Category: In the Spotlight

Leah Gordon

Leah Gordon's research wins national award

by Pamela Moreland on November 11, 2016 5:16 pm
In the 1949 musical South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein explained that racial intolerance had to be “carefully taught.” In 2016, LEAH GORDON, an assistant professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, was awarded the prestigious Linda Eisenmann Prize for her research on how racial intolerance was shaped in post-World War II America. The Eisenmann… Read more Leah Gordon's research wins national award
Nicole Taylor

Taylor reflects on election during 'What Matters to Me and Why'

by Kate Chesley and Kathleen Sullivan on November 9, 2016 4:20 pm
NICOLE TAYLOR may have had one of the hardest jobs on campus Wednesday. Taylor, associate vice provost and dean of community engagement and diversity, gave the “What Matters to Me and Why” talk the day after a presidential election that had many members of the campus community reeling. The “What Matters to Me and Why”… Read more Taylor reflects on election during 'What Matters to Me and Why'
Sarah Wishingrad

Junior Sarah Wishingrad applies her passion for voting rights in D.C.

by Alex Shashkevich on November 4, 2016 5:13 pm
SARAH WISHINGRAD has always been interested in politics and law, so when the 2016 U.S. presidential election approached, she knew she wanted to be in the heart of the political hustle and bustle. Passionate about voting rights, Wishingrad has spent this fall quarter in Washington, D.C., helping field hundreds of calls and emails from voters… Read more Junior Sarah Wishingrad applies her passion for voting rights in D.C.
Lia Neal

Go Card, Go Vote!

by Stanford in Government on November 2, 2016 5:18 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE, political scientist ROB REICH, alumnus and entrepreneur STEVE BALLMER, computer scientist MEHRAN SAHAMI, economist MARK DUGGAN, Olympic swimmer LIA NEAL and student leaders of the ASSU, BLACK STUDENT UNION and STANFORD IN GOVERNMENT are among those encouraging the Stanford community, especially students, to vote on Nov. 8. GO CARD, GO VOTE.
James Bjorken

Theoretical physicist James Bjorken shares 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize

by SLAC Communications on October 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Theoretical physicist JAMES “BJ” BJORKEN, professor emeritus at Stanford and at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, shares the 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators for groundbreaking theoretical work that helped researchers understand and cope with an important constraint on the intensity and focus of particle… Read more Theoretical physicist James Bjorken shares 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize
Juffmann art

Stanford physicist makes speed-of-light art

by Taylor Kubota on October 26, 2016 5:25 pm
On Oct. 28, THOMAS JUFFMANN, a postdoctoral fellow in physics, will present at Vision+Light: Extending the Senses, an event at UC Berkeley that celebrates the intersection of art and science. Juffmann, who works with Phillip Haslinger of UC Berkeley and artist Enar de Dios Rodríguez of the San Francisco Art Institute, uses advanced imaging technology… Read more Stanford physicist makes speed-of-light art
Daniel Pearl

Why we remember Daniel Pearl

by Pamela Moreland on October 21, 2016 5:48 pm
His family, friends and colleagues called him “Danny.” But to the world, he will be forever known as DANIEL PEARL, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in 2002 by Pakistani terrorists. He was 38 when killed. His wife was expecting their first child. His senseless death still sends chills down the… Read more Why we remember Daniel Pearl
Walter Vincenti

From biplanes to the Space Age

by Pamela Moreland on October 20, 2016 5:11 pm
A lifelong passion can be sparked by anything. For WALTER G. VINCENTI, professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics, the spark was lit during a visit to a movie theater. “In 1927, I was at a Saturday afternoon movie for children,” Vincenti explained. “In those days, during the movie, if there was something important in the… Read more From biplanes to the Space Age
Steve Blank, adjunct professor, talks to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Hacking for Diplomacy

by Pamela Moreland on October 14, 2016 1:00 am
When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes to Twitter, people pay attention. When Kerry tweets about a Stanford course where entrepreneurial principles intersect with learning to craft effective foreign policy, people know he is looking into the future. “Brilliant minds are applying technology to world’s toughest problems. Their perspective will inform,” Kerry tweeted after… Read more Secretary of State John Kerry visits Hacking for Diplomacy
Liora Schultz

Three School of Medicine researchers receive awards to study pediatric cancer

by Pamela Moreland on October 5, 2016 5:26 pm
“Cancer research is fraught by a constant flux of challenge and promise. The process requires great patience and persistence,” says LIORA SCHULTZ, an instructor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine. Schultz’s patience and persistence, as well as the research of her School of Medicine colleagues, KARA DAVIS, instructor of pediatrics, and MELISSA MAVERS, a… Read more Three School of Medicine researchers receive awards to study pediatric cancer