Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by on April 11, 2016 9:30 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford has announced plans to create “Seeds of Change,” a program to encourage, support and sustain young women in computer science and engineering as they journey from high school through college and into successful careers in technology. The program was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million gift… Read more Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers
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Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants

by on April 6, 2016 4:24 pm
“On the Shoulders of Giants,” an exhibition by SUSAN McCONNELL, professor of biology, and starring the largest land-dwelling mammals on Earth, presents an educational journey and call to action through wildlife conservation photography. Now on view at the Stanford Art Gallery, McConnell’s work examines the sweetness of elephants’ social world and confronts the horror of… Read more Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants
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Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

by on April 3, 2016 5:57 pm
Sometimes scientists discover the best new stuff by disproving their own hypotheses. This seems to be what happened for a group of sleep researchers who recently set out to study sleep in the senior population. The plan was for the researchers to set up high-tech equipment in the bedrooms of 150 older adults and examine a phenomenon… Read more Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors
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Adrienne Mayor wins award for book on the Amazons

by on March 30, 2016 5:09 pm
ADRIENNE MAYOR, a research scholar in Stanford’s Classics department, is known for her archaeological and scientific approach to topics in classical antiquity. Her most recent book, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World, has just won the 2016 Sarasvati Award for Nonfiction from the Association for the Study of Women… Read more Adrienne Mayor wins award for book on the Amazons
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Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title

by on March 29, 2016 11:52 pm
On Saturday, March 26, the Stanford captured the 2016 U.S. National Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships in impressive fashion, collecting victories in three of four finals. Stanford totaled 98.0 points, while defending champion Ohio State finished second with 92.0 and the University of the Incarnate Word was third with 75.0. It marked the eighth title for… Read more Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title
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Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department

by on March 25, 2016 4:00 am
Computer scientist and AI pioneer EDWARD A. FEIGENBAUM has partnered with Stanford Libraries to make his personal papers available online, including more than 16,500 notes, scientific development documents, correspondence, Artificial Intelligence Lab memos, audio tapes and videos. Starting with the dawn of artificial intelligence research and computer science in 1956, the Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers… Read more Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department
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Hillel celebrates 50 years at Stanford

by on March 23, 2016 5:17 pm
Hillel is inviting the campus community to a celebration, “Hillel@Stanford: Half Century Reception and Shabbat Services,” on Friday, April 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will include refreshments and a chance to meet with rabbis, staff and alumni. After the reception, the campus community is invited to liberal Shabbat services led by musical guest… Read more Hillel celebrates 50 years at Stanford
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Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater

by on March 22, 2016 6:20 pm
LILI THOMPSON had to forget her miss that could have ended Stanford’s season. There was still time left. “You kind of hear it growing up, you have to have a short memory,” Thompson said. She delivered when it mattered most. In the last three minutes of Monday night’s playoff game against South Dakota State University… Read more Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater
Katie Ransohoff , and Patrick Sullivan, celebrate at Match Day 2016, on  Friday, March 18, 2016, at Berg Hall at Stanford School of Medicine at Stanford University. ( Norbert von der Groeben / Stanford School of Medicine )

Match Day pride

by on March 21, 2016 8:00 pm
At exactly 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 18, JACOB ROSENBERG, a soon-to-be Stanford medical school graduate, ran a finger across the envelope that held his future. He looked around the table at his friends and family, paused for dramatic effect, then ripped it open. “Hah!” he laughed, throwing back his head. Then he turned a… Read more Match Day pride
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Stanford Online High School enters second decade

by on March 21, 2016 4:00 am
In June, 62 seniors will receive diplomas from Stanford Online High School (OHS) and mark a milestone for the thriving virtual secondary school. Founded in 2006, OHS celebrated its first graduating class of two in 2007 and continues to grow in enrollment and reputation. At Stanford OHS, students are prepared for college beyond just getting… Read more Stanford Online High School enters second decade