Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by Clifton Parker on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
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Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education

by Brooke Donald on April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
The American Educational Research Association has honored Stanford faculty, students and alumni with awards for their scholarship. Most of the awards were announced during AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Researchers and practitioners from around the country attended the meeting, where scholars presented new research, delivered lectures on diversity, democracy and equity… Read more Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education
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Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by Kathleen Sullivan on April 11, 2016 9:30 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford has announced plans to create “Seeds of Change,” a program to encourage, support and sustain young women in computer science and engineering as they journey from high school through college and into successful careers in technology. The program was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million gift… Read more Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers
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Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants

by Emily Hite on April 6, 2016 4:24 pm
“On the Shoulders of Giants,” an exhibition by SUSAN McCONNELL, professor of biology, and starring the largest land-dwelling mammals on Earth, presents an educational journey and call to action through wildlife conservation photography. Now on view at the Stanford Art Gallery, McConnell’s work examines the sweetness of elephants’ social world and confronts the horror of… Read more Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants
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Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

by Tracie White on April 3, 2016 5:57 pm
Sometimes scientists discover the best new stuff by disproving their own hypotheses. This seems to be what happened for a group of sleep researchers who recently set out to study sleep in the senior population. The plan was for the researchers to set up high-tech equipment in the bedrooms of 150 older adults and examine a phenomenon… Read more Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors
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Adrienne Mayor wins award for book on the Amazons

by Tanu Wakefield on March 30, 2016 5:09 pm
ADRIENNE MAYOR, a research scholar in Stanford’s Classics department, is known for her archaeological and scientific approach to topics in classical antiquity. Her most recent book, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World, has just won the 2016 Sarasvati Award for Nonfiction from the Association for the Study of Women… Read more Adrienne Mayor wins award for book on the Amazons
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Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title

by Stanford Athletics on March 29, 2016 11:52 pm
On Saturday, March 26, the Stanford captured the 2016 U.S. National Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships in impressive fashion, collecting victories in three of four finals. Stanford totaled 98.0 points, while defending champion Ohio State finished second with 92.0 and the University of the Incarnate Word was third with 75.0. It marked the eighth title for… Read more Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title
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Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department

by Gabrielle Karampelas on March 25, 2016 4:00 am
Computer scientist and AI pioneer EDWARD A. FEIGENBAUM has partnered with Stanford Libraries to make his personal papers available online, including more than 16,500 notes, scientific development documents, correspondence, Artificial Intelligence Lab memos, audio tapes and videos. Starting with the dawn of artificial intelligence research and computer science in 1956, the Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers… Read more Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department
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Hillel celebrates 50 years at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on March 23, 2016 5:17 pm
Hillel is inviting the campus community to a celebration, “Hillel@Stanford: Half Century Reception and Shabbat Services,” on Friday, April 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will include refreshments and a chance to meet with rabbis, staff and alumni. After the reception, the campus community is invited to liberal Shabbat services led by musical guest… Read more Hillel celebrates 50 years at Stanford
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Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater

by Stanford Athletics on March 22, 2016 6:20 pm
LILI THOMPSON had to forget her miss that could have ended Stanford’s season. There was still time left. “You kind of hear it growing up, you have to have a short memory,” Thompson said. She delivered when it mattered most. In the last three minutes of Monday night’s playoff game against South Dakota State University… Read more Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater