Posts published in December, 2010

Annual Report on Undergraduate Education highlights scholarships

by on December 16, 2010 4:00 am
The newly posted Annual Report on Undergraduate Education 2009-10, created by the Office of Development, introduces viewers to recipients of Stanford scholarships and illustrates how the university invests support given by alumni, parents and friends. In 2009-10, 31,892 donors gave more than $20.2 million to The Stanford Fund. Seventy-seven percent of the gifts were allocated… Read more Annual Report on Undergraduate Education highlights scholarships

Fangio named defensive coordinator of the year

by on December 15, 2010 4:00 am
Defensive coordinator VIC FANGIO is the latest football player or coach to be recognized with a national award. Fangio was named’s Defensive Coordinator of the Year. Fangio is in his first season as Stanford’s defensive coordinator after spending the previous 24 years coaching in the NFL, including the last four seasons with the Baltimore… Read more Fangio named defensive coordinator of the year

Soccer star Christen Press named finalist for Hermann Trophy

by on December 14, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford senior CHRISTEN PRESS has been named one of three finalists for the Hermann Trophy, which recognizes the best college women’s soccer player in the country. Press will be joined by Notre Dame’s Melissa Henderson and California’s Alex Morgan for the awards ceremony Jan. 7 in St. Louis. Press could become the second Hermann winner… Read more Soccer star Christen Press named finalist for Hermann Trophy

Marecic is finalist for football's Hornung Award

by on December 13, 2010 4:00 am
Senior OWEN MARECIC, who Coach Jim Harbaugh calls the “perfect football player,” is a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, which honors the nation’s most versatile football player. Marecic, who is an AFCA All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American, joins TCU’s Jeremy Kerley and Kentucky’s Randall Cobb on the final list. The winner will be announced… Read more Marecic is finalist for football's Hornung Award

Andrew Luck talks about his Heisman Trophy nomination

by on December 9, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford’s star quarterback ANDREW LUCK displayed his enthusiasm, intelligence, humility and savvy with the media during a press conference this week. The articulate Luck took time off between finals to answer questions from reporters about his Heisman Trophy nomination. Luck joins Auburn’s Cam Newton, Oregon’s LaMichael James and Boise State’s Kellen Moore as finalists for… Read more

Linda Darling-Hammond wins 2010 Brock Prize

by on December 8, 2010 4:00 am
LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Brock International Prize in Education. The prize is given annually to an individual who has made a specific innovation or contribution to the science and art of education, resulting in a significant impact on the practice or understanding… Read more

Country stars aid in fundraising for Women’s Cancer Center

by on December 7, 2010 4:00 am
Country singing stars GARTH BROOKS and TRISHA YEARWOOD visited last week to help raise nearly $1 million for the WOMEN’S CANCER CENTER at Stanford. The program, part of the Stanford Cancer Center, involves some 80 faculty and staff in a comprehensive effort to improve survival and cure rates for breast and gynecologic cancers. The two… Read more

MBA students ring the NYSE closing bell

by on December 6, 2010 4:00 am
Hundreds of MBA students from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business were on hand for the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange Dec. 2. They were joined by the school’s dean, GARTH SALONER, and NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer. Students and faculty rang more than 300 bells during a live satellite feed from campus. Niederauer… Read more MBA students ring the NYSE closing bell

Visit the Bowl Center website for the latest football news!

by on December 3, 2010 4:00 am
Can’t get enough Stanford football news? Eager to find out what’s going to happen in terms of bowl invitations for the 11-1 Stanford Cardinal? Then be sure to tune in on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 5:15 p.m. (PST) for the BCS Countdown show on ESPN television. In the meantime, visit Stanford Athletics Bowl Central for… Read more

SLAC welcomes new CFO Linda Rakow

by on December 2, 2010 4:00 am
LINDA RAKOW joined the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory last month as chief financial officer, bringing with her decades of experience in the Department of Energy’s national laboratory system. She has held a variety of senior-level financial positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), most recently serving as CFO there. “Coming to SLAC is exciting because… Read more