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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

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
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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.
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Introducing Stanford Medicine Music Network

by on December 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Last spring, the Stanford Medicine Music Network (SMMN) was launched to bring together musicians and music lovers in Stanford’s medical community. A natural addition to the Medicine & the Muse Program, which supports the humanities and arts in the medical center, SMMN  – pronounced “summon” – was also created to facilitate opportunities to make connections between… Read more Introducing Stanford Medicine Music Network

­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’

by on December 1, 2014 4:00 am
  The Stanford community is gearing up for Giving Tuesday, a burgeoning effort to establish a global day of philanthropy and volunteering. Tomorrow, Dec. 2, students, faculty and staff will shoot “unselfies” and participate in other activities as part of a hashtag-driven event that has some roots on campus. Giving Tuesday began in 2012 with… Read more ­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’
Temple Grandin standing outside with a read scarf blwoing in the wind.

Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures

by on November 25, 2014 4:00 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, TEMPLE GRANDIN, one of the most accomplished adults with autism, spoke to an overflow crowd at the School of Medicine. Her talk focused on understanding animal behavior and reducing animals’ stress, but she interwove descriptions of her research with comments on how living with autism has influenced her work – and, indeed,… Read more Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures
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Stanford joins national effort to highlight public benefits of scientific research

by on November 24, 2014 2:40 pm
Highlighting for the public the benefits of research and science is an important goal for universities like Stanford. That’s why Stanford was a key member of a two-year effort to launch a national network to help scientists and engineers do just that. Toward this end, the National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of six… Read more Stanford joins national effort to highlight public benefits of scientific research