Category: Awards

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
Howard Zebker

Howard Zebker elected 2016 AGU Fellow

by By Stanford Report staff on August 2, 2016 5:58 pm
HOWARD ZEBKER has been chosen as one of 60 new fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He will be honored at the AGU’s upcoming fall meeting in San Francisco. Since 1962, the AGU has elected outstanding members as Union Fellows. This special honor recognizes scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. It acknowledges… Read more Howard Zebker elected 2016 AGU Fellow
Kartik Sawhney

Senior Kartik Sawhney recognized by Queen Elizabeth

by By Victoria Chesley on August 1, 2016 5:28 pm
Senior KARTIK SAWHNEY was one of 60 people recently recognized by Queen Elizabeth II with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The award celebrates and honors young adults from commonwealth nations for their achievements and work in transforming lives in their communities. The award was presented at Buckingham Palace in June. Sawhney works to increase universal… Read more Senior Kartik Sawhney recognized by Queen Elizabeth
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Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society

by Lisa Trei on July 31, 2016 4:00 pm
RICHARD WHITE has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1743. Neurobiologist ERIC KNUDSEN, the Edward C.… Read more Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society
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Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on July 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Two Stanford graduate students have won fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation for dissertation proposals that focus, respectively, on immigrant students in U.S. schools and on teacher compensation. CRISTINA LASH, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, will study and write about how the education system’s role of… Read more Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships