Category: Heard on Campus

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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
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Two Stanford scientists among '10 people who mattered' in 2015

by on January 6, 2016 12:01 am
Nature, the venerable science journal, has announced its list of 10 people who mattered in the world in 2015, and two of them are from Stanford. ZHENAN BAO, professor of chemical engineering, and CHRISTINA SMOLKE, associate professor of bioengineering, were named to Nature‘s list of “10 people who mattered this year.” Nature included Smolke and… Read more Two Stanford scientists among '10 people who mattered' in 2015
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Stanford Live to host open casting call for Bolero Silicon Valley dance production

by on January 3, 2016 12:30 pm
Want to be on stage? Stanford Live is seeking students, faculty and staff to take part in New York dance ensemble Keigwin + Company’s presentation of Bolero Silicon Valley April 2 and 3 at Bing Concert Hall. The participants will join a cast of other untrained local “civilians” in a performance that will be specially… Read more Stanford Live to host open casting call for Bolero Silicon Valley dance production
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Researchers confront questions of religion and education at daylong Stanford conference

by on December 30, 2015 7:28 am
Leading scholars from around the country came together at Stanford recently for a workshop to explore the intersection of religion and education. ARI Y. KELMAN, associate professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) hosted the event, which drew faculty and students from the fields of sociology, religion, education, philosophy, history and anthropology. Kelman,… Read more Researchers confront questions of religion and education at daylong Stanford conference
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McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year

by on December 26, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY is the Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years and the first Stanford player to win the award. McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to DERRICK HENRY, but received 29 of 60 votes from… Read more McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year
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Video: Stanford community offers tidings of comfort and joy

by on December 22, 2015 9:42 am
The Memorial Church Choir and the Stanford Chamber Chorale perform as students build gingerbread houses with the Urban Studies program.
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Hoover Institution book explores income inequality, honors Nobel economist

by on December 17, 2015 4:00 am
The new Hoover Institution book, Inequality and Economic Policy: Essays in Memory of Gary Becker, is a collection of writings by economists who examine the many facets of income inequality. The book was published to honor the late economist GARY BECKER, a Nobel Prize winner and senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, who died in 2014. JOHN… Read more Hoover Institution book explores income inequality, honors Nobel economist
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Stanford's Prudence Carter named dean of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Education

by on December 14, 2015 5:00 pm
PRUDENCE CARTER, professor education at Stanford, will be the dean of U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Education, effective June 30. A member of the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) faculty since 2007, Carter’s teaching and research focus on issues of inequality and the sociology of education, with a particular focus on race, ethnicity, class,… Read more Stanford's Prudence Carter named dean of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Education
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Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist

by on December 7, 2015 4:01 pm
Cardinal football standout CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named a Heisman Trophy finalist. The record-breaking running back and Academic All-American was named one of three finalists for the award, which is presented to the best college football player in the country. The other finalists are by University of Alabama junior running back DERRICK HENRY and Clemson… Read more Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist
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McCaffrey named to Academic All-America Division 1 Football team

by on December 3, 2015 8:25 pm
Heisman Trophy candidate CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Football team.  The College Sports Information Directors of America announced the selections Thursday, Dec. 3. A National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete finalist in 2013, McCaffrey, a sophomore, has yet to declare a major. Last week, he was picked… Read more McCaffrey named to Academic All-America Division 1 Football team