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Sally Dickson (Photo Credit: Joy Leighton / Stanford University Student Affairs

New lecture series honors Sally Dickson

by on March 1, 2016 4:00 am
SALLY DICKSON retired from Stanford late last year after 23 years of service. However, the legacy of her work and commitment to community-building and engagement endures through the annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection. GREG BOARDMAN, vice provost for student affairs, wanted to honor the contributions of Dickson, former associate vice provost… Read more New lecture series honors Sally Dickson
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Six Stanford scholars among this year's recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowships

by on February 26, 2016 4:00 am
Six Stanford assistant professors are among recipients of the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships, which recognize scholars who show promise early in their careers. WILLIAM CHUEH, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and a center fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy; MICHAEL BERNSTEIN and GREGORY VALIANT, assistant professors of computer science; THOMAS CHURCH, assistant… Read more Six Stanford scholars among this year's recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowships
Stanford alumnus and U.S. Senator Cory Booker '91 with ABC’s Nightline anchor and alumna Juju Chang '87 in an OpenXChange conversation at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. 
"United: Saturday with Senator Cory Booker" is sponsored by OpenXChange in partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association, the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford in Government (SIG), and the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).

Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good

by on February 24, 2016 5:06 pm
At 46, CORY BOOKER has an impressive list of academic and professional accomplishments: He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford; won a Rhodes Scholarship; graduated from Yale Law School; served as mayor of Newark, New Jersey; and won a seat in the U.S. Senate. His message to a largely Stanford student audience last Saturday,… Read more Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good
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Stanford's Robert B. Wilson wins major economics award

by on February 23, 2016 9:00 pm
Stanford economist ROBERT B. WILSON recently won recognition for his groundbreaking scholarship on auctions, electricity pricing, and how groups interact in a market when information is not the same for everyone. Wilson was chosen for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in economics, finance and management, which comes with a 400,000-Euro prize (about $441,080).… Read more Stanford's Robert B. Wilson wins major economics award
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Stanford researchers contribute to a definitive guide to California's ecosystems

by on February 22, 2016 9:32 pm
With the world’s oldest and biggest trees, North America’s lowest point and the highest peak in the contiguous United States, California is a land of superlatives. Ecosystems of California, a definitive new guide co-edited by Stanford ecologist HAROLD “HAL” MOONEY and with myriad Stanford contributors, provides the first-ever encyclopedic overview of the Golden State’s awe-inspiring… Read more Stanford researchers contribute to a definitive guide to California's ecosystems
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RadioLab's Jad Abumrad shares lessons in storytelling at Stanford

by on February 18, 2016 8:00 pm
JAD ABUMRAD, host and producer of the radio show and podcast RadioLab, recently shared his thoughts on communication and the creative process to a packed Memorial Auditorium at Stanford. Abumrad’s talk was part documentary, part performance, his words punctuated with music, beats, clips from phone conversations and, at one point, a recording of his own… Read more RadioLab's Jad Abumrad shares lessons in storytelling at Stanford
Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren, Anna Eshoo and Nancy Pelosi, (Photo Credit: Kate Chesley)

Congressional members and other thought leaders gather at Stanford to talk about innovation

by on February 16, 2016 6:00 pm
Rep. ANNA ESHOO (D-Palo Alto) hosted a roundtable with political and Silicon Valley leaders at Stanford on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to help develop an Innovation Agenda 2.0. Among the about two dozen invited participants were Democratic Leader NANCY PELOSI; Stanford President JOHN L. HENNESSY; JOHN FREIDENRICH, chairman of Regis LLC and a former member of… Read more Congressional members and other thought leaders gather at Stanford to talk about innovation
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Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists

by on February 16, 2016 4:00 am
ERICA EVANS, a junior majoring in international relations with a minor in communications, is the 2015 winner of the James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. Evans, who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Stanford Daily, wrote a series of articles about the university’s judicial process and the Honor Code. The award was… Read more Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists
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Warm a little heart at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

by on February 11, 2016 5:30 pm
On Valentine’s Day, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford wants to share some extra love with its patients. With your help and assistance from the hospital’s furry friend PUSHEEN THE CAT, they will deliver virtual Valentine cards from members of the community. Visit this site to choose a Valentine and send your message of hope. The… Read more Warm a little heart at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Andy Karsner, left, with some of the students in the course Energy Transformation Collaborative, fall 2015. Clockwise from upper left: Tha Zin, Perry Simmons, Ryan Coakly, Ina Quimosing, Mia Bernardino and Laurel Mills. (Credit: Mark Shwartz)

Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan

by on February 8, 2016 2:07 pm
When the East Palo Alto City Council took the final step toward joining a community choice energy program last week, it had the benefit of collaboration with Stanford graduate students behind its decision. The graduate students worked with East Palo Alto staff to evaluate the possible benefits and risks of joining the nonprofit Peninsula Clean… Read more Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan