Category: In the Spotlight

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Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students

by Shana Lynch on July 18, 2016 4:00 am
Thinking of reinventing your career? Consider TYRA BANKS your paragon. Banks began modeling at 17 and rocketed to supermodel stardom (becoming one of the top-paid models in the world). She hosted her own talk show, then created and hosted America’s Next Top Model, the CW Network’s longest-running reality TV show. She wrote a novel about… Read more Supermodel CEO Tyra Banks offers career advice to Stanford students
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Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area

by Staff on July 15, 2016 4:00 am
JOSE ROSARIO, a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program,  loves his job as a high school English teacher, but it does not love him back. In this 2016 talk at TEDxStanford,  Rosario told the audience that he finds himself at a crossroads between making a difference and making ends meet in the Bay Area,… Read more Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area
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Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement

by Barbara Wilcox on July 13, 2016 4:00 am
Thousands of Chinese immigrant workers helped to build Leland Stanford’s Central Pacific Railroad and the wealth that became Stanford University. Still more worked throughout the West as cooks, caretakers and groundskeepers. Leland and Jane Stanford employed scores of Chinese domestic workers on their several properties, including their Palo Alto farm. The Palo Alto workers lived… Read more Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement
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Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side

by Stanford Athletics on July 12, 2016 4:00 am
Fueled by an NCAA championship in soccer and six top-10 finishes, Stanford captured its first Capital One Cup on the men’s side as the nation’s most successful athletics program during the 2015-16 campaign. The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to the best men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field… Read more Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side
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Stanford education scholar teams up with Google to help kids learn to code

by Brooke Donald on July 11, 2016 4:00 am
PAULO BLIKSTEIN, assistant professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education, has teamed up with Google researchers and design firm IDEO on a new initiative that aims to help kids learn to code. Project Bloks, an open hardware platform that researchers, developers and designers can use to build physical coding experiences, was launched this week. It creates… Read more Stanford education scholar teams up with Google to help kids learn to code
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Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies

by Chris Kark on July 8, 2016 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a consortium of 74 scholarly organizations in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, has awarded six fellowships and one grant to humanities scholars at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. Each year, the ACLS awards fellowships and grants to about 300 U.S.-based scholars working across humanistic disciplines.… Read more Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies
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Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation

by By Michael Claeys on July 6, 2016 5:38 pm
The STANFORD CANCER INSTITUTE has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health and the world’s leading cancer research organization. The designation recognizes the institute’s robust and integrated programs encompassing laboratory research, clinical care and community outreach and education. The institute’s mission is… Read more Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation
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Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver
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'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

by Victoria Chesley on June 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Philosophy Talk, a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors KEN TAYLOR  and JOHN PERRY, recently took home a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals International Program Awards in the category of Social Issues. The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was  the first radio interview  with Snowden, an American computer… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award
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Graduate School of Business Professor named next president of Scripps College

by Elaine Ray on June 22, 2016 5:00 pm
LARISSA TIEDENS, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be the next president of Scripps College in Claremont, California. GARTH SALONER, outgoing dean of the GSB, praised Tiedens for her leadership and expressed pride in the fact that “a member of our faculty has been tapped… Read more Graduate School of Business Professor named next president of Scripps College