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It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability

by on February 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford is competing against 450-plus colleges and universities across the country currently participating in RecycleMania – an effort to encourage members of the campus community to waste less and recycle and compost more. Sustainable Stanford hopes students, staff and faculty will unite to reduce the university’s collective waste footprint. At the end of March, Stanford will report… Read more It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability
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Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows

by on February 24, 2015 4:00 am
Three Stanford researchers are among this year’s winners of Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, honor outstanding scientists who show promise early in their careers. JENNIFER A. DIONNE, an assistant professor in materials science and engineering; HEMAMALA KARUNADASA, an assistant professor of chemistry, and PERCY LIANG, an assistant professor… Read more Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows
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Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford

by on February 23, 2015 4:00 am
  When ISSA RAE was thinking about colleges, the then budding teenage cyber nerd who loved creating her own stories, thought a university in lower Manhattan well known for its school of the arts was the place for her. But after 9/11, her parents told her they wanted her closer to home.  After that, Rae,… Read more Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford
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Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video

by on February 20, 2015 4:00 am
  Earlier this quarter, when J. CHRISTIAN JENSEN was in the campus video studio to conduct an interview with Al Jazeera, the staff in the studio decided to seize the opportunity to get their own footage of the rising star. Jensen, an alumnus and currently a lecturer in Stanford’s MFA Documentary Film and Video Program,… Read more
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Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown

by on February 17, 2015 5:00 pm
  By tracking how much time you exercise from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, you can help Stanford win the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge — a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. Starting on Feb. 23, students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and supporters can track up to 120 minutes of physical activity per day for Stanford.… Read more Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown
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James D. Bjorken shares 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics

by on February 16, 2015 10:00 pm
  Stanford Professor emeritus JAMES D. “BJ” BJORKEN has been awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics for his key role in elucidating the nature of the strong force and predicting what would happen if electrons were violently slammed into protons in the atomic nucleus. His predictions were confirmed in stunning fashion in the late… Read more James D. Bjorken shares 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics
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Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors

by on February 10, 2015 4:00 am
  IRVING WEISSMAN, a professor of pathology and of developmental biology at Stanford Medical School, was recently awarded the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research in Zurich. Weissman, who directs the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, was honored for his role in identifying and isolating the first hematopoetic, or blood-forming,… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments

by on February 6, 2015 2:36 pm
  A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN and U.S. Circuit Judges SRI SRINIVASAN and RAYMOND KETHLEDGE during a recent conversation at Stanford Law School. The event, presented by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, was held prior to this year’s Moot… Read more Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments
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Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan
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Stanford business professor on how to lead organizational change

by on February 2, 2015 4:00 am
Often when people think about leading change in organizations, they think at the “30,000 feet,” level, says HAYAGREEVA “HUGGY” RAO, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. But Rao likens this 30,000-feet orientation to an “air war” and says if you really want to change organizations from within, you need to think… Read more Stanford business professor on how to lead organizational change