Category: Awards

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Stanford alumna wins international award for her thesis documentary about Syrian refugees

by on January 6, 2016 5:30 pm
MELISSA LANGER, 2015 MFA graduate of Stanford’s Documentary Film and Video Program, recently won the IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary for her thesis film, My Aleppo. The film, which chronicles the experience of a Syrian refugee family that relocated to Pretoria, South Africa, was one of 15 films in eight categories to win awards in… Read more Stanford alumna wins international award for her thesis documentary about Syrian refugees
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Two Stanford scientists among '10 people who mattered' in 2015

by on January 6, 2016 12:01 am
Nature, the venerable science journal, has announced its list of 10 people who mattered in the world in 2015, and two of them are from Stanford. ZHENAN BAO, professor of chemical engineering, and CHRISTINA SMOLKE, associate professor of bioengineering, were named to Nature‘s list of “10 people who mattered this year.” Nature included Smolke and… Read more Two Stanford scientists among '10 people who mattered' in 2015
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McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year

by on December 26, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY is the Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years and the first Stanford player to win the award. McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to DERRICK HENRY, but received 29 of 60 votes from… Read more McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year
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Two Stanford Earth scholars earn Switzer Environmental Fellowships

by on December 15, 2015 3:05 pm
CASSANDRA BROOKS and DANIEL SWAIN are among 22 environmental scholars who received this year’s Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a program of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation that recognizes the achievements of environmental leaders and their potential to drive positive change. Brooks is a postdoctoral researcher in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. Brooks’ research… Read more Two Stanford Earth scholars earn Switzer Environmental Fellowships
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Stanford education scholar dons a hat of freedom and power

by on December 14, 2015 4:00 am
Education Professor Emerita MILBREY MCLAUGHLIN, the founding director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Eight hundred guests attended the conferment in October of McLaughlin and 14 other international scholars at Svenska Mässan, the Swedish Exhibition and… Read more Stanford education scholar dons a hat of freedom and power
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Stanford philosophy professor wins international book prize

by on December 11, 2015 4:00 am
MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, a professor of philosophy at Stanford, has won the Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science for his latest work on 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Friedman’s book Kant’s Construction of Nature: A Reading of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science (Cambridge University Press, 2013) won the biennial prize, which recognizes the… Read more Stanford philosophy professor wins international book prize
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McCaffrey named most versatile player in college football

by on December 9, 2015 3:38 pm
The accolades continue for sophomore CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY, who was just named the winner of the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in major college football. McCaffrey is a running back and kick return specialist who also lined up at blocking back, slot, wildcat quarterback and wide receiver on his way to the NCAA… Read more McCaffrey named most versatile player in college football
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Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist

by on December 7, 2015 4:01 pm
Cardinal football standout CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named a Heisman Trophy finalist. The record-breaking running back and Academic All-American was named one of three finalists for the award, which is presented to the best college football player in the country. The other finalists are by University of Alabama junior running back DERRICK HENRY and Clemson… Read more Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist
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Researchers receive outstanding investigator awards from National Cancer Institute

by on November 25, 2015 1:12 pm
The National Cancer Institute has awarded three School of Medicine researchers outstanding investigator awards. The awards support long-term projects of “unusual” potential with up to $600,000 per year for seven years. Stanford’s recipients are STEVEN ARTANDI, professor of medicine and of biochemistry; LAURA ATTARDI, professor of radiation oncology and of genetics; and AMATO GIACCIA ,… Read more Researchers receive outstanding investigator awards from National Cancer Institute
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Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again

by on November 16, 2015 5:43 pm
Stanford recently received a 2015 Platinum Bicycle Friendly University Award from the League of American Bicyclists, the highest designation in the award program. It is the second time Stanford has received the platinum award for its bicycling program from the league, which hands out the awards – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – every four… Read more Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again