Category: Heard on Campus

Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies

by Chris Kark on July 8, 2016 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a consortium of 74 scholarly organizations in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, has awarded six fellowships and one grant to humanities scholars at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. Each year, the ACLS awards fellowships and grants to about 300 U.S.-based scholars working across humanistic disciplines.… Read more Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

by Victoria Chesley on June 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Philosophy Talk, a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors KEN TAYLOR  and JOHN PERRY, recently took home a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals International Program Awards in the category of Social Issues. The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was  the first radio interview  with Snowden, an American computer… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award

by Brooke Donald on June 23, 2016 10:00 pm
Three alumni from Stanford Graduate School of Education have been chosen to receive the 2016 Alumni Excellence in Education Award, which honors graduates who are transforming the field, changing communities and influencing policies. This year’s winners are JOSEPH CASTRO, PhD ’98, president of California State University, Fresno; HAYDEE RODRIGUEZ, MA ’02, teacher at Central Union High School… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award

Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'

by Staff on June 16, 2016 4:00 pm
In the aftermath of the mass shooting that targeted members of the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida, a number of vigils have included renditions of “Seasons of Love,” the finale of the Tony Award-winning musical Rent. In April, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Stanford’s oldest and largest student theater organization, performed Rent in Memorial Auditorium, and members… Read more Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'

'How bittersweet it is': Stanford Engineering grads offer reflections and advice

by Staff on June 13, 2016 4:30 pm
Stanford’s School of Engineering asked 11 seniors to give provide a glimpse into the emotions they were experiencing as they approached graduation.  

Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on June 7, 2016 4:00 am
CARL WIEMAN, professor of education and of physics at Stanford, was selected to receive the 2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award for his efforts to raise teaching quality. He is the third winner of the prize, which was established in 2014 to honor researchers, artists and scholars in the humanities and sciences who have made significant contributions… Read more Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery

by Anita Law on June 6, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition showcased poetry’s incredible diversity of forms in spoken delivery. Last month, 10 student performers took center stage at the Stanford Humanities Center to demonstrate how poetry voices feelings and experiences both marginalized and central to the heart of human life. The participants included graduate and undergraduate students from… Read more Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery

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'

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