Category: Awards

Inky Ajanaku

Volleyball player Inky Ajanaku wins prestigious honor

by Stanford Athletics on January 17, 2017 4:50 pm
INKY AJANAKU was recently named the Honda Sport Award winner for Volleyball. The Honda Sport Award is presented annually by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics.” Ajanaku now becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete… Read more Volleyball player Inky Ajanaku wins prestigious honor
Jennifer Granick

Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book

by Kathleen Gabel on January 10, 2017 7:00 am
JENNIFER GRANICK, lecturer-in-law and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, won the 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for her book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It. The award honors scholarship exploring the tension between civil… Read more Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book
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'Make America Great Again' hat wins Symbolic Systems' symbol of the year for 2016

by Staff on January 9, 2017 8:00 am
Affiliates of Stanford’s Symbolic Systems Program have chosen the “Make America Great Again” hat as the Symbol of the Year for 2016, in their fifth annual vote for notable symbols. The citation for the Symbol of the Year reads: “Donald Trump’s red cap became a widely recognized symbol and effective distillation of his campaign. The… Read more 'Make America Great Again' hat wins Symbolic Systems' symbol of the year for 2016
Dr. Samuel Strober

Samuel Strober awarded $6.6 million from state stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on January 4, 2017 5:07 pm
SAMUEL STROBER, MD, a professor of medicine, was awarded $6.6 million by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine on Dec. 15 to conduct a phase-1 clinical trial to test a new way of inhibiting the rejection of transplanted kidneys. The award marks the 10th clinical trial funded by the institute in… Read more Samuel Strober awarded $6.6 million from state stem cell agency
Stephen Montgomery

NIH awards $26.4 million to Stanford researchers for physical activity study

by Tracie White on January 3, 2017 12:00 pm
Stanford researchers have been awarded two grants totaling $26.4 million as part of the largest program ever funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the biological mechanisms of physical activity. MICHAEL SNYDER, professor and chair of genetics, and STEPHEN MONTGOMERY, assistant professor of pathology and of genetics, were awarded $15.7 million. They will… Read more NIH awards $26.4 million to Stanford researchers for physical activity study
Nicole Ardoin

Nicole Ardoin recognized for environmental education contributions

by Krysten Crawford on December 18, 2016 5:43 pm
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)—a network of more than 20,000 educators, researchers and organizational members in more than 30 countries—has recognized NICOLE ARDOIN, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education, with one of its highest honors for her outstanding contributions to research. Ardoin, who is also a senior fellow at the… Read more Nicole Ardoin recognized for environmental education contributions
Issa Rae

Two alumni are nominated for Golden Globe Awards

by Robin Wander on December 13, 2016 5:10 pm
On Monday, the announcement of nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards included two Stanford alums: STERLING K. BROWN ’98 and ISSA RAE ‘07. Brown was nominated for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series, or motion picture made for television, for his role in People v. O.… Read more Two alumni are nominated for Golden Globe Awards
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Stanford lauded for sustainability efforts

by Sara-Katherine Coxon on December 11, 2016 11:20 am
Stanford was recently recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), according to the OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT. The 2016 index evaluated more than 800 colleges and universities across 17 different areas of sustainability. Stanford ranked… Read more Stanford lauded for sustainability efforts
Yuliy Sannikov

2016 John Bates Clark Medalist at GSB

by Pamela Moreland on December 7, 2016 5:01 pm
In early 2016, YULIY SANNIKOV, professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business, was honored with one of the most celebrated and eagerly anticipated awards presented by the American Economic Association: the John Bates Clark Medal. This award is annually presented to the American economist under the age of 40 who is judged to… Read more 2016 John Bates Clark Medalist at GSB
Christian McCaffrey

McCaffrey named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year

by Pamela Moreland on December 4, 2016 12:11 pm
Junior running back and communication major CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY was named the 2016 Academic All-American of the Year by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). McCaffrey has a 3.43 GPA and was also a first-team Academic All-America choice last year. McCaffrey isn’t the only brainiac among Stanford athletes. This year, 24 Cardinal student-athletes… Read more McCaffrey named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year