Category: Awards

Stanford Professor Jo Boaler wins math education prize

by on May 22, 2014 4:15 pm
JO BOALER, professor of mathematics education at Stanford Graduate School of Education, has been awarded the Kay Gilliland Equity Award  by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). The international organization, made up of leaders in the field of mathematics education, cited Boaler for her contributions to equity in mathematics education and leadership in… Read more Stanford Professor Jo Boaler wins math education prize

Rodgers wins Ben Hogan Award as the best colleagiate golfer

by on May 21, 2014 2:53 pm
Junior PATRICK RODGERS has been named winner of the 2014 Ben Hogan Award by the Colonial Country Club, the Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer, taking into account all… Read more Rodgers wins Ben Hogan Award as the best colleagiate golfer

Stanford graduating seniors Hunter Kodama, Chiney Ogwumike, win Alumni Association's Sterling Award

by on May 16, 2014 3:05 pm
Graduating seniors HUNTER KODAMA and CHINEY OGWUIMKE have received the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2014 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association and vice president for alumni affairs, presented the awards at the SAA Board Meeting on Thursday, May 15. Kodama, who will graduate with a bachelor’s… Read more Stanford graduating seniors Hunter Kodama, Chiney Ogwumike, win Alumni Association's Sterling Award

Julie Kennedy wins award for excellence in teaching

by on May 15, 2014 7:45 pm
Environmental Earth System Science professor JULIE KENNEDY has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award by the Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa. She is one of four teachers honored this year and the 12th Stanford professor to win the award. Kennedy said that while she is delighted to be honored, it is… Read more Julie Kennedy wins award for excellence in teaching

Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

by on May 14, 2014 4:00 am
Physicist STEVEN CHU, Stanford professor and Nobel laureate, has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society, one of the world’s most prominent groups of scientists. Chu is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He is a professor of physics and of molecular… Read more Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

Three Stanford alums are national finalists for 2014 Student Academy Awards for their thesis films

by on May 13, 2014 4:00 am
Three of the 35 films selected as national finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards competition are from Stanford students in the MFA in Documentary Film and Video class of 2013. LESLIE TAI is a finalist in the alternative category for The Private Life of Fenfen, a documentary film… Read more Three Stanford alums are national finalists for 2014 Student Academy Awards for their thesis films

Stanford University recognized for contributions to U.S.-China relations

by on May 8, 2014 4:45 pm
The Committee of 100, an international organization dedicated to making cultural connections between the United States and Asia, honored Stanford University with its Common Ground Award for the Advancement in U.S.-China Relation During a recent gala in San Francisco, Stanford President JOHN HENNESSY accepted the award, which recognized Stanford’s contributions and commitment to fostering U.S.-China… Read more Stanford University recognized for contributions to U.S.-China relations

Stanford Engineering Professor Mehran Sahami lauded for leadership on undergraduate curriculum guidelines

by on May 5, 2014 3:57 pm
  MEHRAN SAHAMI, a professor of computer science has received the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Presidential award. The ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, recognized Sahami for leading the group that produced the Computer Science Curricula 2013 guidelines. These guidelines are sponsored by ACM and the IEEE-Computer Society approximately once per decade to… Read more Stanford Engineering Professor Mehran Sahami lauded for leadership on undergraduate curriculum guidelines

Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

by on May 5, 2014 2:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center announced recently the winners of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year. The Humanities Center has selected 26 scholars from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions who were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 applicants. Each fellow will pursue individual research and writing projects… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

Wanda Corn named College Art Association's 2014 Distinguished Scholar

by on April 25, 2014 4:00 am
  WANDA CORN, professor emerita in the Department of Art and Art History, is the recipient of the College Art Association’s 2014 Distinguished Scholar award. Given annually since 2001, the award recognizes art historians who are considered to be “illustrious writers, teachers and curators.” Corn, a renowned museum curator and author, was a professor of… Read more Wanda Corn named College Art Association's 2014 Distinguished Scholar