Category: Heard on Campus

Eni Award medal

Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award

by on July 7, 2014 4:30 pm
Three researchers from Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences were recently honored with a 2014 Eni Award, a prize aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers. The researchers, TAPAN MUKERJI, associate professor of energy resources engineering and of geophysics, GARY MAVKO, professor of geophysics, and JACK DVORKIN, a senior… Read more Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award
Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

by on July 1, 2014 4:00 am
At TEDxStanford on May 10, GE WANG, assistant professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, offered a primer on computer music. He invited the audience to join him in “geeking out,” as he wrote code. He showed the audience a speaker array created out of salad bowls from Ikea. He made… Read more This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford
Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

by on June 23, 2014 4:22 pm
ISABEL STENZEL BYRNES has lived with cystic fibrosis for 42 years. She received a lung transplant at Stanford Hospital 10 years ago. In a talk she gave at TEDxStanford May 10, Byrnes, a bereavement counselor, described her illness journey and the lessons she has learned about grief and loss. Before the death of her sister,… Read more The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

by on June 9, 2014 4:00 am
Submissions from Stanford students who entered the inaugural Taube Center for Jewish Studies undergraduate short story contest illustrate the depth, breadth and diversity of the Jewish experience. The grand prize of $600 was awarded to Stanford sophomore BEATRICE GARRARD for her story, “A Man Without a Watch.” The seed of Garrard’s story comes from a… Read more Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

by on June 6, 2014 4:00 am
For the past half-century, CARMELO COGLIANDRO has had clippers and comb at the ready as one generation after another has taken a seat in his chair at Stanford Hair, the barbershop he now owns. Cogliandro, 73, has counted some of the biggest names on the Farm as friends and clients, including the past six Stanford… Read more From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships

by on June 2, 2014 4:00 am
Two doctoral students at Stanford Graduate School of Education – ERIC TAYLOR and ILANA UMANSKY  –  have been awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2014-2015. About 600 students applied for the highly competitive dissertation grants, which went this year to 31 candidates, according to the NAEd, which administers the awards in partnership with the Spencer… Read more Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships

Laurette Beeson wins Fidler Award for contributions to Stanford Student Affairs

by on May 28, 2014 3:52 pm
The nameplate had just been sealed onto her plaque for the Amy J. Blue Award when LAURETTE BEESON learned that she had received another honor last week. On Tuesday, May 20, Beeson, an assistant dean for graduate life, was awarded the Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. The highest honor given… Read more Laurette Beeson wins Fidler Award for contributions to Stanford Student Affairs

Graduating senior Kaela Farrise receives Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award

by on May 28, 2014 4:00 am
KAELA FARRISE, ‘14 has received the Stanford Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for making a significant impact on the campus community. HOWARD WOLF, vice president for alumni affairs and president of the Stanford Alumni Association, announced the award at a private reception on Friday, May 23. Farrise has been actively engaged in the Stanford community… Read more Graduating senior Kaela Farrise receives Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award

Stanford Professor Jo Boaler wins math education prize

by on May 22, 2014 4:15 pm
JO BOALER, professor of mathematics education at Stanford Graduate School of Education, has been awarded the Kay Gilliland Equity Award  by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). The international organization, made up of leaders in the field of mathematics education, cited Boaler for her contributions to equity in mathematics education and leadership in… Read more Stanford Professor Jo Boaler wins math education prize

More than 2,034 Stanford bicyclists participate in Bike to Work Day

by on May 19, 2014 4:47 pm
During the Bay Area’s 20th annual Bike to Work Day on May 8, Stanford’s bicycle program recorded 2,034 bicycle commuters and 133 walkers coming onto campus. Bicyclists logged a total of 8,783 miles and averaged nearly 11 miles per trip. By biking instead of driving, these commuters eliminated an estimated 7,958* pounds of CO2 emissions… Read more More than 2,034 Stanford bicyclists participate in Bike to Work Day