Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors

by on February 10, 2015 4:00 am
  IRVING WEISSMAN, a professor of pathology and of developmental biology at Stanford Medical School, was recently awarded the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research in Zurich. Weissman, who directs the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, was honored for his role in identifying and isolating the first hematopoetic, or blood-forming,… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments

by on February 6, 2015 2:36 pm
  A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN and U.S. Circuit Judges SRI SRINIVASAN and RAYMOND KETHLEDGE during a recent conversation at Stanford Law School. The event, presented by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, was held prior to this year’s Moot… Read more Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments
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'Philosophy Talk' radio show to record two live episodes at Stanford Friday

by on February 5, 2015 2:28 pm
Each week on the radio show Philosophy Talk, co-hosts KEN TAYLOR and JOHN PERRY, both philosophy professors at Stanford, invite listeners to join them as they talk with guest experts about a wide range of issues. Taylor and Perry have co-hosted the show since 2004, and their lively discussions explore topics from popular culture to… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' radio show to record two live episodes at Stanford Friday
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Meet RecMan: Stanford's recreation superhero

by on February 4, 2015 8:00 pm
If you see a red-caped crusader scaling the climbing wall or doing laps in the pool at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, have no fear, it’s RecMan, Stanford’s recreation superhero. RecMan was conceived by Stanford Recreation as a way to encourage members of the university community to take advantage of all of the… Read more Meet RecMan: Stanford's recreation superhero
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Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan
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Stanford business professor on how to lead organizational change

by on February 2, 2015 4:00 am
Often when people think about leading change in organizations, they think at the “30,000 feet,” level, says HAYAGREEVA “HUGGY” RAO, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. But Rao likens this 30,000-feet orientation to an “air war” and says if you really want to change organizations from within, you need to think… Read more Stanford business professor on how to lead organizational change
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Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford

by on January 29, 2015 4:35 pm
For JOSH SIEGEL, there was no question what his favorite sport was. Since early grade school, he’d been in love with jump rope, performing with a traveling team that wowed crowds across Northeast Iowa. But the dawn of Siegel’s Stanford career four years ago didn’t seem like the best time to admit to such a… Read more Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford
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Stanford brain scientists take the stage at Davos economic forum

by on January 28, 2015 4:00 am
A panel of Stanford University scientists spoke last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about their interdisciplinary approach to tackling major brain diseases such as stroke, neurodegenerative disorders and mental illness. The panelists were all members of research teams created through the Stanford Neurosciences Institute’s Big Ideas in Neuroscience initiative. The panel… Read more Stanford brain scientists take the stage at Davos economic forum
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Stanford's Scott Sagan honored

by on January 27, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford political science Professor SCOTT SAGAN, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, has been honored with a prestigious award from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his pioneering work addressing the risks of nuclear weapons and the causes of nuclear proliferation.… Read more Stanford's Scott Sagan honored
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Stanford scholars' influence on education discourse gets high marks

by on January 26, 2015 4:00 am
When Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy for the American Enterprise Institute released his Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings earlier this month, more than 20 Stanford scholars were on the list of 200. The rankings recognize university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education. “One small way to encourage academics to step into the fray… Read more Stanford scholars' influence on education discourse gets high marks