Category: In the Spotlight

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar at TEDx Stanford

Stanford's Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on what borders tell us about the world

by on July 28, 2014 4:00 am
When Stanford law Professor MARIANO-FLORENTINO CUÉLLAR was tapped for the California Supreme Court by GOV. JERRY BROWN, many of the news stories about his nomination mentioned that Cuéllar, who was born in Mexico, walked across the border to attend school in Brownsville,Texas. With the nation grappling with how to handle a recent influx of children crossing… Read more Stanford's Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on what borders tell us about the world
American Council of Learned Societies logo

Four Stanford scholars have won fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies

by on July 25, 2014 4:00 am
Four Stanford scholars in music, history, art history and anthropology are among the 2014 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) cohort of fellows. A federation of 72 national organizations, the New York-based ACLS awards fellowships and grants annually to scholars at all career stages and from countries around the world. The council also supports conferences… Read more Four Stanford scholars have won fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies
Stephen Schneider

Late Stanford climate expert to be inducted into California Hall of Fame

by on July 24, 2014 4:00 am
Renowned Stanford climate scientist, the late STEPHEN H. SCHNEIDER will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame, GOV. JERRY BROWN announced recently. Other individuals who will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 1 in Sacramento include basketball legend KAREEM ABDUL JABAR, author JOAN DIDION and film director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, as well as… Read more Late Stanford climate expert to be inducted into California Hall of Fame
Kristin Richardson and Frances Pasternik

Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows

by on July 22, 2014 4:00 am
Nearly 100 teachers from high poverty, hard-to-staff high schools have been named inaugural Stanford Hollyhock teaching fellows. The teachers, representing 39 districts in 17 states and the District of Columbia, arrived at Stanford Sunday for the beginning of their professional development program. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this cohort of teachers… Read more Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows
Basketball players Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike

Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike make history as first sisters to participate in WNBA All-Star Game

by on July 18, 2014 4:00 am
Former Stanford stars CHINEY and NNEKA OGWUMIKE became the first pair of sisters ever selected to participate in the WNBA All-Star Game, which takes place Saturday, July 19, in Phoenix. Chiney, ’14, will be a reserve for the East, while Nneka, ’12, will come off the bench for the West. The sisters continue to make… Read more Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike make history as first sisters to participate in WNBA All-Star Game
Maya Adam at TEDxStanford

Our war on food: Stanford lecturer Maya Adam offers a prescription for making peace

by on July 17, 2014 12:50 am
MAYA ADAM is a medical doctor who has taught at Stanford since 2009. Her courses on child health and nutrition are offered through the Program in Human Biology. At TEDxStanford in May, she talked about our unhealthy relationship with food.
Ty Montgomery stiff-arms a defender on the football field

Cardinal football players grab attention

by on July 16, 2014 4:00 am
Stanford players continue to be named to watch lists for a host of annual football awards including senior TY MONTGOMERY, above, who on Tuesday was selected to the list for the Bilentnikoff Award, which recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Montgomery has previously been named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award (player of… Read more Cardinal football players grab attention
Dan Berschinski

Man on a mission: Working to help veterans who have lost limbs

by on July 14, 2014 4:00 am
  DAN BERSCHINSKI lost both of his legs in 2009 when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan. His immediate thought, the West Point graduate told CBS news, was that his life was over, but soon came to realize that a whole new chapter had begun. “Look, I was an officer,” he… Read more Man on a mission: Working to help veterans who have lost limbs
Anna Deavere Smith

Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars

by on July 11, 2014 4:00 am
  ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, actress, playwright and New York University professor, performed parts of a work-in-progress and discussed her ongoing research for a new play she is writing on the subject of the school-to-prison pipeline at the annual Cubberley Lecture, sponsored by the Graduate School of Education(GSE). Smith’s performance was followed by a conversation with GSE… Read more Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars
Eric Smalls at TEDxStanford

Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment

by on July 9, 2014 4:00 am
As a child, ERIC SMALLS was an inquisitive kid who was fascinated by the world around him. But school was often a place where curiosity was not encouraged. “If it wasn’t in the curriculum, I didn’t get my questions answered,” Smalls recalled during a talk he gave May 10 at the 2014 TEDxStanford conference.  Far… Read more Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment