Category: In the Spotlight

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CASBS secures core support from Ford Foundation

by Michael D. Gaetani on March 22, 2017 4:39 pm
It’s back to the future for CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University) and the Ford Foundation. And that’s a very good thing. CASBS owes its existence to the Ford Foundation. In the early 1950s the foundation launched a major initiative in the social and behavioral sciences. The last of… Read more CASBS secures core support from Ford Foundation
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SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers

by May Wong on March 17, 2017 3:39 pm
The 2017 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit on March 10 drew a mix of insights from experts in academia, industry and policy, who took participants from the dark days of Wall Street and the Golden Age of Hollywood to the uncertain future of the world’s geopolitical shifts. The annual event, in its… Read more SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers
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Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

by Robin Wander on March 16, 2017 2:44 pm
For six weeks this spring, ALEXANDER NEMEROV will be spending Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he will give the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. The topic of his lectures, The Forest: America in the 1830s, is the first ever in the history of the… Read more Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
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FSI celebrates 40 years of Austrian collaboration

by The Europe Center on March 13, 2017 3:13 pm
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor program at the Europe Center of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. The program has brought an Austrian scholar to Stanford each year since 1977, including historian DIRK RUPNOW, who is visiting this year from the University of Innsbruck. During the… Read more FSI celebrates 40 years of Austrian collaboration
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Residential & Dining Enterprises food plan for mind, body and soul

by Kim Ratcliff on March 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Give credit to RESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES (R&DE) for coming up with the perfect mixture of sustenance for the mind and the body. This time the occasion was Mardi Gras. The place was Lakeside Dining and the chef was none other than Tanya Holland, author and executive chef-owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. Holland… Read more Residential & Dining Enterprises food plan for mind, body and soul
Letters Home from Stanford

Stanford history written letter by letter

by Pamela Moreland on March 8, 2017 4:16 pm
It is often said that history is written by the victors. Stanford alumna ALISON CARPENTER DAVIS, ’79, takes a different view, at least when it comes to her alma mater. She believes Stanford’s history is written by students who send letters, and sometimes laundry, home to family. Letters Home from Stanford is a collection of… Read more Stanford history written letter by letter
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Penny Pritzker will be Graduate School of Business graduation speaker

by Graduate School of Business Communications on March 7, 2017 2:06 pm
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce PENNY PRITZKER will be the speaker at the 2017 Stanford Graduate School of Business graduation ceremonies on June 17. Pritzker earned J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford. As the 38th Commerce secretary from June 2013 to January 2017, Pritzker was a key member of President Obama’s economic team. In this… Read more Penny Pritzker will be Graduate School of Business graduation speaker
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Psychologist Hazel Markus named 2017 William James Fellow

by Milenko Martinovich on March 5, 2017 1:26 pm
HAZEL MARKUS, the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, was named a 2017 William James Fellow by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The fellowship recognizes APS members “for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.” Markus’ groundbreaking work in the study of the self is “considered by many to… Read more Psychologist Hazel Markus named 2017 William James Fellow
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Top education research organization honors GSE's Solano-Flores

by Brooke Donald on March 2, 2017 4:18 pm
Graduate School of Education Professor GUILLERMO SOLANO-FLORES, a leading expert in educational measurement and assessment, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Solano-Flores is one of 14 top scholars to receive the honor this year. He joins 630 current Fellows, 23 of whom are at Stanford. “AERA Fellows exemplify… Read more Top education research organization honors GSE's Solano-Flores
Nicole Stafford

A reason to smile

by David Kiefer on March 1, 2017 4:13 pm
For four years, it seemed as if Nicole Stafford had made a deal with the devil – swimming would come with a cost. But as Stafford’s collegiate career concludes with the NCAA Championships March 15-18 in Indianapolis, what once was typically 90 minutes of post-race torture is only a fraction of that now, and she… Read more A reason to smile