Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford Live to host open casting call for Bolero Silicon Valley dance production

by on January 3, 2016 12:30 pm
Want to be on stage? Stanford Live is seeking students, faculty and staff to take part in New York dance ensemble Keigwin + Company’s presentation of Bolero Silicon Valley April 2 and 3 at Bing Concert Hall. The participants will join a cast of other untrained local “civilians” in a performance that will be specially… Read more Stanford Live to host open casting call for Bolero Silicon Valley dance production
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McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year

by on December 26, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY is the Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years and the first Stanford player to win the award. McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to DERRICK HENRY, but received 29 of 60 votes from… Read more McCaffrey named Associated Press college football player of the year
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Classic Stanford scenes viewed through a fresh lens

by on December 17, 2015 5:44 pm
Stanford University Communications intern TAMER SHABANI was in a reflective mood on a recent rainy day when he trained a fresh eye and his camera on the Quad. Click each photo to enlarge.
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Hoover Institution book explores income inequality, honors Nobel economist

by on December 17, 2015 4:00 am
The new Hoover Institution book, Inequality and Economic Policy: Essays in Memory of Gary Becker, is a collection of writings by economists who examine the many facets of income inequality. The book was published to honor the late economist GARY BECKER, a Nobel Prize winner and senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, who died in 2014. JOHN… Read more Hoover Institution book explores income inequality, honors Nobel economist
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Stanford's Prudence Carter named dean of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Education

by on December 14, 2015 5:00 pm
PRUDENCE CARTER, professor education at Stanford, will be the dean of U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Education, effective June 30. A member of the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) faculty since 2007, Carter’s teaching and research focus on issues of inequality and the sociology of education, with a particular focus on race, ethnicity, class,… Read more Stanford's Prudence Carter named dean of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Education
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Stanford education scholar dons a hat of freedom and power

by on December 14, 2015 4:00 am
Education Professor Emerita MILBREY MCLAUGHLIN, the founding director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Eight hundred guests attended the conferment in October of McLaughlin and 14 other international scholars at Svenska Mässan, the Swedish Exhibition and… Read more Stanford education scholar dons a hat of freedom and power
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Stanford philosophy professor wins international book prize

by on December 11, 2015 4:00 am
MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, a professor of philosophy at Stanford, has won the Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science for his latest work on 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Friedman’s book Kant’s Construction of Nature: A Reading of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science (Cambridge University Press, 2013) won the biennial prize, which recognizes the… Read more Stanford philosophy professor wins international book prize
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Paper co-authored by Stanford biologist inspires new documentary

by on December 8, 2015 9:00 pm
A seminal paper co-authored by Stanford biologist ELIZABETH “LIZ” HADLY is the inspiration for Tomorrow, a new documentary premiering at global climate talks in Paris. French actress MÉLANIE LAURENT and her friend, CYRIL DION, launched the project after reading about the 2012 paper and its warnings that Earth is approaching a tipping point beyond which the… Read more Paper co-authored by Stanford biologist inspires new documentary
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Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist

by on December 7, 2015 4:01 pm
Cardinal football standout CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named a Heisman Trophy finalist. The record-breaking running back and Academic All-American was named one of three finalists for the award, which is presented to the best college football player in the country. The other finalists are by University of Alabama junior running back DERRICK HENRY and Clemson… Read more Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist
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Stanford delegation goes to Paris to witness COP21

by on December 7, 2015 4:00 am
Since the end of November, representatives from more than 195 nations have gathered in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to negotiate a new global environmental agreement. An observer delegation from Stanford, including 30 undergraduate and master’s students, is there. Called COP21, which stands for the 21st session of the Conference… Read more Stanford delegation goes to Paris to witness COP21