Posts published in February, 2013

Free screening and discussion of 'Chasing Ice'

by on February 27, 2013 4:00 am
Chasing Ice, the acclaimed documentary that received an Oscar nomination for best original song, will be screened for free on campus March 4 at 7 p.m. in CEMEX Auditorium. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the film’s producer and director, Stanford alum JEFF ORLOWSKI, as well as Stanford Woods Institute fellows… Read more

Richard Zare awarded China's top foreign prize

by on February 26, 2013 4:00 am
China has presented RICHARD ZARE with the highest honor the country awards to foreign scientists. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science, recently traveled to Beijing to accept the International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China, a national science and technology award established by the State Council. The… Read more

Carla Shatz receives prestigious psychobiology prize

by on February 25, 2013 10:43 am
CARLA SHATZ, the Sapp Family Provostial Professor in Neurobiology, has been awarded the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology. The $100,000 prize, presented by the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College, recognizes Shatz’s discovery that neuronal activity prior to birth is essential for later… Read more Carla Shatz receives prestigious psychobiology prize

Cavallaro to head Law School's new Human Rights Center

by on February 22, 2013 4:00 am
JAMES CAVALLARO, professor of law and director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of the Mills Legal Clinic at the Stanford Law School, will head the new Stanford Human Rights Center. The center is designed to promote student engagement, research, public understanding and practical engagement in the area of international human rights… Read more

Steve Weitzman reflects on what matters to him and why

by on February 21, 2013 4:00 am
There’s a certain irony to STEVE WEITZMAN‘s life and work. The religious studies professor is Jewish, specializes in Jewish literature, religion and culture, directs the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, is married to a rabbi and is raising his children in the Jewish tradition. But he wouldn’t actually call himself religious. Weitzman, who came to… Read more Steve Weitzman reflects on what matters to him and why

Susanna Loeb elected to National Academy of Education

by on February 20, 2013 4:00 am
SUSANNA LOEB, the Barnett Family Professor of Education, was elected earlier this month to membership in the National Academy of Education on the basis of her outstanding scholarship in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies. Founded in 1965, the National Academy of Education seeks to advance education… Read more

Usua Amanam: High energy on and off the field

by on February 19, 2013 4:00 am
USUA AMANAM is one of only a dozen or so undergraduates majoring in Energy Resources Engineering, a department in the School of Earth Sciences that examines energy production and conservation. The Stanford senior whose interception with two minutes left in the 2013 Rose Bowl Game sealed Stanford’s 20-14 victory over Wisconsin earned hardware as the… Read more Usua Amanam: High energy on and off the field

Federal judges hold court at Stanford Law School

by on February 15, 2013 4:00 am
Stanford law students set aside their books for some real-world case studies this week when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on campus. In a packed courtroom in the basement of Stanford Law School, Judges SIDNEY THOMAS, JEROME FARRIS and RANDY SMITH peppered lawyers with questions for just over an hour. The… Read more Federal judges hold court at Stanford Law School

Michel Serres, professor of French, wins Dan David Prize

by on February 14, 2013 4:00 am
MICHEL SERRES, professor of French, has been named one of five winners of the Dan David Prize from Tel Aviv University. Each year, three $1 million awards are made in three dimensions: past, present and future. Serres was recognized in the present dimension under “Ideas, Public Intellectuals and Contemporary Philosophers,” along with Leon Wieseltier, literary… Read more

Stanford undergrad to make debut on 'Survivor' tonight

by on February 13, 2013 4:00 am
It’s no wonder JULIA LANDAUER‘s biggest pet peeve is slow drivers in the left lane. After all, according to Stanford magazine, Landauer won her first go-cart race at 12 and her first car racing championship at 14. At 15, her competitive spirit rubbed at least one parent the wrong way. “I was bumping the guy… Read more