Posts published in May, 2010

U.S. secretary of state speaks at event organized by CISAC scholars

by on May 28, 2010 4:00 am
HILLARY CLINTON, U.S. secretary of state (and former Stanford First Mom), spoke at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 27, on the Obama administration’s first National Security Strategy, a report submitted to Congress by each president to outline the intended U.S. response to major national security concerns. The Managing Global Insecurity project hosted… Read more

Grad students take iPad App to users in five weeks

by on May 27, 2010 4:00 am
ANKIT GUPTA, a graduate student in computer science, and AKSHAY KOTHARI, a grad student in electrical engineering, have taken an iPad application from “idea to prototype to beta product to release (and revenues!)” in a mere five weeks, according to Gupta. The app, called Pulse, is a news reading application created as part of the… Read more

Susan Taylor wins Arnice P. Streit Award in H&S

by on May 26, 2010 4:00 am
SUSAN TAYLOR, financial administrator in the Department of Economics, was recently presented with the Arnice P. Streit Award of the School of Humanities and Sciences by RICHARD SALLER, the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the school. Taylor was recognized at a ceremony in which four other H&S staff members were given the… Read more

Carl Djerassi elected foreign member of the Royal Society

by on May 25, 2010 4:00 am
Chemistry Professor Emeritus CARL DJERASSI has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society. The Fellowship of the Royal Society is composed of 1,300 of the most distinguished scientists from the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland. Fellows are elected for life. The Royal Society is celebrating its 350th anniversary.… Read more Carl Djerassi elected foreign member of the Royal Society

Christopher Khavarian wins SAA's Sterling Award for service

by on May 24, 2010 4:00 am
It’s the end of the year, so awards are now rolling in for Stanford students. For instance, graduating senior CHRISTOPHER KHAVARIAN has received the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) 2010 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford. HOWARD WOLF, vice president for alumni affairs, announced the award at a reception on Monday, May 17.… Read more

Film 'Countdown to Zero,' premiered at Cannes, features Scott Sagan

by on May 21, 2010 4:00 am
Countdown to Zero premiered at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival in France on May 17. The film traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament. Among those featured in the film… Read more

Arcadio Morales wins the 2010 Margaret Ann Fidler Award in Student Affairs

by on May 19, 2010 1:23 pm
ARCADIO MORALES, residence dean in Residential Education and resident fellow at Twain Hall, has been named the 2010 winner of the MARGARET ANN FIDLER AWARD for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. Morales was presented the award, which comes with a $1,000 prize, by Vice Provost for Student Affairs GREG BOARDMAN during a Student Affairs service… Read more

Now here is an invitation you can’t refuse

by on May 19, 2010 4:00 am
Julie Muir, PSSI recycling manager for Stanford, is inviting everyone to the final waste audit of the year. The waste audit—the 20th Muir has done—will be Friday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the PSSI/Stanford Recycling Center at 399 Bonair Siding, across from Parking & Transportation Services. She promises that “you will see… Read more

Bike to Work Day tally - 1,324

by on May 17, 2010 4:00 am
According to Stanford’s Bicycle Program Coordinator ARIADNE SCOTT, 1,324 bicyclists breezed by or checked in at one of the campus energizer stations on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 13 – a 50 percent increase in riders compared to 2009. There were nine energizer stations, including one at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. As of Friday… Read more Bike to Work Day tally - 1,324

David Kreps honored by American Economic Association

by on May 14, 2010 4:00 am
DAVID KREPS, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association (AEA). The honor, announced last month, is given to past presidents of the AEA and can be awarded to other economists of high distinction from the United States and Canada. Not more than three… Read more