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Madhav Rajan

Madhav Rajan appointed dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

by University Communications on March 9, 2017 2:41 pm
MADHAV RAJAN, the Robert K. Jaedicke Professor of Accounting, has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His appointment begins July 1. “I have had 16 wonderful years at Stanford GSB and will dearly miss my faculty and staff colleagues,” Rajan said. “My wife and two daughters are Stanford alums,… Read more Madhav Rajan appointed dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Letters Home from Stanford

Stanford history written letter by letter

by Pamela Moreland on March 8, 2017 4:16 pm
It is often said that history is written by the victors. Stanford alumna ALISON CARPENTER DAVIS, ’79, takes a different view, at least when it comes to her alma mater. She believes Stanford’s history is written by students who send letters, and sometimes laundry, home to family. Letters Home from Stanford is a collection of… Read more Stanford history written letter by letter
Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker will be Graduate School of Business graduation speaker

by Graduate School of Business Communications on March 7, 2017 2:06 pm
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce PENNY PRITZKER will be the speaker at the 2017 Stanford Graduate School of Business graduation ceremonies on June 17. Pritzker earned J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford. As the 38th Commerce secretary from June 2013 to January 2017, Pritzker was a key member of President Obama’s economic team. In this… Read more Penny Pritzker will be Graduate School of Business graduation speaker
Humanities Center book celebration

Humanities scholars honored at annual publications celebration

by Chris Kark on March 6, 2017 12:15 pm
On March 2, the Stanford Humanities Center hosted its 24th annual publications celebration to showcase publications in the humanities and arts at Stanford. Gathering in the center’s Levinthal Hall, guests perused books, music and radio shows produced by Stanford colleagues in the previous year. The published works reflect the depth and breadth of humanities scholarship… Read more Humanities scholars honored at annual publications celebration
Hazel Markus

Psychologist Hazel Markus named 2017 William James Fellow

by Milenko Martinovich on March 5, 2017 1:26 pm
HAZEL MARKUS, the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, was named a 2017 William James Fellow by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The fellowship recognizes APS members “for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.” Markus’ groundbreaking work in the study of the self is “considered by many to… Read more Psychologist Hazel Markus named 2017 William James Fellow
Guillermo Solano-Flores

Top education research organization honors GSE's Solano-Flores

by Brooke Donald on March 2, 2017 4:18 pm
Graduate School of Education Professor GUILLERMO SOLANO-FLORES, a leading expert in educational measurement and assessment, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Solano-Flores is one of 14 top scholars to receive the honor this year. He joins 630 current Fellows, 23 of whom are at Stanford. “AERA Fellows exemplify… Read more Top education research organization honors GSE's Solano-Flores
Nicole Stafford

A reason to smile

by David Kiefer on March 1, 2017 4:13 pm
For four years, it seemed as if Nicole Stafford had made a deal with the devil – swimming would come with a cost. But as Stafford’s collegiate career concludes with the NCAA Championships March 15-18 in Indianapolis, what once was typically 90 minutes of post-race torture is only a fraction of that now, and she… Read more A reason to smile
Gerald Gabrielse

Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture 2017

by Taylor Kubota on February 28, 2017 8:28 pm
On Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 27 and 28), Stanford’s DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS held the 25th Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture, featuring Gerald Gabrielse, the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University. Gabrielse is a leader in the study of antimatter and extremely precise measurements of fundamental particles. The lecture is held each year in… Read more Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture 2017
Stanford students supporting Our Tomorrow civic engagement campaign

Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on February 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Following the 2016 elections, many colleges and universities are experiencing renewed energy and interest in civic engagement. In response, campuses across the nation have joined together in #OurTomorrow, a national campaign showcasing students making a difference in a variety of ways, including through volunteering, community organizing and activism, and policy and governance. In a new… Read more Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses
Andrea Goldsmith

Three Stanford faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering

by Taylor Kubota on February 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Three Stanford faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). RODNEY EWING, professor of geological sciences; ANDREA GOLDSMITH, professor of electrical engineering; and LEONIDAS GUIBAS, professor of computer science, are among 84 new members joining the NAE this year. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions in the… Read more Three Stanford faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering