Posts published in March, 2010

Jayne Appel tweets from Sacramento

by on March 31, 2010 4:00 am
“FINAL FOUR. Time to get me some cowboy boots!” JAYNE APPEL tweeted Monday night after her Cardinal women’s basketball team pulled out a win in the final second of the Elite Eight game against Xavier in Sacramento. The team will soon head to San Antonio for the Final Four. Another of Appel’s tweets made the… Read more Jayne Appel tweets from Sacramento

NBC's Nancy Snyderman to give keynote at Women's Health Forum

by on March 30, 2010 4:00 am
Women’s Health at Stanford, a multidisciplinary program in the School of Medicine, will hold its first Women’s Health Forum on Wednesday, May 5, from 1 to 5:15 p.m. in the Arrillaga Alumni Center. The keynote speaker for the event is Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News. Organizers are hoping to make the forum… Read more NBC's Nancy Snyderman to give keynote at Women's Health Forum

Thomas Kailath wins $530,000 award

by on March 29, 2010 4:00 am
THOMAS KAILATH, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, has won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Information and Communication Technologies. In honoring Kailath with the prestigious award, the foundation described him as the author of a mathematical development enabling the production of increasingly small computing chips. “Methods of his invention are able to pattern… Read more Thomas Kailath wins $530,000 award

Law School student assists Haitians in Miami

by on March 26, 2010 4:55 pm
Like thousands of other students, KATIE PLICHTA headed to Miami this year for spring break. But instead of spending all her time at Florida beaches and bars, the first-year Stanford Law School student participated in the University of Miami Law School’s alternative spring break program helping Haitians apply for temporary protected status. She kept track… Read more Law School student assists Haitians in Miami

Documentary on Elizabeth Wiltsee airs Sunday on KQED

by on March 26, 2010 4:04 am
This Dust of Words, an hour-long documentary about ELIZABETH WILTSEE, a Stanford alumna whose promise as an aspiring writer took a tragic turn, will be featured this Sunday, March 28, at 6 p.m. on KQED-TV’S Truly CA. The documentary by Bill Rose is inspired by a memoir of Wiltsee by JOHN FELSTINER, professor emeritus of… Read more Documentary on Elizabeth Wiltsee airs Sunday on KQED

Sweet Sixteen in Sacramento and on ESPN

by on March 25, 2010 6:12 pm
The Cardinal Women battle Georgia in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Saturday at 6 p.m. Information about tickets and transportation is available on the Athletics website. If you can’t make it to Sacramento,  tune in on ESPN.

Stanford loses one Gerhart, but Cardinal softball has two others

by on March 25, 2010 4:00 am
Football star TOBY GERHART, who thrilled Cardinal fans this past season with his record-breaking exploits, may be moving on to the NFL, but Stanford will not be without a Gerhart to cheer on. Freshman softball player TEAGAN GERHART last weekend threw three consecutive no-hitters, all shutouts in the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic. The recent Stanford… Read more Stanford loses one Gerhart, but Cardinal softball has two others

Stanford, California dreamin'

by on March 24, 2010 4:00 am
High school students and their parents agree on at least one thing – their dream college. Stanford ranked No. 1 in The Princeton Review’s 2010 “College Hopes & Worries Survey.” All but one of the questions in the 15-question survey were multiple choice. In the one in which respondents were asked to fill in the… Read more Stanford, California dreamin'

Marguerite photo contest winners

by on March 23, 2010 4:00 am
DEYRA N. RODRIGUEZ, a graduate student in genetics, won first prize in Parking & Transportation’s Marguerite Photo Contest. WAQAS MUSTAFEEZ, a graduate student in electrical engineering, placed second. Honorable mention: ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, a graduate student in the School of Education; BARBARA BARTLETT, an administrative associate in ophthalmology; RAMON GYSEL, a postdoc in materials science and… Read more Marguerite photo contest winners

Garcia-Molina named to "Most Important Hispanics in Technology List"

by on March 22, 2010 4:00 am
HECTOR GARCIA-MOLINA, the Leonard Bosack and Sandra K. Lerner Professor in the School of Engineering, has been named to the “Most Important Hispanics in Technology List” by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology. The editors of the magazine say they chose Garcia-Molina after “extensive research was done on thousands of employees from 100 candidate companies. HE&IT… Read more Garcia-Molina named to "Most Important Hispanics in Technology List"