Posts published in June, 2013

White House recognizes Butte, Endy as open science Champions of Change

by on June 28, 2013 4:27 am
Two Stanford faculty members have been named Champions of Change by the White House for “promoting and using open scientific data and publications to accelerate progress and improve our world.” ATUL BUTTE, chief of systems medicine and associate professor of pediatrics and of genetics, and DREW ENDY, assistant professor of bioengineering, were among the 13… Read more

'Philosophy Talk' wins gold

by on June 27, 2013 4:00 am
Philosophy Talk, the radio show hosted by two Stanford professors, was a Gold Radio winner in the Social Issues category at this year’s New York Festivals International Radio Programs and Promotions Competition. Hosted by philosophy Professor KEN TAYLOR and Professor Emeritus JOHN PERRY, the program has been on the air for 10 years. Nationally syndicated,… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' wins gold

The sun will come out . . .

by on June 26, 2013 4:00 am
Although we have had a few unseasonably wet and cloudy days this week, these photos, taken by University Photographer Linda Cicero, remind us that we’ve also enjoyed some beautiful June days and that the sun will come out again.

Stacey Bent honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research

by on June 25, 2013 4:00 am
During the Commencement award ceremonies of the School of Engineering, STACEY BENT, a professor of chemical engineering, received the 2013 Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research. JAMES PLUMMER, dean of the School of Engineering, presented the Cox Medal to Bent. The Cox Medal is awarded annually to a faculty member who… Read more Stacey Bent honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research

Former Stanford football player stops runaway bus

by on June 24, 2013 4:00 am
Apparently, Newark Mayor CORY BOOKER is not the only Stanford alum and former football player given to heroic acts. FRANK PRIMUS, who graduated from Stanford in 1999 and is currently a surgical resident at the University of California-San Francisco, “cooly and decisively” stopped a city bus Thursday, June 20, according to the SF Weekly. When… Read more

Grant to foster deeper connection between Stanford art students and art museum

by on June 21, 2013 4:00 am
A $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will strengthen collaboration between the Department of Art and Art History and the Cantor Arts Center. Over the next three-and-a-half years, the grant will support new initiatives within the art history graduate program that use the museum’s collections in coursework and research and provide curatorial training… Read more

New directors at FSI research centers

by on June 20, 2013 4:00 am
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies has named new directors to two of its research centers AMY ZEGART – one of the country’s leading experts on national security, intelligence and foreign policy – will be the next co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). KENNETH SCHEVE, a professor of political science and expert… Read more New directors at FSI research centers

Vera Haugh receives Arnice Streit Award

by on June 19, 2013 4:00 am
VERA HAUGH, an administrative services administrator in the departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies, is this year’s recipient of the Arnice P. Streit Award. The award, which recognizes distinguished service to the School of Humanities and Sciences, was created in 1987 in honor of ARNICE P. STREIT, who established a record of excellence during her… Read more Vera Haugh receives Arnice Streit Award

Field, Zoback to advise on Gulf of Mexico recovery

by on June 18, 2013 4:00 am
Three years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history, what does the future hold for the Gulf of Mexico? The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently appointed Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow CHRIS FIELD (biology, environmental Earth system science) and geophysics Professor MARK ZOBACK to a federal advisory group that will design programs focused… Read more Field, Zoback to advise on Gulf of Mexico recovery

A Stanford perspective, 50 years in the making

by on June 17, 2013 4:00 am
LARRY HORTON, senior associate vice president for government and community relations, recently shared a video he created in 2012 for his 50th Stanford reunion. He was inspired to make the video after stumbling upon some old photographs he’d taken as a Stanford junior in 1961 from the top of Hoover Tower. “In those days, there… Read more