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Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

by on August 31, 2015 4:00 am
MEG SMAKER, who recently earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford, is among the 15 winners of the 2015 Student Academy Awards. Her entry, Boxeadora is the story of Cuba’s first known female boxer. Even before the Student Academy Award nod, Boxeadora was enjoying accolades. It won first place for nonfiction at… Read more Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award
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Stanford Earth hosts middle and high school teachers

by on August 28, 2015 4:00 am
When is the next big earthquake? How do computers predict the weather? How does global environmental change affect me? Do I have to make different choices? According to middle and high school teachers from across Northern California, these are the most common questions their students ask about the changing planet. The teachers were visiting Stanford… Read more Stanford Earth hosts middle and high school teachers
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Stanford marine scientist on why he has the 'best job in the whole world'

by on August 25, 2015 4:17 pm
STEPHEN PALUMBI, professor of marine science at Stanford, was featured in a segment on KQED’s Education blog about why he studies the ocean. Palumbi, who is director of Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, says his love for science developed as a kid growing up… Read more Stanford marine scientist on why he has the 'best job in the whole world'
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'MythBusters' tests the myth of hands-free driving at Stanford's automotive facility

by on August 21, 2015 5:21 pm
Is talking on a hands-free device more or less dangerous than talking while holding a cell phone? ADAM SAVAGE and JAMIE HYNEMAN, hosts of the Discovery Channel show MythBusters, put the question to the test during a visit to Stanford’s Automotive Innovation Facility. They enlisted volunteers and the facility’s state-of-the-art technology to simulate driving on… Read more 'MythBusters' tests the myth of hands-free driving at Stanford's automotive facility
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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours

by on August 20, 2015 3:55 pm
Weekends at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford can be busy, but one recent weekend in July yielded a remarkable 48-hour whirlwind of multiple organ transplants. It started Friday night, July 17, when doctors separately performed a heart-lung transplant and a liver transplant at the hospital. The next day, three hours after completing the heart-lung surgery,… Read more Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours
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Stanford recognized as a green university

by on August 19, 2015 5:00 pm
For the third year in a row Stanford is on PRINCETON REVIEW’S GREEN COLLEGE HONOR ROLL, which lists schools that achieve the highest score—99—of Princeton Review’s annual green rating. Princeton Review tallied green rating scores for 804 institutions and includes this information in its print and online college selection guides. Read the press release. Based… Read more Stanford recognized as a green university
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1954 file photo, Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, holds a rack of test tubes in his lab in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/File)

Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature

by on August 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Stanford oncologist CHARLOTTE JACOBS, MD, loved reading biographies as a child. But it wasn’t until years later, while on sabbatical at Stanford, that she decided to take a creative writing course and begin cultivating a second career as a biographer. Her first biography, Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease, was published in 2010… Read more Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature
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Stanford to host Football Open House this weekend

by on August 17, 2015 2:58 pm
The Stanford football program will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Aug. 22. The day’s activities begin with an open practice at the Elliott Practice Fields from 10 a.m. until noon. Immediately following the practice, Head Coach DAVID SHAW will address fans. The event will continue until 1 p.m. on the Elliott Practice Fields… Read more Stanford to host Football Open House this weekend
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Stanford's Antony Jameson honored for lifetime achievement in aeronautics

by on August 14, 2015 5:59 pm
ANTONY JAMESON, professor (research) of aeronautics and astronautics, has won the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, which is considered one of the highest honors presented for a lifetime of achievement in aeronautics. Past recipients have worked in industry, government and academia, and have included ORVILLE WRIGHT, CHARLES LINDBERGH, WILLIAM BOEING and WILLIAM DURAND. The Guggenheim Medal is… Read more Stanford's Antony Jameson honored for lifetime achievement in aeronautics
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Stanford alumni honored for transforming education

by on August 13, 2015 2:55 pm
Stanford Graduate School of Education is honoring three of its most distinguished graduates with its inaugural Alumni Excellence in Education Award. The recipients — JONATHAN JANSEN, HELEN KIM and CARLA PUGH — have pursued careers that, respectively, enhanced civil rights in higher education worldwide, offered new opportunities for secondary students in East Palo Alto, California,… Read more Stanford alumni honored for transforming education