Category: Heard on Campus

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

Stanford graduating seniors Hunter Kodama, Chiney Ogwumike, win Alumni Association's Sterling Award

by on May 16, 2014 3:05 pm
Graduating seniors HUNTER KODAMA and CHINEY OGWUIMKE have received the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2014 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association and vice president for alumni affairs, presented the awards at the SAA Board Meeting on Thursday, May 15. Kodama, who will graduate with a bachelor’s… Read more Stanford graduating seniors Hunter Kodama, Chiney Ogwumike, win Alumni Association's Sterling Award

Julie Kennedy wins award for excellence in teaching

by on May 15, 2014 7:45 pm
Environmental Earth System Science professor JULIE KENNEDY has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award by the Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa. She is one of four teachers honored this year and the 12th Stanford professor to win the award. Kennedy said that while she is delighted to be honored, it is… Read more Julie Kennedy wins award for excellence in teaching

Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

by on May 14, 2014 6:07 pm
On Sunday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. in CEMEX Auditorium on Stanford’s campus, there will be a screening of True Son, a documenatary that chronicles MICHAEL TUBBS‘s, campaign to win a seat on the Stockton, Calif. City Council. Tubbs, ’12, MA ’12, ran for office while completing his bachelor’s degree in comparative studies in race… Read more Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

by on May 14, 2014 4:00 am
Physicist STEVEN CHU, Stanford professor and Nobel laureate, has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society, one of the world’s most prominent groups of scientists. Chu is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He is a professor of physics and of molecular… Read more Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

Stanford community comes out for Cardinal Walk 2014

by on May 10, 2014 12:19 am
Members of the Stanford community brought their walking shoes and good cheer to the eighth annual Cardinal Walk. Walkers gathered at Stanford Stadium before embarking on the 1.5-mile trek around campus. The event, which took place Friday, May 9, was sponsored by BeWell at Stanford. University Photographer LINDA A. CICERO captured the spirit in pictures.

George W. Bush shares presidential insights with Stanford students

by on May 6, 2014 3:14 pm
On Monday, May 5, former President GEORGE W. BUSH met with Stanford students for an hour-long conversation that touched on many of the defining moments and policies of his presidency. In a relaxed and sometimes self-deprecating exchange, Bush talked about the limits of congressional power and his relationships and personal diplomacy with other world leaders.… Read more George W. Bush shares presidential insights with Stanford students

Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

by on May 5, 2014 2:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center announced recently the winners of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year. The Humanities Center has selected 26 scholars from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions who were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 applicants. Each fellow will pursue individual research and writing projects… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows