Category: In the Spotlight

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President and Provost invite the university community to a Town Hall

by Kate Chesley on February 19, 2017 12:42 pm
PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE and PROVOST PERSIS DRELL are inviting the university community to a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, beginning at noon in the Oak Room of Tresidder Memorial Union. This is an informal, bring-your–own lunch meeting featuring an update on campus activities. Time will be allotted for questions. Seating is limited and… Read more President and Provost invite the university community to a Town Hall
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Stanford's James L. Gibbs recognized for a lifetime of firsts

by Pamela Moreland on February 15, 2017 3:30 pm
The New York Times got it right. JAMES L. GIBBS, professor emeritus of anthropological sciences, was the first tenured African American professor at Stanford. But there are so many more firsts in his life. During his Stanford years, Gibbs became the first African American dean of undergraduate studies. He led the effort that resulted in… Read more Stanford's James L. Gibbs recognized for a lifetime of firsts
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Haas Center launches new high school program for local youths

by Colleen Coffey on February 14, 2017 2:30 pm
A new service program connects Stanford students with high school students from local communities as tutors, mentors and academic supports. The High School Support Initiative aims to empower local youth to excel academically, to take advantage of programs offered in their schools and to become advocates for themselves and their families. At the same time,… Read more Haas Center launches new high school program for local youths
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Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days

by Kate Chesley on February 11, 2017 12:00 pm
RAY PURPUR, deputy athletic director, traced the early days of Stanford athletics back to 1891 during a recent talk to the Stanford Historical Society. It’s unlikely JANE and LELAND STANFORD could have ever imagined today’s intercollegiate athletics program. But, Purpur noted, the Stanfords apparently believed in the value of exercise. Their Founding Grant notes that… Read more Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days
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Ralph Castro talks to BeWell about alcohol in adulthood

by Julie Croteau on February 9, 2017 3:02 pm
BeWell has been shining a spotlight on issues of addiction. Alcohol dependency in adults is often undiagnosed and ignored by both the victim and friends and family members. To gain greater understanding, BeWell spoke with RALPH CASTRO, associate dean of students and director of Stanford’s Office of Alcohol Policy and Education. There is on ongoing… Read more Ralph Castro talks to BeWell about alcohol in adulthood
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$10.5 million awarded to researchers to work on DNA encyclopedia

by Jeannie Dusheck on February 8, 2017 4:03 pm
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded $10.5 million to five researchers at the School of Medicine to advance the work of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE. The goal of ENCODE is to build a comprehensive parts list of the human genome, including the parts that make up genes and the… Read more $10.5 million awarded to researchers to work on DNA encyclopedia
Tara VanDerveer

VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting

by Pamela Moreland on January 31, 2017 3:35 pm
The signs that TARA VANDERVEER is on the brink of making college basketball history are everywhere. Online:                 On campus:           On the airwaves:                   VanDerveer is one game away from joining a handful of Division… Read more VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting
Stevie Hall of Hall's Organic Farms is one of the vendors selling produce at the new farmers' market at Tresidder Union on Tuesdays.

Farmers bring fresh produce to the Farm

by Elaine Ray on January 27, 2017 3:03 pm
Want some tasty fresh organic treats without driving to your local farmers market or navigating the grocery store? Visit Stanford’s new farmers market. Stanford recently launched a partnership with a local farmers association to bring fresh California produce and homemade products to the campus community. Every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2… Read more Farmers bring fresh produce to the Farm
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Stanford Earth launches new Big Data course

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on January 23, 2017 2:12 pm
Big Data, which includes massive sets of information from sources like archives, satellites, smart phones and remote-sensing devices, has become cheaper and more accessible than ever. With the integration of statistics, simulations and machine learning, Big Data can help solve major problems that confront our world. It is a critical skill set for the next… Read more Stanford Earth launches new Big Data course
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Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition

by Pamela Moreland on January 18, 2017 3:04 pm
The reaction on YAA GYASI‘s Facebook page to the news that her debut novel Homegoing  was the 2016 recipient of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize was swift: 379 likes; 22 comments; and 19 shares. And that was before dawn. The John Leonard Prize was established to recognize outstanding first books in any… Read more Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition