Category: Heard on Campus

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Student Affairs asks: 'What do millennials want?'

by Elaine Ray on March 23, 2017 12:56 pm
What do they want? Customized choices, mentoring, self-expression and transparency. When do they want it? Now! The “they” is Generation Y, more commonly referred to as millennials. At a recent Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) conference, LINDSEY POLLAK, an expert on millennials, provided insight into how to navigate a landscape in which the nation’s… Read more Student Affairs asks: 'What do millennials want?'
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SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers

by May Wong on March 17, 2017 3:39 pm
The 2017 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit on March 10 drew a mix of insights from experts in academia, industry and policy, who took participants from the dark days of Wall Street and the Golden Age of Hollywood to the uncertain future of the world’s geopolitical shifts. The annual event, in its… Read more SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers
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Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity

by Shana Lynch on March 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Artificial intelligence already powers many of our interactions today. When you ask Siri for directions, peruse Netflix’s recommendations or get a fraud alert from your bank, these interactions are led by computer systems using large amounts of data to predict your needs. The market is only going to grow. By 2020, the research firm IDC… Read more Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity
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Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on February 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Following the 2016 elections, many colleges and universities are experiencing renewed energy and interest in civic engagement. In response, campuses across the nation have joined together in #OurTomorrow, a national campaign showcasing students making a difference in a variety of ways, including through volunteering, community organizing and activism, and policy and governance. In a new… Read more Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses
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Taylor reflects on election during 'What Matters to Me and Why'

by Kate Chesley and Kathleen Sullivan on November 9, 2016 4:20 pm
NICOLE TAYLOR may have had one of the hardest jobs on campus Wednesday. Taylor, associate vice provost and dean of community engagement and diversity, gave the “What Matters to Me and Why” talk the day after a presidential election that had many members of the campus community reeling. The “What Matters to Me and Why”… Read more Taylor reflects on election during 'What Matters to Me and Why'
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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