Posts published in February, 2010

National Science Foundation awards $10 million for national election study

by on February 26, 2010 4:00 am
The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to fund the American National Election Studies (ANES) to study voter participation and decision-making in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and in the mid-term elections of 2010. The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) shares the award with the University of Michigan Institute for Social… Read more National Science Foundation awards $10 million for national election study

SIEPR creates new prize, names Volcker first recipient

by on February 25, 2010 4:00 am
The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) announced recently that it has created a new award, the SIEPR Prize for Contributions to Economic Policy. Former Federal Reserve Chairman PAUL VOLCKER will be the first recipient. The idea for the SIEPR Prize and the initial funding came from former Secretary of State and Hoover Fellow… Read more

Former Knight Fellow returns as innovation director

by on February 24, 2010 4:00 am
PAM MAPLES — journalist, journalism educator and journalism entrepreneur — has been named innovation director at the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford. She will begin the newly created position in March. Maples is vice president for editorial at, a multi-source video news startup in partnership with the University of Missouri, where she… Read more Former Knight Fellow returns as innovation director

It's E-Week at Stanford!

by on February 23, 2010 4:00 am
Entrepreneurship Week 2010, sponsored by the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network, runs this week through Sunday, Feb. 28. Organizers say that, despite the recession, E-Week features the strongest lineup of speakers offered since the event began four years ago. Activities include a start-up job fair on Wednesday, networking events, a water technology expo and more. The program… Read more It's E-Week at Stanford!

A commuter's dream

by on February 22, 2010 4:00 am
In the category of “world’s shortest commute,” STEPHEN STEDMAN, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation in Encina Hall, can roll out of bed in Crothers, where he and his wife are the new resident fellows, and stroll to work in two minutes. However, his wife, CORINNE THOMAS, has got even… Read more A commuter's dream

Moneyhun and Buffington headed to Boise

by on February 19, 2010 4:00 am
CLYDE MONEYHUN and NANCY BUFFINGTON will be leaving Stanford for new jobs in Idaho. Clyde, currently director of the Hume Writing Center and associate director of Stanford Introductory Studies, will take over as director of the Boise State University Writing Center and will teach in the English Department’s new doctoral program in rhetoric and composition.… Read more Moneyhun and Buffington headed to Boise

Stanford Drama presents 'Rent'

by on February 18, 2010 4:00 am
Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Rent took New York by storm when it debuted off Broadway in 1996 – now it is taking Stanford on Feb. 18-21 and 25-28. Jonathan Larson’s rock opera, based on Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, sold out weeks before opening – even before organizers had launched the publicity. An extra midnight (11:59 to… Read more Stanford Drama presents 'Rent'

Two SLAC Scientists receive $5 million in Early Career Research grants

by on February 17, 2010 4:01 am
Chosen from 1,750 applicants nationwide, SLAC scientists YUANTAO DING and ARIEL SCHWARTZMAN have been awarded five-year grants from the U.S. Department of Energy. Ding and Schwartzman each will receive at least $500,000 a year to cover salary and research expenses. The Early Career Research Program awarded 69 young scientists with a total of $85 million.… Read more

Richard Zare wins Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Science

by on February 17, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford über-chemist RICHARD ZARE has won a 2009 Frontiers of Knowledge Award, in the basic sciences category. The award is given by the BBVA Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). In announcing the award, the foundation said Zare was chosen for his pioneering work in laser-induced fluorescence. The announcement said Zare’s… Read more Richard Zare wins Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Science

Love your brain for Valentine's Day

by on February 12, 2010 4:01 am
Parking & Transportation Services is hosting a “Love your Brain” promotion for Valentine’s Day to promote wearing a bike helmet for every ride.  This Friday at White Plaza, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bike helmet wearers will be rewarded with gift cards. (While supplies last; gift cards donated by the Stanford Trauma Center.)