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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by 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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Catalin Voss wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

by on April 13, 2016 5:03 pm
CATALIN VOSS,  who will complete his BS and MS in computer science in June, has won the $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” Student Prize. Voss developed the Autism Glass Project, an emotional learning aid for children with autism based on smart glasses like Google Glass. Voss traces his passion for inventing back to his childhood in… Read more Catalin Voss wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Daniel Schwartz

Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education

by on April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
The American Educational Research Association has honored Stanford faculty, students and alumni with awards for their scholarship. Most of the awards were announced during AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Researchers and practitioners from around the country attended the meeting, where scholars presented new research, delivered lectures on diversity, democracy and equity… Read more Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education
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Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by 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
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Honors for SESI project continue to roll in

by on April 8, 2016 7:24 pm
STANFORD ENERGY SYSTEM INNOVATIONS (SESI) has picked up yet another award. This past weekend, the editors of the Engineering News-Record presented SESI with its Editor’s Choice & Best Energy/Industrial awards. SESI, completed in 2015, transformed the university’s energy supply from a 100 percent fossil-fuel-based combined heat-and-power plant to grid-sourced electricity and a more efficient electric heat… Read more Honors for SESI project continue to roll in
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Stanford Live explores the realities of modern American warfare

by on April 7, 2016 5:33 pm
STANFORD LIVE’s two Live Context: Art + Ideas series, “War: Return & Recovery” and “Arts & Social Change,” culminate in April with events that lay bare the realities of modern American warfare. The events begin with a discussion, “Who Bleeds, Who Pays? Ethics and Strategy in the Era of the All-Volunteer Force,” at Bing Concert… Read more Stanford Live explores the realities of modern American warfare
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Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants

by on April 6, 2016 4:24 pm
“On the Shoulders of Giants,” an exhibition by SUSAN McCONNELL, professor of biology, and starring the largest land-dwelling mammals on Earth, presents an educational journey and call to action through wildlife conservation photography. Now on view at the Stanford Art Gallery, McConnell’s work examines the sweetness of elephants’ social world and confronts the horror of… Read more Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants
Matt Abrahams

A big data approach to public speaking

by on April 5, 2016 5:51 pm
The Graduate School of Business’ news website features an article by MATT ABRAHAMS, an organizational behavior lecturer, author and communications coach, about the core characteristics of effective communicators. Abrahams cites the work of Quantified Communications, which offers an analytics platform to measure, evaluate and improve corporate executives’ communications skills. The company analyzed more than 100,000… Read more A big data approach to public speaking
Meghan Shea

Four students win Barry Goldwater Scholarships

by on April 4, 2016 4:52 pm
Four Stanford undergraduates have been selected to receive 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarships. The four are among 252 Goldwater Scholars selected nationwide on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,150 mathematics, science and engineering students. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a… Read more Four students win Barry Goldwater Scholarships
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Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

by on April 3, 2016 5:57 pm
Sometimes scientists discover the best new stuff by disproving their own hypotheses. This seems to be what happened for a group of sleep researchers who recently set out to study sleep in the senior population. The plan was for the researchers to set up high-tech equipment in the bedrooms of 150 older adults and examine a phenomenon… Read more Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors