Category: In the Spotlight

Steve Ringman and Craig Welch (Photo Credit: Steve Castillo)

Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism

by on March 1, 2015 12:00 pm
Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman traversed the Pacific Ocean – from Papua New Guinea’s coral reefs to Alaska’s king crab fisheries – to see how carbon emissions are changing the ground rules for ocean life. Their multimedia series “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn” earned them the 2014 Knight Risser Prize… Read more Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism
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New ESPN commercial features the Stanford Tree

by on February 27, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford Tree WILL FUNK, a junior majoring in Science, Technology and Society, recently traveled to the headquarters of ESPN’s SportsCenter in Connecticut with Band adviser RACHEL AUMANN, assistant dean for student life, to film a new commercial. Funk’s starring role continues a tradition of Tree, the mascot of the Stanford Band, participation in the always-funny… Read more New ESPN commercial features the Stanford Tree
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Stanford's rising environmental leaders

by on February 25, 2015 5:22 pm
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has named 20 fellows for the 2015 Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). The interdisciplinary fellowship program exposes graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to national policy development, partnership building and public service in order to maximize the impact of their research. This year’s 20 RELP fellows were selected from… Read more Stanford's rising environmental leaders
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It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability

by on February 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford is competing against 450-plus colleges and universities across the country currently participating in RecycleMania – an effort to encourage members of the campus community to waste less and recycle and compost more. Sustainable Stanford hopes students, staff and faculty will unite to reduce the university’s collective waste footprint. At the end of March, Stanford will report… Read more It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability
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Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows

by on February 24, 2015 4:00 am
Three Stanford researchers are among this year’s winners of Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, honor outstanding scientists who show promise early in their careers. JENNIFER A. DIONNE, an assistant professor in materials science and engineering; HEMAMALA KARUNADASA, an assistant professor of chemistry, and PERCY LIANG, an assistant professor… Read more Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows
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Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford

by on February 23, 2015 4:00 am
  When ISSA RAE was thinking about colleges, the then budding teenage cyber nerd who loved creating her own stories, thought a university in lower Manhattan well known for its school of the arts was the place for her. But after 9/11, her parents told her they wanted her closer to home.  After that, Rae,… Read more Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford
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Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video

by on February 20, 2015 4:00 am
  Earlier this quarter, when J. CHRISTIAN JENSEN was in the campus video studio to conduct an interview with Al Jazeera, the staff in the studio decided to seize the opportunity to get their own footage of the rising star. Jensen, an alumnus and currently a lecturer in Stanford’s MFA Documentary Film and Video Program,… Read more Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video
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Two Stanford engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering

by on February 11, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford engineers JENS NØRSKOV and BERND GIROD have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). They are among 67 new members and 12 international members named by the Academy last week. Nørskov is director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at Stanford and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National… Read more Two Stanford engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering
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Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors

by on February 10, 2015 4:00 am
  IRVING WEISSMAN, a professor of pathology and of developmental biology at Stanford Medical School, was recently awarded the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research in Zurich. Weissman, who directs the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, was honored for his role in identifying and isolating the first hematopoetic, or blood-forming,… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments

by on February 6, 2015 2:36 pm
  A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN and U.S. Circuit Judges SRI SRINIVASAN and RAYMOND KETHLEDGE during a recent conversation at Stanford Law School. The event, presented by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, was held prior to this year’s Moot… Read more Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments