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Simone Manuel makes history at the Olympics

by Stanford Athletics on August 15, 2016 7:53 am
Junior SIMONE MANUEL made Olympic history in Rio when she became the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in swimming. Manuel set an Olympic and American record to tie for the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle. “It means a lot [to be the first black woman to earn gold in the pool],”… Read more Simone Manuel makes history at the Olympics
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Documentary about neurosurgeon facing death nominated for Emmy

by Stanford Medicine Office of Communications and Public Affairs on August 9, 2016 5:59 pm
The much-praised documentary about the late neurosurgeon PAUL KALANITHI‘s perception of time while living with terminal cancer has been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Emmy presentations will be on Sept. 21 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.… Read more Documentary about neurosurgeon facing death nominated for Emmy
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Three innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

by Tom Abate on August 8, 2016 4:00 am
Engineers are pragmatists and problem solvers who tend to focus on outcomes and solutions, so much so that their accomplishments are often overlooked. Honoring these underappreciated specialists is one of the reasons for the Stanford Engineering Heroes program. PERRY MCCARTY, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering; Netflix founder and CEO REED HASTINGS; and MARTIN… Read more Three innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes
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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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Students set world record for latex balloon flight

by Vignesh Ramachandran on August 3, 2016 5:06 pm
After months of trials to hone its technique, a team of Stanford students has set a world record for the longest high-altitude flight with a latex balloon. The achievement by the STANFORD STUDENT SPACE INITIATIVE (SSI), a student-led campus group that focuses on space and aerospace research, shows small teams with low budgets how to… Read more Students set world record for latex balloon flight
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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
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Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed

by Robin Wander on July 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Stanford’s historic Roble Gym is in the last stage of a $28 million renovation to provide new program spaces for theater and dance productions of the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS). Finishing touches over the summer include the completion of a new dance studio and the outfitting of a new “arts gym,” a… Read more Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed
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Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

by Clifton Parker on July 24, 2016 5:30 pm
(Photo credit: Rod Searcey) All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week. The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place July 25 to 27 in Paul Brest Hall. The meeting brings together American teachers and educators from Korea… Read more Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education
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Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race

by Brooke Donald on July 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Hundreds of scholars gathered at Stanford to hear the latest psychological research addressing social and mental health concerns of ethnic minorities, including their LGBT members, as well as to network and build relationships within the field. The fourth Biennial American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45 Research Conference took place July 7-9 and was hosted by… Read more Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race