Category: In the Spotlight

Lelia Glass

Stanford doctoral candidates named Mellon/ACLS Fellows, receive financial support for dissertations

by Milenko Martinovich on May 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Stanford PhD students LELIA GLASS and VLADIMIR HAMED-TROYANSKY were named 2017 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellows. Glass and Hamed-Troyansky were among 65 fellows selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. Fellows are awarded a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees. The financial support… Read more Stanford doctoral candidates named Mellon/ACLS Fellows, receive financial support for dissertations
Emma Coleman

Emma Coleman selected student Baccalaureate speaker

by Diane Abundabar on May 18, 2017 2:46 pm
Senior EMMA COLEMAN has been named the 2017 Baccalaureate student speaker by the Office for Religious Life.  Baccalaureate will be the day before Commencement, Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. on the Main Quadrangle. Coleman was selected from among 36 applicants. Coleman is a senior from Chicago who will be earning her bachelor’s degree in… Read more Emma Coleman selected student Baccalaureate speaker
Susan Swetter

Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer

by BeWell on May 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Summer is just around the corner. So, BeWell, the university’s health promotion program, talked to SUSAN SWETTER, professor of dermatology and director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at the Stanford Medical Center and Cancer Institute, about the dangers of skin cancer. How do you convince people to take skin cancer prevention seriously? Skin… Read more Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer
Pamela Karlan

Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing

by Sharon Driscoll on May 12, 2017 4:25 pm
In this Q&A with Stanford Lawyer, Law School Professor PAMELA KARLAN discusses the legal implications of the May 9 firing of FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey seems to have been a break with tradition. Can you talk about that – the structure of power – and why the… Read more Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing
Mitchell Stevens

Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable

by Carrie Spector on May 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Congressional representatives from around the country gathered at Stanford Graduate School of Education this week for a meeting with a small group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Stanford faculty, where they talked about the future of educational technology and its role in sustaining a vital American workforce. Six members of the House Committee on Education… Read more Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable
Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation

by Brad Hayward on May 8, 2017 12:33 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with administration officials on the importance of basic biomedical research to improving human health and fueling economic growth. Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist and former chief scientific officer of biotechnology company Genentech, was invited to join a group of university leaders, academic health care… Read more Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation
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New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients

by Kim Ratcliff on May 3, 2017 4:07 pm
It was Thursday night and cauliflower kuku, the evening’s starter, had just been served at Executive Chef Erica Holland-Toll’s weekly Chef’s Table in Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. Made with eggs, cauliflower, turmeric and caramelized onions, the Persian dish rose soufflé-like from brown ramekins. “Eggs are a canvas ripe for experimentation,” explained Holland-Toll. Ten students reached… Read more New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients
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Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington

by Brad Hayward on April 26, 2017 9:00 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE joined fellow university presidents this week at a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., addressing major issues facing American higher education. Tessier-Lavigne, Harvard President DREW GILPIN FAUST and Ohio State University President and Stanford alumnus MICHAEL DRAKE appeared before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. A video recording of the conversation is available… Read more Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington
Roberta Denning

Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award

by Stanford Alumni Association on April 25, 2017 3:24 pm
ROBERTA DENNING, ’75, MBA ’78, and JOHN GOLDMAN, MBA ’75, are this year’s recipients of the Gold Spike Award, Stanford’s highest honor for volunteer service. President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE recently conferred the awards at a dinner held in their honor. The Gold Spike Award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than… Read more Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award
Cathy Aster

Preservation Week: 5 questions with Cathy Aster, service manager, Stanford Digital Library Systems and Services

by Richenda Brim on April 24, 2017 4:30 pm
This week, libraries around the country will share preservation tips and stories for the American Library Association’s annual Preservation Week. You can find preservation resources, quick tips and free webinars on the Preservation Week site covering the spectrum of collection care from textiles to personal digital archives. The Stanford Libraries Blog will spend this week… Read more Preservation Week: 5 questions with Cathy Aster, service manager, Stanford Digital Library Systems and Services