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Precourt Institute for Energy launches Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program

by on June 29, 2015 5:24 pm
The Precourt Institute for Energy has started an industrial affiliates program to foster collaboration with companies interested in sustainable energy research and education at Stanford. PAUL MCINTYRE, professor of materials science and engineering, and FRIEDRICH PRINZ, professor of mechanical engineering and of materials science and engineering, are co-directors of Stanford Energy 3.0. The program’s managing… Read more Precourt Institute for Energy launches Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program
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Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director

by on June 29, 2015 4:00 am
ANDREA DAVIES has been named the new associate director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She will take up the position July 16. Davies is currently the associate director at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. She holds a PhD in history, an MA in history and an MA in religious studies from Stanford,… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names new associate director
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Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement

by on June 22, 2015 2:58 pm
Legal scholar and author RICHARD THOMPSON FORD, who teaches comparative equality law, employment discrimination and local government law at Stanford Law School, says it is time for a new civil rights movement. He offered his prescription at TEDxStanford on campus in May. The Dish will feature more videos of this year’s talks, but you can… Read more Stanford law professor on The New Civil Rights Movement
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Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards

by on June 18, 2015 3:39 pm
Stanford Medicine magazine earned six awards, including top prize in the category of “best articles of the year,” in a national competition. In all, the magazine took home a platinum, three golds, a silver and a bronze in the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards Program, a contest held by the Council for the Advancement and… Read more Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards
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On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015

by on June 16, 2015 2:49 pm
Stanford videographer KURT HICKMAN captured some of the best moments of the university’s 124th Commencement Weekend. Baccalaureate, the annual multifaith celebration, featured speeches by VERNON JORDAN, a civil rights leader, investment banker and attorney, and by Shelby Monét Sinclair, a graduating senior, and music by Talisman A Cappella. Hickman also caught the Wacky Walk, Stanford’s… Read more On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015
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Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences

by on June 15, 2015 4:17 pm
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) recently awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award to MARIE TONEY, administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Toney, who recently marked 40 years of service at Stanford, received the award for her exceptional work as a university administrator in H&S. The award… Read more Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences
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Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco

by on June 15, 2015 4:00 am
For MATTHEW KOHRMAN and his students, the war against tobacco needs a new communications strategy. After all, he noted, three times as many cigarettes are currently manufactured and sold worldwide than were in the 1960s. And the global cigarette industry is the greatest cause of preventable death on the planet today. That’s why the Stanford… Read more Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco
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Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories

by on June 11, 2015 4:45 pm
A message in a bottle, one pinned to a necktie, one written on a bag of noodles. These and many other items form a collective memory of the Class of 2015, which will be marked with a shiny bronze plaque. In a sealed metal box, measuring less than a cubic foot, graduating seniors will lay… Read more Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories
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Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine

by on June 8, 2015 4:00 am
Why become a doctor? It certainly isn’t easy, and it requires years of study and a sizable financial investment. If you ask physicians how, and why, they selected their careers, you’ll get a variety of stories that offer insight into the many benefits of pursuing medicine. PELIN CINAR, a gastro-intestinal oncologist, told her own story in… Read more Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine
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Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy wins the Haskins Award

by on June 4, 2015 3:53 pm
Stanford sophomore MAVERICK MCNEALY capped a remarkable season as the winner of the 2015 Haskins Award, which is given to college golf’s top player. McNealy, of Portola Valley, California, is the No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and the second straight Stanford golfer to earn the award after PATRICK RODGERS brought home the hardware… Read more Stanford golfer Maverick McNealy wins the Haskins Award