Category: In the Spotlight

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New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research

by Alex Shashkevich on April 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Twenty-five undergraduate students will gather today, April 21, to talk about their research and creative projects during the Humanities Showcase on campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Humanities Center and will include short talks, a gallery walk with posters and several digital presentations, as well as creative performances by the… Read more New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research
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Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on April 17, 2017 2:42 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE and PROVOST PERSIS DRELL are inviting all members of the Stanford community to join them this Friday, April 21, at noon in Cubberley Auditorium to talk about long-range planning. In a letter to undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral students sent this week, the provost called the university’s ongoing long-range planning process “a… Read more Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford
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Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?

by SLAC Communications on April 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Got a millionth of a billionth of a second? There’s science that actually happens on this timescale. Join the SLAC National Accelerator Laborary online for a week of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21. Learn more about how scientists and engineers use electron beams and bright pulses of light from the Linac Coherent Light… Read more Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?
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Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize

by Marlon Bateman on April 12, 2017 4:16 pm
PETER BERKOWITZ, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was named a recipient of the 2017 Bradley Prize. Berkowitz was awarded the prize at an April 6 ceremony at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000. The Bradley Prize annually recognizes up to four individuals… Read more Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize
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Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees

by Ruthann Richter on April 11, 2017 4:49 pm
In the video, RANEEM, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is shown reading aloud a letter of support from a staff member at the School of Medicine. The 18-year-old woman, wearing a black head scarf and plaid dress, pauses at one point, bows her head and wipes away tears. “She gave me motivation and hope,”… Read more Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees
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The first 100 days of guest artists

by Robin Wander on April 10, 2017 4:47 pm
We’re just 100 days into 2017, but it has already been a great year for guest artists on campus. Two visiting artists are kicking off spring quarter this week. The groundbreaking polymath Paul D. Miller, aka DJ SPOOKY, presents his “Pioneers of African American Cinema” film series and his ideas about music, media, technology and race… Read more The first 100 days of guest artists
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Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award

by Carrie Spector on April 7, 2017 4:16 pm
Michael Kirst, professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been named the 2017 recipient of the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The award recognizes visionary education leaders for their expertise and dedication to improving education. Past recipients include President Bill Clinton,… Read more Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award
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Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute

by Krista Conger on April 6, 2017 2:43 pm
The National Cancer Institute has named professor of dermatology HOWARD CHANG, MD, and professor of oncology RONALD LEVY, MD, as recipients of the institute’s Outstanding Investigator Awards for 2016. The awards provide funding to investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research. Recipients receive up to $600,000 each year for seven years to pursue or… Read more Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute
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Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art

by Pamela Moreland on April 5, 2017 4:02 pm
The image is called “The Hungry Starfish Larva.” For applied physics doctoral candidate WILLIAM GILPIN and his fellow researchers it is an image at the intersection of science and art. The image so impressed a panel at the National Science Foundation that the judges of the annual Vizzies Awards presented Gilpin’s group with the 2017… Read more Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art
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Micheli and Leape appointed to lead Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions

by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment on April 4, 2017 2:25 pm
Conservation leader JIM LEAPE and Hopkins Marine Station ecologist FIORENZA MICHELI, have been appointed to jointly lead Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), effective April 1. “Since its inception in 2008, COS has worked to solve the major problems facing the ocean by bridging cutting-edge science to policy and preparing leaders to take on these challenges,”… Read more Micheli and Leape appointed to lead Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions