Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford brain researchers get funding boost

by on May 7, 2015 4:39 pm
Two Stanford University faculty members developing techniques for monitoring neurons as they fire signals throughout the brain recently got a boost in the first round of funding by California’s neuroscience research grants program, Cal-BRAIN. Both projects could help neuroscientists better understand how the brain learns and remembers, or probe what goes awry in mental health… Read more Stanford brain researchers get funding boost
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20 named Knight Fellows during 50th anniversary year

by on May 6, 2015 6:03 pm
Twelve U.S. journalists and eight international journalists have won JOHN S. KNIGHT JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS at Stanford for the 2015-16 academic year. This will mark the 50th year that Stanford has offered journalism fellowships. The JSK Fellowships program champions innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism by helping fellows pursue their ideas, or “journalism challenges,” to improve… Read more 20 named Knight Fellows during 50th anniversary year
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Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft

by on May 5, 2015 4:06 pm
Six Cardinal football players were selected in the NFL draft last week. Two other players signed on to teams as undrafted free agents. Offensive lineman ANDRUS PEAT was selected 13th overall in the first round by the New Orleans Saints – he was also the first Bay Area player taken in the 2015 NFL Draft.… Read more Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft
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Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

by on April 30, 2015 7:45 pm
SHAHZAD BASHIR, professor of Islamic studies, and IAN MORRIS, professor of classics, will receive 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Morris and Bashir will join an elite cohort of 32 fellows whose work advances the study of crucial aspects of the human experience. According to the Carnegie website, the new program aims to identify “extraordinary senior, junior,… Read more Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships
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Pac-12 documentary describes academic side of universities

by on April 29, 2015 4:45 pm
The Pac-12 Conference, which includes Stanford, has produced a new documentary profiling the non-athletic side of member institutions. The one-hour special, which airs Sunday, May 3, at 9 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network, explains how the unique culture of each institution has shaped the personal story and career aspirations of 12 students. JESSICA REED, a… Read more Pac-12 documentary describes academic side of universities
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Stanford medical experts poised to provide aid in Nepal

by on April 28, 2015 8:51 pm
PAUL AUERBACH, a professor and chief of emergency medicine at Stanford, is in Nepal to help provide medical assistance in the aftermath of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. He has written the following post for the Medical School’s SCOPE blog. Under the auspices of International Medical Corps, I’ve just joined a team that will be growing to… Read more Stanford medical experts poised to provide aid in Nepal
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Stanford sophomores are PAC-12 tennis champions

by on April 28, 2015 4:00 am
Sophomore duo TAYLOR DAVIDSON and CAROL ZHAO captured the PAC-12 conference doubles crown in an all-Stanford final Sunday afternoon. Davidson and Zhao pulled out a 7-5, 6-2 victory over CAROLINE DOYLE, who also is a sophomore, and ELLEN TSAY, a senior. Davidson and Zhao claimed their first doubles title of the season at the NCTC… Read more Stanford sophomores are PAC-12 tennis champions
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Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits

by on April 25, 2015 4:00 am
Five recent Stanford graduates will have an easier time continuing their artistic pursuits thanks to a new grant program. Young Alumni Arts Grants, awarded by the Stanford Arts Institute, support public productions, exhibitions, publications or other original works in any genre, by providing up to $5,000 in support of facility or installation costs, technical production… Read more Young Alumni Arts Grants support recent Stanford grads in their artistic pursuits
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Science and theater come together at Stanford

by on April 24, 2015 4:00 am
In her Science of the Impossible seminar, JENNIFER DIONNE tells students stories of how basic science research has made things that were once thought impossible a part of daily life. Now, she is using theater to get them to think about the potential social impacts of future science breakthroughs. Dionne, an assistant professor of materials… Read more Science and theater come together at Stanford
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Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners

by on April 19, 2015 11:00 pm
The Stanford Center on Longevity last week chose students NICHOLAS STEIGMANN and MAIYA JENSEN from the California College of the Arts and their project, SPAN, as the winner of the second annual Design Challenge. The contest aims to encourage students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year, the… Read more Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners