Category: Research news

Susan Swetter

Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer

by BeWell on May 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Summer is just around the corner. So, BeWell, the university’s health promotion program, talked to SUSAN SWETTER, professor of dermatology and director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at the Stanford Medical Center and Cancer Institute, about the dangers of skin cancer. How do you convince people to take skin cancer prevention seriously? Skin… Read more Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer
Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation

by Brad Hayward on May 8, 2017 12:33 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with administration officials on the importance of basic biomedical research to improving human health and fueling economic growth. Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist and former chief scientific officer of biotechnology company Genentech, was invited to join a group of university leaders, academic health care… Read more Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation
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Renaissance Society of America recognizes Blair Hoxby

by Tanu Wakefield on April 28, 2017 4:12 pm
The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) recently recognized BLAIR HOXBY, professor of English, for his 2015 book, What Was Tragedy? Theory and the Early Modern Canon. The RSA awarded What Was Tragedy? an honorable mention in consideration for the 2017 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize. What Was Tragedy? earned critical acclaim for shedding new light… Read more Renaissance Society of America recognizes Blair Hoxby
Sean Reardon

Sean Reardon awarded Carnegie fellowship for work on education inequity

by Carrie Spector on April 27, 2017 2:48 pm
SEAN REARDON, professor at the Graduate School of Education, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow for his research into educational opportunity and achievement gaps in America. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program, established in 2015 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, recognizes and supports scholars whose work in the social sciences and humanities… Read more Sean Reardon awarded Carnegie fellowship for work on education inequity
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Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington

by Brad Hayward on April 26, 2017 9:00 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE joined fellow university presidents this week at a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., addressing major issues facing American higher education. Tessier-Lavigne, Harvard President DREW GILPIN FAUST and Ohio State University President and Stanford alumnus MICHAEL DRAKE appeared before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. A video recording of the conversation is available… Read more Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington
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New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research

by Alex Shashkevich on April 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Twenty-five undergraduate students will gather today, April 21, to talk about their research and creative projects during the Humanities Showcase on campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Humanities Center and will include short talks, a gallery walk with posters and several digital presentations, as well as creative performances by the… Read more New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research
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Stanford workshop offers a different kind of math lesson

by Carrie Spector on March 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Math should be a team activity. Nobody is born with – or without – a “math brain.” And when it comes to solving math problems, it’s good to be slow about it. These unconventional words of wisdom were just some of the takeaways from a workshop at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) on March… Read more Stanford workshop offers a different kind of math lesson
SLAC award winners

Three SLAC employees awarded the lab's highest honor

by SLAC Communications on March 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Three employees of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been recognized with the lab’s highest honor ­– the SLAC Director’s Award. The award recognizes employees who achieve extraordinary results while modeling the lab’s values of excellence, integrity, creativity, collaboration and respect. This year’s recipients are staff scientist SILA KILICCOTE; JODI VERLEGER, interim… Read more Three SLAC employees awarded the lab's highest honor
Alexander Nemorov

Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

by Robin Wander on March 16, 2017 2:44 pm
For six weeks this spring, ALEXANDER NEMEROV will be spending Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he will give the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. The topic of his lectures, The Forest: America in the 1830s, is the first ever in the history of the… Read more Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
Mark Cullen

Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance

by Kris Newby on March 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Stanford has joined five University of California campuses in a consortium dedicated to removing administrative barriers to sharing research resources, talent, productivity tools and bioinformatics expertise. Leaders of the consortium say that by making it easier for research teams to leverage specialized resources and experts across member institutions, overhead costs can be reduced and health… Read more Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance