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Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva

by on October 13, 2014 4:00 am
Born on the Black Sea in Odessa, Regina Derieva was more than a loner. She was an outcast among outcasts: a Jew in the Soviet Union, a Ukrainian coming of age in Kazakhstan, and eventually an important poet in the Russian language living in Stockholm. The prominent Swedish author and translator Bengt Jangfeldt said, “Her… Read more Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva
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Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court

by on October 9, 2014 5:00 pm
Students from Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic traveled with Professor JEFFREY FISHER to Washington, D.C. this week for oral arguments in the clinic’s case Heien v. North Carolina.  At issue in the case was whether a police officer’s mistake of law can provide the individualized suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires. The clinic represented the petitioner… Read more Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court
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Eight are named to Athletics Hall of Fame

by on October 8, 2014 3:16 pm
Eight new members of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 11. The inductees are NICOLE BARNHART,  ’04 (women’s soccer); NOTAH BEGAY III, ’95 (men’s golf); TOI COOK,  ’87 (baseball and football); LAURA GRANVILLE, ’02 (women’s tennis); A.J. HINCH, ’96 (baseball); SKIP KENNEY (men’s swimming and diving coach); ANIKA LEERSSEN,… Read more Eight are named to Athletics Hall of Fame
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Documentaries by Stanford affiliates to show at international film festival

by on October 8, 2014 4:00 am
The 17th United Nations Association Film Festival, an international feast of documentaries, will run Oct. 16-26 at various locations on Stanford’s campus and at other local venues. The theme of this year’s festival is “Bridging the Gap,” and films include a range of settings from Syria to Stockton. Topics run the gamut from dance and… Read more Documentaries by Stanford affiliates to show at international film festival
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AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford

by on October 7, 2014 4:00 am
    MEGAN SWEZEY FOGARTY, deputy executive director of the Haas Center for Public Service, was honored recently as a Service Trailblazer as part of AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary celebration. She was one of 20 trailblazers honored last month by CaliforniaVolunteers, the state office that manages programs and initiatives to increase the number of California residents… Read more AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford
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Stanford anthropology professor's book on sickle cell anemia wins another prize

by on October 6, 2014 4:00 am
  The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa, by DUANA FULLWILEY, associate professor of anthropology at Stanford, has been awarded the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology. The 2011 book, Fullwiley’s first, won the Amaury Talbot Prize for most valuable work of African anthropology… Read more Stanford anthropology professor's book on sickle cell anemia wins another prize
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Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award

by on October 3, 2014 4:00 am
CONDOLEEZZA RICE, professor of political science and Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business, will receive West Point’s Sylvanus Thayer Award on Monday, Oct. 6, at the U.S. Military Academy. The West Point Association of Graduates will present the award to Rice, a former U.S. Secretary of State… Read more Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award
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Efforts to refine tools for recording brain activity get $1 million boost with NIH grant

by on October 2, 2014 4:00 am
This week the National Institutes of Health handed out the first $46 million in funding for their BRAIN initiative, announced in 2013. Stanford got one of those awards worth almost $1 million to develop improved ways of recording activity in the brain. That award went to MARK SCHNITZER, associate professor of biology and of applied… Read more Efforts to refine tools for recording brain activity get $1 million boost with NIH grant
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Thiel says Stanford is where 'my whole life began'

by on September 30, 2014 4:51 pm
If he had it to do over again, PETER THIEL said, “I’d still go to Stanford, I’d probably go to law school.” But, he told a packed audience at Stanford on Monday night, when he was young he was probably too driven by the need for prestige. Now he believes, “There is no wisdom in… Read more Thiel says Stanford is where 'my whole life began'
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Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream

by on September 30, 2014 4:00 am
  Need to make an important decision? Have to hit that deadline? Maybe you should rest or daydream first. BeWell@Stanford spoke with VINOD MENON, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to learn more about the different systems our minds use to solve problems and the benefits of allowing your mind to wander. In a world… Read more Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream