Posts published in May, 2013

Gabriel Garcia will receive medical school diversity award

by on May 31, 2013 4:00 am
To an already impressive list of honors, GABRIEL GARCIA can now add one more: He is the 2013 recipient of the Dr. Augustus A. White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award. Garcia is a professor of gastroenterology and hepatology, and the associate dean of MD admissions for the School of Medicine. He will receive the… Read more Gabriel Garcia will receive medical school diversity award

Eight students receive James W. Lyons Award for Service

by on May 30, 2013 4:00 am
Eight students have received the James W. Lyons Award for Service for their exceptional contributions to the Stanford community. The James W. Lyons Award for Service was established in 1981 and named in honor of former dean of students JIM LYONS. The award recognizes service contributions made by students from a variety of schools, departments,… Read more

Nicole Gibbs goes out on top

by on May 29, 2013 4:00 am
When it was all said and done, junior NICOLE GIBBS saved her best for last. On Monday, at the NCAA singles tennis championship, Gibbs defeated Nebraska’s MARY WEATHERHOLT 6-2, 6-4 to become the NCAA singles champion for the second year in a row. The All-American from Santa Monica, Calif., Gibbs won all six of her… Read more Nicole Gibbs goes out on top

Graduating seniors receive SAA achievement awards

by on May 28, 2013 4:00 am
Graduating seniors ASHLEY LYLE, ARACELY MONDRAGON and STEPHEN TRUSHEIM have received the Stanford Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for making a significant impact on the Stanford community. HOWARD WOLF, vice president for alumni affairs and president of the Stanford Alumni Association, announced the award recipients at a reception on May 22. Lyle has been a… Read more

ACLS recognizes faculty member and doctoral candidate

by on May 24, 2013 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the nation’s leading private supporter of humanities and social sciences scholarship, has awarded PRIYA SATIA a year-long ACLS Fellowship for her research Guns: The British Imperial State and the Industrial Revolution. Satia, an associate professor of history, uses the British gun industry to investigate the relationship between 18th-century… Read more

French scholar receives award from the French Ministry of Culture

by on May 23, 2013 4:00 am
MARIE-PIERRE ULLOA, lecturer in the French Department and associate director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, was recently awarded the honorific title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Republic–Minister of Culture and Communication. A scholar of Francophone and North African history and literature, Ulloa is being recognized for… Read more

Ernestine Fu, Martin Fischer receive Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship

by on May 22, 2013 4:00 am
ERNESTINE FU, a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering, and MARTIN FISCHER, professor of civil and environmental engineering, have been chosen to receive one of the first Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowships. The fellowship is an international postgraduate fellowship on the circular economy for design, engineering and business students. Funded by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the… Read more

And the Fidler goes to ... Megan Swezey Fogarty

by on May 21, 2013 4:00 am
At the annual Student Affairs Service Awards breakfast last week, MEGAN SWEZEY FOGARTY received the Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. Fogarty, who first joined Stanford’s staff in 1986, became the director of fellowships and postgraduate public service at the Haas Center for Public Service in 2008. The award, named for… Read more And the Fidler goes to ... Megan Swezey Fogarty

Stanford Humanities Center fellows represent a diverse range of scholarship

by on May 20, 2013 4:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center recently named the 28 scholars who will pursue individual research and writing projects at the center during the 2013-2014 academic year as residential fellows. The group’s proposed research topics range from race in American theater to autism under Nazism, from the history of same-sex unions in 18th-century China to cognitive neuroscience… Read more

Stanford community invited to learn about the origins of the computer at two free exhibits

by on May 17, 2013 4:00 am
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is hosting a weekend of free admission for members of the Stanford community. Staff, faculty and students can enjoy the main exhibit, “Revolution: The First 2,000 years of Computing,” as well as other attractions for free Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19. The Computer History Museum also is offering… Read more Stanford community invited to learn about the origins of the computer at two free exhibits