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Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on July 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Two Stanford graduate students have won fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation for dissertation proposals that focus, respectively, on immigrant students in U.S. schools and on teacher compensation. CRISTINA LASH, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, will study and write about how the education system’s role of… Read more Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships
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Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed

by Robin Wander on July 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Stanford’s historic Roble Gym is in the last stage of a $28 million renovation to provide new program spaces for theater and dance productions of the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS). Finishing touches over the summer include the completion of a new dance studio and the outfitting of a new “arts gym,” a… Read more Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed
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Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

by Clifton Parker on July 24, 2016 5:30 pm
(Photo credit: Rod Searcey) All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week. The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place July 25 to 27 in Paul Brest Hall. The meeting brings together American teachers and educators from Korea… Read more Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education
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Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race

by Brooke Donald on July 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Hundreds of scholars gathered at Stanford to hear the latest psychological research addressing social and mental health concerns of ethnic minorities, including their LGBT members, as well as to network and build relationships within the field. The fourth Biennial American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45 Research Conference took place July 7-9 and was hosted by… Read more Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race
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Forum explores art, culture at the Stanford Center at Peking University

by John Groschwitz on July 20, 2016 6:00 pm
In early July, the Center for East Asian Studies explored contemporary arts development in China in a major event at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The China Arts Forum featured two visual artists, one performing artist, and one art market executive, all of whom were women. JINDONG CAI, associate professor in the Center for… Read more Forum explores art, culture at the Stanford Center at Peking University
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Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic

by Stanford Athletics on July 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Day One of the main draw at the 2016 Bank of the West Classic was punctuated by a three-set duel between former Stanford Cardinal Number Ones, with NICOLE GIBBS defeating CAROL ZHAO 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 under the lights at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Gibbs seized the upper hand early, winning the first set 6-2.… Read more Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic
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Stanford Alumni Association curates 'Podcasts That Wake Your Brain'

by Staff on July 19, 2016 4:00 am
Give your commute or your lunchtime walk a boost this week with five great podcast episodes from around campus.  The roundup of “Podcasts That Wake Your Brain” you’ll find stories that just might have you seeing something in a new light – from the animated films of your childhood to Victorian sex surveys to what… Read more Stanford Alumni Association curates 'Podcasts That Wake Your Brain'
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Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students

by Shana Lynch on July 18, 2016 4:00 am
Thinking of reinventing your career? Consider TYRA BANKS your paragon. Banks began modeling at 17 and rocketed to supermodel stardom (becoming one of the top-paid models in the world). She hosted her own talk show, then created and hosted America’s Next Top Model, the CW Network’s longest-running reality TV show. She wrote a novel about… Read more Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students
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Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area

by Staff on July 15, 2016 4:00 am
JOSE ROSARIO, a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program,  loves his job as a high school English teacher, but it does not love him back. In this 2016 talk at TEDxStanford,  Rosario told the audience that he finds himself at a crossroads between making a difference and making ends meet in the Bay Area,… Read more Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area
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Ami Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries

by By Beth Duff-Brown on July 13, 2016 5:49 pm
Studying the microorganisms that live in our gut is a relatively new field, one that has taken off in the last decade. It is estimated that half of the microbes that live in and around our gastrointestinal tract have yet to be discovered. “This means there is a huge amount of this dark matter within… Read more Ami Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries