Category: In the Spotlight

Gerald Gabrielse

Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture 2017

by Taylor Kubota on February 28, 2017 8:28 pm
On Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 27 and 28), Stanford’s DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS held the 25th Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture, featuring Gerald Gabrielse, the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University. Gabrielse is a leader in the study of antimatter and extremely precise measurements of fundamental particles. The lecture is held each year in… Read more Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture 2017
Stanford students supporting Our Tomorrow civic engagement campaign

Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on February 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Following the 2016 elections, many colleges and universities are experiencing renewed energy and interest in civic engagement. In response, campuses across the nation have joined together in #OurTomorrow, a national campaign showcasing students making a difference in a variety of ways, including through volunteering, community organizing and activism, and policy and governance. In a new… Read more Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses
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Bringing Baby back at Dinkelspiel Auditorium

by Robin Wander on February 23, 2017 10:12 am
Sixty years ago, one of the first successful American operas, The Ballad of Baby Doe, made its West Coast premiere at Stanford’s then brand-new Dinkelspiel Auditorium. The opera, based on the true and tragic story of Elizabeth “Baby” Doe Tabor and her romance with the wealthy silver king Horace Tabor, was commissioned by Colorado’s Central… Read more Bringing Baby back at Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Allison Schroeder

Stanford alum earns Oscar nomination for Hidden Figures

by Robin Wander on February 22, 2017 3:52 pm
And the Oscar goes to … well, maybe to ALLISON SCHROEDER, ’01, for co-writing with Theodore Melfi the adapted screenplay for Hidden Figures. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Schroeder and she is the lone woman on Oscar’s 2017 screenwriter lists, according to the Los Angeles Times. The story behind Hidden Figures, a… Read more Stanford alum earns Oscar nomination for Hidden Figures
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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
James L. Gibbs

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
Haas Center program

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
Ralph Castro

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