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Senior LoMo Phillips wins the Sterling Award for service

by Emily Handy on May 25, 2017 2:36 pm
Senior LAUREN “LOMO” PHILLIPS was awarded the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2017 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford. HOWARD WOLF, president of Stanford Alumni Association and vice president for alumni affairs, recently presented the award to Phillips, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in art history Phillips has been active in campus… Read more Senior LoMo Phillips wins the Sterling Award for service
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Stanford doctoral candidates named Mellon/ACLS Fellows, receive financial support for dissertations

by Milenko Martinovich on May 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Stanford PhD students LELIA GLASS and VLADIMIR HAMED-TROYANSKY were named 2017 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellows. Glass and Hamed-Troyansky were among 65 fellows selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. Fellows are awarded a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees. The financial support… Read more Stanford doctoral candidates named Mellon/ACLS Fellows, receive financial support for dissertations
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Tim Wise and activists focus on racism, white privilege at Sally Dickson Lecture

by Cynthia Haven on May 23, 2017 3:45 pm
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans a dozen years ago, natural forces weren’t the biggest cause of flooding: a misallocation of government resources left the levees unprepared for the rising floodwaters. People rushed into New Orleans from all over the country, armed with their good intentions. TIM WISE, a prominent voice on racism, inequality and… Read more Tim Wise and activists focus on racism, white privilege at Sally Dickson Lecture
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The surprising educational history of the Stanford Federal Credit Union building

by Barbara Wilcox on May 22, 2017 2:54 pm
As part of its centennial celebrations, the Graduate School of Education is featuring “Ideas Born at GSE” on its website. The story called “A gleaming pavilion for teaching and learning” by BARBARA WILCOX reveals the surprising fact that the Stanford Federal Credit Union building on Pampas Lane was once a prototype of School Construction Systems… Read more The surprising educational history of the Stanford Federal Credit Union building
Kate Gibson

Kate Gibson is named San Mateo County’s Bike Commuter of the Year

by News Service on May 19, 2017 4:06 pm
KATE GIBSON, transportation demand management (TDM) and communications specialist in Land and Buildings Operations, was recently named the 2017 Bike Commuter of the Year in San Mateo County. Gibson commutes to Stanford by biking from her home to the Redwood City Caltrain station and then riding from the Palo Alto Caltrain station to her office.… Read more Kate Gibson is named San Mateo County’s Bike Commuter of the Year
Emma Coleman

Emma Coleman selected student Baccalaureate speaker

by Diane Abundabar on May 18, 2017 2:46 pm
Senior EMMA COLEMAN has been named the 2017 Baccalaureate student speaker by the Office for Religious Life.  Baccalaureate will be the day before Commencement, Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. on the Main Quadrangle. Coleman was selected from among 36 applicants. Coleman is a senior from Chicago who will be earning her bachelor’s degree in… Read more Emma Coleman selected student Baccalaureate speaker
Susan Swetter

Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer

by BeWell on May 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Summer is just around the corner. So, BeWell, the university’s health promotion program, talked to SUSAN SWETTER, professor of dermatology and director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at the Stanford Medical Center and Cancer Institute, about the dangers of skin cancer. How do you convince people to take skin cancer prevention seriously? Skin… Read more Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer
Lori Gager

Lori Gager wins the Fidler Award in Student Affairs

by Elaine Ray on May 16, 2017 3:06 pm
If you walk into the Student Services Center on the second floor of Tresidder, one of the things you might notice is the sign that says, “Because Nice Matters.” That slogan is a theme at the core of how the center’s staff approaches their work. It is also a thread that ran through more than… Read more Lori Gager wins the Fidler Award in Student Affairs
Nicole Stafford

Swimmer Nicole Stafford wins the Honda Inspiration Award

by Stanford Athletics on May 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Senior swimmer NICOLE STAFFORD was named the Honda Inspiration Award winner by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) Inspiration Award committee. “I am extremely humbled to receive the 2017 Honda Inspiration Award, and I want to thank the CWSA for providing this opportunity,” Stafford said. “I would like to recognize the other two finalists, Jesse… Read more Swimmer Nicole Stafford wins the Honda Inspiration Award
Pamela Karlan

Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing

by Sharon Driscoll on May 12, 2017 4:25 pm
In this Q&A with Stanford Lawyer, Law School Professor PAMELA KARLAN discusses the legal implications of the May 9 firing of FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey seems to have been a break with tradition. Can you talk about that – the structure of power – and why the… Read more Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing