Category: Heard on Campus

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CISAC seeks to cultivate future leaders in biosecurity

by Clifton B. Parker on September 15, 2016 5:39 pm
Biosecurity leaders gathered at Stanford recently to participate in “Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity,” sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) with the UPMC Center for Health Security. Biosecurity and its relationship to global health is a key issue for CISAC. With rapid advances in technology and science, biosecurity is increasingly focused on how… Read more CISAC seeks to cultivate future leaders in biosecurity
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You never know where the Stanford Band will show up

by Kate Chesley on August 15, 2016 3:14 pm
Visitors to campus Saturday may have been a tad surprised to find members of the LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND playing various tunes from the White Plaza fountain and pool in front of the bookstore, as well as the fountain and pool in front of the Bing Wing of Green Library. That is, the… Read more You never know where the Stanford Band will show up
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Three innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

by Tom Abate on August 8, 2016 4:00 am
Engineers are pragmatists and problem solvers who tend to focus on outcomes and solutions, so much so that their accomplishments are often overlooked. Honoring these underappreciated specialists is one of the reasons for the Stanford Engineering Heroes program. PERRY MCCARTY, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering; Netflix founder and CEO REED HASTINGS; and MARTIN… Read more Three innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes
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Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

by Victoria Chesley on August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
BRITTANY PERHAM, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, has won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Perham was selected for the honor by poet and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE. The Barnard Women Poets Prize is awarded for the best second collection of poems by a female American poet. The award is designed to support writers… Read more Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize
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Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on July 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Two Stanford graduate students have won fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation for dissertation proposals that focus, respectively, on immigrant students in U.S. schools and on teacher compensation. CRISTINA LASH, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, will study and write about how the education system’s role of… Read more Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships
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Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

by Clifton Parker on July 24, 2016 5:30 pm
(Photo credit: Rod Searcey) All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week. The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place July 25 to 27 in Paul Brest Hall. The meeting brings together American teachers and educators from Korea… Read more Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education
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Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race

by Brooke Donald on July 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Hundreds of scholars gathered at Stanford to hear the latest psychological research addressing social and mental health concerns of ethnic minorities, including their LGBT members, as well as to network and build relationships within the field. The fourth Biennial American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45 Research Conference took place July 7-9 and was hosted by… Read more Psychological group convenes at Stanford to talk about race
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Stanford Alumni Association curates 'Podcasts That Wake Your Brain'

by Staff on July 19, 2016 4:00 am
Give your commute or your lunchtime walk a boost this week with five great podcast episodes from around campus.  The roundup of “Podcasts That Wake Your Brain” you’ll find stories that just might have you seeing something in a new light – from the animated films of your childhood to Victorian sex surveys to what… Read more Stanford Alumni Association curates 'Podcasts That Wake Your Brain'
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Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students

by Shana Lynch on July 18, 2016 4:00 am
Thinking of reinventing your career? Consider TYRA BANKS your paragon. Banks began modeling at 17 and rocketed to supermodel stardom (becoming one of the top-paid models in the world). She hosted her own talk show, then created and hosted America’s Next Top Model, the CW Network’s longest-running reality TV show. She wrote a novel about… Read more Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students
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Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area

by Staff on July 15, 2016 4:00 am
JOSE ROSARIO, a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program,  loves his job as a high school English teacher, but it does not love him back. In this 2016 talk at TEDxStanford,  Rosario told the audience that he finds himself at a crossroads between making a difference and making ends meet in the Bay Area,… Read more Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area