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Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows

by Veronica Marian on May 16, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center has awarded 23 fellowships for the upcoming academic year. The cohort includes scholars of history, philosophy, music and English, among other humanities disciplines. Chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants, the fellows are Stanford faculty, advanced Stanford graduate students, and academics from California, across the United States and Europe. “The… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter presents former Secretary of State George Shultz with the Innovators in Defense, Enterprise, Academia and Science (IDEAS) award during a campus ceremony  May 11. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/U.S. Department of Defense.)

George Shultz receives U.S. Defense Department award

by Clifton Parker on May 13, 2016 4:00 am
GEORGE SHULTZ was recognized Wednesday for his “citizen-soldier” legacy in the defense and innovation fields. U.S. Secretary of Defense ASHTON CARTER presented Shultz with this year’s 2016 Secretary of Defense IDEAS award, which stands for “innovators in defense, enterprise, academia and science.” Shultz is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and is one of… Read more George Shultz receives U.S. Defense Department award
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Stanford writers win Berlin Prize fellowships

by Heidi Beck on May 11, 2016 5:05 pm
Two members of the creative writing faculty, ADAM JOHNSON and MOLLY ANTOPOL, were among the 23 scholars, writers and artists to have been awarded Berlin Prize fellowships for 2016-17 by the American Academy in Berlin. Johnson is the Phil and Penny Knight Professor in Creative Writing; Antopol is a Jones Lecturer. Both Johnson and Antopol… Read more Stanford writers win Berlin Prize fellowships
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Constitution at root of political dysfunction

by Staff on May 9, 2016 5:38 pm
What are the causes of our political dysfunction today? While some may find it hard to accept, one scholar says the Constitution itself is at the root of the problem. TERRY MOE, a political science professor and Hoover senior fellow, argues that we need to give more expansive powers to the presidency. His point of… Read more Constitution at root of political dysfunction
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Stanford Student Affairs honors Fidler Award winner and others

by Kathleen Sullivan on May 9, 2016 4:00 am
KATHY CAMPBELL, associate dean of career education and director of career communities at Stanford, recently was presented the 2016 Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. The award, named for MARGARET ANN FIDLER, a former associate vice provost in Student Affairs, recognizes those who “demonstrate extraordinary dedication to their work and the… Read more Stanford Student Affairs honors Fidler Award winner and others
The entrance to the Portals Project at Crothers Hall. (Photo credit: Chaney Kourouniotis)

Portals Project makes connections around the world

by Staff on May 6, 2016 4:00 am
While celebrating May Day in Kigali this year, University of Rwanda student INNOCENT UDAHEMUKA stopped by Stanford for a visit – well, almost. Stepping into a gold-painted, soundproofed shipping container, Udahemuka stood in just the right spot for the mic to pick him up, the cameras to provide a full-body projection and the 4G connection… Read more Portals Project makes connections around the world
Sculptor Oleg Lobykin works on the marble statue of Benjamin Franklin. (Photo courtesy Oleg Lobykin)

Stone-carving project at Stanford recognized

by Kathleen Sullivan on May 4, 2016 5:18 pm
Palo Alto sculptor OLEG LOBYKIN, who created the marble statues of Johannes Gutenberg and Benjamin Franklin that now look out on the Oval from the second story of Wallenberg Hall, will receive an award for the stone-carving project. In June, Lobykin will receive a 2016 Julia Morgan Award for Excellence in Classical and Traditional Design… Read more Stone-carving project at Stanford recognized
The Sun Field Station at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

by Staff on May 4, 2016 4:00 am
The Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has a new leadership duo: ELIZABETH HADLY has been named the new faculty director, and ANTHONY BARNOSKY, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will become executive director of the 1,198-acre preserve. Hadly, the Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, who joined the… Read more New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) visited Stanford on April 17 as part of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies' Islam in America series. (Photo courtesy The Abbasi Program.

During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans

by Kendra Davidson on May 3, 2016 4:00 am
During a visit to Stanford, Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) talked about the vital role the academic community can play in responding to discrimination against Muslim Americans and to the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has pervaded current political discourse. “There is a very strong nexus between the idea generation and the policy,” Ellison noted, pointing to the… Read more During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans
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Alexander Torres wins Beinecke Scholarship

by Kate Chesley on April 30, 2016 10:17 am
ALEXANDER TORRES, a junior majoring in English and minoring in Spanish, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship to support his graduate education. The Beinecke Scholarship, a program of the Sperry Fund, seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. This year,… Read more Alexander Torres wins Beinecke Scholarship