Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize

by on November 17, 2014 10:20 pm
JENS NØRSKOV, a professor at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize of the American Physical Society for his groundbreaking work on catalysis, which is used to promote chemical reactions in thousands of industrial processes for making fertilizers, fuels, plastics and a host of other products.… Read more Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize
Cody Karutz demonstrates the "flying like a superhero" virtual reality system used during this year's Bay Area Science Festival. Credit: Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival

by on November 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Stanford faculty, staff and students were enthusiastic participants in this year’s Bay Area Science Festival. The festival, held at locations around the Bay Area earlier this month, highlighted more than 20 events with Stanford participants, ranging from the “Mind Control Lab” to “Virtual Reality in the Social Sciences.” The festival’s mission is to “celebrate the… Read more Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival
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Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award

by on November 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Stanford history Professor KEITH BAKER has won an Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association. Each year the AHA honors senior historians in the United States for lifetime achievement in the discipline. Baker is one of three to win the award for 2014. “This came as a complete surprise,” Baker said. “I was… Read more Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award
A wreath placed in the lobby of Memorial Auditorium honored Stanford U.S. military veterans past and present.

Stanford's annual tribute to veterans

by on November 11, 2014 4:54 pm
Each year Stanford takes time around Veteran’s Day to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. This year’s events included  “Honoring the Ghosts: Celebrating Veteran’s Day at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University,” on Monday, Nov. 10.  The exhibit and discussion featured paintings in Stanford’s newest art space that were created by veterans… Read more Stanford's annual tribute to veterans
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Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants

by on November 10, 2014 10:00 pm
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently chose three Stanford affiliates – AHARON KAPITULNIK, ZHI-XUN SHEN, professors of physics and applied physics at Stanford, and TONY HEINZ, who will join Stanford’s faculty in January – for one of the top grants in quantum materials research. The Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials grants to Stanford… Read more Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants
Laura Dahl

The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals

by on October 29, 2014 4:54 pm
The A. Jess Shenson Recital Series will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Sunday by welcoming baritone Stephen Salters to Campbell Recital Hall for a performance featuring Rachmaninoff, Strauss and American, Spanish and Brazilian folks songs. The Shenson Series was founded in 2004 by pianist LAURA DAHL, a lecturer in music, to bring vocalists to campus… Read more The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals
Doug Baldwin

Stanford in the NFL: Week 8

by on October 27, 2014 4:54 pm
Sixteen former Cardinal football players competed in the National Football League over the weekend, including DAVID DECASTRO of the Pittsburgh Steelers, DOUG BALDWIN of the Seattle Seahawks, ZACH ERTZ of the Philadelphia Eagles and ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts. Stanford Athletics updates the campus on how they did: Johnson Bademosi – @j_bademosi24 Cleveland Browns… Read more
Paul Kalanithi

A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care

by on October 24, 2014 4:16 pm
The doctor and patient sat in comfortable leather armchairs, facing each other onstage in the School of Medicine’s Berg Hall. Timothy Quill, MD, a palliative care specialist, leaned forward, hands clasped on his knees, head tilted to one side. For about an hour, he asked short, pointed questions of PAUL KALANITHI, MD, a 37-year-old Stanford… Read more A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care
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Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment

by on October 23, 2014 4:25 pm
If you see an undergraduate wearing a helmet while riding a bike on campus, chances are good that it could be a member of the women’s swim team. Members of the team recently committed to wearing helmets, thanks to the encouragement of Coach GREG MEEHAN and the support of the Stanford Department of Public Safety… Read more Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment