Category: Awards

Brittany Perham (Image Credit: Lisa Beth Anderson)

Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

by Victoria Chesley on August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
BRITTANY PERHAM, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, has won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Perham was selected for the honor by poet and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE. The Barnard Women Poets Prize is awarded for the best second collection of poems by a female American poet. The award is designed to support writers… Read more Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize
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Howard Zebker elected 2016 AGU Fellow

by By Stanford Report staff on August 2, 2016 5:58 pm
HOWARD ZEBKER has been chosen as one of 60 new fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He will be honored at the AGU’s upcoming fall meeting in San Francisco. Since 1962, the AGU has elected outstanding members as Union Fellows. This special honor recognizes scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. It acknowledges… Read more Howard Zebker elected 2016 AGU Fellow
Kartik Sawhney

Senior Kartik Sawhney recognized by Queen Elizabeth

by By Victoria Chesley on August 1, 2016 5:28 pm
Senior KARTIK SAWHNEY was one of 60 people recently recognized by Queen Elizabeth II with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The award celebrates and honors young adults from commonwealth nations for their achievements and work in transforming lives in their communities. The award was presented at Buckingham Palace in June. Sawhney works to increase universal… Read more Senior Kartik Sawhney recognized by Queen Elizabeth
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Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society

by Lisa Trei on July 31, 2016 4:00 pm
RICHARD WHITE has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1743. Neurobiologist ERIC KNUDSEN, the Edward C.… Read more Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society
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Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on July 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Two Stanford graduate students have won fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation for dissertation proposals that focus, respectively, on immigrant students in U.S. schools and on teacher compensation. CRISTINA LASH, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, will study and write about how the education system’s role of… Read more Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships
Ami Bhatt

Ami Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries

by By Beth Duff-Brown on July 13, 2016 5:49 pm
Studying the microorganisms that live in our gut is a relatively new field, one that has taken off in the last decade. It is estimated that half of the microbes that live in and around our gastrointestinal tract have yet to be discovered. “This means there is a huge amount of this dark matter within… Read more Ami Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries
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Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side

by Stanford Athletics on July 12, 2016 4:00 am
Fueled by an NCAA championship in soccer and six top-10 finishes, Stanford captured its first Capital One Cup on the men’s side as the nation’s most successful athletics program during the 2015-16 campaign. The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to the best men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field… Read more Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side
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Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies

by Chris Kark on July 8, 2016 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a consortium of 74 scholarly organizations in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, has awarded six fellowships and one grant to humanities scholars at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. Each year, the ACLS awards fellowships and grants to about 300 U.S.-based scholars working across humanistic disciplines.… Read more Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies
Second place winner of the 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition. "Retinal ganglion cells in the primate retina" submitted by Lauren Grosberg, postdoctoral research fellow, neurosurgery.

Finalists announced for Stanford's 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition

by Amy Adams on July 4, 2016 11:00 pm
Eleven images representing a broad cross section of neuroscience research have been chosen as finalists in the Stanford Neuroscience Institute’s Art of Neuroscience competition. Submitted by students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and other scientists, the images range from the intricately detailed, such as a spider-like neurons or arrays of cells that send visual signals to the… Read more Finalists announced for Stanford's 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition
Chef Jamie Oliver in Stanford’s Teaching Kitchen. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver