Category: In the Spotlight

Dancers perform choreographer Katharine Hawthorne's dance, "The Escapement," at the ODC Theater in November 2014.

Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits

by on April 25, 2015 4:00 am
Five recent Stanford graduates will have an easier time continuing their artistic pursuits thanks to a new grant program. Young Alumni Arts Grants, awarded by the Stanford Arts Institute, support public productions, exhibitions, publications or other original works in any genre, by providing up to $5,000 in support of facility or installation costs, technical production… Read more Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits
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Science and theater come together at Stanford

by on April 24, 2015 4:00 am
In her Science of the Impossible seminar, JENNIFER DIONNE tells students stories of how basic science research has made things that were once thought impossible a part of daily life. Now, she is using theater to get them to think about the potential social impacts of future science breakthroughs. Dionne, an assistant professor of materials… Read more Science and theater come together at Stanford
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Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners

by on April 19, 2015 11:00 pm
  The Stanford Center on Longevity last week chose students NICHOLAS STEIGMANN and MAIYA JENSEN from the California College of the Arts and their project, SPAN, as the winner of the second annual Design Challenge. The contest aims to encourage students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year,… Read more Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners
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Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend

by on April 17, 2015 5:32 pm
If you missed the 2014 Stanford Roundtable, titled “The Climate Conversation You Haven’t Heard,” you’ll have an opportunity to do so on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. on KQED Television. LESLIE STAHL, correspondent for 60 Minutes, moderated the discussion featuring global leaders on one of the most compelling issues of our time. Panelists included… Read more Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend
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Video: Stanford unveils its comprehensive new energy system

by on April 16, 2015 7:03 pm
On April 16, Stanford announced an innovative new approach to meeting its energy needs that will make it one of the world’s most energy-efficient universities.
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Stanford's Leah Gordon wins a Ryskamp award

by on April 15, 2015 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded LEAH GORDON, an assistant professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a 2015 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship to support her research on the concept of “equal educational opportunity” in the United States in the 20th century. A cultural and intellectual historian, Gordon draws on histories of… Read more Stanford's Leah Gordon wins a Ryskamp award
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Wanted: a new handbook on macroeconomics

by on April 14, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford economist JOHN TAYLOR last week convened a meeting among some of the world’s most distinguished economists at the Hoover Institution to lay out the second volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics.   Taylor, the Hoover senior fellow and professor of economics at Stanford, edited the highly acclaimed first volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics, along with MICHAEL WOODFORD, an economics… Read more Wanted: a new handbook on macroeconomics
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Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards

by on April 12, 2015 11:15 pm
  Alumni MARIANN BYERWALTER, AB ’82, and JOHN P. LEVIN, MA ’70, JD ’73, each recently received a 2015 Gold Spike Award, the university’s highest honor for volunteer service. The award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than 2,600 Stanford alumni who have demonstrated significant and long-standing volunteer service to… Read more Alumni honored for volunteer service with Gold Spike Awards
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Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest

by on April 8, 2015 10:00 pm
Last spring, Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) invited Stanford Commute Club members to submit photos illustrating why they use sustainable transportation to get to work. The “Why I Commute the Way I Do” Photo Contest garnered 93 total photo submissions from 41 Commute Club members. Of those, 16 winning shots were selected. They included stunning… Read more Inspiration and perspiration: Stanford's Commute Club Photo Contest
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Stanford center honors Asia correspondent with journalism award

by on April 7, 2015 10:50 pm
  Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) recently honored Wall Street Journal reporter JACOB SCHLESINGER with the Shorenstein Journalism Award. Schlesinger received the honor, which includes a $10,000 cash prize, for his work on Japan that spans nearly three decades. Since 2002, the annual award has recognized journalists who are outstanding in their… Read more Stanford center honors Asia correspondent with journalism award