Category: Awards

Elizabeth Satteley

Five faculty members receive early-career recognition

by University Communications on September 22, 2016 5:35 pm
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have selected five Stanford faculty members as 2016 Faculty Scholars. Those selected are early-career scientists who have the “great potential to make unique contributions to their field,” according to the announcement. The new Stanford Faculty Scholars: ALEX DUNN, who… Read more Five faculty members receive early-career recognition
Sterling K. Brown

Emmy award winner gives Stanford a shout out

by Kate Chesley on September 19, 2016 5:34 pm
Stanford alumnus STERLING K. BROWN won the award for best supporting actor at the 2016 Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 18. In his acceptance speech, Brown, who graduated in 1998, thanked his “extended family at Stanford University,” adding, “Stand up, Chocolate Cardinal in the house.” He also thanked his wife, RYAN MICHELLE BATHE, who is a… Read more Emmy award winner gives Stanford a shout out
Greg Boardman and John Etchemendy

Student Affairs award named for Provost John Etchemendy

by University Communications on September 18, 2016 6:35 pm
Student Affairs, the university division that includes career education, community engagement, the dean of students office, residential education, the university registrar and student health, has renamed an award given for outstanding faculty service to honor PROVOST JOHN ETCHEMENDY. Etchemendy, the university’s longest serving provost, will be leaving his position to return to teaching and research.… Read more Student Affairs award named for Provost John Etchemendy
Lexing Ying

Math faculty members earn silver medals in Beijing competition

by Pamela Moreland on September 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Two Department of Mathematics faculty members were awarded Morningside Medals of Mathematics at the 7th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians in August. Professor LEXING YING was honored for contributions to the development and analysis of fast methods in scientific computing. ZHIWEI YUN, adjunct professor of math, was cited for contributions to the construction of motives… Read more Math faculty members earn silver medals in Beijing competition
Justin Leidwanger

Humanities researchers receive NEH grants

by Chris Kark on August 19, 2016 5:14 pm
The National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency that provides grants to support humanities research and education, has awarded a fellowship and a research grant to two Stanford faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Each year, the NEH bestows hundreds of grants on individual scholars and on programs at an array of cultural… Read more Humanities researchers receive NEH grants
Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis jumps to a silver medal in Rio

by Stanford Athletics on August 18, 2016 2:51 pm
Cardinal athletes continue to rock the Olympics in Rio. LUCY DAVIS, who graduated in 2015, collected Stanford’s 18th overall medal of the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday, Aug. 17, bringing home silver as a member of USA’s Show Jumping team. Next up for Davis is Friday’s individual jumping final. Davis majored in architecture at Stanford… Read more Lucy Davis jumps to a silver medal in Rio
Karl Deisseroth

Deisseroth wins Massry Prize for pioneering optogenetics work

by Bruce Goldman on August 16, 2016 2:06 pm
KARL DEISSEROTH, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been named a recipient of this year’s Massry Prize for his pioneering efforts in the development of a breakthrough technology called optogenetics. Deisseroth, who is the D.H. Chen Professor, shares the prize with two other researchers: Peter Hegemann of the Humboldt University in… Read more Deisseroth wins Massry Prize for pioneering optogenetics work
Paul Kalanithi

Documentary about neurosurgeon facing death nominated for Emmy

by Stanford Medicine Office of Communications and Public Affairs on August 9, 2016 5:59 pm
The much-praised documentary about the late neurosurgeon PAUL KALANITHI‘s perception of time while living with terminal cancer has been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Emmy presentations will be on Sept. 21 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.… Read more Documentary about neurosurgeon facing death nominated for Emmy
Alex Massialas

Fencer Alexander Massialas wins silver medal in Rio

by Stanford Athletics on August 8, 2016 5:19 pm
Stanford’s ALEXANDER MASSIALAS won a silver medal on Sunday at the Olympic games in Rio, the first medal by an American fencer in 32 years. Competing in his second Olympics, the senior from San Francisco won four matches to reach the gold medal bout against Daniele Garozzo of Italy. The match was tied 7-7 before… Read more Fencer Alexander Massialas wins silver medal in Rio
Brittany Perham (Image Credit: Lisa Beth Anderson)

Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

by Victoria Chesley on August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
BRITTANY PERHAM, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, has won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Perham was selected for the honor by poet and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE. The Barnard Women Poets Prize is awarded for the best second collection of poems by a female American poet. The award is designed to support writers… Read more Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize