Category: Heard on Campus

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Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates

by on July 28, 2015 4:00 am
  MICHELLE KWON and CHRISTINA SMITH think the luckiest thing about their living experiences at Stanford is that they’ve largely shared them as roommates. And now they’re headed into senior year together with bonus karma: In a tandem bid, they won the No. 3 slot in the housing draw, guaranteeing them their first choice —… Read more Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates
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Grants support Stanford scholars as they forge research collaborations across the globe

by on July 22, 2015 5:45 pm
With the help of a grant program from the Office of International Affairs (OIA), four Stanford faculty members will team up with counterparts across the globe to broaden their scholarly pursuits. These partnerships range from addressing malaria in Mauritius to developing a center for the study of Greek tragedy in Peloponnese, Greece. The OIA’s 2014-15 Proof… Read more Grants support Stanford scholars as they forge research collaborations across the globe
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Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions

by on July 1, 2015 5:26 pm
In recent weeks, as the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a flurry of decisions, many of them game-changing, Stanford law professors have weighed in. The recent flood of decisions by the court provided long-awaited insights on where the court is leaning – and also raised significant questions. With rulings on key issues including lethal injections… Read more Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions
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Stanford geologist honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research

by on June 30, 2015 5:58 pm
JONATHAN PAYNE, associate professor of geological sciences, recently was honored with the 2015 Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research. The Cox Medal is awarded annually to a faculty member who has established a record of excellence directing undergraduate research. The Cox award was established in memory of the late Allan Cox,… Read more Stanford geologist honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research
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Precourt Institute for Energy launches Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program

by on June 29, 2015 5:24 pm
The Precourt Institute for Energy has started an industrial affiliates program to foster collaboration with companies interested in sustainable energy research and education at Stanford. PAUL MCINTYRE, professor of materials science and engineering, and FRIEDRICH PRINZ, professor of mechanical engineering and of materials science and engineering, are co-directors of Stanford Energy 3.0. The program’s managing… Read more Precourt Institute for Energy launches Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program
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Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director

by on June 29, 2015 4:00 am
ANDREA DAVIES has been named the new associate director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She will take up the position July 16. Davies is currently the associate director at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. She holds a PhD in history, an MA in history and an MA in religious studies from Stanford,… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director
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Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement

by on June 22, 2015 2:58 pm
Legal scholar and author RICHARD THOMPSON FORD, who teaches comparative equality law, employment discrimination and local government law at Stanford Law School, says it is time for a new civil rights movement. He offered his prescription at TEDxStanford on campus in May. The Dish will feature more videos of this year’s talks, but you can… Read more Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement
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Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards

by on June 18, 2015 3:39 pm
Stanford Medicine magazine earned six awards, including top prize in the category of “best articles of the year,” in a national competition. In all, the magazine took home a platinum, three golds, a silver and a bronze in the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards Program, a contest held by the Council for the Advancement and… Read more Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards
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On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015

by on June 16, 2015 2:49 pm
Stanford videographer KURT HICKMAN captured some of the best moments of the university’s 124th Commencement Weekend. Baccalaureate, the annual multifaith celebration, featured speeches by VERNON JORDAN, a civil rights leader, investment banker and attorney, and by Shelby Monét Sinclair, a graduating senior, and music by Talisman A Cappella. Hickman also caught the Wacky Walk, Stanford’s… Read more On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015
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Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences

by on June 15, 2015 4:17 pm
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) recently awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award to MARIE TONEY, administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Toney, who recently marked 40 years of service at Stanford, received the award for her exceptional work as a university administrator in H&S. The award… Read more Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences