Category: Awards

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Stanford's Leah Gordon wins a Ryskamp award

by on April 15, 2015 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded LEAH GORDON, an assistant professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a 2015 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship to support her research on the concept of “equal educational opportunity” in the United States in the 20th century. A cultural and intellectual historian, Gordon draws on histories of… Read more Stanford's Leah Gordon wins a Ryskamp award
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Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards

by on April 12, 2015 11:15 pm
  Alumni MARIANN BYERWALTER, AB ’82, and JOHN P. LEVIN, MA ’70, JD ’73, each recently received a 2015 Gold Spike Award, the university’s highest honor for volunteer service. The award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than 2,600 Stanford alumni who have demonstrated significant and long-standing volunteer service to… Read more Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards
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Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest

by on April 8, 2015 10:00 pm
Last spring, Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) invited Stanford Commute Club members to submit photos illustrating why they use sustainable transportation to get to work. The “Why I Commute the Way I Do” Photo Contest garnered 93 total photo submissions from 41 Commute Club members. Of those, 16 winning shots were selected. They included stunning… Read more Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest
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Stanford center honors Asia correspondent with journalism award

by on April 7, 2015 10:50 pm
  Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) recently honored Wall Street Journal reporter JACOB SCHLESINGER with the Shorenstein Journalism Award. Schlesinger received the honor, which includes a $10,000 cash prize, for his work on Japan that spans nearly three decades. Since 2002, the annual award has recognized journalists who are outstanding in their… Read more Stanford center honors Asia correspondent with journalism award
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Marty Laporte receives water conservation award

by on March 25, 2015 5:53 pm
MARTY LAPORTE, associate director of utilities for environmental quality and water efficiency, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards. The awards are given by a coalition of groups concerned about water conservation and the need for a strategic response to droughts and to a new era of water… Read more Marty Laporte receives water conservation award
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Wineburg elected to the National Academy of Education

by on March 24, 2015 5:28 pm
SAM WINEBURG, a leading scholar in the teaching and learning of history, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education. Founded in 1965, the NAEd advances high-quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Members serve on panels that address pressing issues in education and are engaged in academy… Read more Wineburg elected to the National Academy of Education
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Stanford receives Investor Award from Redwood City Education Foundation

by on March 23, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford has received this year’s Investor Award from the Redwood City Education Foundation, in recognition of the university’s pledge to the RCEF of $250,000 over the next five years. The Investor Award honors companies for their substantial and long-term support of the RCEF and the Redwood City School District (RCSD), through gifts of time and… Read more Stanford receives Investor Award from Redwood City Education Foundation
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Stanford Video wins at 36th Annual Telly Awards

by on March 11, 2015 5:51 pm
  STANFORD VIDEO, part of University Communications, won three bronze statuettes from the 36th Annual Telly Awards on March 9. Stanford Video, whose studios are located on Pampas Lane, is the university’s video production unit, offering services ranging from high-definition broadcast to classroom podcasts to videotape and streaming media. The Telly Awards honor “the very… Read more Stanford Video wins at 36th Annual Telly Awards
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Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism

by on March 1, 2015 12:00 pm
Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman traversed the Pacific Ocean – from Papua New Guinea’s coral reefs to Alaska’s king crab fisheries – to see how carbon emissions are changing the ground rules for ocean life. Their multimedia series “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn” earned them the 2014 Knight Risser Prize… Read more Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism
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Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows

by on February 24, 2015 4:00 am
Three Stanford researchers are among this year’s winners of Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, honor outstanding scientists who show promise early in their careers. JENNIFER A. DIONNE, an assistant professor in materials science and engineering; HEMAMALA KARUNADASA, an assistant professor of chemistry, and PERCY LIANG, an assistant professor… Read more Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows