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On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…
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Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research

by on December 19, 2014 4:00 am
  PAGE CHAMBERLAIN, professor of environmental Earth system science, was recently awarded the inaugural Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research. Chamberlain received the prize from Germany’s Senckenberg Society at an award ceremony held in Frankfurt. An expert in isotope geology, Chamberlain has advanced the understanding of erosion mechanisms, the carbon cycle, climate and precipitation patterns by… Read more Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research
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Researcher studies the long-term impact of zoos

by on December 17, 2014 4:38 pm
A visit to the zoo gives kids a chance to see animals they may never otherwise experience. It’s also an opportunity for deep engagement and learning in science. To date, however, the long-term impacts of learning science outside the classroom aren’t well known. Researchers wonder whether the lessons last, how best to connect these lessons… Read more
Headshots of Stacy Villalobos (left) and Nisha Kashyap

Stanford Law School students named Skadden Fellows

by on December 16, 2014 4:00 am
Making a difference for the less fortunate is the goal of the Skadden Foundation. Now Stanford Law School’s NISHA KASHYAP, JD ’14, and STACY VILLALOBOS, JD ’15, will have an opportunity to devote themselves to good works for two years. On Dec. 11, they were named 2015 Skadden Fellows. Kashyap and Villalobos join a group… Read more Stanford Law School students named Skadden Fellows

Tips for healthy aging

by on December 15, 2014 4:00 am
  In two separate articles on Stanford’s BeWell website, experts offer advice on how to navigate the physical and emotional challenges of aging. In “The Upside of Aging,” MANJULA WALDRON, consulting professor at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, talks about the often-overlooked positive side of aging and how having a plan for healthy aging can… Read more
Rubber boots, umbrellas and other rain gear provided protection during the rainstorm on Thursday.

Stanford community weathers big storm

by on December 11, 2014 4:21 pm
Members of the Stanford community braved the elements to get to and across campus Thursday as the first big storm of the season hit the Bay Area. Stanford maintenance crews got out early to rapidly identify and clear areas of water accumulation. Residential and Dining Enterprises worked with PG&E to restore power at a few… Read more
Arresting exhibit of a face at the Stanford Art Gallery

Undergraduate exhibit breaks Stanford Art Gallery record

by on December 10, 2014 4:02 pm
This quarter, the STANFORD ART GALLERY welcomed a record-breaking 10,303 visitors to view the All Tomorrow’s Parties exhibition. This exhibition was not only unique for more than doubling the attendance of previous exhibitions, but it also marked the first time that undergraduate students were offered the opportunity to install their work in this historic space.… Read more Undergraduate exhibit breaks Stanford Art Gallery record

Stanford Graduate School of Education pledges $5 million to partnership with San Francisco schools

by on December 9, 2014 5:35 pm
Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education has committed to raise $5 million for a pair of new initiatives with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) that will enable teachers and administrators to use research more effectively to meet students’ needs. The new efforts are another step forward in a five-year-long partnership between the university… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education pledges $5 million to partnership with San Francisco schools
A black and white photograph of the Kingscote Gardens apartment building

Stanford's own mystery house

by on December 8, 2014 5:45 pm
Nestled between the Faculty Club and Lomita Drive, shrouded by groomed hedges and twisted, ancient oaks, the lush lawn and flowerbeds of the Kingscote Gardens Apartments offer tranquil respite from the bustling campus. Yet few students or alumni are familiar with the accidental oasis, if they even know it exists. Opened in fall of 1917… Read more Stanford's own mystery house
Photo of heart tranplant patient Vaness French with his little white dogs

Total artificial heart serves as bridge to Stanford patient's transplant

by on December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
  Stanford Heath Care patient Vaness French had heart disease for most of his life and became too sick to qualify for heart transplantation. The cardiac surgeons at Stanford offered him a new option – a total artificial heart and ultimately a new lease on life.