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President Obama thanks hospitable drama faculty, students

by on February 18, 2015 4:08 pm
During his visit to Stanford last week, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA borrowed the offices of members of the Theater & Performance Studies Department in Memorial Auditorium. Enterprising students left the president a few messages, including an invitation to their upcoming performance of Evita. The students wrote to the president on pink notes attached to their photographs… Read more President Obama thanks hospitable drama faculty, students
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Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown

by on February 17, 2015 5:00 pm
  By tracking how much time you exercise from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, you can help Stanford win the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge — a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. Starting on Feb. 23, students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and supporters can track up to 120 minutes of physical activity per day for Stanford.… Read more Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown
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James D. Bjorken shares 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics

by on February 16, 2015 10:00 pm
  Stanford Professor emeritus JAMES D. “BJ” BJORKEN has been awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics for his key role in elucidating the nature of the strong force and predicting what would happen if electrons were violently slammed into protons in the atomic nucleus. His predictions were confirmed in stunning fashion in the late… Read more James D. Bjorken shares 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics
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Stanford scholars awarded grants for digital humanities research

by on February 11, 2015 5:06 pm
The Roberta Bowman Denning Fund for Humanities and Technology recently awarded grants to humanities projects that will use digital technology to produce new scholarship. Led by Stanford professors, the five winning projects reflect the wide range of humanities disciplines, from history to archaeology to linguistics. “With generous funding from the Roberta Bowman Denning Fund we… Read more Stanford scholars awarded grants for digital humanities research
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Two Stanford engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering

by on February 11, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford engineers JENS NØRSKOV and BERND GIROD have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). They are among 67 new members and 12 international members named by the Academy last week. Nørskov is director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at Stanford and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National… Read more Two Stanford engineers elected to National Academy of Engineering
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Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors

by on February 10, 2015 4:00 am
  IRVING WEISSMAN, a professor of pathology and of developmental biology at Stanford Medical School, was recently awarded the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research in Zurich. Weissman, who directs the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, was honored for his role in identifying and isolating the first hematopoetic, or blood-forming,… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman wins international honors
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments

by on February 6, 2015 2:36 pm
  A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN and U.S. Circuit Judges SRI SRINIVASAN and RAYMOND KETHLEDGE during a recent conversation at Stanford Law School. The event, presented by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, was held prior to this year’s Moot… Read more Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments
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'Philosophy Talk' radio show to record two live episodes at Stanford Friday

by on February 5, 2015 2:28 pm
Each week on the radio show Philosophy Talk, co-hosts KEN TAYLOR and JOHN PERRY, both philosophy professors at Stanford, invite listeners to join them as they talk with guest experts about a wide range of issues. Taylor and Perry have co-hosted the show since 2004, and their lively discussions explore topics from popular culture to… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' radio show to record two live episodes at Stanford Friday
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Meet RecMan: Stanford's recreation superhero

by on February 4, 2015 8:00 pm
If you see a red-caped crusader scaling the climbing wall or doing laps in the pool at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, have no fear, it’s RecMan, Stanford’s recreation superhero. RecMan was conceived by Stanford Recreation as a way to encourage members of the university community to take advantage of all of the… Read more Meet RecMan: Stanford's recreation superhero
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Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan