Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford alums create performance piece on the California drought

by on July 29, 2015 4:00 am
Two Stanford alums and an undergraduate walk into a bar…  Actually, they aren’t in a bar; they are on stage putting on a show about the California drought. So no drinks, but there is plenty of talk of being parched. The alumnae are MARI AMEND and DORIA CHARLSON, both of the Class of ’13, who… Read more Stanford alums create performance piece on the California drought
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Stanford women's water polo team enjoys fun and games in South Korea

by on July 25, 2015 1:00 pm
The Stanford women’s water polo program represented the United States at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, earlier this summer. Over its final days in the country, the team attended a USA women’s basketball game featuring fellow Stanford student-athlete ERICA MCCALL, saw singer, songwriter and rapper PSY, of Gangnam Style fame, live in… Read more Stanford women's water polo team enjoys fun and games in South Korea
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Grants support Stanford scholars as they forge research collaborations across the globe

by on July 22, 2015 5:45 pm
With the help of a grant program from the Office of International Affairs (OIA), four Stanford faculty members will team up with counterparts across the globe to broaden their scholarly pursuits. These partnerships range from addressing malaria in Mauritius to developing a center for the study of Greek tragedy in Peloponnese, Greece. The OIA’s 2014-15 Proof… Read more Grants support Stanford scholars as they forge research collaborations across the globe
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Stanford's Chris Field honored for outstanding climate-science communication

by on July 22, 2015 4:00 am
CHRIS FIELD, a professor of biology and of Earth system science at Stanford, has been honored for the clear and compelling manner in which he explains climate-change science to the public. The 2015 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication is being given to Field by Climate One, a special project of the… Read more Stanford's Chris Field honored for outstanding climate-science communication
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Stanford brings top Estonian choir to Memorial Church

by on July 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Two dozen young women, wearing colorful dresses made from traditional Estonian striped woolen cloth, silently filed into Memorial Church on July 15 to present an a cappella concert of sacred music. Rather than form an ordinary row in front of the audience, members of the renowned Estonian TV Girls’ Choir walked up the main and… Read more Stanford brings top Estonian choir to Memorial Church
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Stanford's Yi Cui honored for innovations in sustainability research

by on July 17, 2015 4:00 am
  YI CUI, associate professor of materials science and engineering, is among five innovators who were recently honored with the 2015 Resonate Award from California Institute of Technology’s Resnick Sustainability Institute. The award recognizes researchers who have developed creative solutions to cutting CO2 emissions. “Yi Cui has made original and innovative contributions to a broad… Read more Stanford's Yi Cui honored for innovations in sustainability research
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Documentary film celebrates 25th anniversary of Stanford's Solar Car Project

by on July 13, 2015 4:07 pm
  A team of Stanford students has begun testing a new solar-powered car to compete in the October 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a grueling 2,000-mile race across the Australian outback. The high-tech vehicle, called Arctan, was designed and built by members of the Stanford Solar Car Project, a hands-on engineering program launched by and… Read more Documentary film celebrates 25th anniversary of Stanford's Solar Car Project
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Legal eagle summer reading

by on July 13, 2015 4:00 am
From World War II to classical music, Stanford Law School professors are exploring themes in an eclectic variety of books this summer. The law school has put together a list of those reads, and below are a few juicy titles you might also consider carrying in your tote bag all the way through Labor Day:… Read more Legal eagle summer reading
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CISAC expert gives Senate testimony on encryption

by on July 10, 2015 4:00 am
It’s a technique that’s been used to calculate the odds of everything from the likelihood of a nuclear meltdown to the chances of getting sick from eating bad seafood. On Wednesday, a Stanford scholar told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that he hoped probabilistic risk analysis could help move the ball forward in the debate… Read more CISAC expert gives Senate testimony on encryption
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New Stanford center sharpens neuroscience focus

by on July 8, 2015 4:00 am
Making neuroscience research more reliable is the goal behind a new Stanford center. All it takes is big data and high-performance computing. In the big picture of neuroscience, this approach will benefit health and medicine throughout society, say the faculty involved. Building those tools should be no problem, thanks to a new $3.7 million, three-year… Read more New Stanford center sharpens neuroscience focus