Category: Awards

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Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors

by on February 10, 2015 4:00 am
  IRVING WEISSMAN, a professor of pathology and of developmental biology at Stanford Medical School, was recently awarded the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research in Zurich. Weissman, who directs the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, was honored for his role in identifying and isolating the first hematopoetic, or blood-forming,… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors
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Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan
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Fahmida Ahmed chairs higher education sustainability organization

by on February 2, 2015 5:09 pm
FAHMIDA AHMED, director of Stanford’s Office of Sustainability, has been named chair of the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE, which has about 20,000 members, is one of the largest organizations in higher education sustainability. Its mission is to empower higher education by helping institutions… Read more Fahmida Ahmed chairs higher education sustainability organization
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Albert Bandura receives one of Canada's highest civilian honors

by on January 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Canadian native ALBERT BANDURA, the David Starr Jordan Professor, Emeritus, was recently honored with an appointment to the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honors, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Bandura, who… Read more Albert Bandura receives one of Canada's highest civilian honors
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Goodson named American Physical Society fellow

by on January 7, 2015 4:24 pm
  KENNETH GOODSON, the Robert Bosch Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Davies Family Provostial Professor, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. Goodson, a heat transfer specialist with interests ranging from smartphones to vehicle waste heat recovery, was cited “for contributions to the understanding of phonon and electron… Read more Goodson named American Physical Society fellow
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Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research

by on December 19, 2014 4:00 am
  PAGE CHAMBERLAIN, professor of environmental Earth system science, was recently awarded the inaugural Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research. Chamberlain received the prize from Germany’s Senckenberg Society at an award ceremony held in Frankfurt. An expert in isotope geology, Chamberlain has advanced the understanding of erosion mechanisms, the carbon cycle, climate and precipitation patterns by… Read more Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research
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Researcher studies the long-term impact of zoos

by on December 17, 2014 4:38 pm
A visit to the zoo gives kids a chance to see animals they may never otherwise experience. It’s also an opportunity for deep engagement and learning in science. To date, however, the long-term impacts of learning science outside the classroom aren’t well known. Researchers wonder whether the lessons last, how best to connect these lessons… Read more Researcher studies the long-term impact of zoos
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Stanford Law School students named Skadden Fellows

by on December 16, 2014 4:00 am
Making a difference for the less fortunate is the goal of the Skadden Foundation. Now Stanford Law School’s NISHA KASHYAP, JD ’14, and STACY VILLALOBOS, JD ’15, will have an opportunity to devote themselves to good works for two years. On Dec. 11, they were named 2015 Skadden Fellows. Kashyap and Villalobos join a group… Read more Stanford Law School students named Skadden Fellows
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Stanford professor wins Buckley Prize, the top honor in condensed matter physics

by on November 24, 2014 4:00 am
AHARON KAPITULNIK, the Theodore and Sydney Rosenberg Professor in Applied Physics, has been awarded the 2015 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize. The Buckley Prize is the oldest prize awarded by the American Physical Society (APS). It is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded in the field of physics, and is considered the highest honor… Read more
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Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize

by on November 17, 2014 10:20 pm
JENS NØRSKOV, a professor at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize of the American Physical Society for his groundbreaking work on catalysis, which is used to promote chemical reactions in thousands of industrial processes for making fertilizers, fuels, plastics and a host of other products.… Read more Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize