Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

by Victoria Chesley on August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
BRITTANY PERHAM, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, has won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Perham was selected for the honor by poet and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE. The Barnard Women Poets Prize is awarded for the best second collection of poems by a female American poet. The award is designed to support writers… Read more Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize
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Students set world record for latex balloon flight

by Vignesh Ramachandran on August 3, 2016 5:06 pm
After months of trials to hone its technique, a team of Stanford students has set a world record for the longest high-altitude flight with a latex balloon. The achievement by the STANFORD STUDENT SPACE INITIATIVE (SSI), a student-led campus group that focuses on space and aerospace research, shows small teams with low budgets how to… Read more Students set world record for latex balloon flight
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Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society

by Lisa Trei on July 31, 2016 4:00 pm
RICHARD WHITE has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1743. Neurobiologist ERIC KNUDSEN, the Edward C.… Read more Stanford scholars elected to American Philosophical Society
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Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military

by Clifton Parker on July 29, 2016 4:00 am
Is there a disconnect between the American public and the military? And if so, what does it mean for people in the military and members of the general public? A new Hoover Press book, Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military, addresses this issue and its societal consequences. KORI SCHAKE, a Hoover Institution research… Read more Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military
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Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar

by Ruthann Richter on July 28, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford emergency physician S.V. Mahadevan, right, had no idea when he visited Madagascar recently that he would help save a newborn’s life. The chair of emergency medicine at Stanford, Mahadevan traveled to the island country in April to teach  essential medical procedures to health care workers there, using simple equipment he provided. Those same health… Read more Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar
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Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on July 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Two Stanford graduate students have won fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and the Spencer Foundation for dissertation proposals that focus, respectively, on immigrant students in U.S. schools and on teacher compensation. CRISTINA LASH, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, will study and write about how the education system’s role of… Read more Stanford graduate students win dissertation fellowships
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Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic

by Stanford Athletics on July 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Day One of the main draw at the 2016 Bank of the West Classic was punctuated by a three-set duel between former Stanford Cardinal Number Ones, with NICOLE GIBBS defeating CAROL ZHAO 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 under the lights at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Gibbs seized the upper hand early, winning the first set 6-2.… Read more Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic
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Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students

by Shana Lynch on July 18, 2016 4:00 am
Thinking of reinventing your career? Consider TYRA BANKS your paragon. Banks began modeling at 17 and rocketed to supermodel stardom (becoming one of the top-paid models in the world). She hosted her own talk show, then created and hosted America’s Next Top Model, the CW Network’s longest-running reality TV show. She wrote a novel about… Read more Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students
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Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area

by Staff on July 15, 2016 4:00 am
JOSE ROSARIO, a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program,  loves his job as a high school English teacher, but it does not love him back. In this 2016 talk at TEDxStanford,  Rosario told the audience that he finds himself at a crossroads between making a difference and making ends meet in the Bay Area,… Read more Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area
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Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement

by Barbara Wilcox on July 13, 2016 4:00 am
Thousands of Chinese immigrant workers helped to build Leland Stanford’s Central Pacific Railroad and the wealth that became Stanford University. Still more worked throughout the West as cooks, caretakers and groundskeepers. Leland and Jane Stanford employed scores of Chinese domestic workers on their several properties, including their Palo Alto farm. The Palo Alto workers lived… Read more Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement