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Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison

by on January 15, 2016 4:33 am
How do you unlock latent creativity? Just talk to students at Stanford who have taken the course Management Science and Engineering 177: Creativity Rules. Every class begins with warm-up exercises that can look like a makeshift conga line or disco dance-off. Then, with bodies and minds limbered, students learn creative problem-solving tools for tackling challenges… Read more Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison
Epidermolysis bullosa patient Garrett Spaulding and his Stanford doctors were featured in "The butterfly effect," a story published in the summer 2015 issue of the magazine.
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'Stanford Medicine' magazine wins top honors

by on January 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Stanford Medicine and three of the stories published in the magazine in 2015 earned the highest possible awards in the annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges. Stanford Medicine, which is produced by the medical school’s Office of Communication & Public Affairs, received an Award of Excellence in the external-audience periodical category.… Read more 'Stanford Medicine' magazine wins top honors
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Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad

by on January 12, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford and Duke universities have announced a joint civic engagement initiative, providing student-athletes with an enriching academic engagement experience abroad. Scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016, the project is being made possible through the vision and generosity of DAVID RUBENSTEIN and PETER and HELEN BING. The Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE) will… Read more Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad
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Artist Rick Lowe is Stanford Haas Center's 2016 Distinguished Visitor

by on January 11, 2016 4:00 am
Artist and MacArthur Foundation grant recipient RICK LOWE will visit Stanford over winter quarter as this year’s Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor. On Feb. 4, Lowe will deliver the Haas Center for Public Service’s Distinguished Visitor Lecture, titled “Redefining Art in the Social Context.” During his time on campus he will also lead… Read more Artist Rick Lowe is Stanford Haas Center's 2016 Distinguished Visitor
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Stanford faculty named among the most influential in shaping education policy and practice

by on January 8, 2016 4:00 am
The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., released its annual list of 200 national education scholars who are contributing most substantially to discussions on schools and schooling policy and practices. Twenty scholars from Stanford, including 15 from the Graduate School of Education, are among those recognized. LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND, professor emerita of education, tops the list. Other… Read more Stanford faculty named among the most influential in shaping education policy and practice
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Stanford alumna wins international award for her thesis documentary about Syrian refugees

by on January 6, 2016 5:30 pm
MELISSA LANGER, 2015 MFA graduate of Stanford’s Documentary Film and Video Program, recently won the IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary for her thesis film, My Aleppo. The film, which chronicles the experience of a Syrian refugee family that relocated to Pretoria, South Africa, was one of 15 films in eight categories to win awards in… Read more Stanford alumna wins international award for her thesis documentary about Syrian refugees
Christina Smolke (Photo credit: Rod Searcey/Stanford Engineering)

Two Stanford scientists among '10 people who mattered' in 2015

by on January 6, 2016 12:01 am
Nature, the venerable science journal, has announced its list of 10 people who mattered in the world in 2015, and two of them are from Stanford. ZHENAN BAO, professor of chemical engineering, and CHRISTINA SMOLKE, associate professor of bioengineering, were named to Nature‘s list of “10 people who mattered this year.” Nature included Smolke and… Read more Two Stanford scientists among '10 people who mattered' in 2015
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Stanford Live to host open casting call for Bolero Silicon Valley dance production

by on January 3, 2016 12:30 pm
Want to be on stage? Stanford Live is seeking students, faculty and staff to take part in New York dance ensemble Keigwin + Company’s presentation of Bolero Silicon Valley April 2 and 3 at Bing Concert Hall. The participants will join a cast of other untrained local “civilians” in a performance that will be specially… Read more Stanford Live to host open casting call for Bolero Silicon Valley dance production
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Researchers confront questions of religion and education at daylong Stanford conference

by on December 30, 2015 7:28 am
Leading scholars from around the country came together at Stanford recently for a workshop to explore the intersection of religion and education. ARI Y. KELMAN, associate professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) hosted the event, which drew faculty and students from the fields of sociology, religion, education, philosophy, history and anthropology. Kelman,… Read more Researchers confront questions of religion and education at daylong Stanford conference
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McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year

by on December 26, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY is the Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years and the first Stanford player to win the award. McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to DERRICK HENRY, but received 29 of 60 votes from… Read more McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year