Posts published in September, 2010

Deierlein wins 'Popular Mechanics' award

by on September 30, 2010 4:00 am
Popular Mechanics has chosen GREGORY DEIERLEIN, the John A. Blume Professor in the School of Engineering, as one of the winners of the magazine’s annual Breakthrough Awards. He won for designing a structural system for multi-story buildings that allows them to absorb the shaking during a major earthquake; the system confines the damage to a… Read more Deierlein wins 'Popular Mechanics' award

Ethics center gets $500k to study equality in education

by on September 29, 2010 4:00 am
The Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society has received a $500,000 grant to focus on understanding the relationship between the ideals of equality and the provision of public education. Researchers will examine school financing, admissions practices and the local, state and national distribution of educational responsibility to identify hurdles to achieving equality… Read more Ethics center gets $500k to study equality in education

Bill Larson recognized for crime prevention efforts

by on September 27, 2010 4:00 am
The California Crime Prevention Officers’ Association has again recognized BILL LARSON, who is responsible for the Department of Public Safety’s crime prevention and risk management efforts. Larson won the Practitioner of the Year Award for Region 11 in 2008-09, which includes law enforcement agencies from San Francisco to Monterey. He now has won the same… Read more Bill Larson recognized for crime prevention efforts

Victor Wooten's life lessons

by on September 24, 2010 4:00 am
Victor Wooten, foreground, had more than music to share with the freshmen of the Class of 2014. On Friday, Sept. 17, Wooten and his band held an interactive program titled “Learning In and Through Community” at Frost Amphitheater before a crowd of several hundred freshmen. The five-time Grammy Award winner was joined on stage by… Read more Victor Wooten's life lessons

A good week for Stanford environmentalists

by on September 23, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford environmentalists have been racking up kudos this week. First, biology Professor GRETCHEN DAILY, a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, was named one of 10 recipients of the Heinz Award. Then Daily was named one of three recipients of the Midori Prize for Biodiversity. On top of that, TERRY ROOT, also… Read more A good week for Stanford environmentalists

Show Luck some love

by on September 22, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford Athletics has determined that it might take more than a little, uh, good fortune to put starting quarterback ANDREW LUCK over the top in the All-America and Davey O’Brien awards sweepstakes. So they have created a website complete with biographical information, statistics and video highlights. The site also includes quotes such as this one… Read more Show Luck some love

Roble Hall goes Hollywood

by on September 21, 2010 4:00 am
Producer and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin visited Roble Hall Theater Monday morning, accompanied by the stars of the upcoming movie about Facebook, The Social Network. Sorkin and his stars are doing a promotional tour for the movie, which was screened in Palo Alto Sunday evening. Most of the students packed into Roble had seen the screening.… Read more Roble Hall goes Hollywood

Football great John Lynch among new Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

by on September 20, 2010 4:00 am
Football great JOHN LYNCH, one of the most feared tacklers in National Football League history, will be among the new inductees into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. The list of inductees also includes BREVIN KNIGHT (basketball), RICK LUNDBLADE (baseball), TRACYE LAWYER (track and field; soccer), MIKE LAMBERT (men’s volleyball), CATHERINE FOX (women’s swimming and… Read more Football great John Lynch among new Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

When John F. Kennedy walked the halls of Stanford

by on September 17, 2010 4:00 am
If you didn’t have a chance to hear ZEV KARLIN-NEUMANN’s student Convocation speech, you might want to read it online. Karlin-Neumann, whose proud mom is Rabbi PATRICIA KARLIN-NEUMANN of the Office for Religious Life, was chosen as this year’s student Convocation speaker. The selection committee, comprising representatives from New Student Orientation, Student Affairs and University… Read more When John F. Kennedy walked the halls of Stanford

Women's volleyball historic win results in #1 ranking

by on September 16, 2010 4:00 am
Last weekend, Coach JOHN DUNNING‘s women’s volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, made history. The Cardinal snapped No. 1 Penn State’s 109 match winning streak with a 28-26, 25-12 and 25-18 win in the championship of the Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic in Gainesville, Fla. It was the second longest streak in NCAA… Read more Women's volleyball historic win results in #1 ranking