Category: Heard on Campus

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Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise

by on February 4, 2016 7:00 pm
ALEX WALTER, 18, has been a Denver Broncos fan for a long time. His mom, Ronda, says it might have something to do with spending the first several years of his life in the Mile-High City, where Alex underwent treatment for his congenital heart disease, which included several surgeries. Alex came to Packard Children’s at… Read more Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise
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Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected

by on February 3, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment recently selected 20 fellows to join the 2016 cohort of the Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). Now in its sixth year, this highly competitive professional development program helps Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Fellows… Read more Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected
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Stanford engineers have good news for Stephen Colbert: It is plausible to climb like Spider-Man

by on January 28, 2016 7:00 pm
Last week, STEPHEN COLBERT took center stage on The Late Show and lamented that a recent study by zoologists at the University of Cambridge found that Spider-Man probably couldn’t actually climb walls. The researchers ran the numbers and found natural adhesive forces scale in such a way that geckos are the largest animals that can… Read more Stanford engineers have good news for Stephen Colbert: It is plausible to climb like Spider-Man
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Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off

by on January 25, 2016 9:50 pm
In an Iron Chef-style competition, Stanford students recently took innovation to the kitchen at the 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off, held in the top floor of the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons on Thursday evening. Three teams of two students practiced and worked with a mentor chef on campus to prepare a signature dish using two featured… Read more Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off
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Dateline features transplant family at Packard Children's Hospital

by on January 24, 2016 10:17 pm
Recently, Dateline NBC shared a story that seems hard to believe. Stacy and Jason Bingham of Haines, Ore. have five beautiful children — Sierra, Megan, Lindsey, Hunter and Gage. Unfortunately, three of the kids have been hit with cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively.… Read more Dateline features transplant family at Packard Children's Hospital
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Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy

by on January 18, 2016 5:00 pm
YAKOV ELIASHBERG, professor of mathematics, and ROGER BLANDFORD, professor of physics, have been awarded the 2016 Crafoord prizes in mathematics and astronomy, respectively, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Eliashberg has been awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics for his work in developing symplectic topology, a branch of differential geometry, and for his… Read more Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy
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Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison

by on January 15, 2016 4:33 am
How do you unlock latent creativity? Just talk to students at Stanford who have taken the course Management Science and Engineering 177: Creativity Rules. Every class begins with warm-up exercises that can look like a makeshift conga line or disco dance-off. Then, with bodies and minds limbered, students learn creative problem-solving tools for tackling challenges… Read more Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison
Epidermolysis bullosa patient Garrett Spaulding and his Stanford doctors were featured in "The butterfly effect," a story published in the summer 2015 issue of the magazine.
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'Stanford Medicine' magazine wins top honors

by on January 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Stanford Medicine and three of the stories published in the magazine in 2015 earned the highest possible awards in the annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges. Stanford Medicine, which is produced by the medical school’s Office of Communication & Public Affairs, received an Award of Excellence in the external-audience periodical category.… Read more 'Stanford Medicine' magazine wins top honors
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Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad

by on January 12, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford and Duke universities have announced a joint civic engagement initiative, providing student-athletes with an enriching academic engagement experience abroad. Scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016, the project is being made possible through the vision and generosity of DAVID RUBENSTEIN and PETER and HELEN BING. The Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE) will… Read more Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad
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Artist Rick Lowe is Stanford Haas Center's 2016 Distinguished Visitor

by on January 11, 2016 4:00 am
Artist and MacArthur Foundation grant recipient RICK LOWE will visit Stanford over winter quarter as this year’s Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor. On Feb. 4, Lowe will deliver the Haas Center for Public Service’s Distinguished Visitor Lecture, titled “Redefining Art in the Social Context.” During his time on campus he will also lead… Read more Artist Rick Lowe is Stanford Haas Center's 2016 Distinguished Visitor