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Two graduating seniors celebrate their commencement on the Arctic Ocean

by on June 15, 2014 2:00 pm
On a bright, frigid Tuesday afternoon, two Stanford seniors were honored in their own private commencement ceremony aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker located in the Arctic Ocean, some 3,400 miles from Stanford’s main campus. For the past several weeks, the students, ERIN DILLON and CAROLINE FERGUSON, have been active members… Read more Two graduating seniors celebrate their commencement on the Arctic Ocean

Awards honor Stanford student organizations, individuals for their service

by on June 13, 2014 4:00 am
Four Stanford student organizations have received Student Activities and Leadership Campus Impact Awards, which recognize contributions to the community. In addition, the Dean of Student Life Office honored eight individual students for their exceptional contributions. SAL Campus Impact Award Given by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, the awards honor organizations for their contributions… Read more Awards honor Stanford student organizations, individuals for their service

Stanford's 'robo-shuttle' goes to Washington

by on June 10, 2014 2:48 pm
Engineers have spent the last decade developing and improving autonomous vehicles that use sensors and software systems to replace human drivers. Now one Stanford professor is working on the next challenge: developing software systems to manage fleets of autonomous taxis, buses or shuttles. “The work that we do can be viewed essentially as a giant… Read more Stanford's 'robo-shuttle' goes to Washington

Motion Picture Academy awards Stanford alums gold and silver for their documentary films

by on June 9, 2014 3:41 pm
On Saturday, June 7, two alumni of Stanford’s MFA program in Documentary Film and Video won gold and silver medals from the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2014 Student Academy Awards. The gold went to HELEN HOOD SCHEER for The Apothecary, about the sole pharmacist in a 4,000-square-mile region in the American Southwest. … Read more Motion Picture Academy awards Stanford alums gold and silver for their documentary films

Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

by on June 9, 2014 4:00 am
Submissions from Stanford students who entered the inaugural Taube Center for Jewish Studies undergraduate short story contest illustrate the depth, breadth and diversity of the Jewish experience. The grand prize of $600 was awarded to Stanford sophomore BEATRICE GARRARD for her story, “A Man Without a Watch.” The seed of Garrard’s story comes from a… Read more Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

by on June 6, 2014 4:00 am
For the past half-century, CARMELO COGLIANDRO has had clippers and comb at the ready as one generation after another has taken a seat in his chair at Stanford Hair, the barbershop he now owns. Cogliandro, 73, has counted some of the biggest names on the Farm as friends and clients, including the past six Stanford… Read more From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

Graduate School of Education's Center for Education Policy Analysis wins $4 million grant

by on June 4, 2014 4:04 pm
The Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) has won a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will support about 30 doctoral students and promote the latest skills in education policy research with two- and… Read more Graduate School of Education's Center for Education Policy Analysis wins $4 million grant

Stanford baseball heads to NCAA Super Regional following comeback

by on June 3, 2014 5:24 pm
Stanford freshman TOMMY EDMAN hit a walk-off two-run home run on Tuesday, securing a 5-4 win for the Cardinal baseball team over Indiana University.  The play sends Stanford to the NCAA Super Regional next weekend in Nashville to face Vanderbilt in a best-of-three series. “It was a fantastic win for us,” said MARK MARQUESS, the Clarke… Read more Stanford baseball heads to NCAA Super Regional following comeback

Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships

by on June 2, 2014 4:00 am
Two doctoral students at Stanford Graduate School of Education – ERIC TAYLOR and ILANA UMANSKY  –  have been awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2014-2015. About 600 students applied for the highly competitive dissertation grants, which went this year to 31 candidates, according to the NAEd, which administers the awards in partnership with the Spencer… Read more Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships

Laurette Beeson wins Fidler Award for contributions to Stanford Student Affairs

by on May 28, 2014 3:52 pm
The nameplate had just been sealed onto her plaque for the Amy J. Blue Award when LAURETTE BEESON learned that she had received another honor last week. On Tuesday, May 20, Beeson, an assistant dean for graduate life, was awarded the Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. The highest honor given… Read more Laurette Beeson wins Fidler Award for contributions to Stanford Student Affairs