Category: Heard on Campus

Photo of former Stanford women's basketball star Chiney Ogwumike '14, and her adviser Professor Condoleezza Rice in 2014. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford's athletic programs continue to earn high scores in academics

by Stanford Athletics on April 29, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford is well represented with 14 athletic programs earning perfect 1,000 multi-year scores in the annual edition of Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics issued by the NCAA. Fourteen Cardinal programs (10 women’s, 4 men’s) checked in with scores of 1,000 for the multi-year rate, which measures data collected over a span of four academic years,… Read more Stanford's athletic programs continue to earn high scores in academics
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Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk

by Becky Bach on April 28, 2016 4:00 am
In a recent talk on campus, MARCIA MCNUTT, shared lessons she’s learned from leading top U.S scientific institutions, including the journal Science, where she’s currently the editor-in-chief. McNutt’s talk was part of the Dean’s Lecture Series at the School of Medicine, and Dean LLOYD MINOR, MD, who introduced her, said he was in part motivated… Read more Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk
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John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows

by Staff on April 27, 2016 4:00 am
Twelve U.S. journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. The U.S. fellows join six international fellows who were announced earlier this month. Fellows spend a significant part of their time pursuing their journalism challenges, while also participating fully in the intellectual life of Stanford and… Read more John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows
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Stanford faculty honored with Guggenheim Fellowships

by Robin Wander on April 26, 2016 4:00 am
Music faculty JONATHAN BERGER and GE WANG have been awarded fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to midcareer individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. In addition, KATRINA KARKAZIS, a senior research scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics,… Read more Stanford faculty honored with Guggenheim Fellowships
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Authors in good company at Stanford

by Veronica Marian on April 22, 2016 4:00 am
For 13 years, PETER STANSKY, professor emeritus of history, has brought to the Stanford community “A Company of Authors,” the speed-dating version of a book fair. This year’s event was held April 16 at the Stanford Humanities Center, where scholars from various disciplines discussed their recently published books with an audience of more than a… Read more Authors in good company at Stanford
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Stanford-infused jazz band to pay tribute to Michael Brecker

by Clifton Parker on April 20, 2016 5:11 pm
Charged Particles Trio, a Stanford-infused band, will perform Friday, April 22, on campus in tribute to legendary saxophonist MICHAEL BRECKER. Charged Particles is an electric jazz band that includes two Stanford faculty members – communication professor and drummer JON KROSNICK, music lecturer and keyboardist MURRAY LOW – and bassist AARON GERMAIN. Bay Area saxophonist TOD DICKOW… Read more Stanford-infused jazz band to pay tribute to Michael Brecker
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Stanford scholars tapped for Carnegie Fellowships

by Clifton Parker on April 19, 2016 3:35 pm
NATE PERSILY, professor of law, and JENS HAINMUELLER, associate professor of political science, are winners of 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Persily and Hainmueller are among 33 scholars across the country who have been selected as Carnegie fellows this year. The winners were chosen from almost 200 nominations; this is the second year the fellowships have been… Read more Stanford scholars tapped for Carnegie Fellowships
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Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students

by Becky Bach on April 18, 2016 4:00 am
Quick quiz: What’s the topic of discussion when you bring together a media entrepreneur, a NBA basketball player and a narcolepsy expert? Answer: Sleep! Or rather, the lack of it, the importance of it and our quirky cultural norms surrounding that oh-so-essential daily activity. Sleep was the topic of a conversation last week on Stanford’s… Read more Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students
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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by Clifton Parker on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
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Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education

by Brooke Donald on April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
The American Educational Research Association has honored Stanford faculty, students and alumni with awards for their scholarship. Most of the awards were announced during AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Researchers and practitioners from around the country attended the meeting, where scholars presented new research, delivered lectures on diversity, democracy and equity… Read more Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education