Posts published in April, 2011

Student emergency medical technician group kicks off defibrillator awareness effort

by on April 29, 2011 4:00 am
There are more than 60 automatic external defibrillators on campus. Would you know where to find one or how to use it if someone went into sudden cardiac arrest? Stanford EMS (StEMS), a student-led group of emergency medical technicians overseen by Stanford’s Department of Public Safety, recently kicked off a campus-wide initiative to raise awareness… Read more Student emergency medical technician group kicks off defibrillator awareness effort

Calling all kids: Super Spikers volleyball clinic dates set

by on April 28, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford women’s volleyball welcomes all kids K-8th grade to participate in the 2011 Super Spikers Volleyball Clinic Aug. 14 and 21. Each clinic runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at a cost of $20 per clinic. The clinics will focus on ball control, spiking, passing, setting, serving, digging and blocking. The Aug. 14 clinic, which… Read more Calling all kids: Super Spikers volleyball clinic dates set

In pictures: John and Nancy Etchemendy host Easter Egg Roll

by on April 26, 2011 4:00 am
On Saturday, April 23, PROVOST JOHN ETCHEMENDY and his wife, NANCY, hosted an Easter celebration for graduate students, their children and spouses. The event, held at Meyer-Buck House, the provost’s residence, featured games, face painting and an Easter egg competition. According to the Graduate Life Office, about 250 guests attended. University photographer LINDA CICERO was… Read more In pictures: John and Nancy Etchemendy host Easter Egg Roll

Do you have a water tale?

by on April 25, 2011 4:00 am
Have you ever walked across campus and wondered why the sprinklers were primarily watering the concrete sidewalk? Sustainable Stanford wants to know about these stories. Reporting them might even garner you a prize. During the 2011 Water Wise campaign, which runs through May 13, Sustainable Stanford will recognize individuals who take the time to identify… Read more Do you have a water tale?

Series on global hip-hop wraps up with appearance by Public Enemy's Chuck D

by on April 22, 2011 4:00 am
The Institute for Diversity in the Arts is hosting a spring series titled “Global Flows: The Globalization of Hip-Hop Art, Culture and Politics.” The series is offered as a 2-unit course in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity that includes film screenings, discussions and performances that examine and explore the international reach of hip-hop cultures… Read more

President Obama lands on the Sand Hill Road fields

by on April 20, 2011 2:06 pm
Here’s something you don’t see every day. About 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, five large helicopters, including the president’s Marine One, landed on the heavily secured Sand Hill Road fields, where intramural games are played. The fields are located just off Sand Hill Road, between the hospital and Stanford West. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA was… Read more President Obama lands on the Sand Hill Road fields

Alum Siddhartha Mukherjee wins the Pulitzer Prize

by on April 20, 2011 4:00 am
While treating and researching cancer, Stanford alum SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE has also documented the disease and the battle against it in The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. The book landed this year’s Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and was described by the judges as “an elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal, into… Read more

Economist Jonathan Levin wins John Bates Clark Medal

by on April 19, 2011 4:00 am
Economics Professor JONATHAN LEVIN has been awarded the John Bates Clark Medal for his work on industrial organization and microeconomic theory. The American Economic Association – which grants the award to American economists younger than 40 who have made the most significant contributions to the field – cited Levin’s research on the economics of contracting,… Read more Economist Jonathan Levin wins John Bates Clark Medal

Medical School video featuring Shatz and Blau recognized

by on April 18, 2011 4:00 am
Scope, the award-winning blog at the School of Medicine, announced recently that the seven-minute video “Pioneers in Science” was selected as an Official Honoree for the Rich Media: Non-Profit/Educational category in the 15th Annual Webby Awards. In the video, CARLA SHATZ, the Sapp Family Provostial Professor and Professor of Neurobiology and Director of Bio-X, and… Read more Medical School video featuring Shatz and Blau recognized

Neukom accompanies World Series trophy to campus

by on April 15, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford alum BILL NEUKOM, managing general partner and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Giants, brought the Giants’ World Series trophy to the Stanford Alumni Association yesterday, and University Photographer LINDA CICERO was there to document the event.                               Striking… Read more