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Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak

Victim of attack on American University of Afghanistan was former Stanford fellow

by University Communications on August 25, 2016 5:13 pm
NAQIB AHMAD KHPULWAK, who studied at Stanford as a visiting fellow at Stanford Law School, was apparently killed in the attack on the American University of Afghanistan, where he was teaching law. On Thursday, Aug. 25, national and international media reported his death, but misidentified him as a Stanford alumnus and/or a Stanford faculty member.… Read more Victim of attack on American University of Afghanistan was former Stanford fellow
Jane Stanford

Read Jane Stanford's ungiven speech in honor of her birthday

by Barbara Wilcox on August 24, 2016 3:48 pm
JANE STANFORD‘s birthday is Aug. 25, and the university founder would have been 188 years old. When Stanford opened 125 years ago this Oct. 1, both co-founders prepared remarks for the opening ceremony. LELAND STANFORD read a 2,000-word talk that touched on the role of education in society, the dignity of labor and the inefficiency… Read more Read Jane Stanford's ungiven speech in honor of her birthday
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SUNSPORT tries to get athletes to protect their skin

by Michael Claeys on August 22, 2016 5:29 pm
The most recent issue of Stanford Medicine features a story by MICHAEL CLAEYS of the Stanford Cancer Institute about SUNSPORT, a joint effort of the Athletic Department, Dermatology Department and Cancer Institute. Claeys writes that the program conducts longitudinal research through annual surveys of Stanford’s nearly 900 student-athletes’ sun-exposure and skin-protection behaviors. SUNSPORT (Stanford University… Read more SUNSPORT tries to get athletes to protect their skin
Justin Leidwanger

Humanities researchers receive NEH grants

by Chris Kark on August 19, 2016 5:14 pm
The National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency that provides grants to support humanities research and education, has awarded a fellowship and a research grant to two Stanford faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Each year, the NEH bestows hundreds of grants on individual scholars and on programs at an array of cultural… Read more Humanities researchers receive NEH grants
Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis jumps to a silver medal in Rio

by Stanford Athletics on August 18, 2016 2:51 pm
Cardinal athletes continue to rock the Olympics in Rio. LUCY DAVIS, who graduated in 2015, collected Stanford’s 18th overall medal of the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday, Aug. 17, bringing home silver as a member of USA’s Show Jumping team. Next up for Davis is Friday’s individual jumping final. Davis majored in architecture at Stanford… Read more Lucy Davis jumps to a silver medal in Rio
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Article about bosses most recent popular Stanford Report story

by Victoria Chesley on August 17, 2016 3:39 pm
Turns out that readers of Stanford Report, the university’s official news source, are likeliest to click on health and wellness articles and news about university developments. But when it comes to articles about bosses, that’s when they are really motivated. Every summer since 2010, Stanford Report has analyzed its analytics to track its progress with… Read more Article about bosses most recent popular Stanford Report story
Karl Deisseroth

Deisseroth wins Massry Prize for pioneering optogenetics work

by Bruce Goldman on August 16, 2016 2:06 pm
KARL DEISSEROTH, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been named a recipient of this year’s Massry Prize for his pioneering efforts in the development of a breakthrough technology called optogenetics. Deisseroth, who is the D.H. Chen Professor, shares the prize with two other researchers: Peter Hegemann of the Humboldt University in… Read more Deisseroth wins Massry Prize for pioneering optogenetics work
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You never know where the Stanford Band will show up

by Kate Chesley on August 15, 2016 3:14 pm
Visitors to campus Saturday may have been a tad surprised to find members of the LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND playing various tunes from the White Plaza fountain and pool in front of the bookstore, as well as the fountain and pool in front of the Bing Wing of Green Library. That is, the… Read more You never know where the Stanford Band will show up
Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel makes history at the Olympics

by Stanford Athletics on August 15, 2016 7:53 am
Junior SIMONE MANUEL made Olympic history in Rio when she became the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in swimming. Manuel set an Olympic and American record to tie for the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle. “It means a lot [to be the first black woman to earn gold in the pool],”… Read more Simone Manuel makes history at the Olympics
Chris Lorway

Chris Lorway wants you to know five things about Season Five at Stanford Live

by Stanford Live staff on August 11, 2016 4:15 pm
CHRIS LORWAY was recently appointed executive director of Stanford Live and the Bing Concert Hall. Stanford Live will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. So there are five things he wants readers to know about the upcoming season: First, Stanford Live is celebrating five birthdays—those of American composers John Adams, Philip Glass and Steve Reich and… Read more Chris Lorway wants you to know five things about Season Five at Stanford Live