Posts published in November, 2012

Stanford Hospital is first in nation to earn comprehensive stroke center designation

by on November 29, 2012 4:00 am
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is the first hospital in the country to earn the newest level of certification for advanced stroke care, awarded by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. “We are very pleased to have earned the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke… Read more Stanford Hospital is first in nation to earn comprehensive stroke center designation

Help Cardinal football 'finish the job'

by on November 28, 2012 5:14 pm

Shaw, Dunning get Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors

by on November 28, 2012 4:00 am
  DAVID SHAW, head coach of the Cardinal football team, was named the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year, selected by his peer head coaches in the Pac-12. The Coach of the Year honor is the second for Shaw in his second year as head coach at Stanford. He becomes the fourth coach in… Read more

Stanford Football excels on and off the field

by on November 27, 2012 4:00 am
The American Football Coaches Association announced Monday that Stanford will receive its 2012 Academic Achievement Award. Stanford will share the award with Northwestern University, which—like the Cardinal—recorded a 100 percent graduation rate for members of its freshman football class of 2005–06. The award is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis and will be presented… Read more

Stanford professor recognized for ponytail probe

by on November 21, 2012 4:00 am
Why does a female jogger’s ponytail sway side to side when the motion of her body is up and down? And why is it so difficult to pour tea from a pot without dribbling some on the table? These are the sorts of questions that occasionally preoccupy JOSEPH KELLER, professor emeritus of mathematics and mechanical… Read more

Celebrating SLAC's first 50 years

by on November 20, 2012 4:00 am
Nobel physicist and SLAC Director Emeritus BURTON RICHTER  and NORBERT HOLTKAMP, an associate lab director at SLAC, will be the featured guests at an event Nov. 28, hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California. Richter, SLAC’s director from 1984 to 1999, and Holtkamp, who has held his position since 2010, will lead a discussion about SLAC’s 50-year history… Read more

Colleagues bid farewell to Dean Pizzo

by on November 19, 2012 4:00 am
In this video, colleagues, staff, students and friends bid farewell to longtime School of Medicine Dean PHILIP PIZZO. Amid all the testimonials about his kindness, his vision and dedication, arguably one of the most interesting sections is the one in which colleagues were asked if they’d ever seen the dean eat. Pizzo is preparing to… Read more Colleagues bid farewell to Dean Pizzo

Student profile: How a student fell in love with computer science

by on November 16, 2012 4:00 am
When PATRICK COSTELLO first came to Stanford as an undergraduate, he had never done any computer science. But after taking CS 106A, an introductory course, he fell in love. In fact, as an undergraduate he joined the CS 198 section-leading program, which provides undergraduates with an opportunity to teach the introductory CS courses. Costello graduated… Read more

Daughter picks up the late Diane Middlebrook's unfinished manuscript

by on November 15, 2012 4:00 am
  When the legendary biographer and Stanford English Professor DIANE MIDDLEBROOK died of cancer in 2007, she left behind an unfinished manuscript about the Roman poet who had been her lifelong passion. Had death not halted her progress, Ovid: A Biography would almost certainly be in print by now. In her last months, she tried… Read more

Michael Tubbs continues to aim high and win

by on November 14, 2012 4:00 am
By now, many are familiar with Michael Tubbs’ early biography. He was raised by a single mother in Stockton, Calif. When he was 12, he met his incarcerated father, who told him that as a black man in America he was set up to fail. Determined to shift the paradigm, Tubbs excelled in high school.… Read more