Category: In the Spotlight

Mitchell Stevens

Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable

by Carrie Spector on May 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Congressional representatives from around the country gathered at Stanford Graduate School of Education this week for a meeting with a small group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Stanford faculty, where they talked about the future of educational technology and its role in sustaining a vital American workforce. Six members of the House Committee on Education… Read more Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable
Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation

by Brad Hayward on May 8, 2017 12:33 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with administration officials on the importance of basic biomedical research to improving human health and fueling economic growth. Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist and former chief scientific officer of biotechnology company Genentech, was invited to join a group of university leaders, academic health care… Read more Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation
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New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients

by Kim Ratcliff on May 3, 2017 4:07 pm
It was Thursday night and cauliflower kuku, the evening’s starter, had just been served at Executive Chef Erica Holland-Toll’s weekly Chef’s Table in Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. Made with eggs, cauliflower, turmeric and caramelized onions, the Persian dish rose soufflé-like from brown ramekins. “Eggs are a canvas ripe for experimentation,” explained Holland-Toll. Ten students reached… Read more New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients
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Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington

by Brad Hayward on April 26, 2017 9:00 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE joined fellow university presidents this week at a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., addressing major issues facing American higher education. Tessier-Lavigne, Harvard President DREW GILPIN FAUST and Ohio State University President and Stanford alumnus MICHAEL DRAKE appeared before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. A video recording of the conversation is available… Read more Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington
Roberta Denning

Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award

by Stanford Alumni Association on April 25, 2017 3:24 pm
ROBERTA DENNING, ’75, MBA ’78, and JOHN GOLDMAN, MBA ’75, are this year’s recipients of the Gold Spike Award, Stanford’s highest honor for volunteer service. President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE recently conferred the awards at a dinner held in their honor. The Gold Spike Award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than… Read more Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award
Cathy Aster

Preservation Week: 5 questions with Cathy Aster, service manager, Stanford Digital Library Systems and Services

by Richenda Brim on April 24, 2017 4:30 pm
This week, libraries around the country will share preservation tips and stories for the American Library Association’s annual Preservation Week. You can find preservation resources, quick tips and free webinars on the Preservation Week site covering the spectrum of collection care from textiles to personal digital archives. The Stanford Libraries Blog will spend this week… Read more Preservation Week: 5 questions with Cathy Aster, service manager, Stanford Digital Library Systems and Services
Augustus White

Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony

by Tracie White on April 21, 2017 2:09 pm
AUGUSTUS WHITE III, the first African American to graduate from Stanford School of Medicine, will be this year’s speaker at the school’s diploma ceremony. Throughout his career as an orthopedic surgeon and scientist, White has remained a pioneer and role model for underrepresented minorities in the medical profession. His early interest in orthopedics stemmed from… Read more Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony
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New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research

by Alex Shashkevich on April 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Twenty-five undergraduate students will gather today, April 21, to talk about their research and creative projects during the Humanities Showcase on campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Humanities Center and will include short talks, a gallery walk with posters and several digital presentations, as well as creative performances by the… Read more New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research
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Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on April 17, 2017 2:42 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE and PROVOST PERSIS DRELL are inviting all members of the Stanford community to join them this Friday, April 21, at noon in Cubberley Auditorium to talk about long-range planning. In a letter to undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral students sent this week, the provost called the university’s ongoing long-range planning process “a… Read more Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford
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Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?

by SLAC Communications on April 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Got a millionth of a billionth of a second? There’s science that actually happens on this timescale. Join the SLAC National Accelerator Laborary online for a week of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21. Learn more about how scientists and engineers use electron beams and bright pulses of light from the Linac Coherent Light… Read more Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?