Category: Heard on Campus

Nicole Coleman and Dan Edelstein (Credit: Pui Shiau, Office of International Affairs)

Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'

by Lisa Trei on June 3, 2016 4:00 am
The fallout from the world’s biggest data-based journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers continues to reverberate across the world. Millions of documents have revealed in great detail how political leaders, celebrities and others used offshore bank accounts to hide their wealth and avoid paying taxes. Few may realize that the revelations were made possible… Read more Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'
From left, Kunal Sangani, Lauren E. Wedekind, Jim Lyons, Sarah A. Sadlier, Gabriela Badica

Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities

by Staff on June 1, 2016 4:00 am
Four students have received the 2016 James W. Lyons Award for Service. The award, named in honor of JAMES LYONS, a former dean of students, recognizes students who make exceptional contributions to the university through a variety of activities. Also awarded recently were the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Campus Impact Awards, which are given to student… Read more Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities
During a full military ceremony, complete with an honor guard and music by the U.S. Air Force’s Band of the Golden West, the center of attention was a large bronze plaque that was recently unearthed in a basement storeroom at the law school. On it are the names of 18 Stanford Law School alumni who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War II. The plaque will be mounted on a boulder sculpted with a folded American flag on top that will remain in The Grove.

Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII

by Terry Nagel and Kurt HIckman on May 27, 2016 2:56 pm
Stanford Law School graduate WILLIAM BEITLER BRUNTON, AB ’35, LLB ’37, volunteered for duty in the Philippines in 1941 under Gen. George Marshall and fought during the bitter siege of Bataan. After the surrender to Japan, he was taken prisoner. Survivors told his parents that he was a “morale builder” who endured the starvation, humiliation… Read more Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII
Stanford junior Yisroel Quint with former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz. (Photo credit: Hillel@Stanford)
George Shultz

Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel

by Staff on May 27, 2016 4:00 am
Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior YISROEL QUINT the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies. Quint, a junior from New York, who is majoring in Slavic languages and literatures, will use his fellowship to support research on Israel’s 2006 disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The fellowship was established five years ago in honor… Read more Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel
Nobel physicist Carl Wieman

Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain

by Anh-Hoa Truong on May 25, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford researchers and private sector leaders gathered for a one-day mediaX conference on campus that focused on how technology can enhance the intelligence of people. The May 17 event at the Arrillaga Alumni Center included talks, panels and demos that delved into emerging technologies, designs and systems related to intelligence and the human experience. The… Read more Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain
Chris Lorway

Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

by Robert Cable on May 24, 2016 12:00 am
CHRIS LORWAY was named the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall. According to an announcement on Monday by Stanford and the Stanford Live Advisory Council, Lorway will assume the position in late summer, as the fifth season of Stanford Live begins. Lorway was the founding artistic director of Toronto’s internationally recognized… Read more Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall
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Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards

by Kurt Hickman on May 20, 2016 4:00 am
At the 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony on May 17, colleagues, friends and family members gathered in the atrium of Bing Concert Hall to honor three staff members for their exceptional dedication, support of colleagues and passion about their work. The 2016 winners are LYNN DIXON, faculty data systems specialist in Faculty Affairs; JÖRG… Read more Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards
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Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership

by Ruth Schechter on May 18, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford School of Medicine has announced the winners of the annual Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award and Inspiring Change Leadership Award. Spirit Award winners are selected for their outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude and customer service. This year’s recipients are TACY ABBOTT FRAMHEIN, a program coordinator in the Department of Genetics, and CHARLENE… Read more Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership
Schneider Fellows 2016. (Photo credit: Peggy Propp)

Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

by Colleen SchwartzCoffey on May 17, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford junior DANIEL RODA-STUART, who is studying atmosphere/energy engineering, will spend this summer in Colorado working with the Environmental Defense Fund to mitigate climate risks from oil and gas development on Western tribal lands. MEGAN MCCANN, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, will head to Washington, D.C., to support World Resources Institute’s efforts… Read more Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider
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Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows

by Veronica Marian on May 16, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center has awarded 23 fellowships for the upcoming academic year. The cohort includes scholars of history, philosophy, music and English, among other humanities disciplines. Chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants, the fellows are Stanford faculty, advanced Stanford graduate students, and academics from California, across the United States and Europe. “The… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows