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Students set world record for latex balloon flight

by Vignesh Ramachandran on August 3, 2016 5:06 pm
After months of trials to hone its technique, a team of Stanford students has set a world record for the longest high-altitude flight with a latex balloon. The achievement by the STANFORD STUDENT SPACE INITIATIVE (SSI), a student-led campus group that focuses on space and aerospace research, shows small teams with low budgets how to… Read more Students set world record for latex balloon flight

Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society

by Lisa Trei on July 31, 2016 4:00 pm
RICHARD WHITE has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1743. Neurobiologist ERIC KNUDSEN, the Edward C.… Read more Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society

Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on July 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Two Stanford graduate students have won fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation for dissertation proposals that focus, respectively, on immigrant students in U.S. schools and on teacher compensation. CRISTINA LASH, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, will study and write about how the education system’s role of… Read more Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed

by Robin Wander on July 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Stanford’s historic Roble Gym is in the last stage of a $28 million renovation to provide new program spaces for theater and dance productions of the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS). Finishing touches over the summer include the completion of a new dance studio and the outfitting of a new “arts gym,” a… Read more Stanford's historic Roble Gym: restored and renewed

Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

by Clifton Parker on July 24, 2016 5:30 pm
(Photo credit: Rod Searcey) All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week. The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place July 25 to 27 in Paul Brest Hall. The meeting brings together American teachers and educators from Korea… Read more Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race

by Brooke Donald on July 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Hundreds of scholars gathered at Stanford to hear the latest psychological research addressing social and mental health concerns of ethnic minorities, including their LGBT members, as well as to network and build relationships within the field. The fourth Biennial American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45 Research Conference took place July 7-9 and was hosted by… Read more Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race

Forum explores art, culture at the Stanford Center at Peking University

by John Groschwitz on July 20, 2016 6:00 pm
In early July, the Center for East Asian Studies explored contemporary arts development in China in a major event at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The China Arts Forum featured two visual artists, one performing artist, and one art market executive, all of whom were women. JINDONG CAI, associate professor in the Center for… Read more Forum explores art, culture at the Stanford Center at Peking University

Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic

by Stanford Athletics on July 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Day One of the main draw at the 2016 Bank of the West Classic was punctuated by a three-set duel between former Stanford Cardinal Number Ones, with NICOLE GIBBS defeating CAROL ZHAO 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 under the lights at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Gibbs seized the upper hand early, winning the first set 6-2.… Read more Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic

Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area

by Staff on July 15, 2016 4:00 am
JOSE ROSARIO, a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program,  loves his job as a high school English teacher, but it does not love him back. In this 2016 talk at TEDxStanford,  Rosario told the audience that he finds himself at a crossroads between making a difference and making ends meet in the Bay Area,… Read more Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area

Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement

by Barbara Wilcox on July 13, 2016 4:00 am
Thousands of Chinese immigrant workers helped to build Leland Stanford’s Central Pacific Railroad and the wealth that became Stanford University. Still more worked throughout the West as cooks, caretakers and groundskeepers. Leland and Jane Stanford employed scores of Chinese domestic workers on their several properties, including their Palo Alto farm. The Palo Alto workers lived… Read more Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement