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Devin McMahon

Graduate student Devin McMahon finishes first among women in the San Francisco Marathon

by Kate Chesley on July 27, 2017 4:00 pm
DEVIN MCMAHON, a PhD student in Earth system science, placed first among 2,355 women in the San Francisco Marathon on July 23. McMahon, who ran track as an undergraduate at Cornell, is pursing graduate work on sustainability of afforestation and plantation forestry as part of ROB JACKSON’s lab. Specifically, McMahon studies the long-term effects of… Read more Graduate student Devin McMahon finishes first among women in the San Francisco Marathon
Richard Thompson Ford, left, and David Alan Sklansky

Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute

by Carla Spain on July 26, 2017 4:17 pm
The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced 58 newly elected members, including Stanford Law Professors RICHARD THOMPSON FORD and DAVID ALAN SKLANSKY. ALI members are highly regarded judges, lawyers and law professors who are confidentially nominated by their peers, vetted by ALI’s Membership Committee and elected by the ALI Council. An expert on civil rights and anti-discrimination law, Ford (BA… Read more Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute
Samuel Cheshier

Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation

by Kate Chesley on July 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Pediatric neurosurgeon SAMUEL CHESHIER, assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been awarded continued funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to assist in his research on malignant brain tumors in children. Malignant primary brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children and are a leading cause of death. Cheshier, the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation St.… Read more Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation
Solomon Thomas

Catching up with Cardinal football players in the NFL

by Stanford Athletics on July 24, 2017 4:18 pm
Training camp begins this week for most teams in the National Football League. Stanford Athletics has caught up with the 33 former Cardinal football players signed to NFL teams, including SOLOMON THOMAS, who was the first-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers. Among the other players highlighted by athletics were wideout FRANCIS OWUSU, who… Read more Catching up with Cardinal football players in the NFL
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BeWell investigates the psychology of spending

by BeWell at Stanford on July 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Financial health is an essential component to wellness. To learn more about the thoughts, emotions and strategies that impact purchases, BEWELL spoke with AMBER DANFORD, chief retail and marketing officer of the Stanford Credit Union. What emotional appeals do advertisers use that impact my spending? Advertisers know that emotional appeals tend to sell products/services more… Read more BeWell investigates the psychology of spending
Bill Clebsch

University IT's Bill Clebsch retiring in August

by University IT Communications on July 20, 2017 2:14 pm
BILL CLEBSCH, University IT associate vice president, is retiring on Aug. 18. For 11 years, Clebsch has led the IT Services organization in University IT, which includes about 340 people in more than 20 work groups. Collectively, IT Services is responsible for Stanford’s data center planning and operations, research computing, network and communication services, infrastructure… Read more University IT's Bill Clebsch retiring in August
Eva Silverstein

SLAC’s Eva Silverstein’s Spirals and Strings

by Pamela Moreland on July 19, 2017 4:39 pm
Quanta Magazine set out to photograph some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and mathematicians in their favorite places to think, tinker and create. This series explores the role of cherished spaces — public or private, spare or crowded, inside or out — in clearing a path to inspiration. String cosmologist EVA SILVERSTEIN told the… Read more SLAC’s Eva Silverstein’s Spirals and Strings
Emmanuel Candès

Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize

by Stanford Department of Mathematics on July 18, 2017 4:36 pm
EMMANUEL CANDÈS, professor of mathematics and statistics, was honored with the 2017 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at its annual meeting earlier this month. Established in 1998, the Kleinman Prize is awarded every two years to one individual for outstanding research – or other contributions – bridging the… Read more Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize
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Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research

by Precourt Institute for Energy on July 17, 2017 4:00 pm
The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Stanford a total of $1.59 million for two research projects on advanced solar cell technology. The awards are among 48 projects that will receive support through the DOE SunShot Initiative, a program launched in 2011 to develop new technologies that lower the costs and improve the reliability of… Read more Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research
Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs' A Chosen Exile makes summer reading lists

by Alex Shashkevich on July 14, 2017 5:44 pm
A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, written by historian ALLYSON HOBBS, made it to the 2017 summer reading lists of Harvard University Press and The Paris Review. The 2014 book examines the phenomenon of racial passing, which is an intentional attempt by a person to assume a different racial identity,… Read more Allyson Hobbs' A Chosen Exile makes summer reading lists