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Pamela Karlan

Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing

by Sharon Driscoll on May 12, 2017 4:25 pm
In this Q&A with Stanford Lawyer, Law School Professor PAMELA KARLAN discusses the legal implications of the May 9 firing of FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey seems to have been a break with tradition. Can you talk about that – the structure of power – and why the… Read more Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing
Mitchell Stevens

Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable

by Carrie Spector on May 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Congressional representatives from around the country gathered at Stanford Graduate School of Education this week for a meeting with a small group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Stanford faculty, where they talked about the future of educational technology and its role in sustaining a vital American workforce. Six members of the House Committee on Education… Read more Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable
Thomas Markland

Thomas Markland named Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

by Taylor Kubota on May 10, 2017 2:22 pm
THOMAS MARKLAND, associate professor of chemistry, has been named a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. This award is given by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation to faculty in the United States who “are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed… Read more Thomas Markland named Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
Carolyn Lougee

Carolyn Lougee recognized for book on French Protestants’ experiences in 17th century

by Alex Shashkevich on May 9, 2017 3:05 pm
CAROLYN LOUGEE, the Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emerita, was recently honored with two awards – the 2016 David H. Pinkney Prize and the 2017 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize – for her 2016 book, Facing the Revocation: Huguenot Families, Faith, and the King’s Will. The book examines the story of a family of… Read more Carolyn Lougee recognized for book on French Protestants’ experiences in 17th century
Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation

by Brad Hayward on May 8, 2017 12:33 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with administration officials on the importance of basic biomedical research to improving human health and fueling economic growth. Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist and former chief scientific officer of biotechnology company Genentech, was invited to join a group of university leaders, academic health care… Read more Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation
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Knight Journalism Fellows tackle journalism’s challenges

by JSK Fellowships Program on May 5, 2017 4:50 pm
Eighteen journalists and journalism innovators from around the world have been awarded John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year at Stanford. They are the 52nd class of journalism fellows at Stanford. The fellows come from a variety of news environments and organizations. Some come from countries with long traditions of supporting a… Read more Knight Journalism Fellows tackle journalism’s challenges
Jeff Koseff

Sustainable Stanford Award winners honored

by Lauren Hennessy on May 4, 2017 4:35 pm
JEFF KOSEFF, SCOTT GOULD and EMMA FISHER were recently honored with Sustainable Stanford Awards for their efforts to reduce the university’s environmental footprint. The awards were presented during the recent Celebrating Sustainability event. Koseff, the William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute… Read more Sustainable Stanford Award winners honored
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New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients

by Kim Ratcliff on May 3, 2017 4:07 pm
It was Thursday night and cauliflower kuku, the evening’s starter, had just been served at Executive Chef Erica Holland-Toll’s weekly Chef’s Table in Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. Made with eggs, cauliflower, turmeric and caramelized onions, the Persian dish rose soufflé-like from brown ramekins. “Eggs are a canvas ripe for experimentation,” explained Holland-Toll. Ten students reached… Read more New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients
Phil Pizzo

Phil Pizzo reflects on transitions and identity

by Kate Chesley on May 2, 2017 2:58 pm
Scope, the award-winning Stanford Medicine blog, recently wrote about an essay PHIL PIZZO, former dean of the School of Medicine, wrote for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about later-life career transitions. After stepping down as dean, Pizzo founded Stanford’s successful Distinguished Careers Institute, which helps accomplished individuals transform themselves for roles with… Read more Phil Pizzo reflects on transitions and identity
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Cardinal scholar-athletes heading to the NFL

by Stanford Athletics on May 1, 2017 2:57 pm
The Cardinal had one of its best showings ever at the National Football League draft. SOLOMON THOMAS, a junior defensive lineman, was selected third overall by the San Francisco 49ers. Thomas is the highest defensive draft pick in program history. His selection was followed quickly by that of CHRISTIAN McCAFFREY, a junior running back, who… Read more Cardinal scholar-athletes heading to the NFL