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Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner

by on January 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Earlier this week, New York Times columnist David Brooks referenced Stanford’s 100th Commencement address, delivered by the late JOHN GARDNER,in a column about finding meaning. Gardner, a Stanford alumnus, had a distinguished career in public service before he was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford in 1989.… Read more Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner
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Finding a workout plan that works for you

by on January 7, 2015 12:01 am
As we head into the New Year, many of us will make a resolution that involves exercise. But how do we make sure that 2015 is the year our exercise program succeeds? To find out, BeWell sat down with ASHLEY GEPHART, a BeWell health adviser. Starting a fitness routine seems easy, but maintaining that plan… Read more Finding a workout plan that works for you
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Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'

by on January 6, 2015 4:00 am
TRISTAN WALKER is the founder of Walker & Company, which makes health and beauty products for people of color, and Code 2040, which fosters and supports minority engineering and tech talent. A former executive from Twitter and Foursquare, Walker pitched multiple ambitious, high-tech ideas to the venture capitalists at Andreessen Horowitz before discovering a relatively… Read more Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'
Stanford Law School students participated in a “Die-In” in December to call attention to events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system

by on January 4, 2015 12:30 pm
  Stanford Law School is organizing a series of events and educational programming focused on race, policing and the criminal justice system.  The first forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6,  and events are planned through winter and spring quarters. The forums are free and open to the public. “For many in the Stanford community,… Read more Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system
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On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…
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Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research

by on December 19, 2014 4:00 am
  PAGE CHAMBERLAIN, professor of environmental Earth system science, was recently awarded the inaugural Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research. Chamberlain received the prize from Germany’s Senckenberg Society at an award ceremony held in Frankfurt. An expert in isotope geology, Chamberlain has advanced the understanding of erosion mechanisms, the carbon cycle, climate and precipitation patterns by… Read more Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research
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Stanford Law School students named Skadden Fellows

by on December 16, 2014 4:00 am
Making a difference for the less fortunate is the goal of the Skadden Foundation. Now Stanford Law School’s NISHA KASHYAP, JD ’14, and STACY VILLALOBOS, JD ’15, will have an opportunity to devote themselves to good works for two years. On Dec. 11, they were named 2015 Skadden Fellows. Kashyap and Villalobos join a group… Read more Stanford Law School students named Skadden Fellows
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Stanford Graduate School of Education pledges $5 million to partnership with San Francisco schools

by on December 9, 2014 5:35 pm
Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education has committed to raise $5 million for a pair of new initiatives with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) that will enable teachers and administrators to use research more effectively to meet students’ needs. The new efforts are another step forward in a five-year-long partnership between the university… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education pledges $5 million to partnership with San Francisco schools
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Stanford's own mystery house

by on December 8, 2014 5:45 pm
Nestled between the Faculty Club and Lomita Drive, shrouded by groomed hedges and twisted, ancient oaks, the lush lawn and flowerbeds of the Kingscote Gardens Apartments offer tranquil respite from the bustling campus. Yet few students or alumni are familiar with the accidental oasis, if they even know it exists. Opened in fall of 1917… Read more Stanford's own mystery house
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Total artificial heart serves as bridge to Stanford patient's transplant

by on December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
  Stanford Heath Care patient Vaness French had heart disease for most of his life and became too sick to qualify for heart transplantation. The cardiac surgeons at Stanford offered him a new option – a total artificial heart and ultimately a new lease on life.