Category: In the Spotlight

Yuliy Sannikov

2016 John Bates Clark Medalist at GSB

by Pamela Moreland on December 7, 2016 5:01 pm
In early 2016, YULIY SANNIKOV, professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business, was honored with one of the most celebrated and eagerly anticipated awards presented by the American Economic Association: the John Bates Clark Medal. This award is annually presented to the American economist under the age of 40 who is judged to… Read more 2016 John Bates Clark Medalist at GSB
Andrew Luck

How are former Cardinal football players doing in the NFL?

by Stanford Athletics on December 6, 2016 5:39 pm
Stanford Athletics has been chronicling the progress weekly of former Cardinal football players now competing in the National Football League. See the installment for #StanfordNFL: Week13 on the Stanford Athletic webpages. Among the players athletics has been watching are: HENRY ANDERSON, defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts JOHNSON BADEMOSI, cornerback and safety for the Detroit… Read more How are former Cardinal football players doing in the NFL?
Christian McCaffrey

McCaffrey named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year

by Pamela Moreland on December 4, 2016 12:11 pm
Junior running back and communication major CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY was named the 2016 Academic All-American of the Year by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). McCaffrey has a 3.43 GPA and was also a first-team Academic All-America choice last year. McCaffrey isn’t the only brainiac among Stanford athletes. This year, 24 Cardinal student-athletes… Read more McCaffrey named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year
Cardinal at Work volunteer

Cardinal at Work Cares packs it up

by Delaynie Koenig on December 1, 2016 5:30 pm
What does success look like? Take a look at the photos from the CARDINAL AT WORK CARES care pack assembly day. Nearly 100 Stanford employees volunteered to work 4-hour shifts on Nov. 29 to put together care packs that will be delivered to CityTeam, a national nonprofit that serves poor and homeless people in San… Read more Cardinal at Work Cares packs it up
William Chueh

William Chueh honored for research in energy storage and conversion

by Pamela Moreland on November 29, 2016 5:36 pm
Sometimes all it takes is 140 characters to get groundbreaking research noticed. “Prof. William Chueh’s team @Stanford probes #nanoscale secrets of rechargeable #batteries.” The tweet must have reached the Twitter feed of the folks at BASF and Volkswagen International because they awarded the BASF Volkswagen International “Science Award Electrochemistry 2016” to WILLIAM CHUEH, assistant professor… Read more William Chueh honored for research in energy storage and conversion
Akshay Venkatesh

Akshay Venkatesh awarded Infosys Prize in Mathematical Sciences

by Taylor Kubota on November 28, 2016 5:44 pm
From winning international mathematics and physics competitions by age 12 to his current work on number theory at Stanford, AKSHAY VENKATESH has long stood out as a brilliant mathematician. In recognition of his many and varied achievements, Venkatesh, a professor of mathematics, is the 2016 recipient of the Infosys Prize in Mathematics, which is awarded… Read more Akshay Venkatesh awarded Infosys Prize in Mathematical Sciences
Governor's Avenue

Governor's Avenue: Rare remnant of Stanford's past

by Stanford 125 staff on November 27, 2016 12:44 pm
The Stanford 125 webpages recently featured a short article on GOVERNOR’S AVENUE, a rare remnant of Gov. Leland Stanford’s Palo Alto Stock Farm. The website explains, “Laid out and lined in eucalyptus in the 1870s, Governor’s Avenue originally ran 1.6 miles from the Stanfords’ summer home to Lagunita, their reservoir, via the famed Stanford trotting… Read more Governor's Avenue: Rare remnant of Stanford's past
Rosan Gomperts

Rosan Gomperts of the Help Center talks about coping with election emotion

by BeWell on November 21, 2016 5:15 pm
BeWell spoke with ROSAN GOMPERTS, director of the Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center, about what some people are experiencing post election and how they can take care of themselves going forward. Have people needed to talk about it? While we have had only a small percentage of individuals coming in for counseling specifically to talk… Read more Rosan Gomperts of the Help Center talks about coping with election emotion
Swanson

PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson named an Adventurer of the Year

by Kate Chesley on November 18, 2016 5:54 pm
National Geographic has named Stanford PhD student SHANNON SWITZER SWANSON one of the 10 most inspiring Adventurers of the Year. National Geographic selects its adventurers based on their achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation or humanitarianism. National Geographic invites readers to vote for a People’s Choice winner through Dec. 16. The winner will be announced… Read more PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson named an Adventurer of the Year
Leon Simon

Leon Simon honored for math research contributions

by Pamela Moreland on November 15, 2016 5:02 pm
Researchers do put students first. Just ask LEON SIMON, professor emeritus of mathematics, who was awarded the 2017 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The renowned researcher, who has been at Stanford since 1986, is also famous for having the names of some 20 dissertation writers… Read more Leon Simon honored for math research contributions