Category: Research news

Susan Holmes

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences fellows for 2017-18 include five from Stanford

by Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science Communications on September 21, 2017 3:58 pm
Among the 38 2017-18 fellows recently announced by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) are five faculty members from Stanford. The center, located on Alta Road, offers a fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Members of… Read more Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences fellows for 2017-18 include five from Stanford
Madeline Lisaius

National Geographic grant takes Earth systems junior to the Amazon

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on September 11, 2017 3:51 pm
MADELINE LISAIUS’s love of science began with her upbringing in the Pacific Northwest, where she watched the greater Seattle area transform with its growing population. Now, she sees parallels with environmental changes in Amazonian Ecuador – and she wants to help its indigenous communities maintain control of the changes around them. “I know my forest… Read more National Geographic grant takes Earth systems junior to the Amazon
Rosemary Knight

Stanford Earth team a finalist for $1 million Indonesian sustainability prize

by Ker Than on September 2, 2017 1:14 pm
A group using cutting-edge airborne sensing technology and led by Stanford Earth’s ROSEMARY KNIGHT is one of five international teams to advance to the final phase of the $1 million Indonesian Peat Prize. The competition is designed to find a more accurate, affordable and timely way of mapping Indonesia’s vast stores of underground peat —… Read more Stanford Earth team a finalist for $1 million Indonesian sustainability prize
Marcie Bianco

Clayman Institute creates new writing fellowship to support future feminist leaders

by Alex Shashkevich on August 24, 2017 3:39 pm
A new fellowship at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research aims to offer undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to gain and practice writing and journalistic skills. The eight-month fellowship launches in the fall quarter as part of the institute’s mission to foster and educate the next generation of feminist leaders. Fellows will contribute stories about on-campus… Read more Clayman Institute creates new writing fellowship to support future feminist leaders
SLAC's 2017 DOE Early Career Award winners, from left: Frederico Fiuza, Emilio Nanni and Zeeshan Ahmed. (Dawn Harmer/ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants

by By Angela Anderson, Glennda Chui and Amanda Solliday on August 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Three scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive DOE Early Career Research Program grants for research to find evidence of cosmic inflation, understand how plasmas excite particles to high energies and develop a way to accelerate particles in much shorter distances with terahertz radiation. ZEESHAN AHMED, FREDERICO FIUZA and EMILIO NANNI were… Read more Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants
Law Clinic documents

Stanford law clinic launches website for nonprofit pro bono support

by Law School Communications on August 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Stanford Law’s Organizations and Transactions Clinic has launched a website offering free access to hundreds of sample legal documents for attorneys who represent nonprofit organizations. Model legal documents for nonprofits are often hard to find. Several organizations make available corporate governance models, though it’s difficult to find examples of other documents, especially materials relating to… Read more Stanford law clinic launches website for nonprofit pro bono support
Partition document

Tales from the world's largest refugee crisis find a home at Stanford

by Gabrielle Karampelas on August 21, 2017 3:37 pm
To mark the 70th anniversary of Partition, the creation of modern India and Pakistan, the 1947 Partition Archive in partnership with Stanford Libraries has made thousands of unheard stories from witnesses and survivors available online.  The online collection will bring more than 4,300 oral histories and 30,000 digital photos and documents into the public domain. The oral… Read more Tales from the world's largest refugee crisis find a home at Stanford
Philip Bucksbaum

Philip Bucksbaum elected to American Physical Society leadership position

by Taylor Kubota on August 8, 2017 2:53 pm
Following the 2017 American Physical Society (APS) general election, PHILIP BUCKSBAUM will be vice president of APS in 2018 – an election that places him in the presidential line. He will become president-elect in 2019 and president in 2020. Bucksbaum is the Marguerite Blake Wilber Professor in Natural Science at Stanford and professor of photon… Read more Philip Bucksbaum elected to American Physical Society leadership position
Noah Diffenbaugh

Noah Diffenbaugh appointed to California Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group

by Joanna Nurmis and Kate Chesley on July 29, 2017 3:49 pm
NOAH DIFFENBAUGH, professor of Earth system science and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, has been appointed by California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird to the state’s Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group. Diffenbaugh, who is one of 14 members of the group, studies the climate system, including the processes by which climate… Read more Noah Diffenbaugh appointed to California Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group
Samuel Cheshier

Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation

by Kate Chesley on July 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Pediatric neurosurgeon SAMUEL CHESHIER, assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been awarded continued funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to assist in his research on malignant brain tumors in children. Malignant primary brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children and are a leading cause of death. Cheshier, the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation St.… Read more Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation