Category: Awards

Tallent_Award_Image

Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

by on March 15, 2016 5:45 pm
Stanford Creative Writing professor ELIZABETH TALLENT has been named a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Tallent earned the nomination for her latest short story collection, Mendocino Fire. The PEN/Faulkner Award is one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. Three writers, serving as judges, selected Tallent and four other finalists… Read more Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award
John Taylor

John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research

by on March 8, 2016 11:00 pm
Economist JOHN TAYLOR has been recognized with the 2016 Central Banking Award for Economics. The award, given by Central Banking Publications, recognizes “the most significant contribution to economics within the field of central banking.” The George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, Taylor received the award for his paper “A Rules-Based… Read more John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research
Frederick Berry (Photo courtesy of the Department of Music/Stanford University)

Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame

by on March 3, 2016 5:21 pm
FREDRICK BERRY, lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Music, recently was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the California Alliance for Jazz. Berry was one of three individuals chosen by the alliance’s board, which recognizes the best jazz educators and players in California. “I am both grateful and humbled to be considered a member of… Read more Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame
Obaid_Chinoy_AP454858779805

Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night

by on March 1, 2016 5:20 pm
On Sunday, Stanford alumna SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY took home her second Oscar after winning Best Documentary Short for her film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. But Obaid-Chinoy, an alumna of both the International Policy Studies (‘03) and Communications (‘04) programs at Stanford, won more than a gold statuette and bragging rights. After… Read more Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night
Sally Dickson (Photo Credit: Joy Leighton / Stanford University Student Affairs

New lecture series honors Sally Dickson

by on March 1, 2016 4:00 am
SALLY DICKSON retired from Stanford late last year after 23 years of service. However, the legacy of her work and commitment to community-building and engagement endures through the annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection. GREG BOARDMAN, vice provost for student affairs, wanted to honor the contributions of Dickson, former associate vice provost… Read more New lecture series honors Sally Dickson
William Chueh

Six Stanford scholars among this year's recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowships

by on February 26, 2016 4:00 am
Six Stanford assistant professors are among recipients of the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships, which recognize scholars who show promise early in their careers. WILLIAM CHUEH, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and a center fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy; MICHAEL BERNSTEIN and GREGORY VALIANT, assistant professors of computer science; THOMAS CHURCH, assistant… Read more Six Stanford scholars among this year's recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowships
Head shot of Robert Wilson

Stanford's Robert B. Wilson wins major economics award

by on February 23, 2016 9:00 pm
Stanford economist ROBERT B. WILSON recently won recognition for his groundbreaking scholarship on auctions, electricity pricing, and how groups interact in a market when information is not the same for everyone. Wilson was chosen for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in economics, finance and management, which comes with a 400,000-Euro prize (about $441,080).… Read more Stanford's Robert B. Wilson wins major economics award
Photo of Erica Evans at a desk.

Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists

by on February 16, 2016 4:00 am
ERICA EVANS, a junior majoring in international relations with a minor in communications, is the 2015 winner of the James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. Evans, who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Stanford Daily, wrote a series of articles about the university’s judicial process and the Honor Code. The award was… Read more Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists
Priya-FieldingSingh_Headshot

Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected

by on February 3, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment recently selected 20 fellows to join the 2016 cohort of the Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). Now in its sixth year, this highly competitive professional development program helps Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Fellows… Read more Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected
tara_screenshot

Stanford's Tara VanDerveer wins lifetime achievement award

by on February 1, 2016 4:51 pm
TARA VANDERVEER, head coach of Stanford’s women’s basketball team, was honored recently with the 2016 Coaching Corps Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd Annual Game Changer Awards in San Francisco. VanDerveer’s award was presented by former Stanford All-American JENNIFER AZZI, who currently is head coach of women’s basketball at the University of San Francisco. The… Read more Stanford's Tara VanDerveer wins lifetime achievement award