Category: In the Spotlight

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On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015

by on June 16, 2015 2:49 pm
Stanford videographer KURT HICKMAN captured some of the best moments of the university’s 124th Commencement Weekend. Baccalaureate, the annual multifaith celebration, featured speeches by VERNON JORDAN, a civil rights leader, investment banker and attorney, and by Shelby Monét Sinclair, a graduating senior, and music by Talisman A Cappella. Hickman also caught the Wacky Walk, Stanford’s… Read more On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015
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Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences

by on June 15, 2015 4:17 pm
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) recently awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award to MARIE TONEY, administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Toney, who recently marked 40 years of service at Stanford, received the award for her exceptional work as a university administrator in H&S. The award… Read more Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences
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Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco

by on June 15, 2015 4:00 am
For MATTHEW KOHRMAN and his students, the war against tobacco needs a new communications strategy. After all, he noted, three times as many cigarettes are currently manufactured and sold worldwide than were in the 1960s. And the global cigarette industry is the greatest cause of preventable death on the planet today. That’s why the Stanford… Read more Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco
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Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories

by on June 11, 2015 4:45 pm
A message in a bottle, one pinned to a necktie, one written on a bag of noodles. These and many other items form a collective memory of the Class of 2015, which will be marked with a shiny bronze plaque. In a sealed metal box, measuring less than a cubic foot, graduating seniors will lay… Read more Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories
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Five Cardinal soccer players in World Cup

by on June 10, 2015 4:52 pm
There are five former Stanford players – all teammates on the Cardinal team that reached the 2009 NCAA final – currently playing in the FIFA World Cup in Canada. Play began Saturday, June 6, and continues through July 5. The five former Cardinal soccer stars represent three countries in the 24-team event: CHRISTEN PRESS ’11 and… Read more Five Cardinal soccer players in World Cup
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Stanford's Tom Abel named permanent director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology

by on June 9, 2015 4:01 pm
TOM ABEL, acting director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology (KIPAC), and director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology division, has been appointed as the permanent KIPAC director, SLAC Director CHI-CHANG KAO announced this week. Abel is only the second director of KIPAC since the institute was founded… Read more Stanford's Tom Abel named permanent director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology
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Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine

by on June 8, 2015 4:00 am
  Why become a doctor? It certainly isn’t easy, and it requires years of study and a sizable financial investment. If you ask physicians how, and why, they selected their careers, you’ll get a variety of stories that offer insight into the many benefits of pursuing medicine. PELIN CINAR, a gastro-intestinal oncologist, told her own story… Read more Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine
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Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy wins the Haskins Award

by on June 4, 2015 3:53 pm
Stanford sophomore MAVERICK MCNEALY capped a remarkable season as the winner of the 2015 Haskins Award, which is given to college golf’s top player. McNealy, of Portola Valley, California, is the No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and the second straight Stanford golfer to earn the award after PATRICK RODGERS brought home the hardware… Read more Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy wins the Haskins Award
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Stanford distinguished speaker calls on higher ed to renew its mission

by on June 3, 2015 4:00 am
Higher education leader NANCY CANTOR spoke May 29 on Stanford’s campus, urging that both public and private colleges and universities engage with their communities in meaningful ways. Cantor, who received a doctorate in psychology from Stanford in 1978, currently serves as the chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. She asserted that today’s faculty and administrators in higher education… Read more Stanford distinguished speaker calls on higher ed to renew its mission
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Bike to Work Day at Stanford by the numbers

by on June 1, 2015 4:40 pm
During this year’s Bike to Work Day, in mid-May, more than 2,000 members of the Stanford community commuted by bicycle, and 279 others came to campus and other Stanford locations on foot. The 807 bicycle commuters who reported their mileage logged a total of 6,386 miles and averaged 8 miles per trip. Parking & Transportation… Read more Bike to Work Day at Stanford by the numbers