Category: In the Spotlight

Marty Laporte

Marty Laporte receives water conservation award

by on March 25, 2015 5:53 pm
MARTY LAPORTE, associate director of utilities for environmental quality and water efficiency, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards. The awards are given by a coalition of groups concerned about water conservation and the need for a strategic response to droughts and to a new era of water… Read more Marty Laporte receives water conservation award
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Deconstructing the 'dress' meme

by on March 19, 2015 5:09 pm
“The Dress” that erupted into a viral phenomenon last month led DAMON CENTOLA to investigate the optical illusion more deeply. Centola, a resident fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, studies the collective dynamics of social consensus. Last month, he and a colleague had a paper published about how the structure… Read more Deconstructing the 'dress' meme
Andrus Peat will be among the Cardinal participating in Stanford's Pro Timing Day. (Photo: David Elkinson)

Stanford's Pro Timing Day draws NFL teams

by on March 18, 2015 5:40 pm
Fourteen former Cardinal student-athletes will display their talents before National Football League (NFL) representatives today as part of Stanford’s Pro Timing Day. The event will be broadcast live nationally by ESPN3. The coverage commences at 11:15 a.m. (PT). Participants hope to be drafted or signed as free agents in the NFL. Participants expected to participate… Read more Stanford's Pro Timing Day draws NFL teams
Bernard Muir

Stanford and Duke student-athletes serve together

by on March 17, 2015 5:31 pm
Stanford and Duke have announced a joint civic engagement initiative for student-athletes from both institutions. The project, set to begin this summer, is being made possible through the vision and generosity of DAVID RUBENSTEIN and PETER and HELEN BING. Student-athletes from Duke and Stanford will work together in under-resourced communities in the United States and… Read more Stanford and Duke student-athletes serve together
John Hennessy

President John Hennessy delivers ACE's Atwell Lecture

by on March 16, 2015 5:44 pm
PRESIDENT JOHN HENNESSY recently gave the 2015 Robert H. Atwell Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Council of Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C. He addressed hundreds of college presidents on the issue of information technology and the future of teaching and learning. Since 1997, ACE’s annual meeting has opened with the Atwell Lecture,… Read more President John Hennessy delivers ACE's Atwell Lecture
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Video: Stanford's Clayborne Carson in Selma on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

by on March 13, 2015 5:00 pm
CLAYBORNE CARSON, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford, was in Selma, Alabama, last weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the day known as “Bloody Sunday,” when on March 7, 1965, voting rights activists were brutally attacked during a peaceful march. In this video,… Read more Video: Stanford's Clayborne Carson in Selma on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
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Stanford economic summit to eye global economy, threats

by on March 12, 2015 4:30 pm
Europe’s ailing economy, the Islamic State’s threat to America, and what exactly are “millennials”? These are some of the issues up for discussion at Friday’s annual summit hosted by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. The daylong event will bring experts from around the country to Stanford to offer perspectives and discuss research on… Read more Stanford economic summit to eye global economy, threats
Jenna Davis and Anna Michalak sitting on a bench together

Stanford environmental researchers work to put sustainability into action

by on March 11, 2015 4:00 am
  ANNA MICHALAK‘s study of the Earth’s climate could soon take a giant leap forward, when a newly launched satellite begins to deliver the most comprehensive available measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide ever obtained. A team led by Michalak, a faculty member in the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology, on Stanford’s campus,… Read more Stanford environmental researchers work to put sustainability into action
A group of students in a lab.

High school students see science in action at Stanford

by on March 10, 2015 4:00 am
When the world’s most accomplished scientists gathered for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose recently, a cadre of the nation’s most promising high school scientists gathered too. Some of those students had an opportunity to experience science at Stanford during a visit to the SLAC… Read more High school students see science in action at Stanford
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Stanford graduate student wins journalism award

by on March 8, 2015 11:00 pm
AUSTIN MEYER, a Stanford journalism graduate student, won the annual win-a-trip contest with New York Times columnist NICHOLAS KRISTOF. “We’ll probably travel to India and Bangladesh, although Congo is an alternate possibility,” wrote Kristof, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Award, in announcing the honor. With help from the Center for Global Development, Kristof made… Read more Stanford graduate student wins journalism award