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Stanford's Cantor Arts Center wins award for app created by Graduate School of Education students

by on May 13, 2015 4:00 am
The Cantor Arts Center earned a 2015 Gold Muse Award from the American Alliance of Museums’ Media and Technology Professional Network. The Cantor won the Honeysett and Din Award for TandemArt, a software application created by recent Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) students RENEE BRUNER and MEREDITH DOWNING. The app was designed to engage… Read more Stanford's Cantor Arts Center wins award for app created by Graduate School of Education students
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In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow

by on May 11, 2015 4:22 pm
Every year since the early 1970s, Stanford has hosted a Powwow that celebrates indigenous art and culture. The student-run event, sponsored by the Stanford American Indian Organization, draws about 30,000 visitors annually from as far away as Canada. It is traditionally held Mother’s Day weekend and honors the spirit of motherhood. The weekend also honors… Read more In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow
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Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger

by on May 10, 2015 11:00 pm
Earlier this spring, when members of the community gathered for a breakfast celebration at Hillel at Stanford, attendees found themselves awash in living history. In addition to GEORGE SHULTZ, a former U.S. secretary of state, secretary of labor and secretary of the treasury, there was former Secretary of State HENRY KISSINGER, who showed up to… Read more Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger
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Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft

by on May 5, 2015 4:06 pm
Six Cardinal football players were selected in the NFL draft last week. Two other players signed on to teams as undrafted free agents. Offensive lineman ANDRUS PEAT was selected 13th overall in the first round by the New Orleans Saints – he was also the first Bay Area player taken in the 2015 NFL Draft.… Read more Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft
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Two Stanford scholars win Guggenheim Fellowships

by on May 5, 2015 12:00 am
WALTER SCHEIDEL, a professor of history and of classics, and ANTHONY MARRA, a lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, have been awarded 2015 Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Scheidel and Marra are two of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists who received a Fellowship this year, selected on the basis of prior achievement… Read more Two Stanford scholars win Guggenheim Fellowships
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Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

by on April 30, 2015 7:45 pm
SHAHZAD BASHIR, professor of Islamic studies, and IAN MORRIS, professor of classics, will receive 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Morris and Bashir will join an elite cohort of 32 fellows whose work advances the study of crucial aspects of the human experience. According to the Carnegie website, the new program aims to identify “extraordinary senior, junior,… Read more Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships
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Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits

by on April 25, 2015 4:00 am
Five recent Stanford graduates will have an easier time continuing their artistic pursuits thanks to a new grant program. Young Alumni Arts Grants, awarded by the Stanford Arts Institute, support public productions, exhibitions, publications or other original works in any genre, by providing up to $5,000 in support of facility or installation costs, technical production… Read more Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits
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Stanford computer scientist honored for innovations in cryptography

by on April 22, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford computer scientist and electrical engineer DAN BONEH has been selected to receive the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for technical contributions that have made cryptography easier to use. “Boneh has produced new directions and given the field a fresh start,” said ACM President Alexander L. Wolf. “He has added greatly to… Read more Stanford computer scientist honored for innovations in cryptography
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Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners

by on April 19, 2015 11:00 pm
The Stanford Center on Longevity last week chose students NICHOLAS STEIGMANN and MAIYA JENSEN from the California College of the Arts and their project, SPAN, as the winner of the second annual Design Challenge. The contest aims to encourage students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year, the… Read more Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners
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Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend

by on April 17, 2015 5:32 pm
If you missed the 2014 Stanford Roundtable, titled “The Climate Conversation You Haven’t Heard,” you’ll have an opportunity to do so on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. on KQED Television. LESLIE STAHL, correspondent for 60 Minutes, moderated the discussion featuring global leaders on one of the most compelling issues of our time. Panelists included… Read more Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend