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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
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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
Neal Rogin, writer, filmmaker and the Planet Earth arts curator, and Michael Fried, co-founder and artistic executive producer of Planet Earth Arts & New Play Festival, flank two of the Planet Earth Arts Creative Writing Prize winners: Josh Lappen '17, 3rd place, and Scott Reid '17, 2nd place. Photo by Katherine Batanero.

Stanford Students win Creative Program Writing prizes

by Christina Ablaza on June 8, 2016 4:00 am
There is nothing quite like finding your voice as a writer. And getting noticed along the way can help, too. That’s what happened May 26 at the Creative Writing Program’s 2016 Undergraduate Prize Reading, where 14 student winners read from their works in front of faculty, friends and family. In addition to long-standing prizes in… Read more Stanford Students win Creative Program Writing prizes
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Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on June 7, 2016 4:00 am
CARL WIEMAN, professor of education and of physics at Stanford, was selected to receive the 2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award for his efforts to raise teaching quality. He is the third winner of the prize, which was established in 2014 to honor researchers, artists and scholars in the humanities and sciences who have made significant contributions… Read more Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education
Abisola Kusimo, the winner of the 2016 Stanford Poetry Out Loud competition, performs Margaret Walker's poem "For My People." (Photo credit: Justin Tackett)

Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery

by Anita Law on June 6, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition showcased poetry’s incredible diversity of forms in spoken delivery. Last month, 10 student performers took center stage at the Stanford Humanities Center to demonstrate how poetry voices feelings and experiences both marginalized and central to the heart of human life. The participants included graduate and undergraduate students from… Read more Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery