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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
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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
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Chemistry Department celebrates W.E. Moerner's Nobel win

by on October 15, 2014 5:15 pm
For quite some time, members of the Chemistry Department had been planning an intimate party to acknowledge W.E. MOERNER’s remarkably fruitful three-year run as department chair. But when Moerner won the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry last week, that plan was scrapped in lieu of a grander affair. On Monday, several hundred faculty and students,… Read more Chemistry Department celebrates W.E. Moerner's Nobel win
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Stanford Professor Robert Harrison honored by the French Ministry of Culture

by on October 15, 2014 4:00 am
  ROBERT POGUE HARRISON, professor of French and Italian at Stanford, was honorifically knighted as a “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Consul General last week for his commitment and dedication to French-related research fields. Established in 1957 by the French Minister of Culture, the distinction recognizes significant accomplishments in… Read more Stanford Professor Robert Harrison honored by the French Ministry of Culture
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Stanford scholars among the most cited

by on October 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Stanford professors MARK GRANOVETTER and SHOUCHENG ZHANG have been tapped by Thomson Reuters as its 2014 “Citation Laureates.” Granovetter is the Joan Butler Ford Professor and Chair of Sociology, and Zhang is the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics. Thomson Reuters selects its Citation Laureates based in large part on the number of… Read more Stanford scholars among the most cited
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Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva

by on October 13, 2014 4:00 am
Born on the Black Sea in Odessa, Regina Derieva was more than a loner. She was an outcast among outcasts: a Jew in the Soviet Union, a Ukrainian coming of age in Kazakhstan, and eventually an important poet in the Russian language living in Stockholm. The prominent Swedish author and translator Bengt Jangfeldt said, “Her… Read more Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva
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Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court

by on October 9, 2014 5:00 pm
Students from Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic traveled with Professor JEFFREY FISHER to Washington, D.C. this week for oral arguments in the clinic’s case Heien v. North Carolina.  At issue in the case was whether a police officer’s mistake of law can provide the individualized suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires. The clinic represented the petitioner… Read more Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court
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Eight are named to Athletics Hall of Fame

by on October 8, 2014 3:16 pm
Eight new members of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 11. The inductees are NICOLE BARNHART,  ’04 (women’s soccer); NOTAH BEGAY III, ’95 (men’s golf); TOI COOK,  ’87 (baseball and football); LAURA GRANVILLE, ’02 (women’s tennis); A.J. HINCH, ’96 (baseball); SKIP KENNEY (men’s swimming and diving coach); ANIKA LEERSSEN,… Read more Eight are named to Athletics Hall of Fame