Category: Awards

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Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video

by on February 20, 2015 4:00 am
  Earlier this quarter, when J. CHRISTIAN JENSEN was in the campus video studio to conduct an interview with Al Jazeera, the staff in the studio decided to seize the opportunity to get their own footage of the rising star. Jensen, an alumnus and currently a lecturer in Stanford’s MFA Documentary Film and Video Program,… Read more Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video
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James D. Bjorken shares 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics

by on February 16, 2015 10:00 pm
  Stanford Professor emeritus JAMES D. “BJ” BJORKEN has been awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics for his key role in elucidating the nature of the strong force and predicting what would happen if electrons were violently slammed into protons in the atomic nucleus. His predictions were confirmed in stunning fashion in the late… Read more James D. Bjorken shares 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics
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Stanford scholars awarded grants for digital humanities research

by on February 11, 2015 5:06 pm
The Roberta Bowman Denning Fund for Humanities and Technology recently awarded grants to humanities projects that will use digital technology to produce new scholarship. Led by Stanford professors, the five winning projects reflect the wide range of humanities disciplines, from history to archaeology to linguistics. “With generous funding from the Roberta Bowman Denning Fund we… Read more Stanford scholars awarded grants for digital humanities research
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Two Stanford engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering

by on February 11, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford engineers JENS NØRSKOV and BERND GIROD have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). They are among 67 new members and 12 international members named by the Academy last week. Nørskov is director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at Stanford and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National… Read more Two Stanford engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering
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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
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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