Category: Heard on Campus

The Sun Field Station at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

by Staff on May 4, 2016 4:00 am
The Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has a new leadership duo: ELIZABETH HADLY has been named the new faculty director, and ANTHONY BARNOSKY, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will become executive director of the 1,198-acre preserve. Hadly, the Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, who joined the… Read more New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) visited Stanford on April 17 as part of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies' Islam in America series. (Photo courtesy The Abbasi Program.

During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans

by Kendra Davidson on May 3, 2016 4:00 am
During a visit to Stanford, Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) talked about the vital role the academic community can play in responding to discrimination against Muslim Americans and to the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has pervaded current political discourse. “There is a very strong nexus between the idea generation and the policy,” Ellison noted, pointing to the… Read more During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans
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