Posts published in July, 2012

Psychologist Bandura wins Lifetime Career Award from international organization

by on July 31, 2012 4:10 am
ALBERT BANDURA, a professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford whose career spans 60 years, has been recognized with a Lifetime Career Award from the International Union of Psychological Science(IUPsyS). “Professor Bandura’s contributions to psychological science are amongst the most significant in the field,” IUPsyS President Rainer Silbereisen said in a press release announcing the award.… Read more Psychologist Bandura wins Lifetime Career Award from international organization

On video: Tina Seelig gives crash course in creativity

by on July 30, 2012 4:00 am
TINA SEELIG, executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, gave a crash course in creativity during TEDxStanford in May. “Everyone, everyone has the key to their innovation engine. It’s up to them to turn it,” Seelig said. Need some inspiration? Watch her TEDxStanford talk on video.  

Jaramillo wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

by on July 26, 2012 4:00 am
PRESIDENT OBAMA has named THOMAS F. JARAMILLO, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Stanford University School of Engineering, as one of 13 U.S. Department of Energy-funded researchers to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Jaramillo was nominated by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency… Read more

School of Engineering’s 13th annual eDay keeps ’em curious

by on July 25, 2012 4:00 am
Some 500 or so Stanford Engineering alumni and their family members ages 10 and up came to campus on July 21 for the 13th eDay—a day of insightful talks by engineering faculty, hands-on student demos and catching up with old friends. TINA SEELIG, an author, professor and executive director of the school’s entrepreneurship program, the… Read more School of Engineering’s 13th annual eDay keeps ’em curious

Stanford Libraries' exhibition celebrates the art of hand bookbinding

by on July 24, 2012 4:00 am
Kindle and the era of the e-book have not entirely displaced the fine craftsmanship of the bookbinders’ art.  A current exhibition at Stanford Libraries proves it with elegant bindings that are traditional and avant-garde, featuring overlays and cut-outs, Japanese calligraphy and pages that open into a circle. The exhibition fêtes the Hand Bookbinders of California… Read more

SLAC's Arrillaga Recreation Center opens today

by on July 23, 2012 4:00 am
The Arrillaga Recreation Center at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will open today for SLAC and Department of Energy employees and visiting scientists. The 17,600-square-foot facility and 7.5-acre recreation grounds will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and managed by Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation from 6 a.m.… Read more SLAC's Arrillaga Recreation Center opens today

Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat

by on July 19, 2012 4:00 am
In 2007 Baba Shiv’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the couple was faced with a host of questions about the course of treatment. Shiv, director of the Strategic Marketing Management Executive Program in the Graduate School of Business, whose disciplinary focus is human decision making, told an audience during TEDx-Stanford in May that… Read more

Ask Michael Snyder about personalized medicine

by on July 18, 2012 4:00 am
For nearly a year and a half, MICHAEL SNYDER, and his lab members scrutinized some of his body’s most intimate secrets: the sequence of his DNA, the RNA and proteins produced by his cells, the metabolites and signaling molecules flowing through his blood. They discovered, in a shocking development, that he was predisposed to type-2… Read more Ask Michael Snyder about personalized medicine

Mark Appel to return to Farm for his senior year

by on July 17, 2012 4:00 am
  MARK APPEL, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, has decided to return to Stanford and earn his degree before pursuing a professional baseball career. “After much thought, prayer and analysis of both opportunities, I came to the conclusion the best decision is to remain… Read more Mark Appel to return to Farm for his senior year

Arnold Rampersad wins Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize Lifetime Achievement Award

by on July 16, 2012 4:00 am
ARNOLD RAMPERSAD, professor emeritus of English and an award-winning biographer and literary critic, is the winner of the 77th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards is the country’s only juried literary competition devoted to recognizing books that have made an important contribution to society’s understanding of racism and the diversity… Read more Arnold Rampersad wins Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize Lifetime Achievement Award