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Michael Eric Dyson is St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecturer

by Kate Chesley on September 27, 2016 5:11 pm
Author and MSNBC political analyst MICHAEL ERIC DYSON will speak about the coming presidential election at this year’s ST. CLAIR DRAKE Memorial Lecture on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at Encina Hall in the Bechtel Conference Center. Dyson’s lecture, sponsored by African & African American Studies, is titled “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Race… Read more Michael Eric Dyson is St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecturer
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Ya gotta love those punny Stanford students

by Kate Chesley on September 26, 2016 5:02 pm
Each year, RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION STUDENT STAFF members wrack their brains to come up with original, clever, memorable and generally punny dorm themes to welcome first-years, transfers and continuing students to their new homes. It helps if the theme, which is generally based on the name of the house, lends itself to a creative T-shirt design.… Read more Ya gotta love those punny Stanford students
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Undergraduates reimagine an African gallery at the Cantor Arts Center

by Barbara Wilcox on September 25, 2016 5:45 pm
Visit the Cantor Arts Center to see how 12 undergraduates reimagined part of the center’s African galleries as part of a course taught by CATHERINE HALE, curator of the arts of Africa and the Americas from 2014 to 2016. The exhibition, African Artists as Innovators, focuses on the artist as maker – an individual with… Read more Undergraduates reimagine an African gallery at the Cantor Arts Center
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Five faculty members receive early-career recognition

by University Communications on September 22, 2016 5:35 pm
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have selected five Stanford faculty members as 2016 Faculty Scholars. Those selected are early-career scientists who have the “great potential to make unique contributions to their field,” according to the announcement. The new Stanford Faculty Scholars: ALEX DUNN, who… Read more Five faculty members receive early-career recognition
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New Stanford eCorner podcast series

by Pamela Moreland on September 21, 2016 5:17 pm
A weekly series of podcasts aimed at members of the Stanford community, along with the growing ranks of aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs around the world, was launched earlier this month by Stanford eCorner and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). A new podcast airs every Wednesday. Hosted by TINA SEELIG, professor of the practice in… Read more New Stanford eCorner podcast series
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Jeremy Weinstein named director of Stanford Global Studies

by Kendra Davidson on September 20, 2016 5:37 pm
Political scientist JEREMY WEINSTEIN has been named as the new Fisher Family Director of the Stanford Global Studies Division. Weinstein, who joined Stanford in 2004, also has served as deputy to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and, before that, as chief of staff at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. During President… Read more Jeremy Weinstein named director of Stanford Global Studies
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Emmy award winner gives Stanford a shout out

by Kate Chesley on September 19, 2016 5:34 pm
Stanford alumnus STERLING K. BROWN won the award for best supporting actor at the 2016 Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 18. In his acceptance speech, Brown, who graduated in 1998, thanked his “extended family at Stanford University,” adding, “Stand up, Chocolate Cardinal in the house.” He also thanked his wife, RYAN MICHELLE BATHE, who is a… Read more Emmy award winner gives Stanford a shout out
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Student Affairs award named for Provost John Etchemendy

by University Communications on September 18, 2016 6:35 pm
Student Affairs, the university division that includes career education, community engagement, the dean of students office, residential education, the university registrar and student health, has renamed an award given for outstanding faculty service to honor PROVOST JOHN ETCHEMENDY. Etchemendy, the university’s longest serving provost, will be leaving his position to return to teaching and research.… Read more Student Affairs award named for Provost John Etchemendy
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CISAC seeks to cultivate future leaders in biosecurity

by Clifton B. Parker on September 15, 2016 5:39 pm
Biosecurity leaders gathered at Stanford recently to participate in “Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity,” sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) with the UPMC Center for Health Security. Biosecurity and its relationship to global health is a key issue for CISAC. With rapid advances in technology and science, biosecurity is increasingly focused on how… Read more CISAC seeks to cultivate future leaders in biosecurity
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Math faculty members earn silver medals in Beijing competition

by Pamela Moreland on September 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Two Department of Mathematics faculty members were awarded Morningside Medals of Mathematics at the 7th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians in August. Professor LEXING YING was honored for contributions to the development and analysis of fast methods in scientific computing. ZHIWEI YUN, adjunct professor of math, was cited for contributions to the construction of motives… Read more Math faculty members earn silver medals in Beijing competition