with the Business Journal Thursday, said Parker is well-equipped for the job.
"Mark Parker and I have worked together for almost 40 years," Knight said. "He finishes my thoughts before I even know I’m having them sometimes. When he becomes chairman, I won’t have any words of advice for him at that time, as he’s already gotten any wisdom I’ve got. His door is always open. We have a good relationship and good communication."



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Stanford launches Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Global, multidisciplinary graduate scholarships are backed by a major gift from Philip H. Knight.
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Stanford President John L. Hennessy will serve as the program's inaugural director after stepping down from his current role as president.
Stanford University announced today the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, a graduate-level scholarship to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.
The program is named for alumnus Philip H. Knight, MBA '62, philanthropist, American businessman and co-founder of Nike Inc., who is contributing $400 million, and Stanford's outgoing 10th President John L. Hennessy. The program builds on Stanford's preeminent position in higher education, with seven globally ranked multidisciplinary graduate schools that foster service, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Ambitious in scope and scale, Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually admit 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who are nominated by their undergraduate universities. The goal is to select students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Upon admittance to Stanford's graduate programs, scholars will receive funding for three years to pursue master's or doctorate level degrees, or professional programs along with education in leadership, innovation and other curricula designed to develop scholars' capacity to lead ambitious change in a complex world.
"We wanted to create something enduring, that would be unlike anything else currently available to the world's brightest minds, and that would make the biggest impact possible toward solving global challenges affecting the environment, health, education and human rights," said Stanford President John Hennessy, who will serve as the program's inaugural director after stepping down from his current role as president. "We will bring together outstanding, courageous scholars to benefit from Stanford's innovative educational environment, who then go on to lead governments, businesses, nonprofits and other complex organizations and develop creative solutions to effect positive change."
With a $750 million endowment, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be the largest fully endowed scholarship program in the world. More than 80 percent of the endowment will directly support the scholars, fully funding their graduate education and living expenses. The program represents the largest single increase in student financial aid in Stanford's history. The scale of funding for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars will ensure continuity for generations to come.
A faculty advisory committee will help guide admission and curriculum criteria that will be available in the winter of 2017. Stanford will begin accepting applications from prospective scholars – students who have completed at least three years of undergraduate education – in summer 2017 and admit its first scholars for fall 2018.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars integrates the best aspects of other distinguished scholarship programs, but goes beyond them to offer a diverse, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education that is a hallmark of Stanford. Ranked among the top five in the world, Stanford's seven graduate and professional schools in which scholars will enroll include law; business; medicine; engineering; humanities and sciences; education; and Earth, energy and environmental sciences. Scholars pursuing PhD or MD degrees will have the option to receive funding beyond three years.
The scholars will benefit from Stanford's location in the innovation center of the world, with additional courses in design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will also be exposed to leadership training and development, residential experiences, immersive educational opportunities, additional degree opportunities focused on public policy and problem-solving at scale. A social startup fund will be created to seed nonprofit startups launched by Knight-Hennessy alumni.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program has strong support from the Stanford Board of Trustees and Stanford's next president.
"I greatly admire the vision and ambition of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which leverages the full breadth and scope of Stanford as a comprehensive research university. As the beneficiary of a Rhodes Scholarship, I can attest to the value of such programs to provide a broad base of knowledge and exposure to a dynamic, international network of peers," said Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who will succeed Hennessy as Stanford's 11th president on Sept. 1. "As incoming president, I'm looking forward to working closely with John as we develop, define and grow a program that will inspire leadership for the betterment of humanity."
Knight's founding gift to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars endowment is the largest cash gift from an individual to Stanford. Other gifts include a $100 million donation from Robert King, MBA '60, and his wife, Dorothy, and $50 million from Stanford Board of Trustees Chair Steven Denning, MBA '78, and his wife, Roberta, AB '75, MBA '78. In total, dozens of Stanford benefactors have given more than $700 million to support the program, more than 90 percent of the endowment goal.
Knight has long been a supporter of Stanford. In 2006, he made a major gift to Stanford Graduate School of Business and has provided substantial support for endowed professorships and Stanford Athletics. With this gift, Knight wanted to honor Hennessy's 16-year tenure leading Stanford and to fund an initiative of scope and scale at an institution where he was confident the graduates would go on to make a real difference.
"John and I dream of a future 20, 30 or 50 years from now, when thousands of graduates – who can think outside the box as skilled problem-solvers – will be working together for a more peaceful, habitable world," said Knight. "The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a fitting tribute to John, one of the great academic leaders of our time."
The $100 million gift from Robert King and his wife, Dorothy, will fund a cohort of scholars from less economically developed regions of the world. It will also support the King Global Leadership Program, a distinctive training and development curriculum in which all Knight-Hennessy Scholars will participate to complement their core degree studies.
"While we have seen great achievements in this century, future progress will depend upon our ability to tackle issues such as global poverty. By identifying rising leaders from around the world and exposing them to real-life challenges, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will equip scholars to lead ambitious change," said King.
Steven Denning and his wife, Roberta, have provided a gift of $50 million to construct Denning House in the heart of the Stanford campus, a building that will become the convening hub for the new community of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The 300 Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be housed and integrated within the Stanford graduate community of 9,000 students.
"The Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship and is excited about its potential. Stanford instills in its students an emphasis on interdisciplinary education, innovation, creative problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will benefit from that embedded culture, and in turn, they will enrich the Stanford community, and ultimately, the world," said Denning.
Jeff Wachtel, who has served as chief of staff to Hennessy throughout his presidential tenure, will be the Knight-Hennessy Scholars' first executive director.
Under Hennessy's leadership, Stanford has undertaken major new academic initiatives to address important global challenges of this century. Interdisciplinary teaching and research has expanded dramatically with the creation of new cross-school collaborative programs in human health, international affairs, environmental science and other areas.
Hennessy has also emphasized building stronger connections between the university, governments, business and nonprofit organizations, to help facilitate the transfer of university discoveries and knowledge more rapidly to the benefit of all of society. Such knowledge transfer was the original emphasis of Jane and Leland Stanford when they founded the university, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
Further information about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars is available online at knight-hennessy.stanford.edu.
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