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Stanford alums create performance piece on the California drought

by on July 29, 2015 4:00 am
Two Stanford alums and an undergraduate walk into a bar…  Actually, they aren’t in a bar; they are on stage putting on a show about the California drought. So no drinks, but there is plenty of talk of being parched. The alumnae are MARI AMEND and DORIA CHARLSON, both of the Class of ’13, who… Read more Stanford alums create performance piece on the California drought
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Stanford women's water polo team enjoys fun and games in South Korea

by on July 25, 2015 1:00 pm
The Stanford women’s water polo program represented the United States at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, earlier this summer. Over its final days in the country, the team attended a USA women’s basketball game featuring fellow Stanford student-athlete ERICA MCCALL, saw singer, songwriter and rapper PSY, of Gangnam Style fame, live in… Read more Stanford women's water polo team enjoys fun and games in South Korea
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Stanford's Chris Field honored for outstanding climate-science communication

by on July 22, 2015 4:00 am
CHRIS FIELD, a professor of biology and of Earth system science at Stanford, has been honored for the clear and compelling manner in which he explains climate-change science to the public. The 2015 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication is being given to Field by Climate One, a special project of the… Read more Stanford's Chris Field honored for outstanding climate-science communication
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Stanford's Yi Cui honored for innovations in sustainability research

by on July 17, 2015 4:00 am
  YI CUI, associate professor of materials science and engineering, is among five innovators who were recently honored with the 2015 Resonate Award from California Institute of Technology’s Resnick Sustainability Institute. The award recognizes researchers who have developed creative solutions to cutting CO2 emissions. “Yi Cui has made original and innovative contributions to a broad… Read more Stanford's Yi Cui honored for innovations in sustainability research
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Matt Kanan named one of chemistry's Talented 12

by on July 15, 2015 5:19 pm
Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) has recognized MATT KANAN, assistant professor of chemistry, as one of the most talented young chemists in the world. C&EN is a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society. The magazine created its first-ever Talented 12 list, and recognized Kanan as one of the “path-paving young researchers and entrepreneurs… Read more Matt Kanan named one of chemistry's Talented 12
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High school teachers come to Stanford for professional development

by on July 14, 2015 3:15 pm
  A new group of 107 teachers have been named 2015 Stanford Hollyhock teaching fellows. These high school teachers, representing 34 districts in 17 states and the District of Columbia, will come to Stanford this summer for the beginning of a selective two-year professional development program. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with… Read more High school teachers come to Stanford for professional development
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Documentary film celebrates 25th anniversary of Stanford's Solar Car Project

by on July 13, 2015 4:07 pm
  A team of Stanford students has begun testing a new solar-powered car to compete in the October 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a grueling 2,000-mile race across the Australian outback. The high-tech vehicle, called Arctan, was designed and built by members of the Stanford Solar Car Project, a hands-on engineering program launched by and… Read more Documentary film celebrates 25th anniversary of Stanford's Solar Car Project
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Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions

by on July 1, 2015 5:26 pm
In recent weeks, as the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a flurry of decisions, many of them game-changing, Stanford law professors have weighed in. The recent flood of decisions by the court provided long-awaited insights on where the court is leaning – and also raised significant questions. With rulings on key issues including lethal injections… Read more Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions
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Stanford geologist honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research

by on June 30, 2015 5:58 pm
JONATHAN PAYNE, associate professor of geological sciences, recently was honored with the 2015 Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research. The Cox Medal is awarded annually to a faculty member who has established a record of excellence directing undergraduate research. The Cox award was established in memory of the late Allan Cox,… Read more Stanford geologist honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research
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Stanford wins Women's Capital One Cup

by on June 24, 2015 5:29 pm
Stanford has claimed its third Women’s Capital One Cup as the most successful athletics program in the country during the 2014-15 season. The Cardinal has won three-of-five awards since the Capital One Cup began in 2010-11. “We are incredibly proud of our women’s athletics program for the exceptional achievement on being this year’s Capital One… Read more Stanford wins Women's Capital One Cup