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Photo of Stanford's Main Quad shot from Memorial Court. There is a double rainbow over the Quad.

Rainbows over the Stanford Quad

by on December 1, 2014 5:10 pm
The Bay Area’s dry spell eased a bit as the Thanksgiving holiday ended with heavy rains and even thunder and lightning. On Monday, the sky over Stanford was not completely gray. By mid-afternoon those lucky enough to be in the vicinity of the Main Quad and Memorial Court were treated to a double rainbow. Photo… Read more Rainbows over the Stanford Quad
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­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’

by on December 1, 2014 4:00 am
  The Stanford community is gearing up for Giving Tuesday, a burgeoning effort to establish a global day of philanthropy and volunteering. Tomorrow, Dec. 2, students, faculty and staff will shoot “unselfies” and participate in other activities as part of a hashtag-driven event that has some roots on campus. Giving Tuesday began in 2012 with… Read more ­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’
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Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures

by on November 25, 2014 4:00 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, TEMPLE GRANDIN, one of the most accomplished adults with autism, spoke to an overflow crowd at the School of Medicine. Her talk focused on understanding animal behavior and reducing animals’ stress, but she interwove descriptions of her research with comments on how living with autism has influenced her work – and, indeed,… Read more Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures
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Stanford joins national effort to highlight public benefits of scientific research

by on November 24, 2014 2:40 pm
Highlighting for the public the benefits of research and science is an important goal for universities like Stanford. That’s why Stanford was a key member of a two-year effort to launch a national network to help scientists and engineers do just that. Toward this end, the National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of six… Read more Stanford joins national effort to highlight public benefits of scientific research
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Stanford professor wins Buckley Prize, the top honor in condensed matter physics

by on November 24, 2014 4:00 am
AHARON KAPITULNIK, the Theodore and Sydney Rosenberg Professor in Applied Physics, has been awarded the 2015 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize. The Buckley Prize is the oldest prize awarded by the American Physical Society (APS). It is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded in the field of physics, and is considered the highest honor… Read more Stanford professor wins Buckley Prize, the top honor in condensed matter physics
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Vote for Stanford's Ty Montgomery

by on November 20, 2014 5:00 pm
“TY MONTGOMERY, a senior wide receiver on the Stanford football team,  can’t do everything. But he’s willing to try,” says an article in the latest issue of Stanford magazine. “Fast enough to outrun defenders and strong enough to run through them, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior is one of college football’s category smashers: an all-purpose star.… Read more Vote for Stanford's Ty Montgomery
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Stanford's women's basketball team breaks UConn's 47-game winning streak

by on November 18, 2014 3:00 pm
AMBER ORRANGE and the Cardinal women’s basketball team made an impressive national statement while snapping another one of the University of Connecticut’s remarkable winning streaks. Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send No. 6 Stanford to the 88-86 upset of… Read more Stanford's women's basketball team breaks UConn's 47-game winning streak
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Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize

by on November 17, 2014 10:20 pm
JENS NØRSKOV, a professor at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize of the American Physical Society for his groundbreaking work on catalysis, which is used to promote chemical reactions in thousands of industrial processes for making fertilizers, fuels, plastics and a host of other products.… Read more Stanford professor wins 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize
Cody Karutz demonstrates the "flying like a superhero" virtual reality system used during this year's Bay Area Science Festival. Credit: Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival

by on November 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Stanford faculty, staff and students were enthusiastic participants in this year’s Bay Area Science Festival. The festival, held at locations around the Bay Area earlier this month, highlighted more than 20 events with Stanford participants, ranging from the “Mind Control Lab” to “Virtual Reality in the Social Sciences.” The festival’s mission is to “celebrate the… Read more Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival
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Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award

by on November 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Stanford history Professor KEITH BAKER has won an Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association. Each year the AHA honors senior historians in the United States for lifetime achievement in the discipline. Baker is one of three to win the award for 2014. “This came as a complete surprise,” Baker said. “I was… Read more Stanford professor wins American Historical Association lifetime achievement award