Category: Heard on Campus

Piya Sorcar founded TeachAIDS, a nonprofit that creates culturally appropriate educational software. (Photo courtesy of Sorcar)

Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award

by Brooke Donald on June 23, 2016 10:00 pm
Three alumni from Stanford Graduate School of Education have been chosen to receive the 2016 Alumni Excellence in Education Award, which honors graduates who are transforming the field, changing communities and influencing policies. This year’s winners are JOSEPH CASTRO, PhD ’98, president of California State University, Fresno; HAYDEE RODRIGUEZ, MA ’02, teacher at Central Union High School… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award
Ram's Head Theatrical Society cast of Rent perform "Seasons of Love."
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Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'

by Staff on June 16, 2016 4:00 pm
In the aftermath of the mass shooting that targeted members of the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida, a number of vigils have included renditions of “Seasons of Love,” the finale of the Tony Award-winning musical Rent. In April, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Stanford’s oldest and largest student theater organization, performed Rent in Memorial Auditorium, and members… Read more Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'
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'How bittersweet it is': Stanford Engineering grads offer reflections and advice

by Staff on June 13, 2016 4:30 pm
Stanford’s School of Engineering asked 11 seniors to give provide a glimpse into the emotions they were experiencing as they approached graduation.  
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Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on June 7, 2016 4:00 am
CARL WIEMAN, professor of education and of physics at Stanford, was selected to receive the 2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award for his efforts to raise teaching quality. He is the third winner of the prize, which was established in 2014 to honor researchers, artists and scholars in the humanities and sciences who have made significant contributions… Read more Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education
Abisola Kusimo, the winner of the 2016 Stanford Poetry Out Loud competition, performs Margaret Walker's poem "For My People." (Photo credit: Justin Tackett)

Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery

by Anita Law on June 6, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition showcased poetry’s incredible diversity of forms in spoken delivery. Last month, 10 student performers took center stage at the Stanford Humanities Center to demonstrate how poetry voices feelings and experiences both marginalized and central to the heart of human life. The participants included graduate and undergraduate students from… Read more Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery
Nicole Coleman and Dan Edelstein (Credit: Pui Shiau, Office of International Affairs)

Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'

by Lisa Trei on June 3, 2016 4:00 am
The fallout from the world’s biggest data-based journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers continues to reverberate across the world. Millions of documents have revealed in great detail how political leaders, celebrities and others used offshore bank accounts to hide their wealth and avoid paying taxes. Few may realize that the revelations were made possible… Read more Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'
From left, Kunal Sangani, Lauren E. Wedekind, Jim Lyons, Sarah A. Sadlier, Gabriela Badica

Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities

by Staff on June 1, 2016 4:00 am
Four students have received the 2016 James W. Lyons Award for Service. The award, named in honor of JAMES LYONS, a former dean of students, recognizes students who make exceptional contributions to the university through a variety of activities. Also awarded recently were the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Campus Impact Awards, which are given to student… Read more Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities
During a full military ceremony, complete with an honor guard and music by the U.S. Air Force’s Band of the Golden West, the center of attention was a large bronze plaque that was recently unearthed in a basement storeroom at the law school. On it are the names of 18 Stanford Law School alumni who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War II. The plaque will be mounted on a boulder sculpted with a folded American flag on top that will remain in The Grove.

Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII

by Terry Nagel and Kurt HIckman on May 27, 2016 2:56 pm
Stanford Law School graduate WILLIAM BEITLER BRUNTON, AB ’35, LLB ’37, volunteered for duty in the Philippines in 1941 under Gen. George Marshall and fought during the bitter siege of Bataan. After the surrender to Japan, he was taken prisoner. Survivors told his parents that he was a “morale builder” who endured the starvation, humiliation… Read more Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII
Stanford junior Yisroel Quint with former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz. (Photo credit: Hillel@Stanford)
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Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel

by Staff on May 27, 2016 4:00 am
Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior YISROEL QUINT the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies. Quint, a junior from New York, who is majoring in Slavic languages and literatures, will use his fellowship to support research on Israel’s 2006 disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The fellowship was established five years ago in honor… Read more Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel
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Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain

by Anh-Hoa Truong on May 25, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford researchers and private sector leaders gathered for a one-day mediaX conference on campus that focused on how technology can enhance the intelligence of people. The May 17 event at the Arrillaga Alumni Center included talks, panels and demos that delved into emerging technologies, designs and systems related to intelligence and the human experience. The… Read more Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain