Posts published in June, 2011

Karol Berger receives the Glarean Award for musical research

by on June 30, 2011 4:00 am
KAROL BERGER the Osgood Hooker Professor in Fine Arts in Stanford’s Department of Music, will be the third recipient of the Glarean Award for musical research. The award will be presented by the Swiss Musicological Society in Zurich Nov. 22. Born in Poland, Berger in 1968 immigrated to the United States, where he received his… Read more Karol Berger receives the Glarean Award for musical research

Cardinal represented at the FIFA Women's World Cup

by on June 29, 2011 4:00 am
They are not all playing for Team USA, but they are all representing Stanford. At the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup currently taking place in Germany,  six current and former Cardinal women’s soccer players are in the mix. They include senior midfielder TERESA NOYOLA and junior defender ALINA GARCIAMENDEZ, who are playing for Mexico. The… Read more Cardinal represented at the FIFA Women's World Cup

Stanford opens first-ever high school digital fabrication lab in Russia

by on June 28, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford researchers have partnered with Russian educators to establish their first-ever digital fabrication lab designed specifically for high school students to boost student interest in science, engineering and other fields. FabLab@School, which opened June 9 in Moscow, features a range of high-tech equipment—a far cry from the test tubes and beakers still seen in today’s… Read more Stanford opens first-ever high school digital fabrication lab in Russia

SI on Andrew Luck, the scholar-athlete

by on June 27, 2011 4:00 am
Missed during the week following Commencement was an article in the June 13 issue of Sports Illustrated about ANDREW LUCK – the student. While the article does talk about Luck’s jaw-dropping skills on the football field, it’s his academic chops that get significant attention. Take for example this quote from Luck’s adviser in the architectural… Read more SI on Andrew Luck, the scholar-athlete

Football coach David Shaw stands on the shoulders of his father

by on June 23, 2011 4:00 am
DAVID SHAW, the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football at Stanford, was once known as “Little Shaw,” the son of WILLIE SHAW, one of the most respected defensive coaches in football. “My father’s work ethic, his intelligence and relationship with coaches and players probably gave me a foot in the door more often than I… Read more Football coach David Shaw stands on the shoulders of his father

Music Professor Brian Ferneyhough wins another award from the Royal Philharmonic Society

by on June 22, 2011 4:00 am
Last month, the Royal Philharmonic Society awarded music professor BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH for his “String Quartet No. 6” in a ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel.  Nearly 400 attended the ceremony, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, which broadcast the program. According to the society’s website, his quartet is “one of the essential experiences in contemporary… Read more Music Professor Brian Ferneyhough wins another award from the Royal Philharmonic Society

More than 9,000 visit Stanford during spring break period

by on June 21, 2011 4:00 am
According to Visitor Information Services’ recent newsletter, some 9,276 people participated in campus tours during the six-week period in spring that generally covers all high school breaks. The newsletter is aptly called “Backwards Walk, Straight Talk,” which refers to the long-time Stanford tradition of tour guides walking backward while leading visitors around campus. Here are… Read more More than 9,000 visit Stanford during spring break period

'Dance Teacher' magazine honors Diane Frank

by on June 20, 2011 4:00 am
Every year, Dance Teacher magazine honors four outstanding dance teachers. This year, DIANE FRANK, lecturer in the Drama Department’s Dance Division, is one of them. Frank says it is “deeply touching to be recognized by dancers who have worked with me.” The award ceremony will be held next month in New York City. Frank danced with… Read more 'Dance Teacher' magazine honors Diane Frank

Davis wins Gruber International Prize in genetics

by on June 16, 2011 4:00 am
RONALD DAVIS, professor of biochemistry and of genetics, has won the 2011 Genetics Prize presented by the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. Davis will receive the prize — a gold medal and unrestricted $500,000 cash award — on Oct. 13 in Montreal during the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. He will… Read more Davis wins Gruber International Prize in genetics

Anthony Weeks and Theo Rigby win silver and bronze at the Student Academy Awards

by on June 15, 2011 4:00 am
  For the second year in a row, films made by students in Stanford’s master’s program in documentary film production have won awards at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards. ANTHONY WEEKS’ documentary Imaginary Circumstances, about Hollywood’s treatment of actors with disabilities, took away the silver in the documentary category.… Read more Anthony Weeks and Theo Rigby win silver and bronze at the Student Academy Awards