Category: In the Spotlight

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Debnil Sur to give student Convocation speech

by Kate Chesley on August 28, 2016 5:51 pm
DEBNIL SUR, a senior computer science major from Sunnyvale, has been selected to give the student address during the university’s annual Convocation on Sept. 20. Sur, who will serve as a residential computer consultant in Roble Hall this year and is a member of the Stanford Debate Society, was selected as part of a university-wide… Read more Debnil Sur to give student Convocation speech
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Chris Lorway wants you to know five things about Season Five at Stanford Live

by Stanford Live staff on August 11, 2016 4:15 pm
CHRIS LORWAY was recently appointed executive director of Stanford Live and the Bing Concert Hall. Stanford Live will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. So there are five things he wants readers to know about the upcoming season: First, Stanford Live is celebrating five birthdays—those of American composers John Adams, Philip Glass and Steve Reich and… Read more Chris Lorway wants you to know five things about Season Five at Stanford Live
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Take a drone flight above and around the new Stanford Hospital

by Stanford Health Care on August 10, 2016 2:45 pm
About a month ago, Stanford Health Care posted new drone footage highlighting the exterior glass characterizing the hospital design. The 92-second video takes the viewer over the crane that sits atop the construction and all around the new building. View the video.
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Three innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

by Tom Abate on August 8, 2016 4:00 am
Engineers are pragmatists and problem solvers who tend to focus on outcomes and solutions, so much so that their accomplishments are often overlooked. Honoring these underappreciated specialists is one of the reasons for the Stanford Engineering Heroes program. PERRY MCCARTY, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering; Netflix founder and CEO REED HASTINGS; and MARTIN… Read more Three innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes
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Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

by Victoria Chesley on August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
BRITTANY PERHAM, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, has won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Perham was selected for the honor by poet and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE. The Barnard Women Poets Prize is awarded for the best second collection of poems by a female American poet. The award is designed to support writers… Read more Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize
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Students set world record for latex balloon flight

by Vignesh Ramachandran on August 3, 2016 5:06 pm
After months of trials to hone its technique, a team of Stanford students has set a world record for the longest high-altitude flight with a latex balloon. The achievement by the STANFORD STUDENT SPACE INITIATIVE (SSI), a student-led campus group that focuses on space and aerospace research, shows small teams with low budgets how to… Read more Students set world record for latex balloon flight
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Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society

by Lisa Trei on July 31, 2016 4:00 pm
RICHARD WHITE has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1743. Neurobiologist ERIC KNUDSEN, the Edward C.… Read more Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society
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Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military

by Clifton Parker on July 29, 2016 4:00 am
Is there a disconnect between the American public and the military? And if so, what does it mean for people in the military and members of the general public? A new Hoover Press book, Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military, addresses this issue and its societal consequences. KORI SCHAKE, a Hoover Institution research… Read more Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military
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Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar

by Ruthann Richter on July 28, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford emergency physician S.V. Mahadevan, right, had no idea when he visited Madagascar recently that he would help save a newborn’s life. The chair of emergency medicine at Stanford, Mahadevan traveled to the island country in April to teach  essential medical procedures to health care workers there, using simple equipment he provided. Those same health… Read more Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar
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Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on July 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Two Stanford graduate students have won fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation for dissertation proposals that focus, respectively, on immigrant students in U.S. schools and on teacher compensation. CRISTINA LASH, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, will study and write about how the education system’s role of… Read more Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships