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Wanted: a new handbook on macroeconomics

by on April 14, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford economist JOHN TAYLOR last week convened a meeting among some of the world’s most distinguished economists at the Hoover Institution to lay out the second volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics.   Taylor, the Hoover senior fellow and professor of economics at Stanford, edited the highly acclaimed first volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics, along with MICHAEL WOODFORD, an economics… Read more
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Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards

by on April 12, 2015 11:15 pm
Alumni MARIANN BYERWALTER, AB ’82, and JOHN P. LEVIN, MA ’70, JD ’73, each recently received a 2015 Gold Spike Award, the university’s highest honor for volunteer service. The award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than 2,600 Stanford alumni who have demonstrated significant and long-standing volunteer service to the… Read more Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards
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Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest

by on April 8, 2015 10:00 pm
Last spring, Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) invited Stanford Commute Club members to submit photos illustrating why they use sustainable transportation to get to work. The “Why I Commute the Way I Do” Photo Contest garnered 93 total photo submissions from 41 Commute Club members. Of those, 16 winning shots were selected. They included stunning… Read more Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest
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Chasson Randle sets Stanford scoring record

by on April 1, 2015 5:59 pm
CHASSON RANDLE, who is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology, has become Stanford’s new all-time scoring leader in men’s basketball with 2,350 points. Randle broke TODD LICHTI‘s previous record on Tuesday night when the Cardinal defeated Old Dominion 67-60 to advance to the NIT Championship game in Madison Square Garden. Stanford plays Miami tonight, Thursday,… Read more Chasson Randle sets Stanford scoring record
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Stanford Video wins at 36th Annual Telly Awards

by on March 11, 2015 5:51 pm
  STANFORD VIDEO, part of University Communications, won three bronze statuettes from the 36th Annual Telly Awards on March 9. Stanford Video, whose studios are located on Pampas Lane, is the university’s video production unit, offering services ranging from high-definition broadcast to classroom podcasts to videotape and streaming media. The Telly Awards honor “the very… Read more Stanford Video wins at 36th Annual Telly Awards
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Help Stanford sophomores 'Fill the Fountain'

by on March 4, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford’s sophomore class leaders decided to forgo their traditional winter formal this year and instead engage their class in something more meaningful to students and the broader community. They came up with Fill the Fountain, a project centered at the Claw in White Plaza, where they are accepting gently worn clothing this week to benefit… Read more Help Stanford sophomores 'Fill the Fountain'
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It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability

by on February 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford is competing against 450-plus colleges and universities across the country currently participating in RecycleMania – an effort to encourage members of the campus community to waste less and recycle and compost more. Sustainable Stanford hopes students, staff and faculty will unite to reduce the university’s collective waste footprint. At the end of March, Stanford will report… Read more It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability
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Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows

by on February 24, 2015 4:00 am
Three Stanford researchers are among this year’s winners of Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, honor outstanding scientists who show promise early in their careers. JENNIFER A. DIONNE, an assistant professor in materials science and engineering; HEMAMALA KARUNADASA, an assistant professor of chemistry, and PERCY LIANG, an assistant professor… Read more Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows
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Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford

by on February 23, 2015 4:00 am
  When ISSA RAE was thinking about colleges, the then budding teenage cyber nerd who loved creating her own stories, thought a university in lower Manhattan well known for its school of the arts was the place for her. But after 9/11, her parents told her they wanted her closer to home.  After that, Rae,… Read more Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford
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Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video

by on February 20, 2015 4:00 am
  Earlier this quarter, when J. CHRISTIAN JENSEN was in the campus video studio to conduct an interview with Al Jazeera, the staff in the studio decided to seize the opportunity to get their own footage of the rising star. Jensen, an alumnus and currently a lecturer in Stanford’s MFA Documentary Film and Video Program,… Read more Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video