Posts published in January, 2011

Barbara Babcock talks about the life of Clara Foltz

by on January 31, 2011 4:00 am
The Law School has posted a fascinating interview featuring BARBARA BABCOCK, the Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita, talking about her new book, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz, published by the Stanford University Press. According to the Press website, “Woman Lawyer tells the story of Clara Foltz, the first woman admitted to… Read more Barbara Babcock talks about the life of Clara Foltz

Bandura, Gibbs recognized with lifetime achievement awards

by on January 28, 2011 4:00 am
Psychology Professor Emeritus ALBERT BANDURA and anthropology Professor Emeritus JAMES GIBBS have received lifetime achievement awards from the Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Office and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences. Dean RICHARD SALLER, who presented the awards earlier this month, cited Bandura for his innovative scholarship and pioneering work in social modeling, self-regulatory… Read more Bandura, Gibbs recognized with lifetime achievement awards

Owen Marecic travels to Kentucky to receive the Hornung Award

by on January 27, 2011 4:00 am
OWEN MARECIC was awarded the inaugural Paul Hornung Award at a ceremony in Louisville earlier this week. Created by the Louisville Sports Commission, the Paul Hornung Award recognizes versatile, high-level performers in major college football to help preserve the legacy of one of Kentucky’s best-known athletes. A national selection committee of 16 sports journalists and… Read more Owen Marecic travels to Kentucky to receive the Hornung Award

The Red Barn hosts the Budweiser Clydesdales

by on January 26, 2011 4:00 am
A team of the Budweiser Clydesdales visited Stanford’s Red Barn last week. The horses, famous for their amusing Super Bowl commercials and appearances at events nationwide, were visiting for an event at Facebook, whose headquarters is located in the nearby Stanford Research Park. They needed a temporary place to board, and the Red Barn, home… Read more The Red Barn hosts the Budweiser Clydesdales

Paul Costello remembers Jack LaLanne

by on January 25, 2011 4:00 am
Three years ago, PAUL COSTELLO, executive director of communications and public affairs at the School of Medicine, interviewed fitness guru Jack LaLanne for a Stanford Medicine magazine issue devoted to the topic of longevity. “I found him to be indefatigable, and I thought then perhaps he really would never die,” Costello wrote of LaLanne, who… Read more Paul Costello remembers Jack LaLanne

Donald Knuth honored with BBVA award

by on January 24, 2011 12:00 am
DONALD KNUTH, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, received the 2010 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category. The prize jury applauded Knuth for “making computing a science by introducing formal mathematical techniques for the rigorous analysis of algorithms. He brought elegance into programming by advocating for… Read more Donald Knuth honored with BBVA award

Leyan Lo to perform with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra

by on January 21, 2011 4:00 am
LEYAN LO, a graduate student in physics at Stanford, made the papers earlier this week when he was chosen as one of the 101 musicians who will perform in Sydney, Australia, in March as part of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Lo, the concertmaster for the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, has another claim to fame: He is… Read more Leyan Lo to perform with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Stanford ranks number one in 'Klout' on Twitter

by on January 20, 2011 4:00 am
On its website, Klout, a social media analytics provider, touts itself as “the standard for influence.” Earlier this week, it posted a listing of  “The most influential colleges on Twitter.” Stanford was at the top of the heap. “Watch out US News and World Report, there’s a new ranking system in town. Does your college… Read more Stanford ranks number one in 'Klout' on Twitter

SLAC to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women's Interchange

by on January 19, 2011 4:00 am
Tomorrow, the Women’s Interchange at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will celebrate its 20th anniversary. WIS, as it is known, was founded in January 1991 to provide an open, informal forum to address issues of interest and concern to women; to promote the visibility of women at SLAC; and to share information among all SLAC departments,… Read more SLAC to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women's Interchange

Deisseroth: Method Man

by on January 18, 2011 4:00 am
Optogenetics, a precise new way for researchers to analyze the brain circuits underpinning mammalian behavior, was named “Method of the Year” in a recent issue of Nature Methods. A seminal player in the development of this new tool is KARL DEISSEROTH, associate professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral science in the School of… Read more Deisseroth: Method Man