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Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director

by on June 29, 2015 4:00 am
ANDREA DAVIES has been named the new associate director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She will take up the position July 16. Davies is currently the associate director at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. She holds a PhD in history, an MA in history and an MA in religious studies from Stanford,… Read more
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Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing

by on June 25, 2015 3:36 pm
Stanford University Libraries is one of the key players in a major new effort to share images with scholars around the world. The International Image Interoperability Framework, or IIIF, includes Stanford and 10 other institutions. It was formally established June 18. University Librarian MICHAEL KELLER said that digitizing, reproducing and preserving cultural and historical artifacts… Read more Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing
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Stanford wins Women's Capital One Cup

by on June 24, 2015 5:29 pm
Stanford has claimed its third Women’s Capital One Cup as the most successful athletics program in the country during the 2014-15 season. The Cardinal has won three-of-five awards since the Capital One Cup began in 2010-11. “We are incredibly proud of our women’s athletics program for the exceptional achievement on being this year’s Capital One… Read more Stanford wins Women's Capital One Cup
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Teens confused about dangers of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds

by on June 23, 2015 4:33 pm
Today’s teenagers are familiar with the dangers of smoking conventional cigarettes, but they’re much less sure of the risks posed by marijuana and e-cigarettes, according to a Stanford study published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The researchers asked 24 high-school students in one Northern California school district about the benefits and risks they… Read more Teens confused about dangers of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds
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Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement

by on June 22, 2015 2:58 pm
Legal scholar and author RICHARD THOMPSON FORD, who teaches comparative equality law, employment discrimination and local government law at Stanford Law School, says it is time for a new civil rights movement. He offered his prescription at TEDxStanford on campus in May. The Dish will feature more videos of this year’s talks, but you can… Read more Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement
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Stanford Stadium will be Super Bowl practice site

by on June 19, 2015 5:32 pm
A week before Super Bowl 50 is played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, 2016, one of the championship teams will practice in Stanford Stadium. The team will spend five days practicing at either Stanford Stadium or Elliott Practice Field. In addition, the team will have access to the new Stanford Stadium… Read more Stanford Stadium will be Super Bowl practice site
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Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards

by on June 18, 2015 3:39 pm
Stanford Medicine magazine earned six awards, including top prize in the category of “best articles of the year,” in a national competition. In all, the magazine took home a platinum, three golds, a silver and a bronze in the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards Program, a contest held by the Council for the Advancement and… Read more Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards
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Health report card says we don't get enough sleep at Stanford

by on June 17, 2015 5:44 pm
BeWell has posted the results of Stanford’s health report card for 2014. Turns out that we need to get more sleep, which comes as a surprise to, well, probably no one. And, while 67.6 percent of us eat two or more servings of fruit a day, only 47.2 percent eat three or more servings of… Read more Health report card says we don't get enough sleep at Stanford
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On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015

by on June 16, 2015 2:49 pm
Stanford videographer KURT HICKMAN captured some of the best moments of the university’s 124th Commencement Weekend. Baccalaureate, the annual multifaith celebration, featured speeches by VERNON JORDAN, a civil rights leader, investment banker and attorney, and by Shelby Monét Sinclair, a graduating senior, and music by Talisman A Cappella. Hickman also caught the Wacky Walk, Stanford’s… Read more On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015
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Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences

by on June 15, 2015 4:17 pm
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) recently awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award to MARIE TONEY, administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Toney, who recently marked 40 years of service at Stanford, received the award for her exceptional work as a university administrator in H&S. The award… Read more Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences