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Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

by on May 14, 2014 6:07 pm
On Sunday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. in CEMEX Auditorium on Stanford’s campus, there will be a screening of True Son, a documenatary that chronicles MICHAEL TUBBS‘s, campaign to win a seat on the Stockton, Calif. City Council. Tubbs, ’12, MA ’12, ran for office while completing his bachelor’s degree in comparative studies in race… Read more Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

by on May 14, 2014 4:00 am
Physicist STEVEN CHU, Stanford professor and Nobel laureate, has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society, one of the world’s most prominent groups of scientists. Chu is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He is a professor of physics and of molecular… Read more Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

Stanford community comes out for Cardinal Walk 2014

by on May 10, 2014 12:19 am
Members of the Stanford community brought their walking shoes and good cheer to the eighth annual Cardinal Walk. Walkers gathered at Stanford Stadium before embarking on the 1.5-mile trek around campus. The event, which took place Friday, May 9, was sponsored by BeWell at Stanford. University Photographer LINDA A. CICERO captured the spirit in pictures.

Stanford University recognized for contributions to U.S.-China relations

by on May 8, 2014 4:45 pm
The Committee of 100, an international organization dedicated to making cultural connections between the United States and Asia, honored Stanford University with its Common Ground Award for the Advancement in U.S.-China Relation During a recent gala in San Francisco, Stanford President JOHN HENNESSY accepted the award, which recognized Stanford’s contributions and commitment to fostering U.S.-China… Read more Stanford University recognized for contributions to U.S.-China relations

14 football players hoping to be called during the NFL Draft

by on May 7, 2014 4:46 pm
Fourteen former Stanford football players will hope to hear their names called at the 2014 NFL Draft, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. All 14 draft-eligible players either have already graduated or are on pace to graduate from Stanford this spring. The draft will be televised live… Read more 14 football players hoping to be called during the NFL Draft

Stanford Engineering Professor Mehran Sahami lauded for leadership on undergraduate curriculum guidelines

by on May 5, 2014 3:57 pm
  MEHRAN SAHAMI, a professor of computer science has received the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Presidential award. The ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, recognized Sahami for leading the group that produced the Computer Science Curricula 2013 guidelines. These guidelines are sponsored by ACM and the IEEE-Computer Society approximately once per decade to… Read more Stanford Engineering Professor Mehran Sahami lauded for leadership on undergraduate curriculum guidelines

Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

by on May 5, 2014 2:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center announced recently the winners of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year. The Humanities Center has selected 26 scholars from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions who were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 applicants. Each fellow will pursue individual research and writing projects… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

Stanford receives $5 million gift to endow a nuclear security professorship

by on May 1, 2014 5:50 pm
In a move intended to bolster Stanford’s already impressive cohort of global security experts, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has received a gift of $5 million from the Stanton Foundation to establish a professorship in nuclear security. The professorship, which will be housed at the institute’s Center for International Security and Cooperation… Read more Stanford receives $5 million gift to endow a nuclear security professorship

Knight Journalism Fellows named

by on April 29, 2014 6:20 pm
Twelve U.S. journalists and innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2014-15 academic year. The Knight Fellowships program champions innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism, by helping fellows pursue their ideas – known in the program as “journalism challenges” – to improve the quality of news and information reaching… Read more Knight Journalism Fellows named

Stanford Cancer Center celebrates a decade as hub of treatment

by on April 28, 2014 4:38 pm
Cancer patients’ experience at Stanford was transformed with the opening of a state-of-the-art, 218,000-square-foot medical building in 2004. For a decade, the ambulatory outpatient clinic has brought together all of Stanford Medicine’s cancer specialties under one roof. It has given physicians space to work and gather, and fostered a new level of collaboration. And it… Read more Stanford Cancer Center celebrates a decade as hub of treatment