Category: Awards

David Rosenzweig

First-year student's nature photographs earn international prize

by Kate Chesley on November 7, 2016 5:56 pm
First-year student DAVID ROSENZWEIG‘s photograph of two leopards has won the Youth Category of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition for Animal Conservation. Rosenzweig will be honored along with other winners of the photography competition at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History on Nov. 17, where his picture will be… Read more First-year student's nature photographs earn international prize
Laura Lu

Medical student Laura Lu honored by Palo Alto

by Yasemin Saplakoglu on November 3, 2016 5:01 pm
A few months ago, as LAURA LU rummaged through her childhood things, she came across a note her 8-year-old self had written in large block letters: “When I grow up I want to be a heart docter [sic].” On Oct. 17, that same girl, now a third-year medical student at the School of Medicine, was… Read more Medical student Laura Lu honored by Palo Alto
Dean's Medal recipients

Three win School of Medicine's highest honor

by School of Medicine staff on October 31, 2016 5:22 pm
A distinguished Stanford physician-scientist, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist and a lawyer/alumnus with a long record of public service are this year’s recipients of the Dean’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the School of Medicine. The 2016 medal recipients are ANN ARVIN, vice provost and dean of research; entrepreneur and philanthropist SEAN PARKER;… Read more Three win School of Medicine's highest honor
Al Camarillo

Al Camarillo receives 2016 Equity Award from the American Historical Association

by Alex Shashkevich on October 27, 2016 5:48 pm
The American Historical Association selected historian ALBERT CAMARILLO as the winner of the 2016 Equity Award for his decades-long contributions to the field of Mexican American history and mentorship of generations of minority scholars. The prize, which will be presented to Camarillo, the Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor, Emeritus, during a ceremony in Denver in… Read more Al Camarillo receives 2016 Equity Award from the American Historical Association
LaDoris Cordell

Exemplifying what is 'truly best' about Stanford

by Elaine Ray on October 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Stanford’s ethnic community centers and the Alumni Association honored alumni who are giving back to their alma mater and paying it forward beyond the Farm. At the 22nd annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Reunion Homecoming, Stanford honored VICTOR ARIAS JR., MBA ’82; LADORIS HAZZARD CORDELL, JD ’74; GOODWIN LIU, ’91; and… Read more Exemplifying what is 'truly best' about Stanford
José David Saldivar

José David Saldívar honored with Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literary studies

by Alexandra Shashkevich on October 24, 2016 5:24 pm
JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, professor of comparative literature, received the 2016 Jay B. Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement, given out by the American Literature Society to scholars of American literary studies. The award was announced on Oct. 10 and will be presented to Saldívar at the 2017 Modern Language Association conference in January in Philadelphia. The… Read more José David Saldívar honored with Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literary studies
Walter Vincenti

From biplanes to the Space Age

by Pamela Moreland on October 20, 2016 5:11 pm
A lifelong passion can be sparked by anything. For WALTER G. VINCENTI, professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics, the spark was lit during a visit to a movie theater. “In 1927, I was at a Saturday afternoon movie for children,” Vincenti explained. “In those days, during the movie, if there was something important in the… Read more From biplanes to the Space Age
Edward Haertel

Edward Haertel wins national educational psychology award

by Kate Chesley on October 19, 2016 5:29 pm
The American Psychological Association’s division on educational psychology has awarded EDWARD HAERTEL, professor emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, its most prestigious prize. The E.L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award is given each year for substantial contributions to educational psychology. Haertel, an expert on K-12 testing and assessment, will receive the honor and deliver… Read more Edward Haertel wins national educational psychology award
Malignant book cover

Lochlann Jain recognized for Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us

by Alex Shashkevich on October 18, 2016 5:21 pm
LOCHLANN JAIN, associate professor of anthropology, has been named the winner of the 2016 J. I. Staley Prize for the 2013 book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, by the School for Advanced Research. The annual $10,000 award honors authors of books that represent the best writing and scholarship in anthropology. The book weaves Jain’s research… Read more Lochlann Jain recognized for Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us
Thomas Mullaney

Digital humanities scholars receive Mellon support

by Chris Kark on October 17, 2016 5:31 pm
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports scholarly initiatives in the humanities and arts, has awarded $175,000 to several Stanford faculty members to bridge the technological gap between Asian studies and the digital humanities. The award will finance a Sawyer Seminar, a pop-up research center that will bring together scholars of Asia across the humanities… Read more Digital humanities scholars receive Mellon support