Posts published in May, 2012

JD-PhD student awarded fellowship established in honor of George and Charlotte Shultz

by on May 31, 2012 4:00 am
EMILY WARREN, a doctoral candidate in economics at Stanford who will begin her first year at Stanford Law School this fall, has been awarded the 2012 GEORGE P. AND CHARLOTTE SHULTZ Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies. The new fellowship, awarded last week during a ceremony at Hillel at Stanford, was established this year, after New… Read more

Stanford students named Google Policy Fellows

by on May 30, 2012 4:00 am
Two Stanford students, ANDREW BLANCO and ANJNEY MIDHA, have been chosen as 2012 Google Policy Fellows.  The program gives undergraduate and graduate students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to work in public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access issues, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy… Read more

Video highlights TEDxStanford presentations and performances

by on May 26, 2012 4:00 am
A newly released video highlights presentations and performances at the recent TEDxStanford event May 19. Among those featured are composer MARK APPLEBAUM, associate professor of music; CHRIS GERDES, associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Automotive Research; and SAM GAMBHIR, the Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and chair… Read more

Sterling Award won by senior Jack Trotter

by on May 25, 2012 4:00 am
Graduating senior JACK TROTTER received the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2012 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association and vice president for alumni affairs, announced the award at a private reception on Thursday, May 17. Trotter, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a… Read more

Sherry Wren answers questions about humanitarian efforts in Open Office Hours

by on May 24, 2012 4:00 am
SHERRY WREN is a professor of surgery and associate dean of academic affairs at Stanford, and the chief of general surgery at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Her clinical focus is on the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and robotic surgery. In 2006, Wren began humanitarian surgery work with Doctors Without Borders.… Read more

H&S Arnice P. Streit Award presented to Chester Washington

by on May 23, 2012 4:00 am
Maintenance worker CHESTER WASHINGTON, a 42-year veteran of the university, was recently awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award for distinguished service to the Department of Biology, the School of Humanities and Sciences and Stanford. The award was created in 1987 in honor of Arnice P. Streit, whose record of excellence in several key posts left… Read more H&S Arnice P. Streit Award presented to Chester Washington

Frost Amphitheater comes alive again

by on May 22, 2012 4:00 am
For the first time in a long time, Frost Amphitheater saw a lot of action over the weekend between national headlining acts and Stanford’s own homegrown entertainment. First up in Saturday’s Frost Revival Concert was Benjamin Francis Leftwich, a singer-whisperer-songwriter from York, England, who just ended his national tour. He delivered a short set that… Read more

The Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony honors staff members and the memory of Amy Blue

by on May 21, 2012 4:00 am
STEVE PAPIER, supervisor of engineering trades in Land, Buildings & Real Estate; DENNI DIANNE WOODWARD, associate director of the Native American Cultural Center; and DONNOVAN SOMERA YISRAEL, manager of relationship and sexual health programs at Vaden Health Center, were recently honored with Amy J. Blue Awards. The annual awards recognize staff members who are exceptionally… Read more The Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony honors staff members and the memory of Amy Blue

Legendary swim coach Skip Kenney to retire

by on May 18, 2012 4:00 am
One of the most respected coaches in the world of swimming, SKIP KENNEY, Stanford’s Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming, announced his retirement following 33 years at the helm of the Cardinal program. Kenney will coach the Cardinal through the U.S. Trials, ending July 2. “Who would have ever have thought it? I grew up… Read more Legendary swim coach Skip Kenney to retire

'Bite-sized' reading from SUP

by on May 17, 2012 4:00 am
Our reading life is increasingly onscreen nowadays – and the demand is growing for texts that are faster and shorter, “bite-sized.” Stanford University Press has responded with a digital imprint called “Stanford Briefs.”  The short e-originals – about 20,000 to 40,000 words – will focus on a variety of academic topics. The first, The Physics… Read more 'Bite-sized' reading from SUP