Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation

by By Michael Claeys on July 6, 2016 5:38 pm
The STANFORD CANCER INSTITUTE has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health and the world’s leading cancer research organization. The designation recognizes the institute’s robust and integrated programs encompassing laboratory research, clinical care and community outreach and education. The institute’s mission is… Read more Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation
Chef Jamie Oliver in Stanford’s Teaching Kitchen. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver
Philosophy professors John Perry and Ken Taylor walk the talk in the arcades of the Main Quadrangle at Stanford University.

'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

by Victoria Chesley on June 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Philosophy Talk, a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors KEN TAYLOR  and JOHN PERRY, recently took home a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals International Program Awards in the category of Social Issues. The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was  the first radio interview  with Snowden, an American computer… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award
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Graduate School of Business Professor named next president of Scripps College

by Elaine Ray on June 22, 2016 5:00 pm
LARISSA TIEDENS, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be the next president of Scripps College in Claremont, California. GARTH SALONER, outgoing dean of the GSB, praised Tiedens for her leadership and expressed pride in the fact that “a member of our faculty has been tapped… Read more Graduate School of Business Professor named next president of Scripps College
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Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing

by Elaine Ray on June 21, 2016 5:59 pm
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized Stanford with several awards in its 2016 Circle of Excellence competition. Articles, publications and videos produced by communications offices across the university received two Gold Awards, four Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards this year. A Strange Reality, a video produced by the Stanford… Read more Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing
Makenzie Fischer, Melissa Seidemann, Maggie Steffens, Kiley Neushul (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Cardinal women's water polo represented at Rio Olympics

by Stanford Athletics on June 20, 2016 9:35 pm
Four Stanford women’s water polo players will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. MAKENZIE FISCHER, KILEY NEUSHUL, MELISSA SEIDEMANN and MAGGIE STEFFENS were named to the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team last week. Fans will have a chance to see those four and the… Read more Cardinal women's water polo represented at Rio Olympics
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Stanford nabs another Directors’ Cup

by Stanford Athletics on June 14, 2016 4:30 pm
Stanford won the 2015-16 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, extending its streak to 22 consecutive seasons of capturing the award presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation. Stanford Athletics Director BERNARD MUIR accepted the Cup during the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) conference in Dallas. The… Read more Stanford nabs another Directors’ Cup
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Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on June 7, 2016 4:00 am
CARL WIEMAN, professor of education and of physics at Stanford, was selected to receive the 2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award for his efforts to raise teaching quality. He is the third winner of the prize, which was established in 2014 to honor researchers, artists and scholars in the humanities and sciences who have made significant contributions… Read more Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education
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Gerhard Casper honored with new quad

by Staff on June 1, 2016 5:43 pm
Stanford dignitaries gathered this week to honor President Emeritus GERHARD CASPER with the naming of a new residential and dining quadrangle on the east side of campus. The Gerhard Casper Quad comprises four student residences, a dining commons and outdoor green space. It is home to the university’s arts and humanities theme dorms, as well… Read more Gerhard Casper honored with new quad
During a full military ceremony, complete with an honor guard and music by the U.S. Air Force’s Band of the Golden West, the center of attention was a large bronze plaque that was recently unearthed in a basement storeroom at the law school. On it are the names of 18 Stanford Law School alumni who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War II. The plaque will be mounted on a boulder sculpted with a folded American flag on top that will remain in The Grove.

Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII

by Terry Nagel and Kurt HIckman on May 27, 2016 2:56 pm
Stanford Law School graduate WILLIAM BEITLER BRUNTON, AB ’35, LLB ’37, volunteered for duty in the Philippines in 1941 under Gen. George Marshall and fought during the bitter siege of Bataan. After the surrender to Japan, he was taken prisoner. Survivors told his parents that he was a “morale builder” who endured the starvation, humiliation… Read more Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII