Category: In the Spotlight

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New Stanford center sharpens neuroscience focus

by on July 8, 2015 4:00 am
Making neuroscience research more reliable is the goal behind a new Stanford center. All it takes is big data and high-performance computing. In the big picture of neuroscience, this approach will benefit health and medicine throughout society, say the faculty involved. Building those tools should be no problem, thanks to a new $3.7 million, three-year… Read more New Stanford center sharpens neuroscience focus
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Stanford student-athletes at the World University Games

by on July 6, 2015 4:00 am
Twenty-six student-athletes and four coaches will represent Stanford at the 2015 World University Games, continuing through July 14 in Gwangju, South Korea. The 2015 national champion Stanford women’s water polo team, led by head coach John Tanner and associate head coach Susan Ortwein, will compete for the United States. Other teams being represented are women’s… Read more Stanford student-athletes at the World University Games
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Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions

by on July 1, 2015 5:26 pm
In recent weeks, as the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a flurry of decisions, many of them game-changing, Stanford law professors have weighed in. The recent flood of decisions by the court provided long-awaited insights on where the court is leaning – and also raised significant questions. With rulings on key issues including lethal injections… Read more Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions
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Stanford geologist honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research

by on June 30, 2015 5:58 pm
JONATHAN PAYNE, associate professor of geological sciences, recently was honored with the 2015 Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research. The Cox Medal is awarded annually to a faculty member who has established a record of excellence directing undergraduate research. The Cox award was established in memory of the late Allan Cox,… Read more Stanford geologist honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research
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Precourt Institute for Energy launches Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program

by on June 29, 2015 5:24 pm
The Precourt Institute for Energy has started an industrial affiliates program to foster collaboration with companies interested in sustainable energy research and education at Stanford. PAUL MCINTYRE, professor of materials science and engineering, and FRIEDRICH PRINZ, professor of mechanical engineering and of materials science and engineering, are co-directors of Stanford Energy 3.0. The program’s managing… Read more Precourt Institute for Energy launches Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program
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Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director

by on June 29, 2015 4:00 am
ANDREA DAVIES has been named the new associate director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She will take up the position July 16. Davies is currently the associate director at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. She holds a PhD in history, an MA in history and an MA in religious studies from Stanford,… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director
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Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing

by on June 25, 2015 3:36 pm
Stanford University Libraries is one of the key players in a major new effort to share images with scholars around the world. The International Image Interoperability Framework, or IIIF, includes Stanford and 10 other institutions. It was formally established June 18. University Librarian MICHAEL KELLER said that digitizing, reproducing and preserving cultural and historical artifacts… Read more Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing
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Teens confused about dangers of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds

by on June 23, 2015 4:33 pm
Today’s teenagers are familiar with the dangers of smoking conventional cigarettes, but they’re much less sure of the risks posed by marijuana and e-cigarettes, according to a Stanford study published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The researchers asked 24 high-school students in one Northern California school district about the benefits and risks they… Read more Teens confused about dangers of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds
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Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement

by on June 22, 2015 2:58 pm
Legal scholar and author RICHARD THOMPSON FORD, who teaches comparative equality law, employment discrimination and local government law at Stanford Law School, says it is time for a new civil rights movement. He offered his prescription at TEDxStanford on campus in May. The Dish will feature more videos of this year’s talks, but you can… Read more Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement
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Stanford Stadium will be Super Bowl practice site

by on June 19, 2015 5:32 pm
A week before Super Bowl 50 is played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, 2016, one of the championship teams will practice in Stanford Stadium. The team will spend five days practicing at either Stanford Stadium or Elliott Practice Field. In addition, the team will have access to the new Stanford Stadium… Read more Stanford Stadium will be Super Bowl practice site