Category: In the Spotlight

Richard Thompson Ford, left, and David Alan Sklansky

Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute

by Carla Spain on July 26, 2017 4:17 pm
The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced 58 newly elected members, including Stanford Law Professors RICHARD THOMPSON FORD and DAVID ALAN SKLANSKY. ALI members are highly regarded judges, lawyers and law professors who are confidentially nominated by their peers, vetted by ALI’s Membership Committee and elected by the ALI Council. An expert on civil rights and anti-discrimination law, Ford (BA… Read more Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute
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BeWell investigates the psychology of spending

by BeWell at Stanford on July 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Financial health is an essential component to wellness. To learn more about the thoughts, emotions and strategies that impact purchases, BEWELL spoke with AMBER DANFORD, chief retail and marketing officer of the Stanford Credit Union. What emotional appeals do advertisers use that impact my spending? Advertisers know that emotional appeals tend to sell products/services more… Read more BeWell investigates the psychology of spending
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SLAC’s Eva Silverstein’s Spirals and Strings

by Pamela Moreland on July 19, 2017 4:39 pm
Quanta Magazine set out to photograph some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and mathematicians in their favorite places to think, tinker and create. This series explores the role of cherished spaces — public or private, spare or crowded, inside or out — in clearing a path to inspiration. String cosmologist EVA SILVERSTEIN told the… Read more SLAC’s Eva Silverstein’s Spirals and Strings
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Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize

by Stanford Department of Mathematics on July 18, 2017 4:36 pm
EMMANUEL CANDÈS, professor of mathematics and statistics, was honored with the 2017 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at its annual meeting earlier this month. Established in 1998, the Kleinman Prize is awarded every two years to one individual for outstanding research – or other contributions – bridging the… Read more Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize
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Nanoscientist Yi Cui named Blavatnik National Laureate

by Angela Anderson on July 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Pioneering nanoscientist YI CUI, professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University and of photon science at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been named a 2017 Blavatnik National Laureate. The $250,000 award recognizes the most promising researchers age 42 and younger at top U.S. academic and research institutions. “Professor Cui… Read more Nanoscientist Yi Cui named Blavatnik National Laureate
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Catching up with Stanford's professional baseball players

by Stanford Athletics on July 11, 2017 2:57 pm
Stanford Athletics recently caught up with the former Cardinal baseball players now playing in the minor and major leagues. Among them is STEPHEN PISCOTTY, who plays outfield for the St. Louis Cardinals. Piscotty signed a six-year contract extension just one day after starting on Opening Day for the Cardinals. In his first full season as… Read more Catching up with Stanford's professional baseball players
Aanchal Johri, left, and Jason Li

Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars

by Pamela Moreland on July 10, 2017 3:03 pm
AANCHAL JOHRI, ’18, a mathematical and computational science major, and JASON LI, ’18, a human biology major, have been awarded scholarships from the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation for their commitment to public service, outstanding leadership potential and desire to make a difference in local, regional, national and international communities. The program was… Read more Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars
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Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge

by Mark Shwartz on July 9, 2017 3:58 pm
Members of the STANFORD SOLAR CAR PROJECT have unveiled their newest entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback that takes place in October. The unveiling was held on July 1 at the Stanford Automotive Innovation Facility before family, friends and supporters. The Stanford team of undergraduates spent… Read more Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge
Rebecca Perlman, left, and Shiran Shen

Political science doctoral students recognized by Horowitz Foundation

by Milenko Martinovich on July 6, 2017 4:39 pm
REBECCA PERLMAN and SHIRAN SHEN, doctoral candidates in the Department of Political Science, are two of 20 scholars to receive national research grants from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Perlman and Shen were chosen from a field of more than 670 social sciences scholars. “This year the foundation saw a marked increase in not… Read more Political science doctoral students recognized by Horowitz Foundation
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2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy

by Michael Gaetani on July 5, 2017 4:31 pm
The CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES  (CASBS) AT STANFORD played a preeminent role in the early decades of the study of organizations. Some of the foundational work in the field was conducted at the Center by economists, political scientists, social psychologists and sociologists. But an important goal at CASBS is not only to… Read more 2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy