Category: Seen on Campus

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Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist

by on December 7, 2015 4:01 pm
Cardinal football standout CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named a Heisman Trophy finalist. The record-breaking running back and Academic All-American was named one of three finalists for the award, which is presented to the best college football player in the country. The other finalists are by University of Alabama junior running back DERRICK HENRY and Clemson… Read more Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist
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McCaffrey named to Academic All-America Division 1 Football team

by on December 3, 2015 8:25 pm
Heisman Trophy candidate CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Football team.  The College Sports Information Directors of America announced the selections Thursday, Dec. 3. A National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete finalist in 2013, McCaffrey, a sophomore, has yet to declare a major. Last week, he was picked… Read more McCaffrey named to Academic All-America Division 1 Football team
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Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago

by on December 2, 2015 3:58 pm
Thousands of years ago lived a woman in the Egyptian city of Asyut, on the west side of the Nile River Valley, 375 miles south of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Her true name is unknown, but today some call her Hatason. Sometime in the 19th century, Hatason’s mummified body was moved from its tomb… Read more Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago
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Health care law is here to stay, says former White House official

by on December 2, 2015 4:00 am
Despite the uphill battles fought to pass the Affordable Care Act and the potential for a new political party at the nation’s helm next year, the pillars and benefits behind the historic health care legislation are here to stay, a former White House budget director says. “Ripping away a current benefit is really hard,”said PETER… Read more Health care law is here to stay, says former White House official
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Giving Tuesday, Stanford style

by on November 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Giving Tuesday is a global effort to encourage individuals and groups to commit acts of kindness. Observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, some view it as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here at Stanford, where philanthropy and public service have been part of the fabric since the university’s beginnings, members of the… Read more Giving Tuesday, Stanford style
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Julie Saiki's PhD switch from musicology to chemical and systems biology

by on November 23, 2015 1:41 pm
JULIE SAIKI tried several violins from the Stanford Department of Music’s collection until she found one whose sound was just right. But she kept herself from getting too attached. It was on loan — hers for as long as she was enrolled in lessons or performing with her chamber group at Stanford. She assumed returning… Read more Julie Saiki's PhD switch from musicology to chemical and systems biology
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Name that voice: Enjoy the 'Stanford 125' video, then take the quiz

by on November 19, 2015 4:37 pm
Created as part of the kick-off of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration, the “Stanford 125″ video includes soundbites from 10 notable campus speakers. How many do you recognize?
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It's Big Game Week. Go Cardinal! Beat Cal!

by on November 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Just in case you missed the poor teddy bear impaled on the Claw, the hourly train whistle or the huge Beat Cal banners on the Bing Wing or in the engineering quad, it’s BIG GAME week. On Saturday, the 118th Big Game versus the Golden Bears of the University of California at Berkeley will take… Read more It's Big Game Week. Go Cardinal! Beat Cal!
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Filmmaker Mira Nair shares the art of portraying the complexities of South Asia

by on November 18, 2015 4:00 am
“Nothing prepared me for the extraordinary hospitality, but also the ancient and deeply modern culture that I was in front of,” MIRA NAIR recalled thinking during her first trip to Lahore, Pakistan. “And that is what led me to make a film about Pakistan.” Nair, a renowned Indian filmmaker, was speaking at a film screening… Read more Filmmaker Mira Nair shares the art of portraying the complexities of South Asia
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Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again

by on November 16, 2015 5:43 pm
Stanford recently received a 2015 Platinum Bicycle Friendly University Award from the League of American Bicyclists, the highest designation in the award program. It is the second time Stanford has received the platinum award for its bicycling program from the league, which hands out the awards – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – every four… Read more Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again