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Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants

by on November 10, 2014 10:00 pm
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently chose three Stanford affiliates – AHARON KAPITULNIK, ZHI-XUN SHEN, professors of physics and applied physics at Stanford, and TONY HEINZ, who will join Stanford’s faculty in January – for one of the top grants in quantum materials research. The Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials grants to Stanford… Read more Stanford scholars tapped for quantum materials research grants
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Law School's Michele Dauber recognized for first book

by on November 10, 2014 4:00 am
The American Society for Legal History is among the many organizations recognizing MICHELE LANDIS DAUBER for her first book, The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State. The society recently announced that it had awarded its 2014 John Philip Reid Award to Dauber, professor of law and Bernard D. Bergreen… Read more Law School's Michele Dauber recognized for first book
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NSA Director Michael Rogers speaks on campus

by on November 6, 2014 4:18 pm
National Security Agency Director Adm. MICHAEL ROGERS told a Stanford audience during a rare visit to Silicon Valley that his greatest concern today is that the nation is not yet prepared to defend against a major cyber terrorist attack. He said the growing rift among the signals intelligence agency, tech companies and civil liberties organizations… Read more NSA Director Michael Rogers speaks on campus
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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
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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
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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
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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!