Posts published in August, 2011

Washington Monthly ranking system offers something a tad different

by on August 31, 2011 4:00 am
The magazine Washington Monthly has released its ranking of national universities—and Stanford has placed fourth. Ordinarily, that wouldn’t be a big deal—especially since Cal ranked third (!)—but there may be something to the way Washington Monthly scrutinizes colleges and universities that is worth noting. In its rankings, Washington Monthly assesses schools based on “their contribution… Read more Washington Monthly ranking system offers something a tad different

Stanford Report open rates suggest electronic email is now a daily routine

by on August 30, 2011 4:00 am
Nearly two years after converting to an electronic email format, Stanford Report appears to have become a daily routine for many faculty and staff. That’s among the conclusions of a recently completed report of open rates and click-throughs from January to July 2010 and 2011 for Stanford’s daily news source, produced by University Communications. Among… Read more Stanford Report open rates suggest electronic email is now a daily routine

Two faculty, two alums named to 'Innovators Under 35' list

by on August 25, 2011 4:00 am
MIT’s Technology Review has named two Stanford professors and two alums to its 2011 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.” The faculty winners are FAN YANG, assistant professor of bioengineering and orthopedic surgery, and JENNIFER DIONNE, assistant professor of materials science and engineering. PIYA SORCAR, who holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Stanford School… Read more Two faculty, two alums named to 'Innovators Under 35' list

Doctoral candidate leads excavation of German POW camp in Canada

by on August 23, 2011 4:00 am
ADRIAN MYERS,  a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology, is leading an archaeological excavation at the site of the Whitewater POW Camp in Riding Mountain National Park, in Manitoba, Canada. Between October 1943 and October 1945, the camp held 450 German Afrika Korps soldiers captured in Egypt. As part of the Whitewater Project, a… Read more Doctoral candidate leads excavation of German POW camp in Canada

Jacob Boehm safe in Malaysia

by on August 22, 2011 4:00 am
Malaysia’s Taman Negara may be an ideal place to commune with nature and escape from our hyper-connected world. But the expansive rainforest proved no match for the social media community that rallied Friday  to track down Stanford senior JACOB BOEHM. The 22-year-old North Carolina native began his summer in Japan with the  Stanford Chamber Chorale,… Read more Jacob Boehm safe in Malaysia

SLAC's Stefan Mannsfield wins Spicer award

by on August 18, 2011 4:00 am
STEFAN MANNSFELD, a staff scientist at SLAC, has been named the winner of the 2011 William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award. The award honors a young researcher whose work has benefitted from – or is beneficial to – either the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource or the worldwide synchrotron community. It is open… Read more SLAC's Stefan Mannsfield wins Spicer award

Gibbons to be honored with IEEE Founders Medal; Paulraj to receive Alexander Graham Bell Medal

by on August 17, 2011 4:00 am
JAMES F. GIBBONS, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering and former dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, will be honored with the 2011 IEEE Founders Medal for commitment to innovation and fostering relationships between academia and industry. Gibbons built Stanford’s first solid-state semiconductor processing laboratory in 1957 and was instrumental in creating Stanford’s Center… Read more

Tara VanDerveer's Basketball Hall of Fame acceptance speech

by on August 16, 2011 4:00 am
Quoting writer Malcolm Gladwell and thanking those who inspired her throughout her career, Cardinal Women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer accepts the induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame Friday, Aug. 12. “I’m the oldest of five active children, VanDerveer said. “My parents were thinking basketball right from the get-go. My parents supported my love of… Read more Tara VanDerveer's Basketball Hall of Fame acceptance speech

Robert Dutton recognized for advancing chip technology

by on August 15, 2011 4:00 am
At its annual TECHON conference in September, the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) will name Stanford’s ROBERT DUTTON, professor of electrical engineering, as a winner of its Aristotle Award for world-class research in areas vital to the semiconductor industry. In particular, the Aristotle Award recognizes Dutton for outstanding teaching and a deep commitment to the educational… Read more Robert Dutton recognized for advancing chip technology

Stanford Football hosts Open House Aug. 21; scrimmage moved to Steuber Rugby Stadium

by on August 11, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford football fans will have an opportunity to preview the Stanford football program on Sunday, Aug. 21, at an Open House event at Stanford Stadium and Steuber Rugby Stadium. The Open House will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Fans will have an opportunity to… Read more Stanford Football hosts Open House Aug. 21; scrimmage moved to Steuber Rugby Stadium