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Warm a little heart at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

by on February 11, 2016 5:30 pm
On Valentine’s Day, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford wants to share some extra love with its patients. With your help and assistance from the hospital’s furry friend PUSHEEN THE CAT, they will deliver virtual Valentine cards from members of the community. Visit this site to choose a Valentine and send your message of hope. The… Read more Warm a little heart at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Andy Karsner, left, with some of the students in the course Energy Transformation Collaborative, fall 2015. Clockwise from upper left: Tha Zin, Perry Simmons, Ryan Coakly, Ina Quimosing, Mia Bernardino and Laurel Mills. (Credit: Mark Shwartz)

Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan

by on February 8, 2016 2:07 pm
When the East Palo Alto City Council took the final step toward joining a community choice energy program last week, it had the benefit of collaboration with Stanford graduate students behind its decision. The graduate students worked with East Palo Alto staff to evaluate the possible benefits and risks of joining the nonprofit Peninsula Clean… Read more Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan
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Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise

by on February 4, 2016 7:00 pm
ALEX WALTER, 18, has been a Denver Broncos fan for a long time. His mom, Ronda, says it might have something to do with spending the first several years of his life in the Mile-High City, where Alex underwent treatment for his congenital heart disease, which included several surgeries. Alex came to Packard Children’s at… Read more Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise
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Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected

by on February 3, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment recently selected 20 fellows to join the 2016 cohort of the Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). Now in its sixth year, this highly competitive professional development program helps Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Fellows… Read more Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected
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Stanford's Tara VanDerveer wins lifetime achievement award

by on February 1, 2016 4:51 pm
TARA VANDERVEER, head coach of Stanford’s women’s basketball team, was honored recently with the 2016 Coaching Corps Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd Annual Game Changer Awards in San Francisco. VanDerveer’s award was presented by former Stanford All-American JENNIFER AZZI, who currently is head coach of women’s basketball at the University of San Francisco. The… Read more Stanford's Tara VanDerveer wins lifetime achievement award
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Stanford engineers have good news for Stephen Colbert: It is plausible to climb like Spider-Man

by on January 28, 2016 7:00 pm
Last week, STEPHEN COLBERT took center stage on The Late Show and lamented that a recent study by zoologists at the University of Cambridge found that Spider-Man probably couldn’t actually climb walls. The researchers ran the numbers and found natural adhesive forces scale in such a way that geckos are the largest animals that can… Read more Stanford engineers have good news for Stephen Colbert: It is plausible to climb like Spider-Man
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Stanford lauded for its leadership in protecting the environment

by on January 28, 2016 4:00 am
When the State of California announced the 2015 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards, Stanford University was among the winners. The GEELA Awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that have made “notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy.” The award to… Read more Stanford lauded for its leadership in protecting the environment
The winning team –  Allison Crow  and Claudia Dodge  – with their mentor Chef Junelle Fronda

Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off

by on January 25, 2016 9:50 pm
In an Iron Chef-style competition, Stanford students recently took innovation to the kitchen at the 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off, held in the top floor of the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons on Thursday evening. Three teams of two students practiced and worked with a mentor chef on campus to prepare a signature dish using two featured… Read more Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off
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Dateline features transplant family at Packard Children's Hospital

by on January 24, 2016 10:17 pm
Recently, Dateline NBC shared a story that seems hard to believe. Stacy and Jason Bingham of Haines, Ore. have five beautiful children — Sierra, Megan, Lindsey, Hunter and Gage. Unfortunately, three of the kids have been hit with cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively.… Read more Dateline features transplant family at Packard Children's Hospital
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Three Stanford professors recognized with top science awards

by on January 21, 2016 6:00 pm
Three Stanford scholars were announced this week as recipients of prestigious National Academy of Sciences awards. One of them is STEPHEN QUAKE, a physicist and mathematician by training. But by dint of research and experience, he is also an engineer, chemist, biologist, geneticist, immunologist and inventor. In short, he is the consummate interdisciplinary scholar and,… Read more Three Stanford professors recognized with top science awards