Category: Awards

Blair Hoxby book

Renaissance Society of America recognizes Blair Hoxby

by Tanu Wakefield on April 28, 2017 4:12 pm
The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) recently recognized BLAIR HOXBY, professor of English, for his 2015 book, What Was Tragedy? Theory and the Early Modern Canon. The RSA awarded What Was Tragedy? an honorable mention in consideration for the 2017 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize. What Was Tragedy? earned critical acclaim for shedding new light… Read more Renaissance Society of America recognizes Blair Hoxby
Sean Reardon

Sean Reardon awarded Carnegie fellowship for work on education inequity

by Carrie Spector on April 27, 2017 2:48 pm
SEAN REARDON, professor at the Graduate School of Education, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow for his research into educational opportunity and achievement gaps in America. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program, established in 2015 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, recognizes and supports scholars whose work in the social sciences and humanities… Read more Sean Reardon awarded Carnegie fellowship for work on education inequity
Roberta Denning

Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award

by Stanford Alumni Association on April 25, 2017 3:24 pm
ROBERTA DENNING, ’75, MBA ’78, and JOHN GOLDMAN, MBA ’75, are this year’s recipients of the Gold Spike Award, Stanford’s highest honor for volunteer service. President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE recently conferred the awards at a dinner held in their honor. The Gold Spike Award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than… Read more Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award
Lemelson prize winners

Undergrads win prize for work combating antibacterial resistance

by Nathan Collins on April 18, 2017 3:26 pm
A team of Stanford ChEM-H undergraduates has won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for their development of proteins that could combat multidrug-resistant bacteria, which the World Health Organization has described as one of the most serious public health threats the world faces today. MARIA FILSINGER INTERRANTE, now a student in the School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist… Read more Undergrads win prize for work combating antibacterial resistance
Peter Berkowitz

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize

by Marlon Bateman on April 12, 2017 4:16 pm
PETER BERKOWITZ, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was named a recipient of the 2017 Bradley Prize. Berkowitz was awarded the prize at an April 6 ceremony at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000. The Bradley Prize annually recognizes up to four individuals… Read more Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize
Michael Kirst

Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award

by Carrie Spector on April 7, 2017 4:16 pm
Michael Kirst, professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been named the 2017 recipient of the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The award recognizes visionary education leaders for their expertise and dedication to improving education. Past recipients include President Bill Clinton,… Read more Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award
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Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute

by Krista Conger on April 6, 2017 2:43 pm
The National Cancer Institute has named professor of dermatology HOWARD CHANG, MD, and professor of oncology RONALD LEVY, MD, as recipients of the institute’s Outstanding Investigator Awards for 2016. The awards provide funding to investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research. Recipients receive up to $600,000 each year for seven years to pursue or… Read more Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute
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Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art

by Pamela Moreland on April 5, 2017 4:02 pm
The image is called “The Hungry Starfish Larva.” For applied physics doctoral candidate WILLIAM GILPIN and his fellow researchers it is an image at the intersection of science and art. The image so impressed a panel at the National Science Foundation that the judges of the annual Vizzies Awards presented Gilpin’s group with the 2017… Read more Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art
Luis Ornelas

Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on April 3, 2017 3:43 pm
Stanford Junior LUIS ORNELAS is determined to ensure that every child in the United States has access to a high-quality education regardless of income or background. Ornelas spent his freshman summer teaching with Breakthrough Santa Fe, a nonprofit that helps motivated students in grades 7-12 from public schools be the first in their families to… Read more Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap
Alyssa Ferris

Two graduate students named Hertz Foundation Fellows

by Kate Chesley on March 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Graduate students ALYSSA FERRIS and SUHAS RAO have been named among 12 winners of 2017 Hertz Fellowships. They were chosen from among more than 700 applicants interested in pursuing graduate work in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. According to the press release announcing the fellowships, the Hertz Foundation is the only organization… Read more Two graduate students named Hertz Foundation Fellows