Category: In the Spotlight

Laura Dahl

The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals

by on October 29, 2014 4:54 pm
The A. Jess Shenson Recital Series will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Sunday by welcoming baritone Stephen Salters to Campbell Recital Hall for a performance featuring Rachmaninoff, Strauss and American, Spanish and Brazilian folks songs. The Shenson Series was founded in 2004 by pianist LAURA DAHL, a lecturer in music, to bring vocalists to campus… Read more The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals
Doug Baldwin

Stanford in the NFL: Week 8

by on October 27, 2014 4:54 pm
Sixteen former Cardinal football players competed in the National Football League over the weekend, including DAVID DECASTRO of the Pittsburgh Steelers, DOUG BALDWIN of the Seattle Seahawks, ZACH ERTZ of the Philadelphia Eagles and ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts. Stanford Athletics updates the campus on how they did: Johnson Bademosi – @j_bademosi24 Cleveland Browns… Read more Stanford in the NFL: Week 8
Paul Kalanithi

A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care

by on October 24, 2014 4:16 pm
The doctor and patient sat in comfortable leather armchairs, facing each other onstage in the School of Medicine’s Berg Hall. Timothy Quill, MD, a palliative care specialist, leaned forward, hands clasped on his knees, head tilted to one side. For about an hour, he asked short, pointed questions of PAUL KALANITHI, MD, a 37-year-old Stanford… Read more A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care
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Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment

by on October 23, 2014 4:25 pm
If you see an undergraduate wearing a helmet while riding a bike on campus, chances are good that it could be a member of the women’s swim team. Members of the team recently committed to wearing helmets, thanks to the encouragement of Coach GREG MEEHAN and the support of the Stanford Department of Public Safety… Read more Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment
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What happens when economists hit the road?

by on October 22, 2014 5:10 pm
Three economists, including Stanford’s PAUL OYER, hit the road to learn about small business in America—a journey based on their book, Roadside MBA: Backroad Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners. Their adventures started in 2010, when the three lamented that most MBA case studies focus on large companies, rather than the small- and… Read more What happens when economists hit the road?
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Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head

by on October 20, 2014 4:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t believe his ears. It was 2010, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco had just briefed Biden on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. “Now wait a minute,” Biden said. “I thought you were a scientist. But I just understood everything you told me.” Lubchenco, who recounted… Read more Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head
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Stanford Professor Robert Harrison honored by the French Ministry of Culture

by on October 15, 2014 4:00 am
  ROBERT POGUE HARRISON, professor of French and Italian at Stanford, was honorifically knighted as a “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Consul General last week for his commitment and dedication to French-related research fields. Established in 1957 by the French Minister of Culture, the distinction recognizes significant accomplishments in… Read more Stanford Professor Robert Harrison honored by the French Ministry of Culture
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Stanford scholars among the most cited

by on October 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Stanford professors MARK GRANOVETTER and SHOUCHENG ZHANG have been tapped by Thomson Reuters as its 2014 “Citation Laureates.” Granovetter is the Joan Butler Ford Professor and Chair of Sociology, and Zhang is the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics. Thomson Reuters selects its Citation Laureates based in large part on the number of… Read more Stanford scholars among the most cited
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Documentaries by Stanford affiliates to show at international film festival

by on October 8, 2014 4:00 am
The 17th United Nations Association Film Festival, an international feast of documentaries, will run Oct. 16-26 at various locations on Stanford’s campus and at other local venues. The theme of this year’s festival is “Bridging the Gap,” and films include a range of settings from Syria to Stockton. Topics run the gamut from dance and… Read more Documentaries by Stanford affiliates to show at international film festival
Megan Swezey Fogarty, Donald Kennedy, and Catherine Milton at the California celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which was held in Sacramento last month.

AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford

by on October 7, 2014 4:00 am
    MEGAN SWEZEY FOGARTY, deputy executive director of the Haas Center for Public Service, was honored recently as a Service Trailblazer as part of AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary celebration. She was one of 20 trailblazers honored last month by CaliforniaVolunteers, the state office that manages programs and initiatives to increase the number of California residents… Read more AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford