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Stanford King celebrations include book talks, worship services, open house

by on January 13, 2015 11:23 pm
Back in the early 1960s, MARIA GITIN had only a dim awareness of the emerging civil rights movement in America. But soon enough, the 19-year-old girl from Petaluma found herself in the midst of an inspiring effort to register disenfranchised blacks to vote against racist intimidation and violence in the South. On Jan. 28, Gitin… Read more Stanford King celebrations include book talks, worship services, open house
Ashley Westhem and Kylie Jue (Photo by Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News)

Stanford student journalists win James Robinson awards

by on January 13, 2015 4:00 am
    KYLIE JUE started working for The Stanford Daily after her junior year in high school. The Cupertino native enjoyed the experience so much that she returned as an intern the summer before she officially became a Stanford student. Now a sophomore with plans to major in CS+English, Jue is a veteran at Stanford’s… Read more Stanford student journalists win James Robinson awards
Students from the fall quarter Supreme Court Litigation Clinic who helped prepare a case being argued Monday are (from left) Brittany Jones, Gary Dyal, Jenna Williams and Alison Karol.

Stanford Law School students to hear case before U.S. Supreme Court today

by on January 12, 2015 4:00 am
Students from Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic are in Washington, D.C., with Professor and Clinic Co-Director JEFFREY FISHER, who will argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court today, Jan. 12. The students spent the fall quarter assisting Fisher with background research and drafting the respondents’ merits brief for ONEOK, Inc. v. Learjet,… Read more Stanford Law School students to hear case before U.S. Supreme Court today
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Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner

by on January 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Earlier this week, New York Times columnist David Brooks referenced Stanford’s 100th Commencement address, delivered by the late JOHN GARDNER,in a column about finding meaning. Gardner, a Stanford alumnus, had a distinguished career in public service before he was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford in 1989.… Read more Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner
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Goodson named American Physical Society fellow

by on January 7, 2015 4:24 pm
  KENNETH GOODSON, the Robert Bosch Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Davies Family Provostial Professor, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. Goodson, a heat transfer specialist with interests ranging from smartphones to vehicle waste heat recovery, was cited “for contributions to the understanding of phonon and electron… Read more Goodson named American Physical Society fellow
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Finding a workout plan that works for you

by on January 7, 2015 12:01 am
As we head into the New Year, many of us will make a resolution that involves exercise. But how do we make sure that 2015 is the year our exercise program succeeds? To find out, BeWell sat down with ASHLEY GEPHART, a BeWell health adviser. Starting a fitness routine seems easy, but maintaining that plan… Read more Finding a workout plan that works for you
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Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'

by on January 6, 2015 4:00 am
TRISTAN WALKER is the founder of Walker & Company, which makes health and beauty products for people of color, and Code 2040, which fosters and supports minority engineering and tech talent. A former executive from Twitter and Foursquare, Walker pitched multiple ambitious, high-tech ideas to the venture capitalists at Andreessen Horowitz before discovering a relatively… Read more Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'
Stanford Law School students participated in a “Die-In” in December to call attention to events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system

by on January 4, 2015 12:30 pm
  Stanford Law School is organizing a series of events and educational programming focused on race, policing and the criminal justice system.  The first forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6,  and events are planned through winter and spring quarters. The forums are free and open to the public. “For many in the Stanford community,… Read more Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system
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On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…
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Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research

by on December 19, 2014 4:00 am
  PAGE CHAMBERLAIN, professor of environmental Earth system science, was recently awarded the inaugural Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research. Chamberlain received the prize from Germany’s Senckenberg Society at an award ceremony held in Frankfurt. An expert in isotope geology, Chamberlain has advanced the understanding of erosion mechanisms, the carbon cycle, climate and precipitation patterns by… Read more Stanford professor wins inaugural award for nature research