Category: Awards

Sebastien Tilmans at work

Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition

by on October 21, 2014 4:25 pm
In many of the world’s overcrowded urban slums, residents must choose between open defecation, crowded public toilets or expensive private pit latrines that can’t be emptied safely. A Stanford team working on a sustainable solution recently won a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the opportunity to compete for up to… Read more Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition
Eric Lambin

Eric Lambin wins 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize

by on October 20, 2014 4:44 pm
A pioneer in developing methods of analyzing satellite images of Earth and linking them to socioeconomic data, ERIC LAMBIN has been named recipient of the 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize. Lambin, a faculty member at both Stanford and Université Catholique de Louvain in his native Belgium, and his research colleagues use the advanced imaging methods to… Read more Eric Lambin wins 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize
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Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head

by on October 20, 2014 4:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t believe his ears. It was 2010, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco had just briefed Biden on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. “Now wait a minute,” Biden said. “I thought you were a scientist. But I just understood everything you told me.” Lubchenco, who recounted… Read more Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head
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Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost

by on October 16, 2014 4:45 pm
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University will be better prepared to spread its impact thanks to $1.8 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Fellowships each year bring 20 domestic and international journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to Stanford for 10 months. During that time they… Read more Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost
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Chemistry Department celebrates W.E. Moerner's Nobel win

by on October 15, 2014 5:15 pm
For quite some time, members of the Chemistry Department had been planning an intimate party to acknowledge W.E. MOERNER’s remarkably fruitful three-year run as department chair. But when Moerner won the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry last week, that plan was scrapped in lieu of a grander affair. On Monday, several hundred faculty and students,… Read more Chemistry Department celebrates W.E. Moerner's Nobel win
Nicole Barnhart

Eight are named to Athletics Hall of Fame

by on October 8, 2014 3:16 pm
Eight new members of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 11. The inductees are NICOLE BARNHART,  ’04 (women’s soccer); NOTAH BEGAY III, ’95 (men’s golf); TOI COOK,  ’87 (baseball and football); LAURA GRANVILLE, ’02 (women’s tennis); A.J. HINCH, ’96 (baseball); SKIP KENNEY (men’s swimming and diving coach); ANIKA LEERSSEN,… Read more Eight are named to Athletics Hall of Fame
Megan Swezey Fogarty, Donald Kennedy, and Catherine Milton at the California celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which was held in Sacramento last month.

AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford

by on October 7, 2014 4:00 am
    MEGAN SWEZEY FOGARTY, deputy executive director of the Haas Center for Public Service, was honored recently as a Service Trailblazer as part of AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary celebration. She was one of 20 trailblazers honored last month by CaliforniaVolunteers, the state office that manages programs and initiatives to increase the number of California residents… Read more AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford
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Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award

by on October 3, 2014 4:00 am
CONDOLEEZZA RICE, professor of political science and Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business, will receive West Point’s Sylvanus Thayer Award on Monday, Oct. 6, at the U.S. Military Academy. The West Point Association of Graduates will present the award to Rice, a former U.S. Secretary of State… Read more Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award
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Stanford music professor wins Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement

by on September 26, 2014 4:00 am
Music Professor KAROL BERGER has received a 2014 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The 60,000 Euro award enables a scholar to spend a year working at a research institute in Germany and collaborating with other experts in the field. A scholar of Austro-German music, Berger intends to complete a long-term study… Read more Stanford music professor wins Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement
Gary Segura

Busy season ahead for election center

by on September 19, 2014 4:41 pm
For Stanford political scientists GARY SEGURA and SIMON JACKMAN, the 2016 election season promises to be a busy one. The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $10.2 million to researchers at Stanford and the University of Michigan to conduct a series of surveys on political participation and vote choice in the 2016 presidential election.… Read more Busy season ahead for election center