Category: On the Move

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Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses

by Staff on March 15, 2016 4:00 am
When ROBERT MOSES was a young member of Twyla Tharp Dance and ODC, he threw himself into performance with the spirit of an athlete. Today, his artistic life is less about performance, the “jumping over people’s heads,” and more about sharing – with himself, with students, with other dancers. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Moses… Read more Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses
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Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos

by Laura Maguire on March 8, 2016 4:00 am
  The nationally syndicated Philosophy Talk radio show received a $200,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to produce an eight-episode series focused on the nature of the universe. Titled A Philosophical Guide to the Cosmos, the series aims to take listeners on a “grand philosophical journey” through the cosmos, tackling puzzling questions about the… Read more Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos
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Six Stanford scholars among this year's recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowships

by Elaine Ray on February 26, 2016 4:00 am
Six Stanford assistant professors are among recipients of the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships, which recognize scholars who show promise early in their careers. WILLIAM CHUEH, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and a center fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy; MICHAEL BERNSTEIN and GREGORY VALIANT, assistant professors of computer science; THOMAS CHURCH, assistant… Read more Six Stanford scholars among this year's recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowships
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Leaders are named for Title IX, SARA offices

by Staff on February 10, 2016 4:20 pm
Stanford has made appointments to two key staff positions focused on sexual violence prevention and response – CATHERINE GLAZE as campus Title IX coordinator and CARLEY FLANERY as director of the SARA Office (Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response). Glaze, currently associate dean for student affairs at Stanford Law School, will… Read more Leaders are named for Title IX, SARA offices
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Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected

by Paige Miller on February 3, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment recently selected 20 fellows to join the 2016 cohort of the Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). Now in its sixth year, this highly competitive professional development program helps Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Fellows… Read more Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected
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Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy

by Midori Yoshimura on January 18, 2016 5:00 pm
YAKOV ELIASHBERG, professor of mathematics, and ROGER BLANDFORD, professor of physics, have been awarded the 2016 Crafoord prizes in mathematics and astronomy, respectively, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Eliashberg has been awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics for his work in developing symplectic topology, a branch of differential geometry, and for his… Read more Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy
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Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad

by Stanford Athletics on January 12, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford and Duke universities have announced a joint civic engagement initiative, providing student-athletes with an enriching academic engagement experience abroad. Scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016, the project is being made possible through the vision and generosity of DAVID RUBENSTEIN and PETER and HELEN BING. The Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE) will… Read more Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad
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Stanford names new executive director for Vaden Health Center

by Joy Leighton on January 5, 2016 4:00 am
JAMES R. JACOBS, a medical doctor with experience in student health services, has been named the new associate vice provost for student affairs and executive director of Vaden Health Center. He will assume the position on March 7. Most recently, Jacobs has been the medical director and acting executive director for the Engemann Student Health… Read more Stanford names new executive director for Vaden Health Center
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Stanford Live to host open casting call for Bolero Silicon Valley dance production

by Robert Cable 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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Stanford's Prudence Carter named dean of U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Education

by Jonathan Rabinovitz 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