Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition

by on July 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Stanford is well represented in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend at the 2015 U.S. National Rubik’s Cube Championships Two-time national champion WESTON MIZUMOTO, a senior studying computer science at Stanford, is among the hundreds of speed cubers who are there to compete. He told the Island Packet, a local newspaper that covers the South… Read more Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition
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Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors

by on July 30, 2015 2:28 pm
The last time 70 percent of Californians were white was four decades ago. Yet whites, who make up slightly more than 38 percent of the state’s population, hold nearly 70 percent of prosecutors’ jobs. Thus, a report recently released by Stanford Law School suggests that California prosecutors are “Stuck in the ’70s.” While detailed information… Read more Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors
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Bioethicist celebrates end of testosterone testing in women's sports

by on July 29, 2015 5:50 pm
Scope, the School of Medicine’s award-winning medical blog, recently ran a story about bioethicist KATRINA KARKAZIS, a senior research scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics, who was closely involved in a case challenging testosterone testing in women’s sports. Scope reports that, as of July 27, female track and field athletes no longer must have… Read more Bioethicist celebrates end of testosterone testing in women's sports
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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 area… 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 for… Read more Documentary film celebrates 25th anniversary of Stanford's Solar Car Project