Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation

by on May 22, 2015 4:00 am
Millennials have grown up in a world full of mass collaboration, surrounded by projects like Wikipedia that harness what’s been called the “wisdom of crowds.” With that concept in mind, Stanford Law School’s Class of 2015 is using its collective voice to transform the school’s diploma ceremony set for Saturday, June 13. “There is no… Read more Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation
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Conference of Champions: Stanford's Jessica Reed

by on May 20, 2015 3:51 pm
“Conference of Champions” showcases the talented and inspiring scholars that make Pac-12 institutions some of the nation’s best. Jessica Reed, a senior majoring in African- and African-American studies, recalls her growth from her first year at Stanford to where she is today.
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Stanford senior Daniel Levy Knapp wins Sterling Award

by on May 20, 2015 4:00 am
Graduating senior DANIEL LEVY KNAPP has received the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2015 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to the university. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association, presented the award at the association’s board meeting on May 14. Knapp, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, and society, and with… Read more Stanford senior Daniel Levy Knapp wins Sterling Award
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Stanford Humanities Center names 2015-16 fellows

by on May 18, 2015 5:44 pm
The Stanford Humanities Center has announced the recipients of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year, after receiving a record number of applications. The 25 scholars were selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions. Each fellow will pursue individual research… Read more
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The 2015 Stanford Black Alumni Summit offers inspiration, rededication

by on May 17, 2015 8:00 pm
Earlier this month, about 325 black alumni gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2015 Stanford Black Alumni Summit, hosted by the Stanford National Black Alumni Association. The event was an opportunity for alumni to reconnect and reflect, not only on their time on the Farm but also on their role as global citizens in the… Read more The 2015 Stanford Black Alumni Summit offers inspiration, rededication
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Stanford's Cantor Arts Center wins award for app created by Graduate School of Education students

by on May 13, 2015 4:00 am
The Cantor Arts Center earned a 2015 Gold Muse Award from the American Alliance of Museums’ Media and Technology Professional Network. The Cantor won the Honeysett and Din Award for TandemArt, a software application created by recent Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) students RENEE BRUNER and MEREDITH DOWNING. The app was designed to engage… Read more
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In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow

by on May 11, 2015 4:22 pm
Every year since the early 1970s, Stanford has hosted a Powwow that celebrates indigenous art and culture. The student-run event, sponsored by the Stanford American Indian Organization, draws about 30,000 visitors annually from as far away as Canada. It is traditionally held Mother’s Day weekend and honors the spirit of motherhood. The weekend also honors… Read more In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow
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Stanford brain researchers get funding boost

by on May 7, 2015 4:39 pm
Two Stanford University faculty members developing techniques for monitoring neurons as they fire signals throughout the brain recently got a boost in the first round of funding by California’s neuroscience research grants program, Cal-BRAIN. Both projects could help neuroscientists better understand how the brain learns and remembers, or probe what goes awry in mental health… Read more Stanford brain researchers get funding boost
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20 named Knight Fellows during 50th anniversary year

by on May 6, 2015 6:03 pm
Twelve U.S. journalists and eight international journalists have won JOHN S. KNIGHT JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS at Stanford for the 2015-16 academic year. This will mark the 50th year that Stanford has offered journalism fellowships. The JSK Fellowships program champions innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism by helping fellows pursue their ideas, or “journalism challenges,” to improve… Read more 20 named Knight Fellows during 50th anniversary year