Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford graduate student wins journalism award

by on March 8, 2015 11:00 pm
AUSTIN MEYER, a Stanford journalism graduate student, won the annual win-a-trip contest with New York Times columnist NICHOLAS KRISTOF. “We’ll probably travel to India and Bangladesh, although Congo is an alternate possibility,” wrote Kristof, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Award, in announcing the honor. With help from the Center for Global Development, Kristof made… Read more Stanford graduate student wins journalism award
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Stanford’s annual Wellness Fair is “Going Green”

by on March 6, 2015 4:00 am
Every spring at Stanford, BeWell@Stanford and the Health Improvement Program co-sponsor a Wellness Fair. This year’s event will be held on March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. This year’s event theme is “Going Green.” More than 50 on-campus and nonprofit vendors will be on hand… Read more Stanford’s annual Wellness Fair is “Going Green”
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Stanford scholar co-authors study on the value of higher ed programs for inmates

by on March 5, 2015 4:00 am
  Giving prisoners the opportunity to get a college education is a worthy idea on many levels, according to Stanford researchers. Such access to higher education can help California build safer communities while boosting the economy with more brainpower – brainpower that is often overlooked and shortchanged, the authors wrote in a recent report. The… Read more Stanford scholar co-authors study on the value of higher ed programs for inmates
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Help Stanford sophomores 'Fill the Fountain'

by on March 4, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford’s sophomore class leaders decided to forgo their traditional winter formal this year and instead engage their class in something more meaningful to students and the broader community. They came up with Fill the Fountain, a project centered at the Claw in White Plaza, where they are accepting gently worn clothing this week to benefit… Read more Help Stanford sophomores 'Fill the Fountain'
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Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism

by on March 1, 2015 12:00 pm
Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman traversed the Pacific Ocean – from Papua New Guinea’s coral reefs to Alaska’s king crab fisheries – to see how carbon emissions are changing the ground rules for ocean life. Their multimedia series “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn” earned them the 2014 Knight Risser Prize… Read more Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism
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New ESPN commercial features the Stanford Tree

by on February 27, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford Tree WILL FUNK, a junior majoring in Science, Technology and Society, recently traveled to the headquarters of ESPN’s SportsCenter in Connecticut with Band adviser RACHEL AUMANN, assistant dean for student life, to film a new commercial. Funk’s starring role continues a tradition of Tree, the mascot of the Stanford Band, participation in the always-funny… Read more New ESPN commercial features the Stanford Tree
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Stanford's rising environmental leaders

by on February 25, 2015 5:22 pm
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has named 20 fellows for the 2015 Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). The interdisciplinary fellowship program exposes graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to national policy development, partnership building and public service in order to maximize the impact of their research. This year’s 20 RELP fellows were selected from… Read more Stanford's rising environmental leaders
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It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability

by on February 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford is competing against 450-plus colleges and universities across the country currently participating in RecycleMania – an effort to encourage members of the campus community to waste less and recycle and compost more. Sustainable Stanford hopes students, staff and faculty will unite to reduce the university’s collective waste footprint. At the end of March, Stanford will report… Read more It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability
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Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows

by on February 24, 2015 4:00 am
Three Stanford researchers are among this year’s winners of Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, honor outstanding scientists who show promise early in their careers. JENNIFER A. DIONNE, an assistant professor in materials science and engineering; HEMAMALA KARUNADASA, an assistant professor of chemistry, and PERCY LIANG, an assistant professor… Read more Three Stanford scientists named Sloan Research Fellows
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Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford

by on February 23, 2015 4:00 am
  When ISSA RAE was thinking about colleges, the then budding teenage cyber nerd who loved creating her own stories, thought a university in lower Manhattan well known for its school of the arts was the place for her. But after 9/11, her parents told her they wanted her closer to home.  After that, Rae,… Read more Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford