Category: In the Spotlight

Rubber boots, umbrellas and other rain gear provided protection during the rainstorm on Thursday.

Stanford community weathers big storm

by on December 11, 2014 4:21 pm
Members of the Stanford community braved the elements to get to and across campus Thursday as the first big storm of the season hit the Bay Area. Stanford maintenance crews got out early to rapidly identify and clear areas of water accumulation. Residential and Dining Enterprises worked with PG&E to restore power at a few… Read more Stanford community weathers big storm
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Undergraduate exhibit breaks Stanford Art Gallery record

by on December 10, 2014 4:02 pm
This quarter, the STANFORD ART GALLERY welcomed a record-breaking 10,303 visitors to view the All Tomorrow’s Parties exhibition. This exhibition was not only unique for more than doubling the attendance of previous exhibitions, but it also marked the first time that undergraduate students were offered the opportunity to install their work in this historic space.… Read more Undergraduate exhibit breaks Stanford Art Gallery record
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Stanford's own mystery house

by on December 8, 2014 5:45 pm
Nestled between the Faculty Club and Lomita Drive, shrouded by groomed hedges and twisted, ancient oaks, the lush lawn and flowerbeds of the Kingscote Gardens Apartments offer tranquil respite from the bustling campus. Yet few students or alumni are familiar with the accidental oasis, if they even know it exists. Opened in fall of 1917… Read more Stanford's own mystery house
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Women's soccer and volleyball and men's water polo compete in NCAA championships

by on December 3, 2014 4:43 pm
Friday is a big day for both the women’s soccer and volleyball teams, while Saturday is equally important for the men’s water polo team. WOMEN’S SOCCER reached the NCAA College Cup for the sixth time in seven seasons and will play Florida State in the semifinals on Friday at 4:30 p.m. PT in Boca Raton,… Read more
Temple Grandin standing outside with a read scarf blwoing in the wind.

Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures

by on November 25, 2014 4:00 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, TEMPLE GRANDIN, one of the most accomplished adults with autism, spoke to an overflow crowd at the School of Medicine. Her talk focused on understanding animal behavior and reducing animals’ stress, but she interwove descriptions of her research with comments on how living with autism has influenced her work – and, indeed,… Read more Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures
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Stanford professor wins Buckley Prize, the top honor in condensed matter physics

by on November 24, 2014 4:00 am
AHARON KAPITULNIK, the Theodore and Sydney Rosenberg Professor in Applied Physics, has been awarded the 2015 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize. The Buckley Prize is the oldest prize awarded by the American Physical Society (APS). It is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded in the field of physics, and is considered the highest honor… Read more Stanford professor wins Buckley Prize, the top honor in condensed matter physics
Photo of Ty Montgomery in uniform on the football field

Vote for Stanford's Ty Montgomery

by on November 20, 2014 5:00 pm
“TY MONTGOMERY, a senior wide receiver on the Stanford football team,  can’t do everything. But he’s willing to try,” says an article in the latest issue of Stanford magazine. “Fast enough to outrun defenders and strong enough to run through them, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior is one of college football’s category smashers: an all-purpose star.… Read more Vote for Stanford's Ty Montgomery
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Stanford's women's basketball team breaks UConn's 47-game winning streak

by on November 18, 2014 3:00 pm
AMBER ORRANGE and the Cardinal women’s basketball team made an impressive national statement while snapping another one of the University of Connecticut’s remarkable winning streaks. Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send No. 6 Stanford to the 88-86 upset of… Read more Stanford's women's basketball team breaks UConn's 47-game winning streak
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Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize

by on November 17, 2014 10:20 pm
JENS NØRSKOV, a professor at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize of the American Physical Society for his groundbreaking work on catalysis, which is used to promote chemical reactions in thousands of industrial processes for making fertilizers, fuels, plastics and a host of other products.… Read more Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize
Cody Karutz demonstrates the "flying like a superhero" virtual reality system used during this year's Bay Area Science Festival. Credit: Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival

by on November 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Stanford faculty, staff and students were enthusiastic participants in this year’s Bay Area Science Festival. The festival, held at locations around the Bay Area earlier this month, highlighted more than 20 events with Stanford participants, ranging from the “Mind Control Lab” to “Virtual Reality in the Social Sciences.” The festival’s mission is to “celebrate the… Read more Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival