Category: In the Spotlight

Michael Sturtz at TEDx Stanford

Michael Sturtz at TEDxSTanford: 'Did you take no for an answer or did you go for it?'

by on August 29, 2014 4:00 am
MICHAEL STURTZ is known for revolutionizing hands-on learning. He is a lecturer in Stanford’s Mechanical Engineering Design Group. As director of the Stanford d.school’s ReDesigning Theater project, Sturtz applies design thinking to disrupt traditional ideas of theater and explore the integration of new technologies into live performance.  At the 2014 TEDxStanford event, Sturtz gave a… Read more Michael Sturtz at TEDxSTanford: 'Did you take no for an answer or did you go for it?'
Randy Livingston

Stanford's CFO talks about his wellness regimen

by on August 27, 2014 4:00 am
RANDY LIVINGSTON, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer, recently talked to the BeWell Program about the role fitness plays in his busy life, and how he sticks to his goals for wellness. What do you do for exercise? I like a variety of different activities. Cycling is my primary cardio exercise. I… Read more Stanford's CFO talks about his wellness regimen
Njoroge Mungai

Remembering Stanford alumnus Njoroge Mungai

by on August 25, 2014 5:01 pm
NJOROGE MUNGAI, MD, one Kenya’s elder statesmen and a 1957 graduate of Stanford School of Medicine, died earlier this month at the age of 88.  RUTHANN RICHTER, director of media relations in the medical school, wrote the following remembrance for the SCOPE blog. “On a visit to Kenya in 2005, I spent an extraordinary afternoon… Read more Remembering Stanford alumnus Njoroge Mungai
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Windhover contemplative center nearing completion

by on August 20, 2014 4:00 am
Windhover, a sanctuary for quiet contemplation, is nearing completion on the west side of campus on Santa Teresa Street. The center was designed around four large abstract paintings inspired by birds in flight – known as the “Windhover” series – created by the late Nathan Oliveira, an internationally acclaimed artist who taught at Stanford for… Read more Windhover contemplative center nearing completion
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Cardinal football preview

by on August 19, 2014 4:00 am
It’s not often that Cardinal fans get to watch the football team practice, so when the opportunity arose on Saturday, many of the gridiron faithful flocked to the Dan Elliott Practice Fields to catch a live scrimmage. After the practice, the student-athletes joined the community for the annual Fall Sports Open House at Stanford Stadium.… Read more Cardinal football preview
Henry Samueli, co-founder, chairman of the board and chief technical officer of Broadcom, with  Stanford graduate student Jonathon Spaulding

Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device

by on August 18, 2014 4:00 am
A Stanford Engineering student won the $10,000 first place prize at the third annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. JONATHON SPAULDING, a Stanford doctoral  candidate in electrical engineering, hopes to build smaller, cheaper and more efficient handheld ultrasound systems. “Imagine having these devices in every doctor’s office, or taking ultrasound scanners into the field where… Read more Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device
Anat Admati at TEDxStanford

Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'

by on August 14, 2014 6:30 pm
ANAT ADMATI is the coauthor of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It. She says policymakers have failed to protect the public and reduce the harm inflicted by a reckless financial system. Admati believes that explaining the issues to a broad audience is essential for bringing about policy… Read more Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'
Anne Kiremidjian

Stanford professor to receive highest honor from civil engineering society

by on August 13, 2014 4:00 am
ANNE KIREMIDJIAN, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She will receive the award – the society’s highest honor – at the ASCE Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama, in October. Kiremidjian was honored for her career achievements in probabilistic seismic… Read more Stanford professor to receive highest honor from civil engineering society
A young fan at the 2013 Football Open House

Stanford Football Open House scheduled for Saturday

by on August 12, 2014 4:00 am
Stanford Athletics invites fans of all ages to the free 2014 Open House in Stanford Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 16. Meet student-athletes from all fall sports teams, participate in drills on the field and get autographs from the entire 2014 football team. Schedule of Events 10:00 – 11:50 AM: (Elliott Practice Fields) - Football Open Practice… Read more Stanford Football Open House scheduled for Saturday
Michele Barry

Stanford global health chief launches effort to help contain Ebola

by on August 8, 2014 6:00 pm
As the Ebola epidemic continues to spiral out of control, MICHELE BARRY, MD, director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, has launched a fundraising campaign to help combat the outbreak in Liberia. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the situation a Public Health Emergency of International Concern – the worst outbreak… Read more Stanford global health chief launches effort to help contain Ebola