Category: In the Spotlight

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Michael Eric Dyson is St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecturer

by University Communications on September 27, 2016 5:11 pm
Author and MSNBC political analyst MICHAEL ERIC DYSON will speak about the coming presidential election at this year’s ST. CLAIR DRAKE Memorial Lecture on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at Encina Hall in the Bechtel Conference Center. Dyson’s lecture, sponsored by African & African American Studies, is titled “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Race… Read more Michael Eric Dyson is St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecturer
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New Stanford eCorner podcast series

by Pamela Moreland on September 21, 2016 5:17 pm
A weekly series of podcasts aimed at members of the Stanford community, along with the growing ranks of aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs around the world, was launched earlier this month by Stanford eCorner and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). A new podcast airs every Wednesday. Hosted by TINA SEELIG, professor of the practice in… Read more New Stanford eCorner podcast series
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Emmy award winner gives Stanford a shout out

by Kate Chesley on September 19, 2016 5:34 pm
Stanford alumnus STERLING K. BROWN won the award for best supporting actor at the 2016 Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 18. In his acceptance speech, Brown, who graduated in 1998, thanked his “extended family at Stanford University,” adding, “Stand up, Chocolate Cardinal in the house.” He also thanked his wife, RYAN MICHELLE BATHE, who is a… Read more Emmy award winner gives Stanford a shout out
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Math faculty members earn silver medals in Beijing competition

by Pamela Moreland on September 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Two Department of Mathematics faculty members were awarded Morningside Medals of Mathematics at the 7th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians in August. Professor LEXING YING was honored for contributions to the development and analysis of fast methods in scientific computing. ZHIWEI YUN, adjunct professor of math, was cited for contributions to the construction of motives… Read more Math faculty members earn silver medals in Beijing competition
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Happy 125th anniversary, Stanford, said in flowers and steel

by Linda Cicero on September 13, 2016 5:27 pm
Stanford workers from a variety of trade shops gathered recently at the Oval for a group photo to commemorate the completion of the planting and installation of the steel numbers and flowers celebrating Stanford’s 125th anniversary. Members of the Grounds Crew, Carpentry, Road Maintenance and Machine shops contributed to the design, planting and fabrication of… Read more Happy 125th anniversary, Stanford, said in flowers and steel
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What was the dean of admission doing on the football field?

by Kate Chesley on September 8, 2016 5:12 pm
Fans at the Sept. 2 Cardinal football game might have been a bit surprised to see RICHARD SHAW, dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid, on the Stanford Stadium field for the pre-game coin toss. Shaw served as honorary captain as part of a program the Cardinal football team has embraced since 2009. Embedded with… Read more What was the dean of admission doing on the football field?
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Ryan Burns is selected to start at quarterback for the Cardinal

by Kate Chesley on August 31, 2016 5:37 pm
Football coach DAVID SHAW recently opened a question-and-answer session with fans at the annual football fanfest by saying that attendees could ask him any question except one: Who will start at quarterback for the Cardinal? Since that time, Shaw has selected senior science, technology and society major RYAN BURNS to start for the Cardinal against… Read more Ryan Burns is selected to start at quarterback for the Cardinal
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Debnil Sur to give student Convocation speech

by Kate Chesley on August 28, 2016 5:51 pm
DEBNIL SUR, a senior computer science major from Sunnyvale, has been selected to give the student address during the university’s annual Convocation on Sept. 20. Sur, who will serve as a residential computer consultant in Roble Hall this year and is a member of the Stanford Debate Society, was selected as part of a university-wide… Read more Debnil Sur to give student Convocation speech
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Chris Lorway wants you to know five things about Season Five at Stanford Live

by Stanford Live staff on August 11, 2016 4:15 pm
CHRIS LORWAY was recently appointed executive director of Stanford Live and the Bing Concert Hall. Stanford Live will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. So there are five things he wants readers to know about the upcoming season: First, Stanford Live is celebrating five birthdays—those of American composers John Adams, Philip Glass and Steve Reich and… Read more Chris Lorway wants you to know five things about Season Five at Stanford Live
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Take a drone flight above and around the new Stanford Hospital

by Stanford Health Care on August 10, 2016 2:45 pm
About a month ago, Stanford Health Care posted new drone footage highlighting the exterior glass characterizing the hospital design. The 92-second video takes the viewer over the crane that sits atop the construction and all around the new building. View the video.