Category: In the Spotlight

Bill Elder

Stanford grad joins Michelle Obama at State of the Union

by on January 22, 2015 4:04 pm
Stanford graduate BILL ELDER joined first lady MICHELLE OBAMA as a guest at the State of the Union address on Jan. 20. Elder, 27 and a third-year medical student at Wright State University, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was eight years old. He was not expected to live beyond early adulthood. But thanks… Read more Stanford grad joins Michelle Obama at State of the Union
Mindy Kahling

'The Mindy Project' features a Stanford storyline

by on January 21, 2015 4:26 pm
Fox’s television show The Mindy Project recently has been featuring a Stanford storyline. The show, which stars actress and comedian MINDY KALING, follows the hilarious adventures of Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a partner in a New York City obstetrics practice. The scripts, which feature adult humor, recently had Dr. Lahiri accept an eight-month fellowship to the Stanford Medical School.… Read more 'The Mindy Project' features a Stanford storyline
Stanford Athletics Director Bernard Muir with Jennifer Azzi and Mike Mussina

NCAA honors former Stanford athletes, current athletic director

by on January 20, 2015 9:50 pm
  Stanford alums JENNIFER AZZI and MIKE MUSSINA were among the former student athletes who were honored last Friday with the 2015 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. The award annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the end of their collegiate athletic careers. Representatives of NCAA member schools and conferences, along with a panel… Read more NCAA honors former Stanford athletes, current athletic director
Black and white photo of Peter Rowson in an office.

SLAC’s Peter Rowson named American Physical Society fellow

by on January 19, 2015 7:15 pm
  SLAC staff physicist PETER ROWSON has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, the largest physics association in the world. APS confers this distinction on a small percentage of the society’s membership; it is especially significant because it is a peer-nominated honor. Rowson currently works on the Enriched Xenon Observatory experiment, which… Read more SLAC’s Peter Rowson named American Physical Society fellow
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Stanford lecturer nominated for Oscar in documentary short category

by on January 15, 2015 5:35 pm
Silver might beget gold for documentary filmmaker and Stanford lecturer J. CHRISTIAN JENSEN, MFA ’13. In June 2014 he won a silver medal from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards for his film White Earth, a winter portrait of North Dakota’s oil boom seen through unexpected eyes. Jensen is now… Read more Stanford lecturer nominated for Oscar in documentary short category
Headshot of Maria Gitin. She's wearing a purple sweater

Stanford King celebrations include book talks, worship services, open house

by on January 13, 2015 11:23 pm
Back in the early 1960s, MARIA GITIN had only a dim awareness of the emerging civil rights movement in America. But soon enough, the 19-year-old girl from Petaluma found herself in the midst of an inspiring effort to register disenfranchised blacks to vote against racist intimidation and violence in the South. On Jan. 28, Gitin… Read more Stanford King celebrations include book talks, worship services, open house
Ashley Westhem and Kylie Jue (Photo by Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News)

Stanford student journalists win James Robinson awards

by on January 13, 2015 4:00 am
    KYLIE JUE started working for The Stanford Daily after her junior year in high school. The Cupertino native enjoyed the experience so much that she returned as an intern the summer before she officially became a Stanford student. Now a sophomore with plans to major in CS+English, Jue is a veteran at Stanford’s… Read more Stanford student journalists win James Robinson awards
Students from the fall quarter Supreme Court Litigation Clinic who helped prepare a case being argued Monday are (from left) Brittany Jones, Gary Dyal, Jenna Williams and Alison Karol.

Stanford Law School students to hear case before U.S. Supreme Court today

by on January 12, 2015 4:00 am
Students from Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic are in Washington, D.C., with Professor and Clinic Co-Director JEFFREY FISHER, who will argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court today, Jan. 12. The students spent the fall quarter assisting Fisher with background research and drafting the respondents’ merits brief for ONEOK, Inc. v. Learjet,… Read more Stanford Law School students to hear case before U.S. Supreme Court today
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On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…
Photo of Page Chamberlain in a lab

Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research

by on December 19, 2014 4:00 am
  PAGE CHAMBERLAIN, professor of environmental Earth system science, was recently awarded the inaugural Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research. Chamberlain received the prize from Germany’s Senckenberg Society at an award ceremony held in Frankfurt. An expert in isotope geology, Chamberlain has advanced the understanding of erosion mechanisms, the carbon cycle, climate and precipitation patterns by… Read more Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research