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Science of Soils students work in the dirt

Stanford students get their hands dirty in 'Science of Soils' class

by on July 15, 2014 4:00 am
In his perennially popular Science of Soils class, SCOTT FENDORF, professor in Earth sciences, encourages his students – from freshmen to graduate students – to get their hands dirty while learning about the essential properties of soil for life on Earth. In this video, courtesy of the School of Earth Sciences, Fendorf and his students share their experiences.
Anna Deavere Smith

Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars

by on July 11, 2014 4:00 am
  ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, actress, playwright and New York University professor, performed parts of a work-in-progress and discussed her ongoing research for a new play she is writing on the subject of the school-to-prison pipeline at the annual Cubberley Lecture, sponsored by the Graduate School of Education(GSE). Smith’s performance was followed by a conversation with GSE… Read more Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars
Drew Miraglia fitting a Youth Impact Program participant

Stanford football works to make an impact on and off the field for local youths

by on July 10, 2014 4:00 am
Last week more than 100 students from local middle schools were greeted on campus by Stanford football players and staff, representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps and teachers from the Ravenswood Unified School District. They are participating in the Youth Impact Program (YIP), a three-week summer program in academics and life skills for at-risk youths,… Read more Stanford football works to make an impact on and off the field for local youths
Eric Smalls at TEDxStanford

Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment

by on July 9, 2014 4:00 am
As a child, ERIC SMALLS was an inquisitive kid who was fascinated by the world around him. But school was often a place where curiosity was not encouraged. “If it wasn’t in the curriculum, I didn’t get my questions answered,” Smalls recalled during a talk he gave May 10 at the 2014 TEDxStanford conference.  Far… Read more Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment
Eni Award medal

Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award

by on July 7, 2014 4:30 pm
Three researchers from Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences were recently honored with a 2014 Eni Award, a prize aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers. The researchers, TAPAN MUKERJI, associate professor of energy resources engineering and of geophysics, GARY MAVKO, professor of geophysics, and JACK DVORKIN, a senior… Read more Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award
Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

by on July 1, 2014 4:00 am
At TEDxStanford on May 10, GE WANG, assistant professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, offered a primer on computer music. He invited the audience to join him in “geeking out,” as he wrote code. He showed the audience a speaker array created out of salad bowls from Ikea. He made… Read more This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford
book cover: A Baby Elephant in the Wild

Children’s book by Stanford researcher chronicles a baby elephant’s life

by on June 30, 2014 4:00 am
In the new children’s book written by CAITLIN O’CONNELL, a consulting assistant professor at Stanford Medical School, the adorable baby Liza steals every scene – taking her first steps, playing with other babies, taking a bath, letting her older brother help her get to her feet. Except the baby at the center of this captivating… Read more Children’s book by Stanford researcher chronicles a baby elephant’s life
Jane Stanford

Tales from the Farm: Stanford history stories

by on June 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Ever wanted to know more about the origins of the Big Game, the death of Jane Stanford, the first inhabitants of Encina Hall or Stanford’s first African American student? To commemorate its 40th year, Stanford magazine has published a compilation of its best historical stories that have published since the magazine has had an online… Read more Tales from the Farm: Stanford history stories
Renata Kallosh

Stanford physicist Renata Kallosh honored as part of University of Groningen's 400th anniversary celebration

by on June 25, 2014 4:00 am
Physics Professor RENATA KALLOSH has been awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, as part of its 400th anniversary celebrations. The university announced that Kallosh was nominated for the honor by the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences there because of her “great influence on the field of theoretical… Read more Stanford physicist Renata Kallosh honored as part of University of Groningen's 400th anniversary celebration
Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

by on June 23, 2014 4:22 pm
ISABEL STENZEL BYRNES has lived with cystic fibrosis for 42 years. She received a lung transplant at Stanford Hospital 10 years ago. In a talk she gave at TEDxStanford May 10, Byrnes, a bereavement counselor, described her illness journey and the lessons she has learned about grief and loss. Before the death of her sister,… Read more The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford