Posts published in 2013

'Nature' picks Professor Chris Field as one of 'Five to Watch' in 2014

by on December 20, 2013 4:00 am
The journal Nature has named CHRIS FIELD, a professor of biology and of environmental Earth system science and the director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution, one of its “Five to Watch” in 2014. The journal’s editors cite Field’s work as co-chair of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)… Read more

Feeling stressed? Check out Open Office Hours with Kelly McGonigal

by on December 18, 2013 5:00 pm
For all the joy they bring, the holidays can be stressful. In this session of Stanford Open Office Hours, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal provides advice on navigating the upcoming season with compassion, poise and willpower.

Stanford's documentary film program to get a forum in France

by on December 17, 2013 4:00 pm
JAN KRAWITZ, professor and director of the MFA program in documentary film and video, will be jetting off to Biarritz, France, in January with two second-year graduate students to participate in the 2014 Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) film festival. Stanford’s graduate program is one of only five film schools around the globe to… Read more

Stanford's 2013 Nobel laureates feted in Stockholm

by on December 16, 2013 5:00 pm
    MICHAEL LEVITT, professor of structural biology at the School of Medicine, and THOMAS SÜDHOF, professor of molecular and cellular physiology, were presented with 2013 Nobel Prizes at the Dec. 10 ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Levitt, who earned the prize in chemistry, and Südhof, who earned it in physiology or medicine, had… Read more Stanford's 2013 Nobel laureates feted in Stockholm

Stanford Professor Elizabeth Bernhardt to receive Distinguished Service Award for foreign language teaching

by on December 13, 2013 4:00 pm
  ELIZABETH BERNHARDT, a professor of German studies at Stanford and director of the Stanford Language Center, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service to the Profession Award from the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL). The award honors eminent scholar-teachers who serve the foreign language teaching profession in the larger community. It… Read more

Stanford political science professor helps deliver justice long overdue

by on December 12, 2013 4:30 am
Political science Professor TERRY KARL is playing a key role in delivering justice in the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests and two others. On Nov. 16 of that year, armed men in uniforms burst into their shared residence and killed everyone inside, including a housekeeper and her daughter. The murders signified a turning point… Read more

Stanford students lend their faces, voices to Maya Angelou's Mandela poem

by on December 11, 2013 8:00 pm
After the U.S. State Department released “His Day is Done,” a tribute poem for the late South African President NELSON MANDELA by MAYA ANGELOU,  a group of Stanford students were inspired to offer their own interpretation of the poet’s words. “Mandela’s work transcends race and ethnicity, and we wanted to display that in the video… Read more Stanford students lend their faces, voices to Maya Angelou's Mandela poem

Stanford English Professor Sianne Ngai wins James Russell Lowell Prize

by on December 11, 2013 4:00 am
The Modern Language Association awarded its 42nd annual James Russell Lowell Prize to SIANNE NGAI, professor of English, for her book Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting. The prize recognizes an outstanding book—a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography—written by a member of the association. In… Read more Stanford English Professor Sianne Ngai wins James Russell Lowell Prize

Tanya Luhrmann wins Grawemeyer religion prize

by on December 9, 2013 11:09 am
TANYA LUHRMANN, the Howard H. and Jesse T. Watkins University Professor, has been awarded the Grawemeyer Award in Religion from the University of Louisville for the ideas set forth in her 2012 book, “When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.” In the book, Luhrmann argues that American evangelical practices of prayer… Read more Tanya Luhrmann wins Grawemeyer religion prize

Simon Brendle wins American Mathematical Society prize

by on December 7, 2013 12:00 pm
SIMON BRENDLE, professor of mathematics, will receive the 2014 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Maxime Bôcher Memorial Prize in January at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. The Bôcher Memorial Prize is presented every three years by the AMS in recognition of an outstanding research paper in the field of mathematical analysis. Brendle, who joined the… Read more Simon Brendle wins American Mathematical Society prize