Category: In the Spotlight

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2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class to be honored

by Stanford Athletics on September 20, 2017 4:31 pm
Nine accomplished former student-athletes will be enshrined in the 2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class this week. They are Jarron and Jason Collins from men’s basketball, Rachel Buehler from women’s soccer, Jackie Frank from women’s water polo, John Gall from baseball, Cassidy Krug from women’s diving, Arianna Lambie from women’s cross country, Ryan Nelsen from men’s soccer, and Dick Norman from football.… Read more 2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class to be honored
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2017 Cardinal Summer Photo Contest Results

by Cardinal at Work on September 13, 2017 4:20 pm
As part of the Summer Photo Contest, the Cardinal at Work Insider received more than 140 photos from employees showcasing moments from their summer vacations, both near and far. The competition was fierce as we pored through your photos (and lived vicariously through your adventures!) to select the winners based on creativity, originality and overall… Read more 2017 Cardinal Summer Photo Contest Results
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Former Italian prime minister to teach at Stanford in Florence

by Dylan Conn on September 8, 2017 2:35 pm
MATTEO RENZI, former prime minister of Italy, has accepted an invitation to teach at the Breyer Center for Overseas Studies in Florence this fall. Renzi served as prime minister from February 2014 to December 2016, and is currently secretary of the Democratic Party in Italy. “We are truly very excited about this new addition to… Read more Former Italian prime minister to teach at Stanford in Florence
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New sports commercial emphasizes research

by University Communications on September 7, 2017 2:08 pm
Watch the new commercial that will air during televised Cardinal sporting events. The 30-second commercial, produced by UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, emphasizes the university’s commitment to student involvement in research.
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Catching up with Cardinal players in the NFL

by Stanford Athletics on September 5, 2017 3:33 pm
The National Football League season is about to begin, so Stanford Athletics caught up with Cardinal players who are playing for NFL teams. Among them is recent Cardinal quarterback KEVIN HOGAN, who starred in the Cleveland Brown’s 25-0 win at Chicago during the preseason. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 180 yards and two… Read more Catching up with Cardinal players in the NFL
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BeWell talks to GSB's Leah Weiss about self-compassion

by BeWell at Stanford on August 31, 2017 3:09 pm
BEWELL asked Graduate School of Business lecturer LEAH WEISS whether being your own worst critic will toughen you up and ultimately make you perform better. The answer? No. Weiss teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the GSB and is principal teacher and trainer for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program. She explains that self-compassion is necessary for… Read more BeWell talks to GSB's Leah Weiss about self-compassion
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Stanford’s Weiland Health Initiative joins World Association for Sexual Health

by Pamela Moreland on August 30, 2017 4:28 pm
The Weiland Health Initiative, a partnership between Vaden Health Center and Queer Student Resources (QSR) at Stanford University, has been invited to become a voting member of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), the preeminent global organization concerned with sexual health and rights. “This is a significant achievement, as it reflects a global recognition of… Read more Stanford’s Weiland Health Initiative joins World Association for Sexual Health
SLAC's 2017 DOE Early Career Award winners, from left: Frederico Fiuza, Emilio Nanni and Zeeshan Ahmed. (Dawn Harmer/ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants

by By Angela Anderson, Glennda Chui and Amanda Solliday on August 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Three scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive DOE Early Career Research Program grants for research to find evidence of cosmic inflation, understand how plasmas excite particles to high energies and develop a way to accelerate particles in much shorter distances with terahertz radiation. ZEESHAN AHMED, FREDERICO FIUZA and EMILIO NANNI were… Read more Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants
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Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery

by Robin Wander on August 17, 2017 2:52 pm
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.” The famous observation by Karl Marx provided the inspiration for Stanford Repertory Theater’s 2017 summer festival, “The Many Faces of Farce,” directed by ALEX JOHNSON, SRT associate artistic director. Audiences are responding positively to the festival. Tickets for opening weekend sold out quickly, and this weekend’s… Read more Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery
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Stanford electrical engineering Professor Thomas Kailath honored for lifetime achievement by Marconi Society

by Pamela Moreland on August 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Engineering Professor emeritus THOMAS KAILATH will be given the Marconi Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many transformative contributions to information and system science, as well as his sustained mentoring and development of new generations of scientists. Kailath is the sixth scientist to be honored with a Marconi Society Lifetime Achievement Award. The… Read more Stanford electrical engineering Professor Thomas Kailath honored for lifetime achievement by Marconi Society