Category: Awards

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Two Stanford scholars win Guggenheim Fellowships

by on May 5, 2015 12:00 am
WALTER SCHEIDEL, a professor of history and of classics, and ANTHONY MARRA, a lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, have been awarded 2015 Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Scheidel and Marra are two of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists who received a Fellowship this year, selected on the basis of prior achievement… Read more Two Stanford scholars win Guggenheim Fellowships
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Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

by on April 30, 2015 7:45 pm
SHAHZAD BASHIR, professor of Islamic studies, and IAN MORRIS, professor of classics, will receive 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Morris and Bashir will join an elite cohort of 32 fellows whose work advances the study of crucial aspects of the human experience. According to the Carnegie website, the new program aims to identify “extraordinary senior, junior,… Read more Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships
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Stanford sophomores are PAC-12 tennis champions

by on April 28, 2015 4:00 am
Sophomore duo TAYLOR DAVIDSON and CAROL ZHAO captured the PAC-12 conference doubles crown in an all-Stanford final Sunday afternoon. Davidson and Zhao pulled out a 7-5, 6-2 victory over CAROLINE DOYLE, who also is a sophomore, and ELLEN TSAY, a senior. Davidson and Zhao claimed their first doubles title of the season at the NCTC… Read more Stanford sophomores are PAC-12 tennis champions
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Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits

by on April 25, 2015 4:00 am
Five recent Stanford graduates will have an easier time continuing their artistic pursuits thanks to a new grant program. Young Alumni Arts Grants, awarded by the Stanford Arts Institute, support public productions, exhibitions, publications or other original works in any genre, by providing up to $5,000 in support of facility or installation costs, technical production… Read more Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits
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Stanford computer scientist honored for innovations in cryptography

by on April 22, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford computer scientist and electrical engineer DAN BONEH has been selected to receive the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for technical contributions that have made cryptography easier to use. “Boneh has produced new directions and given the field a fresh start,” said ACM President Alexander L. Wolf. “He has added greatly to… Read more Stanford computer scientist honored for innovations in cryptography
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Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners

by on April 19, 2015 11:00 pm
The Stanford Center on Longevity last week chose students NICHOLAS STEIGMANN and MAIYA JENSEN from the California College of the Arts and their project, SPAN, as the winner of the second annual Design Challenge. The contest aims to encourage students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year, the… Read more Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners
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Stanford's Leah Gordon wins a Ryskamp award

by on April 15, 2015 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded LEAH GORDON, an assistant professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a 2015 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship to support her research on the concept of “equal educational opportunity” in the United States in the 20th century. A cultural and intellectual historian, Gordon draws on histories of… Read more
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Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards

by on April 12, 2015 11:15 pm
Alumni MARIANN BYERWALTER, AB ’82, and JOHN P. LEVIN, MA ’70, JD ’73, each recently received a 2015 Gold Spike Award, the university’s highest honor for volunteer service. The award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than 2,600 Stanford alumni who have demonstrated significant and long-standing volunteer service to the… Read more Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards
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Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest

by on April 8, 2015 10:00 pm
Last spring, Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) invited Stanford Commute Club members to submit photos illustrating why they use sustainable transportation to get to work. The “Why I Commute the Way I Do” Photo Contest garnered 93 total photo submissions from 41 Commute Club members. Of those, 16 winning shots were selected. They included stunning… Read more Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest
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Stanford center honors Asia correspondent with journalism award

by on April 7, 2015 10:50 pm
  Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) recently honored Wall Street Journal reporter JACOB SCHLESINGER with the Shorenstein Journalism Award. Schlesinger received the honor, which includes a $10,000 cash prize, for his work on Japan that spans nearly three decades. Since 2002, the annual award has recognized journalists who are outstanding in their… Read more