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Sculptor Oleg Lobykin works on the marble statue of Benjamin Franklin. (Photo courtesy Oleg Lobykin)

Stone-carving project at Stanford recognized

by Kathleen Sullivan on May 4, 2016 5:18 pm
Palo Alto sculptor OLEG LOBYKIN, who created the marble statues of Johannes Gutenberg and Benjamin Franklin that now look out on the Oval from the second story of Wallenberg Hall, will receive an award for the stone-carving project. In June, Lobykin will receive a 2016 Julia Morgan Award for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Design… Read more Stone-carving project at Stanford recognized
The Sun Field Station at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

by Staff on May 4, 2016 4:00 am
The Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has a new leadership duo: ELIZABETH HADLY has been named the new faculty director, and ANTHONY BARNOSKY, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will become executive director of the 1,198-acre preserve. Hadly, the Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, who joined the… Read more New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) visited Stanford on April 17 as part of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies' Islam in America series. (Photo courtesy The Abbasi Program.

During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans

by Kendra Davidson on May 3, 2016 4:00 am
During a visit to Stanford, Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) talked about the vital role the academic community can play in responding to discrimination against Muslim Americans and to the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has pervaded current political discourse. “There is a very strong nexus between the idea generation and the policy,” Ellison noted, pointing to the… Read more During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans
Photo of former Stanford women's basketball star Chiney Ogwumike '14, and her adviser Professor Condoleezza Rice in 2014. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford's athletic programs continue to earn high scores in academics

by Stanford Athletics on April 29, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford is well represented with 14 athletic programs earning perfect 1,000 multi-year scores in the annual edition of Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics issued by the NCAA. Fourteen Cardinal programs (10 women’s, 4 men’s) checked in with scores of 1,000 for the multi-year rate, which measures data collected over a span of four academic years,… Read more Stanford's athletic programs continue to earn high scores in academics
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Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk

by Becky Bach on April 28, 2016 4:00 am
In a recent talk on campus, MARCIA MCNUTT, shared lessons she’s learned from leading top U.S scientific institutions, including the journal Science, where she’s currently the editor-in-chief. McNutt’s talk was part of the Dean’s Lecture Series at the School of Medicine, and Dean LLOYD MINOR, MD, who introduced her, said he was in part motivated… Read more Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk
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John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows

by Staff on April 27, 2016 4:00 am
Twelve U.S. journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. The U.S. fellows join six international fellows who were announced earlier this month. Fellows spend a significant part of their time pursuing their journalism challenges, while also participating fully in the intellectual life of Stanford and… Read more John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows
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Authors in good company at Stanford

by Veronica Marian on April 22, 2016 4:00 am
For 13 years, PETER STANSKY, professor emeritus of history, has brought to the Stanford community “A Company of Authors,” the speed-dating version of a book fair. This year’s event was held April 16 at the Stanford Humanities Center, where scholars from various disciplines discussed their recently published books with an audience of more than a… Read more Authors in good company at Stanford
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Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students

by Becky Bach on April 18, 2016 4:00 am
Quick quiz: What’s the topic of discussion when you bring together a media entrepreneur, a NBA basketball player and a narcolepsy expert? Answer: Sleep! Or rather, the lack of it, the importance of it and our quirky cultural norms surrounding that oh-so-essential daily activity. Sleep was the topic of a conversation last week on Stanford’s… Read more Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students
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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by Clifton Parker on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
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Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by Kathleen Sullivan on April 11, 2016 9:30 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford has announced plans to create “Seeds of Change,” a program to encourage, support and sustain young women in computer science and engineering as they journey from high school through college and into successful careers in technology. The program was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million gift… Read more Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers