Category: In the Spotlight

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Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge

by Mark Shwartz on July 9, 2017 3:58 pm
Members of the STANFORD SOLAR CAR PROJECT have unveiled their newest entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback that takes place in October. The unveiling was held on July 1 at the Stanford Automotive Innovation Facility before family, friends and supporters. The Stanford team of undergraduates spent… Read more Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge
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Political science doctoral students recognized by Horowitz Foundation

by Milenko Martinovich on July 6, 2017 4:39 pm
REBECCA PERLMAN and SHIRAN SHEN, doctoral candidates in the Department of Political Science, are two of 20 scholars to receive national research grants from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Perlman and Shen were chosen from a field of more than 670 social sciences scholars. “This year the foundation saw a marked increase in not… Read more Political science doctoral students recognized by Horowitz Foundation
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2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy

by Michael Gaetani on July 5, 2017 4:31 pm
The CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES  (CASBS) AT STANFORD played a preeminent role in the early decades of the study of organizations. Some of the foundational work in the field was conducted at the Center by economists, political scientists, social psychologists and sociologists. But an important goal at CASBS is not only to… Read more 2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy
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Center for Digital Health awards first seed grants, 1,000 smartwatches to five teams

by Stanford Medicine on July 4, 2017 6:56 pm
The Stanford Center for Digital Health has awarded five seed grants and a total of 1,000 Apple Watches to research projects led by Stanford faculty. The projects are designed to study whether creative uses of the devices can achieve meaningful health care outcomes. The center aims to advance the field of digital health by enabling… Read more Center for Digital Health awards first seed grants, 1,000 smartwatches to five teams
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Stanford’s John B. Taylor named to international finance committee

by Milenko Martinovich on July 2, 2017 1:08 pm
Economist JOHN B. TAYLOR was recently named to the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. The group was established in April 2017 by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, representing 20 of the world’s major economies, and includes 16 of the world’s top economists and financial leaders. They will examine matters… Read more Stanford’s John B. Taylor named to international finance committee
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Jennifer Chien, ’06, receives Jon Blum Outstanding Alumni Mentor Award from BEAM, Stanford Career Education

by Annie Vleck on June 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Jennifer “Gem” Chien, ’06, was honored with the inaugural Jon Blum Outstanding Alumni Mentor award during Stanford’s Commencement season. The award is named in honor of Jon Blum, ’84. It recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has strengthened the Stanford community by engaging Stanford students in candid career conversations to help these students to identify… Read more Jennifer Chien, ’06, receives Jon Blum Outstanding Alumni Mentor Award from BEAM, Stanford Career Education
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Stanford Live celebrates Canada Day as part of its Summer Series at Bing Concert Hall

by Robert Cable on June 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Summer is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the arts are going on vacation. Many Stanford concerts, performances and events are scheduled on campus in the coming months, including the Stanford Jazz Festival, Stanford Repertory Theater‘s summer festival, “The Many Faces of Farce,” Department of Music and Stanford Live performances at Bing Concert Hall, starting… Read more Stanford Live celebrates Canada Day as part of its Summer Series at Bing Concert Hall
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2017 Firestone and Golden medal, Kennedy Thesis Prize recipients honored

by Arik Lifschitz on June 28, 2017 12:10 am
A recent ceremony honored 33 prize winners representing 26 departments from the three Stanford schools with undergraduate programs –  Humanities and Sciences;  Engineering; and  Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Harry Elam, senior vice provost for education, hosted the June 17 event for the class of 2017 recipients of the Firestone and Robert M. Golden medals… Read more 2017 Firestone and Golden medal, Kennedy Thesis Prize recipients honored
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Stanford School of Medicine Communication office wins six national awards

by Susan Ipaktchian on June 26, 2017 4:04 pm
The School of Medicine’s Office of Communication & Public Affairs has received national recognition for the quality of its news releases and magazine stories, including the top prize in the “best articles of the year” category. Overall, the office received six awards — one platinum award, two golds and three silvers — in the 2016… Read more Stanford School of Medicine Communication office wins six national awards
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Nine inductees named to '17 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame Class

by Stanford Athletics on June 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Nine former Stanford student-athletes have been selected to the 2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class. They are Jarron and Jason Collins from men’s basketball, Rachel Buehler from women’s soccer, Jackie Frank from women’s water polo, John Gall from baseball, Cassidy Krug from women’s diving, Arianna Lambie from women’s cross country, Ryan Nelsen from men’s… Read more Nine inductees named to '17 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame Class