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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
From left, Kunal Sangani, Lauren E. Wedekind, Jim Lyons, Sarah A. Sadlier, Gabriela Badica

Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities

by Staff on June 1, 2016 4:00 am
Four students have received the 2016 James W. Lyons Award for Service. The award, named in honor of JAMES LYONS, a former dean of students, recognizes students who make exceptional contributions to the university through a variety of activities. Also awarded recently were the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Campus Impact Awards, which are given to student… Read more Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities
Stanford junior Yisroel Quint with former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz. (Photo credit: Hillel@Stanford)
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Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel

by Staff on May 27, 2016 4:00 am
Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior YISROEL QUINT the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies. Quint, a junior from New York, who is majoring in Slavic languages and literatures, will use his fellowship to support research on Israel’s 2006 disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The fellowship was established five years ago in honor… Read more Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel
Albert Bandura with President Barack Obama

Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science

by Staff on May 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Last December, Stanford psychologist ALBERT BANDURA and microbiologist STANLEY FALKOW, were among those named winners of 2015 National Medals of Science. A White House ceremony, originally scheduled for January, was postponed due to a snowstorm in Washington, D.C. On May 19, Bandura and Falkow finally received their awards from President BARACK OBAMA. Bandura, the David… Read more Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science
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Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards

by Kurt Hickman on May 20, 2016 4:00 am
At the 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony on May 17, colleagues, friends and family members gathered in the atrium of Bing Concert Hall to honor three staff members for their exceptional dedication, support of colleagues and passion about their work. The 2016 winners are LYNN DIXON, faculty data systems specialist in Faculty Affairs; JÖRG… Read more Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards
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Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership

by Ruth Schechter on May 18, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford School of Medicine has announced the winners of the annual Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award and Inspiring Change Leadership Award. Spirit Award winners are selected for their outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude and customer service. This year’s recipients are TACY ABBOTT FRAMHEIN, a program coordinator in the Department of Genetics, and CHARLENE… Read more Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership
Schneider Fellows 2016. (Photo credit: Peggy Propp)

Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

by Colleen SchwartzCoffey on May 17, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford junior DANIEL RODA-STUART, who is studying atmosphere/energy engineering, will spend this summer in Colorado working with the Environmental Defense Fund to mitigate climate risks from oil and gas development on Western tribal lands. MEGAN MCCANN, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, will head to Washington, D.C., to support World Resources Institute’s efforts… Read more Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider
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Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows

by Veronica Marian on May 16, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center has awarded 23 fellowships for the upcoming academic year. The cohort includes scholars of history, philosophy, music and English, among other humanities disciplines. Chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants, the fellows are Stanford faculty, advanced Stanford graduate students, and academics from California, across the United States and Europe. “The… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter presents former Secretary of State George Shultz with the Innovators in Defense, Enterprise, Academia and Science (IDEAS) award during a campus ceremony  May 11. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/U.S. Department of Defense.)

George Shultz receives U.S. Defense Department award

by Clifton Parker on May 13, 2016 4:00 am
GEORGE SHULTZ was recognized Wednesday for his “citizen-soldier” legacy in the defense and innovation fields. U.S. Secretary of Defense ASHTON CARTER presented Shultz with this year’s 2016 Secretary of Defense IDEAS award, which stands for “innovators in defense, enterprise, academia and science.” Shultz is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and is one of… Read more George Shultz receives U.S. Defense Department award