Category: In the Spotlight

Yaa Gyasi

Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition

by Pamela Moreland on January 18, 2017 3:04 pm
The reaction on YAA GYASI‘s Facebook page to the news that her debut novel Homegoing  was the 2016 recipient of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize was swift: 379 likes; 22 comments; and 19 shares. And that was before dawn. The John Leonard Prize was established to recognize outstanding first books in any… Read more Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition
Jo Boaler

19 Stanford faculty noted for school policy influence

by Brooke Donald on January 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Nineteen Stanford faculty have been named key public influencers in school policy and practice in the 2017 “Edu-Scholar” list. The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., creates the list of the 200 most influential “Edu-Scholars” – university-based researchers who contribute most substantially to public debates about school policy and practices. The list is published annually… Read more 19 Stanford faculty noted for school policy influence
Martin Luther King

Remembering when Martin Luther King spoke at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on January 12, 2017 11:00 am
Today, Sunday and Monday, Stanford will recognize and celebrate MARTIN LUTHER KING‘s birthday. What some may not know is that the noted civil rights leader’s ties to Stanford date back to 1964, when he first spoke in Memorial Auditorium. That was the first of two lectures King gave at Stanford. In the talk, which was… Read more Remembering when Martin Luther King spoke at Stanford
Fiona Strouts

Researcher loafs around

by Jennifer Hubar on January 11, 2017 3:56 pm
FIONA STROUTS, research scientist in infectious diseases at the School of Medicine, says her background in microbiology research helps her understand sourdough making from the viewpoint of microbial fermentation and the effects of time and temperature. Makes sense. So what started out as a hobby for Strouts transitioned into a passion and now has grown… Read more Researcher loafs around
Stanford Symphony Orchestra

Stanford Symphony Orchestra continues Catalina Island tradition

by Robin Wander on January 5, 2017 5:13 pm
In an annual tradition, 18 members of the STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA traveled down the California coast and then 26 miles across the sea to arrive at Catalina Island last month. This is the fourth year that the ensemble has made the trip to perform at the Catalina Island Museum’s Annual Holiday Symphony Concert at the… Read more Stanford Symphony Orchestra continues Catalina Island tradition
Dr. Samuel Strober

Samuel Strober awarded $6.6 million from state stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on January 4, 2017 5:07 pm
SAMUEL STROBER, MD, a professor of medicine, was awarded $6.6 million by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine on Dec. 15 to conduct a phase-1 clinical trial to test a new way of inhibiting the rejection of transplanted kidneys. The award marks the 10th clinical trial funded by the institute in… Read more Samuel Strober awarded $6.6 million from state stem cell agency
Adam Klein

Alumnus Adam Klein wins reality show Survivor

by Kate Chesley on December 19, 2016 5:20 pm
ADAM KLEIN, ’13, was named winner of the popular TV reality show, Survivor, on Dec. 14. Klein, who won with a unanimous vote, took home $1 million in winnings. Klein, who is senior manager for strategic initiatives at the Bay Area homeless shelter provider LifeMoves, has been a lifelong fan of the show. To earn… Read more Alumnus Adam Klein wins reality show Survivor
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Stanford Law School faculty 2016 holiday reading list

by Pamela Moreland on December 14, 2016 5:30 pm
Read any good books lately? Looking for a holiday present for the person who has everything? Got time on your hands during the winter holiday and want to feed your mind with a good read? Then ask a member of the Stanford Law School faculty. That’s right. The folks over at the Stanford Law School… Read more Stanford Law School faculty 2016 holiday reading list
Family Weekend

Parents' Weekend becomes Family Weekend

by Kate Chesley on December 12, 2016 5:10 pm
The name of the popular Parents’ Weekend is changing to Family Weekend to better reflect Stanford’s commitment to welcoming those who support and nurture students, whether they are parents, stepparents, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings or others. The event, traditionally held the last full weekend in February, gives family members a chance to learn… Read more Parents' Weekend becomes Family Weekend
Sandoval sisters

Twin sisters are the third conjoined twins to be successfully separated at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

by Erin Digitale on December 8, 2016 5:30 pm
Two-year-old twin sisters ERIKA and EVA SANDOVAL are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford from their Dec. 6 separation surgery. The two Antelope, California, girls were successfully separated in a 17-hour surgery. Prior to the surgery, the two shared much of their lower body. “They did very well,”… Read more Twin sisters are the third conjoined twins to be successfully separated at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital