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Marco Pavone

Three Stanford scientists honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

by Lisa Trei on January 20, 2017 12:15 pm
JACOB FOX, professor of mathematics; JONATHAN FAN, assistant professor of electrical engineering; and MARCO PAVONE, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, were recently honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Earlier in January, then President Barack Obama awarded the three faculty members and 99 other scientists and researchers nationwide the U.S.… Read more Three Stanford scientists honored with Presidential Early Career Awards
Dr. Sumbul Desai

Digital health center launches to connect faculty with tech companies

by Tracie White on January 19, 2017 12:36 pm
The School of Medicine has launched a center to support collaborations between Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley technology companies to develop, test and implement new digital health tools. The Center for Digital Health aims to advance the field of digital health by promoting these partnerships, performing clinical research and educating the next generation of physicians… Read more Digital health center launches to connect faculty with tech companies
Yaa Gyasi

Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition

by Pamela Moreland on January 18, 2017 3:04 pm
The reaction on YAA GYASI‘s Facebook page to the news that her debut novel Homegoing  was the 2016 recipient of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize was swift: 379 likes; 22 comments; and 19 shares. And that was before dawn. The John Leonard Prize was established to recognize outstanding first books in any… Read more Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition
Inky Ajanaku

Volleyball player Inky Ajanaku wins prestigious honor

by Stanford Athletics on January 17, 2017 4:50 pm
INKY AJANAKU was recently named the Honda Sport Award winner for Volleyball. The Honda Sport Award is presented annually by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics.” Ajanaku now becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete… Read more Volleyball player Inky Ajanaku wins prestigious honor
Jo Boaler

19 Stanford faculty noted for school policy influence

by Brooke Donald on January 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Nineteen Stanford faculty have been named key public influencers in school policy and practice in the 2017 “Edu-Scholar” list. The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., creates the list of the 200 most influential “Edu-Scholars” – university-based researchers who contribute most substantially to public debates about school policy and practices. The list is published annually… Read more 19 Stanford faculty noted for school policy influence
Martin Luther King

Remembering when Martin Luther King spoke at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on January 12, 2017 11:00 am
Today, Sunday and Monday, Stanford will recognize and celebrate MARTIN LUTHER KING‘s birthday. What some may not know is that the noted civil rights leader’s ties to Stanford date back to 1964, when he first spoke in Memorial Auditorium. That was the first of two lectures King gave at Stanford. In the talk, which was… Read more Remembering when Martin Luther King spoke at Stanford
Fiona Strouts

Researcher loafs around

by Jennifer Hubar on January 11, 2017 3:56 pm
FIONA STROUTS, research scientist in infectious diseases at the School of Medicine, says her background in microbiology research helps her understand sourdough making from the viewpoint of microbial fermentation and the effects of time and temperature. Makes sense. So what started out as a hobby for Strouts transitioned into a passion and now has grown… Read more Researcher loafs around
John Dunning

John Dunning retiring as coach of the women's volleyball team

by Stanford Athletics on January 10, 2017 12:39 pm
JOHN DUNNING, a 32-year veteran of the women’s volleyball coaching ranks and five-time national champion head coach, has announced his retirement. “I am a very lucky person. I have had the joy of coaching in a sport I love for decades, but have decided that it is time to retire,” said Dunning, who in December… Read more John Dunning retiring as coach of the women's volleyball team
Jennifer Granick

Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book

by Kathleen Gabel on January 10, 2017 7:00 am
JENNIFER GRANICK, lecturer-in-law and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, won the 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for her book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It. The award honors scholarship exploring the tension between civil… Read more Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book
hat

'Make America Great Again' hat wins Symbolic Systems' symbol of the year for 2016

by Staff on January 9, 2017 8:00 am
Affiliates of Stanford’s Symbolic Systems Program have chosen the “Make America Great Again” hat as the Symbol of the Year for 2016, in their fifth annual vote for notable symbols. The citation for the Symbol of the Year reads: “Donald Trump’s red cap became a widely recognized symbol and effective distillation of his campaign. The… Read more 'Make America Great Again' hat wins Symbolic Systems' symbol of the year for 2016