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Livia Eberlin

Post doc Livia Eberlin named outstanding female scientist

by on November 6, 2014 4:00 am
LIVIA EBERLIN,  a post-doctoral scholar in chemistry, has been named a recipient of the 2014 L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship. The award recognizes five U.S.-based female researchers for their outstanding contributions to science, technology, engineering and math fields. The award includes a $60,000 prize and an opportunity to participate in a White House… Read more Post doc Livia Eberlin named outstanding female scientist
Shoucheng Zhang

Shoucheng Zhang wins Franklin Medal in Physics

by on November 3, 2014 4:24 pm
SHOUCHENG ZHANG, professor of physics, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, one of the oldest and most prestigious science awards in the United States. Zhang shares the 2015 physics recognition with Charles Kane and Eugene Mele, both of the University of Pennsylvania, for their “groundbreaking theoretical contributions leading… Read more Shoucheng Zhang wins Franklin Medal in Physics
Stanford Band

The Stanford Band reads mean tweets

by on October 31, 2014 4:00 am
As most members of the Stanford community know, the LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND can dish out satire – often to the consternation of foe and friend alike. Case in point: an entire halftime show featuring bad cheese puns during the Rose Bowl game versus the University of Wisconsin. But Band members recently proved… Read more The Stanford Band reads mean tweets
Laura Dahl

The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals

by on October 29, 2014 4:54 pm
The A. Jess Shenson Recital Series will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Sunday by welcoming baritone Stephen Salters to Campbell Recital Hall for a performance featuring Rachmaninoff, Strauss and American, Spanish and Brazilian folks songs. The Shenson Series was founded in 2004 by pianist LAURA DAHL, a lecturer in music, to bring vocalists to campus… Read more The Shenson Series celebrates 10 years of recitals
Photo of electric Marguerite bus

Marguerite goes electric!

by on October 28, 2014 3:31 pm
You may have noticed that Stanford has increased its fleet of zero-emission, battery-electric Marguerite transit buses to 13, up from three. As Stanford retires up to 15 buses that are less fuel-efficient and more costly to maintain, the university is “greening” its fleet with electric vehicles. Be on the lookout for 10 more electric buses… Read more Marguerite goes electric!
Doug Baldwin

Stanford in the NFL: Week 8

by on October 27, 2014 4:54 pm
Sixteen former Cardinal football players competed in the National Football League over the weekend, including DAVID DECASTRO of the Pittsburgh Steelers, DOUG BALDWIN of the Seattle Seahawks, ZACH ERTZ of the Philadelphia Eagles and ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts. Stanford Athletics updates the campus on how they did: Johnson Bademosi – @j_bademosi24 Cleveland Browns… Read more Stanford in the NFL: Week 8
Paul Kalanithi

A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care

by on October 24, 2014 4:16 pm
The doctor and patient sat in comfortable leather armchairs, facing each other onstage in the School of Medicine’s Berg Hall. Timothy Quill, MD, a palliative care specialist, leaned forward, hands clasped on his knees, head tilted to one side. For about an hour, he asked short, pointed questions of PAUL KALANITHI, MD, a 37-year-old Stanford… Read more A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care
Photograph of bike helmet giveaway

Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment

by on October 23, 2014 4:25 pm
If you see an undergraduate wearing a helmet while riding a bike on campus, chances are good that it could be a member of the women’s swim team. Members of the team recently committed to wearing helmets, thanks to the encouragement of Coach GREG MEEHAN and the support of the Stanford Department of Public Safety… Read more Women's swim team makes a bike helmet commitment