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Laura Dahl

The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals

by on October 29, 2014 4:54 pm
The A. Jess Shenson Recital Series will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Sunday by welcoming baritone Stephen Salters to Campbell Recital Hall for a performance featuring Rachmaninoff, Strauss and American, Spanish and Brazilian folks songs. The Shenson Series was founded in 2004 by pianist LAURA DAHL, a lecturer in music, to bring vocalists to campus… Read more The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals
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Marguerite goes electric!

by on October 28, 2014 3:31 pm
You may have noticed that Stanford has increased its fleet of zero-emission, battery-electric Marguerite transit buses to 13, up from three. As Stanford retires up to 15 buses that are less fuel-efficient and more costly to maintain, the university is “greening” its fleet with electric vehicles. Be on the lookout for 10 more electric buses… Read more Marguerite goes electric!
Doug Baldwin

Stanford in the NFL: Week 8

by on October 27, 2014 4:54 pm
Sixteen former Cardinal football players competed in the National Football League over the weekend, including DAVID DECASTRO of the Pittsburgh Steelers, DOUG BALDWIN of the Seattle Seahawks, ZACH ERTZ of the Philadelphia Eagles and ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts. Stanford Athletics updates the campus on how they did: Johnson Bademosi – @j_bademosi24 Cleveland Browns… Read more Stanford in the NFL: Week 8
Paul Kalanithi

A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care

by on October 24, 2014 4:16 pm
The doctor and patient sat in comfortable leather armchairs, facing each other onstage in the School of Medicine’s Berg Hall. Timothy Quill, MD, a palliative care specialist, leaned forward, hands clasped on his knees, head tilted to one side. For about an hour, he asked short, pointed questions of PAUL KALANITHI, MD, a 37-year-old Stanford… Read more A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care
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Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment

by on October 23, 2014 4:25 pm
If you see an undergraduate wearing a helmet while riding a bike on campus, chances are good that it could be a member of the women’s swim team. Members of the team recently committed to wearing helmets, thanks to the encouragement of Coach GREG MEEHAN and the support of the Stanford Department of Public Safety… Read more Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment
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What happens when economists hit the road?

by on October 22, 2014 5:10 pm
Three economists, including Stanford’s PAUL OYER, hit the road to learn about small business in America—a journey based on their book, Roadside MBA: Backroad Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners. Their adventures started in 2010, when the three lamented that most MBA case studies focus on large companies, rather than the small- and… Read more What happens when economists hit the road?
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Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition

by on October 21, 2014 4:25 pm
In many of the world’s overcrowded urban slums, residents must choose between open defecation, crowded public toilets or expensive private pit latrines that can’t be emptied safely. A Stanford team working on a sustainable solution recently won a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the opportunity to compete for up to… Read more Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition
Eric Lambin

Eric Lambin wins 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize

by on October 20, 2014 4:44 pm
A pioneer in developing methods of analyzing satellite images of Earth and linking them to socioeconomic data, ERIC LAMBIN has been named recipient of the 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize. Lambin, a faculty member at both Stanford and Université Catholique de Louvain in his native Belgium, and his research colleagues use the advanced imaging methods to… Read more Eric Lambin wins 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize
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Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head

by on October 20, 2014 4:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t believe his ears. It was 2010, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco had just briefed Biden on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. “Now wait a minute,” Biden said. “I thought you were a scientist. But I just understood everything you told me.” Lubchenco, who recounted… Read more Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head
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Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost

by on October 16, 2014 4:45 pm
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University will be better prepared to spread its impact thanks to $1.8 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Fellowships each year bring 20 domestic and international journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to Stanford for 10 months. During that time they… Read more Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost