Posts published in April, 2013

Harold Hwang wins top Korean Award

by on April 30, 2013 4:00 am
  HAROLD Y. HWANG, professor of applied physics and photon science at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has won the 2013 Ho-Am Award in Science, one of five annual awards often referred to as the Korean equivalent of the Nobel prizes. The award – which consists of a 6-ounce gold medal, a laureate diploma… Read more Harold Hwang wins top Korean Award

Stanford's Asian Staff Forum hosts Adam Johnson

by on April 29, 2013 4:00 am
When the Asian Staff Forum (ASF) invited ADAM JOHNSON, associate professor of English, to speak to their group about his novel The Orphan Master’s Son, they had no idea that just a few days before the event their guest would win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The Orphan Master’s Son, Johnson’s third novel, is a… Read more

Wellness Fair draws 2,550

by on April 26, 2013 4:00 am
The theme of last week’s Wellness Fair was “Summer Fun,” so the BeWell@Stanford and Health Improvement Program staff decorated the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation with brightly colored balloons, including a palm tree made of orange and green balloons, and themselves with bright red T-shirts and leis. The April 18 event, which opened at… Read more Wellness Fair draws 2,550

Al Gore dedicates bench in memory of Stephen Schneider

by on April 25, 2013 4:00 am
Former Vice President AL GORE was on campus Tuesday to remember a friend. Gore spoke at a private ceremony dedicating a stone bench in the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden in memory of renowned climate scientist STEPHEN SCHNEIDER, a former Stanford biology professor and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, who… Read more

President Hennessy receives the inaugural Tall Tree Global Impact Award

by on April 24, 2013 4:00 am
When it was time for the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Alto Weekly to honor outstanding local individuals and organizations with the 2013 Tall Tree Awards, they decided to add another prize to this year’s roster — the Global Impact Award.  Stanford President JOHN HENNESSY was selected as its first recipient. “I am… Read more President Hennessy receives the inaugural Tall Tree Global Impact Award

Alumna Sharon Olds wins Pulitzer for poetry

by on April 23, 2013 4:00 am
  SHARON OLDS won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry April 15 for Stag’s Leap. The book has been called an unflinching response to the collapse of her marriage of 32 years, a mix of grief and confusion that shows in the collection’s namesake poem: “When anyone escapes, my heart / leaps up.  Even when it’s… Read more Alumna Sharon Olds wins Pulitzer for poetry

Stanford ingenuity on display at 2013 Cool Product Expo

by on April 22, 2013 4:00 am
Earlier this month, hundreds of people attended the Cool Product Expo, hosted annually by the Graduate School of Business (GSB). The event, held at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, showcased more than 40 companies and products at the cutting edge of technology and design. “We selected these based on outstanding innovation in either technology,… Read more

First Night, Twelfth Night

by on April 19, 2013 4:00 am
Earlier this week the Stanford community commemorated the 75th anniversary of Memorial Auditorium with a performance in Pigott Theater of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which was the first-night production on August 20, 1937, in what was then called Memorial Hall. We can thank the plumbers for bringing Twelfth Night back to MemAud. To quote from the… Read more First Night, Twelfth Night

Former senator and Stanford alum Jeff Bingaman returns to the Farm

by on April 18, 2013 4:00 am
Former U.S. Sen. JEFF BINGAMAN, a Stanford Law School alumnus, has joined the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance as a distinguished fellow to develop policies to assist states and local communities in promoting increased use of clean energy. Currently, 29 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted policies to promote increased generation… Read more

Tavis Smiley to moderate panel on the 'State of Black America'

by on April 17, 2013 4:00 am
Television host and author  TAVIS SMILEY will be the moderator of a panel titled “The State of Black America 150 Years After the Emancipation Proclamation: Honoring the Past, Defining the Future.” The event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in CEMEX Auditorium at the Knight Management Center, is free and open to… Read more Tavis Smiley to moderate panel on the 'State of Black America'