Category: Seen on Campus

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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
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Stanford distinguished speaker calls on higher ed to renew its mission

by on June 3, 2015 4:00 am
Higher education leader NANCY CANTOR spoke May 29 on Stanford’s campus, urging that both public and private colleges and universities engage with their communities in meaningful ways. Cantor, who received a doctorate in psychology from Stanford in 1978, currently serves as the chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. She asserted that today’s faculty and administrators in higher education… Read more Stanford distinguished speaker calls on higher ed to renew its mission
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Bike to Work Day at Stanford by the numbers

by on June 1, 2015 4:40 pm
During this year’s Bike to Work Day, in mid-May, more than 2,000 members of the Stanford community commuted by bicycle, and 279 others came to campus and other Stanford locations on foot. The 807 bicycle commuters who reported their mileage logged a total of 6,386 miles and averaged 8 miles per trip. Parking & Transportation… Read more Bike to Work Day at Stanford by the numbers
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Burghers can't get cell coverage in Memorial Court

by on May 31, 2015 2:01 pm
Now we know why Rodin’s Burghers of Calais are really upset. They apparently can’t get a cell signal. That became clear Friday morning to passersby in Memorial Court, where Rodin’s impressive bronze work is on display. But something new had been added: The sculptures were holding white iPhones in their oversized hands. The work honors… Read more Burghers can't get cell coverage in Memorial Court
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Stanford Student Affairs announces Fidler Award, other honors

by on May 26, 2015 4:59 pm
NATE BOSWELL, associate dean of residential education, yesterday was awarded the Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. Boswell, a Stanford alumnus, serves on the leadership team in the office of the Dean of Residential Education. His role includes managing and overseeing the programs, operations and staff for residences on The Row.… Read more Stanford Student Affairs announces Fidler Award, other honors
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Graduating seniors receive Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award

by on May 26, 2015 4:00 am
Graduating seniors ZACHARY ELLISON and JORDAN RICHARDS have received the Stanford Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for making a significant impact on the Stanford community. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association, announced the award at a private reception May 21. Ellison, a computer science major, was cited for his engagement in a variety of… Read more Graduating seniors receive Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award
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Conference of Champions: Stanford's Jessica Reed

by on May 20, 2015 3:51 pm
“Conference of Champions” showcases the talented and inspiring scholars that make Pac-12 institutions some of the nation’s best. Jessica Reed, a senior majoring in African- and African-American studies, recalls her growth from her first year at Stanford to where she is today.
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Stanford senior Daniel Levy Knapp wins Sterling Award

by on May 20, 2015 4:00 am
Graduating senior DANIEL LEVY KNAPP has received the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2015 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to the university. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association, presented the award at the association’s board meeting on May 14. Knapp, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, and society, and with… Read more Stanford senior Daniel Levy Knapp wins Sterling Award
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Stanford Humanities Center names 2015-16 fellows

by on May 18, 2015 5:44 pm
The Stanford Humanities Center has announced the recipients of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year, after receiving a record number of applications. The 25 scholars were selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions. Each fellow will pursue individual research… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2015-16 fellows