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Tour of the central energy facility

Docents ready to lead new central energy facility tours

by on March 27, 2015 4:00 am
RON GAWER, director of energy operations, recently led a tour for members of the Office of Sustainability and Energy Management who are training to become docents for the new central energy facility. The office is a department within Land, Buildings and Real Estate. The new facility, debuting in April, is the most visible symbol of… Read more Docents ready to lead new central energy facility tours
Marty Laporte

Marty Laporte receives water conservation award

by on March 25, 2015 5:53 pm
MARTY LAPORTE, associate director of utilities for environmental quality and water efficiency, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards. The awards are given by a coalition of groups concerned about water conservation and the need for a strategic response to droughts and to a new era of water… Read more Marty Laporte receives water conservation award
Sam Wineburg

Wineburg elected to the National Academy of Education

by on March 24, 2015 5:28 pm
SAM WINEBURG, a leading scholar in the teaching and learning of history, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education. Founded in 1965, the NAEd advances high-quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Members serve on panels that address pressing issues in education and are engaged in academy… Read more Wineburg elected to the National Academy of Education
Women's basketball

University Archives celebrates women's basketball

by on March 23, 2015 5:38 pm
The UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES is featuring a new, small exhibit in the Albert M. Bender Room that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Stanford women’s first NCAA basketball victory. The Bender Room is on the fifth floor of the Bing Wing of Green Library. In the meantime, the current women’s basketball team has advanced to the Sweet… Read more University Archives celebrates women's basketball
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Stanford receives Investor Award from Redwood City Education Foundation

by on March 23, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford has received this year’s Investor Award from the Redwood City Education Foundation, in recognition of the university’s pledge to the RCEF of $250,000 over the next five years. The Investor Award honors companies for their substantial and long-term support of the RCEF and the Redwood City School District (RCSD), through gifts of time and… Read more Stanford receives Investor Award from Redwood City Education Foundation
The dress that became a viral phenomenon

Deconstructing the 'dress' meme

by on March 19, 2015 5:09 pm
“The Dress” that erupted into a viral phenomenon last month led DAMON CENTOLA to investigate the optical illusion more deeply. Centola, a resident fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, studies the collective dynamics of social consensus. Last month, he and a colleague had a paper published about how the structure… Read more Deconstructing the 'dress' meme
Andrus Peat will be among the Cardinal participating in Stanford's Pro Timing Day. (Photo: David Elkinson)

Stanford's Pro Timing Day draws NFL teams

by on March 18, 2015 5:40 pm
Fourteen former Cardinal student-athletes will display their talents before National Football League (NFL) representatives today as part of Stanford’s Pro Timing Day. The event will be broadcast live nationally by ESPN3. The coverage commences at 11:15 a.m. (PT). Participants hope to be drafted or signed as free agents in the NFL. Participants expected to participate… Read more Stanford's Pro Timing Day draws NFL teams
Bernard Muir

Stanford and Duke student-athletes serve together

by on March 17, 2015 5:31 pm
Stanford and Duke have announced a joint civic engagement initiative for student-athletes from both institutions. The project, set to begin this summer, is being made possible through the vision and generosity of DAVID RUBENSTEIN and PETER and HELEN BING. Student-athletes from Duke and Stanford will work together in under-resourced communities in the United States and… Read more Stanford and Duke student-athletes serve together
John Hennessy

President John Hennessy delivers ACE's Atwell Lecture

by on March 16, 2015 5:44 pm
PRESIDENT JOHN HENNESSY recently gave the 2015 Robert H. Atwell Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Council of Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C. He addressed hundreds of college presidents on the issue of information technology and the future of teaching and learning. Since 1997, ACE’s annual meeting has opened with the Atwell Lecture,… Read more President John Hennessy delivers ACE's Atwell Lecture
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Video: Stanford's Clayborne Carson in Selma on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

by on March 13, 2015 5:00 pm
CLAYBORNE CARSON, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford, was in Selma, Alabama, last weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the day known as “Bloody Sunday,” when on March 7, 1965, voting rights activists were brutally attacked during a peaceful march. In this video,… Read more Video: Stanford's Clayborne Carson in Selma on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'