Posts published in March, 2013

Pediatric immunologist answers questions about food allergy research

by on March 29, 2013 4:00 am
Food allergies affect millions of children, who find it difficult to enjoy ordinary activities like birthday parties and restaurant meals because of worries that something they eat could send them into anaphylactic shock. As the New York Times described recently, Stanford scientist KARI NADEAU, associate professor of pediatrics, is studying how to desensitize children to… Read more Pediatric immunologist answers questions about food allergy research

Engineering alumnus honored with prestigious science award

by on March 28, 2013 4:00 am
MUNG CHIANG, a Stanford alumnus who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the School of Engineering, has been awarded this year’s Alan T. Waterman Award. The annual award honors outstanding researchers under the age of 35 in any field of science or engineering that the National Science Foundation supports. Chiang’s achievements will be… Read more Engineering alumnus honored with prestigious science award

Stanford synchronized swimming team captures seventh collegiate national title

by on March 27, 2013 4:00 am
  The Stanford synchronized swimming team won its seventh Collegiate National title, and first since 2008, on Saturday. “I could not be more proud of the Stanford synchro team today,” said head coach SARA LOWE. “The girls have worked so hard all year, and it was so exciting to see all of their hard work… Read more Stanford synchronized swimming team captures seventh collegiate national title

Hoover exhibit on China wins exhibition award

by on March 26, 2013 4:00 am
A Stanford exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese republic is being honored by the Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL). “A Century of Change: China 1911-2011,” which closed last year, included photographs, posters, letters, memorabilia and audiovisual materials from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, where the exhibition was held.… Read more Hoover exhibit on China wins exhibition award

Two Stanford humanities doctoral candidates awarded Rare Book School fellowships

by on March 25, 2013 4:00 am
HANNAH MARCUS and ANDREW BRICKER will participate in a three-year program, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities. The Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia awarded 20 fellowships in critical bibliography to early-career scholars. The fellows were chosen from… Read more Two Stanford humanities doctoral candidates awarded Rare Book School fellowships

Rachel Maddow at Stanford, now on video

by on March 22, 2013 4:00 am
We know you have busy lives, so it’s rare that we post a long-form video in the Dish. But we will make an exception for RACHEL MADDOW, Stanford alum, author and MSNBC talk show host. On March 16, Maddow returned to her alma mater to give a talk at Memorial Auditorium. In the video, she’s… Read more Rachel Maddow at Stanford, now on video

Law students tell the governor what they think about realignment and parole

by on March 21, 2013 4:00 am
A group of Stanford Law School students recently presented their research findings to California GOV. JERRY BROWN on the implementation and impact of the state’s Public Safety Realignment legislation and on key aspects of the parole process for California “lifer” inmates. The students conducted the research as part of a course, Advanced Seminar on Criminal… Read more Law students tell the governor what they think about realignment and parole

Software is forever

by on March 20, 2013 4:00 am
Library archives are not just about books, of course, especially in Silicon Valley. “In our world, software has become a vital medium of communication, entertainment and education,” said University Librarian MICHAEL KELLER. In that spirit, Stanford University Libraries is partnering with several federal agencies to preserve one of the world’s largest pristine collections of software,… Read more

Stanford bioengineer Covert receives $1.5 million Distinguished Investigator grant

by on March 19, 2013 4:00 am
MARKUS COVERT, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, has been awarded a $1.5 million Distinguished Investigator exploratory grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Covert was one of five recipients of this year’s award, which, according to the foundation, “aims to unlock fundamental questions in biology.” Covert’s research involves building complex computer models… Read more Stanford bioengineer Covert receives $1.5 million Distinguished Investigator grant

Stanford physicist Steven Kahn to head Large Telescope project

by on March 18, 2013 4:00 am
Physics Professor STEVEN KAHN has been named director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project. He will assume the post July 1 and will retain his affiliation with SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford. LSST is billed on its website as the “widest, fastest, deepest eye of the new digital age.” The project is… Read more Stanford physicist Steven Kahn to head Large Telescope project