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Wanda Corn

Art historian Wanda Corn tackles Georgia O'Keeffe

by Robin Wander on June 6, 2017 12:42 pm
WANDA CORN, who has been a pioneer in the art world for more than 30 years, isn’t slowing down. The renowned art historian and Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Emerita, has a new project— this one the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Corn’s ties to Stanford are long. When she joined Stanford in 1981,… Read more Art historian Wanda Corn tackles Georgia O'Keeffe
Tara VanDerveer

VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting

by Pamela Moreland on January 31, 2017 3:35 pm
The signs that TARA VANDERVEER is on the brink of making college basketball history are everywhere. Online:                 On campus:           On the airwaves:                   VanDerveer is one game away from joining a handful of Division… Read more VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting

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

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

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