Posts published in November, 2011

Stanford Women's Basketball Meet the Team Day

by on November 30, 2011 4:00 am
On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1-2 p.m. the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team will be available for a meet-and-greet with fans at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto.  You can get an autograph of your favorite player  and enter a raffle for a chance to win tickets to the Dec. 20 game against Tennessee; an… Read more

Luck for the Heisman

by on November 30, 2011 4:00 am
“The most outstanding player in college football this generation, Stanford senior QB ANDREW LUCK has redefined his position by being the coach on the field and consistently putting the Cardinal offense into the perfect play. Andrew’s individual QB success, the offense’s success and the team’s success at Stanford are incomparable. Andrew Luck for Heisman,” says… Read more Luck for the Heisman

Martin Perl, blogger

by on November 29, 2011 4:00 am
When he’s not actually doing experiments, SLAC physicist and Nobel laureate MARTIN PERL loves to talk about important trends in physics. For about the last decade, for example, he and his partner, Joyce, hosted weekly discussions in their home on Friday nights attended by 30 to 50 friends and colleagues. Now, at 85, Perl has turned to… Read more

Inaugural Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies named

by on November 28, 2011 4:00 am
ARI KELMAN, associate professor of American Studies at the University of California-Davis, has been named the inaugural Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies. Kelman will lead the new academic Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies and will facilitate collaborations between the School of Education and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. Kelman is… Read more Inaugural Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies named

Soundararajan wins the 2011 Infosys Prize for Mathematical Sciences

by on November 22, 2011 4:00 am
The Infosys Science Foundation recently announced that KANNAN SOUNDARARAJAN, professor of mathematics and director of the Mathematics Research Center, won the Infosys Prize 2011 for Mathematical Sciences. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in engineering and computer science, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. The citation credits Soundararajan for “fundamental contributions to analytic… Read more

Richard Holeton, fiction writer

by on November 21, 2011 4:00 am
RICHARD HOLETON, director of Academic Computing Services in the Stanford University Libraries, is one of 40 recipients of a creative writing fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts last week. The award is designed to give writers the time and freedom to pursue their work. The new fellows come from 20 states and… Read more

VanDerveer, Azzi recognized

by on November 17, 2011 4:00 am
Cardinal Women’s Basketball coach TARA VANDERVEER was honored Wednesday, Nov. 16,  with a 2011 Athena award, given by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.  The award honors the achievements of outstanding professional and business women who not only achieve success in their own careers, but who open doors for women. The awards luncheon, held at… Read more VanDerveer, Azzi recognized

Obama honors Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

by on November 16, 2011 4:00 am
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Tuesday was named as a 2011 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for mentoring in these fields, carries a $25,000 prize from the National Science Foundation to help further SMYSP’s efforts. The… Read more Obama honors Stanford Medical Youth Science Program

Seven ways to get into the Big Game spirit

by on November 15, 2011 4:00 am
Still reeling from Saturday’s loss to the University of Oregon? Here are a few ways to move on: 1. Contribute to the “BIG DRIVE” and Support Second Harvest Food Bank: The Cardinal Council, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the Stanford Athletic Department, is sponsoring  a competitive canned food drive between Stanford and the University of… Read more

Marking the 'elevenses'

by on November 14, 2011 4:00 am
“In case the Game isn’t exciting enough,” ELIZABETH FISCHBACH wrote in an email on the morning of Nov.11, “In Special Collections, we couldn’t let 11-11-11 day pass without marking the occasion.” Fischbach, exhibits manager and designer in Special Collections and University Archives in Stanford University Libraries, added: “While numer010g1sts and believers of all stripes are… Read more Marking the 'elevenses'