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Augustus White

Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony

by Tracie White on April 21, 2017 2:09 pm
AUGUSTUS WHITE III, the first African American to graduate from Stanford School of Medicine, will be this year’s speaker at the school’s diploma ceremony. Throughout his career as an orthopedic surgeon and scientist, White has remained a pioneer and role model for underrepresented minorities in the medical profession. His early interest in orthopedics stemmed from… Read more Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony
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New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research

by Alex Shashkevich on April 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Twenty-five undergraduate students will gather today, April 21, to talk about their research and creative projects during the Humanities Showcase on campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Humanities Center and will include short talks, a gallery walk with posters and several digital presentations, as well as creative performances by the… Read more New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research
Book about George Sword

Delphine Red Shirt's George Sword's Warrior Narratives honored

by Alex Shashkevich on April 19, 2017 3:58 pm
DELPHINE RED SHIRT, lecturer of Native American Studies and Special Languages, was recently honored with two awards for her 2016 book about the writings of Native American George Sword. Her book, George Sword’s Warrior Narratives: Compositional Processes in Lakota Oral Tradition, examines the characteristics of the oral storytelling and literature of the Lakota people, who… Read more Delphine Red Shirt's George Sword's Warrior Narratives honored
Lemelson prize winners

Undergrads win prize for work combating antibacterial resistance

by Nathan Collins on April 18, 2017 3:26 pm
A team of Stanford ChEM-H undergraduates has won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for their development of proteins that could combat multidrug-resistant bacteria, which the World Health Organization has described as one of the most serious public health threats the world faces today. MARIA FILSINGER INTERRANTE, now a student in the School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist… Read more Undergrads win prize for work combating antibacterial resistance
Long-ranging planning event

Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on April 17, 2017 2:42 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE and PROVOST PERSIS DRELL are inviting all members of the Stanford community to join them this Friday, April 21, at noon in Cubberley Auditorium to talk about long-range planning. In a letter to undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral students sent this week, the provost called the university’s ongoing long-range planning process “a… Read more Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford
Erica McCall

Erica McCall picked 17th in WNBA draft

by Stanford Athletics on April 16, 2017 9:50 am
ERICA McCALL became the 25th Stanford player overall and 11th in the past 11 years to hear her named called in the WNBA Draft when the Indiana Fever selected the Cardinal star forward with the 17th pick on Thursday. McCall was the subject of a recent Sports Illustrated profile in which her passion for basketball… Read more Erica McCall picked 17th in WNBA draft
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Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?

by SLAC Communications on April 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Got a millionth of a billionth of a second? There’s science that actually happens on this timescale. Join the SLAC National Accelerator Laborary online for a week of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21. Learn more about how scientists and engineers use electron beams and bright pulses of light from the Linac Coherent Light… Read more Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?
Peter Berkowitz

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize

by Marlon Bateman on April 12, 2017 4:16 pm
PETER BERKOWITZ, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was named a recipient of the 2017 Bradley Prize. Berkowitz was awarded the prize at an April 6 ceremony at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000. The Bradley Prize annually recognizes up to four individuals… Read more Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize
Raheem, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan

Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees

by Ruthann Richter on April 11, 2017 4:49 pm
In the video, RANEEM, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is shown reading aloud a letter of support from a staff member at the School of Medicine. The 18-year-old woman, wearing a black head scarf and plaid dress, pauses at one point, bows her head and wipes away tears. “She gave me motivation and hope,”… Read more Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees
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The first 100 days of guest artists

by Robin Wander on April 10, 2017 4:47 pm
We’re just 100 days into 2017, but it has already been a great year for guest artists on campus. Two visiting artists are kicking off spring quarter this week. The groundbreaking polymath Paul D. Miller, aka DJ SPOOKY, presents his “Pioneers of African American Cinema” film series and his ideas about music, media, technology and race… Read more The first 100 days of guest artists