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Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors

by on February 10, 2015 4:00 am
  IRVING WEISSMAN, a professor of pathology and of developmental biology at Stanford Medical School, was recently awarded the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research in Zurich. Weissman, who directs the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, was honored for his role in identifying and isolating the first hematopoetic, or blood-forming,… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments

by on February 6, 2015 2:36 pm
  A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN and U.S. Circuit Judges SRI SRINIVASAN and RAYMOND KETHLEDGE during a recent conversation at Stanford Law School. The event, presented by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, was held prior to this year’s Moot… Read more Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments
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Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan
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Stanford business professor on how to lead organizational change

by on February 2, 2015 4:00 am
Often when people think about leading change in organizations, they think at the “30,000 feet,” level, says HAYAGREEVA “HUGGY” RAO, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. But Rao likens this 30,000-feet orientation to an “air war” and says if you really want to change organizations from within, you need to think… Read more
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Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford

by on January 29, 2015 4:35 pm
For JOSH SIEGEL, there was no question what his favorite sport was. Since early grade school, he’d been in love with jump rope, performing with a traveling team that wowed crowds across Northeast Iowa. But the dawn of Siegel’s Stanford career four years ago didn’t seem like the best time to admit to such a… Read more Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford
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Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner

by on January 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Earlier this week, New York Times columnist David Brooks referenced Stanford’s 100th Commencement address, delivered by the late JOHN GARDNER,in a column about finding meaning. Gardner, a Stanford alumnus, had a distinguished career in public service before he was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford in 1989.… Read more Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner
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Finding a workout plan that works for you

by on January 7, 2015 12:01 am
As we head into the New Year, many of us will make a resolution that involves exercise. But how do we make sure that 2015 is the year our exercise program succeeds? To find out, BeWell sat down with ASHLEY GEPHART, a BeWell health adviser. Starting a fitness routine seems easy, but maintaining that plan… Read more Finding a workout plan that works for you
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Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'

by on January 6, 2015 4:00 am
TRISTAN WALKER is the founder of Walker & Company, which makes health and beauty products for people of color, and Code 2040, which fosters and supports minority engineering and tech talent. A former executive from Twitter and Foursquare, Walker pitched multiple ambitious, high-tech ideas to the venture capitalists at Andreessen Horowitz before discovering a relatively… Read more Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'
Stanford Law School students participated in a “Die-In” in December to call attention to events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system

by on January 4, 2015 12:30 pm
  Stanford Law School is organizing a series of events and educational programming focused on race, policing and the criminal justice system.  The first forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6,  and events are planned through winter and spring quarters. The forums are free and open to the public. “For many in the Stanford community,… Read more Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system
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On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…