Posts published in March, 2012

Jennifer Summit named American Council on Education Fellow

by on March 30, 2012 4:00 am
JENNIFER SUMMIT, professor of English, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. She is one of 57 fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, selected this year. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing… Read more Jennifer Summit named American Council on Education Fellow

Professors recognized for their research in the social context of education

by on March 29, 2012 4:00 am
Education Professors GUADALUPE VALDÉS and H. SAMY ALIM are recipients of awards given by the American Educational Research Association. Valdés, the Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education, is the recipient of the Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education. Alim, an associate professor of education and,… Read more

Ask Stanford Med: Hank Greely takes questions on health care act proceedings

by on March 28, 2012 4:00 am
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the opening arguments in a historic three-day session that could decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Stanford law Professor HANK GREELY summarized the first day’s proceedings and offered his perspective in the Medical School’s SCOPE blog. Greely continues to follow the oral arguments and comment briefly… Read more Ask Stanford Med: Hank Greely takes questions on health care act proceedings

Stanford Men's Basketball: NIT Special

by on March 27, 2012 4:00 am
The Stanford men’s basketball team touched down in New York City just after midnight on Monday with one goal in mind: return to campus with a championship. They will face the University of Massachusetts this afternoon at 4 p.m. PT in the semifinals of the Postseason National Invitation Tournament. Washington and Minnesota square off in… Read more Stanford Men's Basketball: NIT Special

Middle school choir performs at Stanford

by on March 26, 2012 4:00 am
They started with vocal warm-ups but soon warmed the hearts of the crowd.  On Thursday evening, at the Braun Music Center, six students from Willow Oaks Middle School in Menlo Park presented their debut concert as the Willow Oaks Choir.  KALONNIE BRIDGES, JAKELIN RIVERA HERNANDEZ, ADAN QUINTERO, EDWIN SANCHEZ, NEHUMI TUULAKITAU and ITZEL VILLA performed… Read more Middle school choir performs at Stanford

Stanford on iTunes U hits new milestone

by on March 23, 2012 4:00 am
From human behavior to linguistics, audio and video lectures offered on Stanford’s iTunes U have been downloaded a whopping 50 million times. The milestone, reached last week, comes nearly seven years after Stanford became the first university to give the public access to campus lectures, concerts and courses through iTunes U. “It shows there is… Read more Stanford on iTunes U hits new milestone

Christen Press blogs about her new post in Sweden

by on March 22, 2012 4:00 am
CHRISTEN PRESS, Stanford’s all-time leading scorer and the 2010 Hermann Trophy winner, begins her first European season April 10 with Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan. In the meantime, she has been providing regular posts to the Athletics website. After graduating in 2011, Press was the 4th overall draft pick of the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer… Read more

Dance company proves March isn't just for hoops

by on March 21, 2012 4:00 am
March is not just for hoops. While the Cardinal basketball teams participated in the NCAA and NIT tournaments, another team of Stanford stars took the floor. The Stanford dancers went to the American College Regional Conference this month to perform Twilight Composite – and it was selected as the strongest work at the conference. In… Read more Dance company proves March isn't just for hoops

Loeb to be nominated by Obama to National Board for Education Sciences

by on March 20, 2012 4:00 am
The White House issued a press release March 16 announcing that President Barack Obama intends to nominate SUSANNA LOEB, professor of education and director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis, to the National Board for Education Sciences. The National Board for Education Sciences consists of 15 voting members appointed by the president and confirmed… Read more Loeb to be nominated by Obama to National Board for Education Sciences

"Nerd City" video features Cardinal's scholar athletes

by on March 19, 2012 4:00 am
Following up on the 2011 smash hit “I Got Bounce,” scholar athletes NNEKA and CHINEY OGWUMIKE of Stanford Women’s Basketball front the latest release from VANDERVEER Records and the Cardinal Channel. “Nerd City” is the 6th release of the Stanford Athletics 19 Hours project, in which each of Stanford’s 35 teams get 19 hours to make a… Read more "Nerd City" video features Cardinal's scholar athletes