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Chef Andrew Maybe

Chef Andrew Mayne's mixed grain salad recipe

by Kim Ratcliff and Kate Chesley on November 16, 2016 5:13 pm
Chef ANDREW MAYNE‘s mixed grain salad was a hit during the recent inauguration reception. Just in time for holiday meal planning, he offers the recipe below. Chef Andrew Mayne’s Mixed Grain Salad Salad 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup cooked quinoa ½ cup cooked black rice (also known as Forbidden rice) ¼ cup diced… Read more Chef Andrew Mayne's mixed grain salad recipe
Laura Lu

Medical student Laura Lu honored by Palo Alto

by Yasemin Saplakoglu on November 3, 2016 5:01 pm
A few months ago, as LAURA LU rummaged through her childhood things, she came across a note her 8-year-old self had written in large block letters: “When I grow up I want to be a heart docter [sic].” On Oct. 17, that same girl, now a third-year medical student at the School of Medicine, was… Read more Medical student Laura Lu honored by Palo Alto
Jeff Decker

Jeff Decker knows what war can do to a person

by Clifton B. Parker on October 12, 2016 5:57 pm
JEFF DECKER knows what war can do to a person. He lived it for four deployments, as an Army special operations squad leader in Iraq and Afghanistan who twice earned the Army Commendation Medal for valorous conduct in combat. So he founded March on Veteran, an organization that supports veterans suffering from mental health issues,… Read more Jeff Decker knows what war can do to a person
David Camarillo

David Carmarillo's TEDxStanford talk featured on ted.com

by University Communications on September 11, 2016 2:21 pm
The acclaimed TEDxStanford talk delivered by DAVID CAMARILLO, assistant professor of bioengineering, has received national exposure through the ted.com website. Camarillo, a former football player, talks about what really happens during a concussion and why standard sports helmets don’t necessarily help. See the ted.com website. Stanford’s TEDx event is an independent offspring of the Technology,… Read more David Carmarillo's TEDxStanford talk featured on ted.com
Simone Manuel

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
Paul Kalanithi

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