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The spectacular scenery of Women's Rowing

by on March 2, 2015 5:08 pm
Stanford Athletics offers up some breathtaking pictures of winter training sessions for members of the Stanford WOMEN’S ROWING team. Check out all the photographs at this website. The team trains at Stanford’s Redwood Shores boathouse.
Steve Ringman and Craig Welch (Photo Credit: Steve Castillo)

Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism

by on March 1, 2015 12:00 pm
Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman traversed the Pacific Ocean – from Papua New Guinea’s coral reefs to Alaska’s king crab fisheries – to see how carbon emissions are changing the ground rules for ocean life. Their multimedia series “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn” earned them the 2014 Knight Risser Prize… Read more Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism
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New ESPN commercial features the Stanford Tree

by on February 27, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford Tree WILL FUNK, a junior majoring in Science, Technology and Society, recently traveled to the headquarters of ESPN’s SportsCenter in Connecticut with Band adviser RACHEL AUMANN, assistant dean for student life, to film a new commercial. Funk’s starring role continues a tradition of Tree, the mascot of the Stanford Band, participation in the always-funny… Read more New ESPN commercial features the Stanford Tree
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Stanford's rising environmental leaders

by on February 25, 2015 5:22 pm
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has named 20 fellows for the 2015 Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). The interdisciplinary fellowship program exposes graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to national policy development, partnership building and public service in order to maximize the impact of their research. This year’s 20 RELP fellows were selected from… Read more Stanford's rising environmental leaders
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It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability

by on February 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford is competing against 450-plus colleges and universities across the country currently participating in RecycleMania – an effort to encourage members of the campus community to waste less and recycle and compost more. Sustainable Stanford hopes students, staff and faculty will unite to reduce the university’s collective waste footprint. At the end of March, Stanford will report… Read more It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability
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Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows

by on February 24, 2015 4:00 am
Three Stanford researchers are among this year’s winners of Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, honor outstanding scientists who show promise early in their careers. JENNIFER A. DIONNE, an assistant professor in materials science and engineering; HEMAMALA KARUNADASA, an assistant professor of chemistry, and PERCY LIANG, an assistant professor… Read more Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows
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Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford

by on February 23, 2015 4:00 am
  When ISSA RAE was thinking about colleges, the then budding teenage cyber nerd who loved creating her own stories, thought a university in lower Manhattan well known for its school of the arts was the place for her. But after 9/11, her parents told her they wanted her closer to home.  After that, Rae,… Read more Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford
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Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video

by on February 20, 2015 4:00 am
  Earlier this quarter, when J. CHRISTIAN JENSEN was in the campus video studio to conduct an interview with Al Jazeera, the staff in the studio decided to seize the opportunity to get their own footage of the rising star. Jensen, an alumnus and currently a lecturer in Stanford’s MFA Documentary Film and Video Program,… Read more Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video
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President Obama thanks hospitable drama faculty, students

by on February 18, 2015 4:08 pm
During his visit to Stanford last week, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA borrowed the offices of members of the Theater & Performance Studies Department in Memorial Auditorium. Enterprising students left the president a few messages, including an invitation to their upcoming performance of Evita. The students wrote to the president on pink notes attached to their photographs… Read more President Obama thanks hospitable drama faculty, students
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Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown

by on February 17, 2015 5:00 pm
  By tracking how much time you exercise from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, you can help Stanford win the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge — a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. Starting on Feb. 23, students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and supporters can track up to 120 minutes of physical activity per day for Stanford.… Read more Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown