Category: In the Spotlight

Kareem Edouard

Fellowship helps bridge technology and education

by on August 8, 2014 4:00 am
Sleeves rolled up, coffee by your keyboard, you hunker down and dig into that new online course. But then it comes: the inexorable pull to Facebook, email, news and sports links, and other virtual distractions. Soon it’s 15 minutes learning, 45 minutes surfing. DANIEL GREENE is addressing the growing problem of online distraction and student… Read more Fellowship helps bridge technology and education
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Stanford makes top of the list of Princeton Review's LGBT-friendly campuses

by on August 7, 2014 4:00 am
In  Princeton Review’s latest college rankings, Stanford was named the nation’s No. 1 LGBT-friendly campus for its welcome atmosphere for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The list is based on current students’ answers to the survey question: “Do students, faculty and administrators at your college treat all persons equally, regardless of their… Read more Stanford makes top of the list of Princeton Review's LGBT-friendly campuses
David Kennedy at TEDx Stanford

David Kennedy at TEDxStanford: 'Not your daddy's military'

by on August 6, 2014 4:00 am
DAVID M. KENNEDY is a professor emeritus of history at Stanford, where he has taught for more than 40 years. His book Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2000. His most recent book is The Modern American Military, published by Oxford University Press… Read more David Kennedy at TEDxStanford: 'Not your daddy's military'
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Stanford Life Flight: 30 years of saving lives

by on August 5, 2014 4:00 am
In May 1984, a 70-year-old woman critically injured in a car accident in Santa Cruz County became Stanford Life Flight’s inaugural mission. With that incident, Life Flight was established as the first helicopter emergency services program in the Bay Area, and Stanford Hospital & Clinics became the first medical center in the region to have… Read more Stanford Life Flight: 30 years of saving lives
Kavli Prize laureates meet with President Obama in the Oval Office

Stanford physics professor meets President Obama in the Oval Office

by on August 4, 2014 4:00 am
ANDREI D. LINDE, the Harald Trap Friis Professor of Physics at Stanford, was among several winners of 2014 Kavli Prizes who met with President BARACK OBAMA in the Oval Office last week.  The prizes are awarded to scientists who have made seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Linde was awarded the… Read more Stanford physics professor meets President Obama in the Oval Office
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Stanford magazine puzzle tests your movie knowledge

by on July 31, 2014 4:00 pm
Want to take a peek at the answers? They are available on the Stanford magazine website.
Pamela Matson

Stanford's dean of Earth Sciences named to newly established Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

by on July 31, 2014 4:00 am
PAMELA MATSON, dean of the Stanford School of Earth Sciences, has been appointed to the board of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase the scientific and technological research, innovation and partnerships critical to boosting America’s agricultural economy. U.S. Agriculture Secretary TOM VILSACK announced the… Read more Stanford's dean of Earth Sciences named to newly established Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
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Eight to be inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

by on July 30, 2014 4:00 am
The Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame will induct eight new members in October. The inductees will be NICOLE BARNHART, NOTAH BEGAY III, TOI COOK , LAURA GRANVILLE, A.J. HINCH, SKIP KENNEY, ANIKA LEERSSEN and HEATHER OLSON. Following are a list of the inductees’ accomplishments on and off the field: Barnhart ’04, women’s soccer: Barnhart won… Read more Eight to be inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame
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Stanford law students submit recommendations to White House on updates to environmental law

by on July 29, 2014 4:00 am
Stanford Law School students recently filed detailed recommendations to the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality on how to update the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the nation’s foundational environmental law. Their submittal made a strong case for requiring better coordination among the project proponents, interested federal agencies and important stakeholders so all… Read more Stanford law students submit recommendations to White House on updates to environmental law
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar at TEDx Stanford

Stanford's Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on what borders tell us about the world

by on July 28, 2014 4:00 am
When Stanford law Professor MARIANO-FLORENTINO CUÉLLAR was tapped for the California Supreme Court by GOV. JERRY BROWN, many of the news stories about his nomination mentioned that Cuéllar, who was born in Mexico, walked across the border to attend school in Brownsville,Texas. With the nation grappling with how to handle a recent influx of children crossing… Read more Stanford's Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on what borders tell us about the world