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Second place winner of the 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition. "Retinal ganglion cells in the primate retina" submitted by Lauren Grosberg, postdoctoral research fellow, neurosurgery.

Finalists announced for Stanford's 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition

by Amy Adams on July 4, 2016 11:00 pm
Eleven images representing a broad cross section of neuroscience research have been chosen as finalists in the Stanford Neuroscience Institute’s Art of Neuroscience competition. Submitted by students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and other scientists, the images range from the intricately detailed, such as a spider-like neurons or arrays of cells that send visual signals to the… Read more Finalists announced for Stanford's 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition
Chef Jamie Oliver in Stanford’s Teaching Kitchen. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver
Philosophy professors John Perry and Ken Taylor walk the talk in the arcades of the Main Quadrangle at Stanford University.

'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

by Victoria Chesley on June 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Philosophy Talk, a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors KEN TAYLOR  and JOHN PERRY, recently took home a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals International Program Awards in the category of Social Issues. The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was  the first radio interview  with Snowden, an American computer… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award
Art student Vivienne Le ’19, at work on her mural. (Photo credit: Jeffrey Ball)

Student's mural honors vitality of residential life at Stanford

by Barbara Wilcox on June 26, 2016 10:00 pm
Roble Hall opened in 1918 as Stanford’s women’s residence. Partly because Stanford was then so rural, partly because of early Stanford leaders’ educational philosophy, having students live and learn in community was from the start a key aspect of the Stanford experience. Much has changed at Stanford since 1918, but Roble is still a dormitory – albeit… Read more Student's mural honors vitality of residential life at Stanford
Piya Sorcar founded TeachAIDS, a nonprofit that creates culturally appropriate educational software. (Photo courtesy of Sorcar)

Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award

by Brooke Donald on June 23, 2016 10:00 pm
Three alumni from Stanford Graduate School of Education have been chosen to receive the 2016 Alumni Excellence in Education Award, which honors graduates who are transforming the field, changing communities and influencing policies. This year’s winners are JOSEPH CASTRO, PhD ’98, president of California State University, Fresno; HAYDEE RODRIGUEZ, MA ’02, teacher at Central Union High School… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award
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Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing

by Elaine Ray on June 21, 2016 5:59 pm
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized Stanford with several awards in its 2016 Circle of Excellence competition. Articles, publications and videos produced by communications offices across the university received two Gold Awards, four Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards this year. A Strange Reality, a video produced by the Stanford… Read more Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing
Makenzie Fischer, Melissa Seidemann, Maggie Steffens, Kiley Neushul (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Cardinal women's water polo represented at Rio Olympics

by Stanford Athletics on June 20, 2016 9:35 pm
Four Stanford women’s water polo players will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. MAKENZIE FISCHER, KILEY NEUSHUL, MELISSA SEIDEMANN and MAGGIE STEFFENS were named to the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team last week. Fans will have a chance to see those four and the… Read more Cardinal women's water polo represented at Rio Olympics
Ram's Head Theatrical Society cast of Rent perform "Seasons of Love."
(Photo: Tamer Shabani)

Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'

by Staff on June 16, 2016 4:00 pm
In the aftermath of the mass shooting that targeted members of the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida, a number of vigils have included renditions of “Seasons of Love,” the finale of the Tony Award-winning musical Rent. In April, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Stanford’s oldest and largest student theater organization, performed Rent in Memorial Auditorium, and members… Read more Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'
Candy Man: "This picture was taken in the neighborhood of Colaba in Mumbai, India, in a candy shop. The reason I like this picture so much is because of the dominant role the candies play in the overall composition, symbolically reflecting some of what India can offer (or at least what the West captures at first glance) – taste, color, smell and hospitality. All big and extravagant. The twisted reflection of the smiley candy man's face completes this image, calling us to revisit our initial – Western – premises." -- Ravid Itay (Handa Center)

Student photographers see the world through a global lens

by Robin Wander on June 15, 2016 5:45 pm
During spring quarter, undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with the Stanford Global Studies programs and centers were encouraged to participate in the 2016 Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest. Students submitted images in several categories, including altered images, global events, natural world, people and travel. “Students in SGS travel far and wide for research, language… Read more Student photographers see the world through a global lens
Black and white photo of the Director's Cup trophy

Stanford nabs another Directors’ Cup

by Stanford Athletics on June 14, 2016 4:30 pm
Stanford won the 2015-16 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, extending its streak to 22 consecutive seasons of capturing the award presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation. Stanford Athletics Director BERNARD MUIR accepted the Cup during the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) conference in Dallas. The… Read more Stanford nabs another Directors’ Cup