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Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize

by on November 17, 2014 10:20 pm
JENS NØRSKOV, a professor at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize of the American Physical Society for his groundbreaking work on catalysis, which is used to promote chemical reactions in thousands of industrial processes for making fertilizers, fuels, plastics and a host of other products.… Read more Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize
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Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award

by on November 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Stanford history Professor KEITH BAKER has won an Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association. Each year the AHA honors senior historians in the United States for lifetime achievement in the discipline. Baker is one of three to win the award for 2014. “This came as a complete surprise,” Baker said. “I was… Read more Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award
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Stanford fans prove they can be as entertaining as the athletic teams on the field

by on November 12, 2014 4:32 pm
November 12 marked the 110-year anniversary of Stanford’s introduction of the precursor to much-copied and complex card stunts in athletic stands. According to the Stanford Historical Society’s book, A Chronology of Stanford University and its Founders, written by KAREN BARTHOLOMEW, CLAUDE BRINEGAR and ROXANNE NILAN, a Stanford rooting section in 1904 featured people wearing white… Read more Stanford fans prove they can be as entertaining as the athletic teams on the field
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Stanford's annual tribute to veterans

by on November 11, 2014 4:54 pm
Each year Stanford takes time around Veteran’s Day to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. This year’s events included  “Honoring the Ghosts: Celebrating Veteran’s Day at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University,” on Monday, Nov. 10.  The exhibit and discussion featured paintings in Stanford’s newest art space that were created by veterans… Read more Stanford's annual tribute to veterans
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Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants

by on November 10, 2014 10:00 pm
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently chose three Stanford affiliates – AHARON KAPITULNIK, ZHI-XUN SHEN, professors of physics and applied physics at Stanford, and TONY HEINZ, who will join Stanford’s faculty in January – for one of the top grants in quantum materials research. The Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials grants to Stanford… Read more Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants
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Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition

by on October 21, 2014 4:25 pm
In many of the world’s overcrowded urban slums, residents must choose between open defecation, crowded public toilets or expensive private pit latrines that can’t be emptied safely. A Stanford team working on a sustainable solution recently won a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the opportunity to compete for up to… Read more Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition
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Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost

by on October 16, 2014 4:45 pm
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University will be better prepared to spread its impact thanks to $1.8 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Fellowships each year bring 20 domestic and international journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to Stanford for 10 months. During that time they… Read more Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost
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Stanford scholars among the most cited

by on October 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Stanford professors MARK GRANOVETTER and SHOUCHENG ZHANG have been tapped by Thomson Reuters as its 2014 “Citation Laureates.” Granovetter is the Joan Butler Ford Professor and Chair of Sociology, and Zhang is the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics. Thomson Reuters selects its Citation Laureates based in large part on the number of… Read more Stanford scholars among the most cited
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Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva

by on October 13, 2014 4:00 am
Born on the Black Sea in Odessa, Regina Derieva was more than a loner. She was an outcast among outcasts: a Jew in the Soviet Union, a Ukrainian coming of age in Kazakhstan, and eventually an important poet in the Russian language living in Stockholm. The prominent Swedish author and translator Bengt Jangfeldt said, “Her… Read more Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva
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Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court

by on October 9, 2014 5:00 pm
Students from Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic traveled with Professor JEFFREY FISHER to Washington, D.C. this week for oral arguments in the clinic’s case Heien v. North Carolina.  At issue in the case was whether a police officer’s mistake of law can provide the individualized suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires. The clinic represented the petitioner… Read more Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court