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In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow

by on May 11, 2015 4:22 pm
Every year since the early 1970s, Stanford has hosted a Powwow that celebrates indigenous art and culture. The student-run event, sponsored by the Stanford American Indian Organization, draws about 30,000 visitors annually from as far away as Canada. It is traditionally held Mother’s Day weekend and honors the spirit of motherhood. The weekend also honors… Read more In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow
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Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger

by on May 10, 2015 11:00 pm
Earlier this spring, when members of the community gathered for a breakfast celebration at Hillel at Stanford, attendees found themselves awash in living history. In addition to GEORGE SHULTZ, a former U.S. secretary of state, secretary of labor and secretary of the treasury, there was former Secretary of State HENRY KISSINGER, who showed up to… Read more Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger
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Stanford brain researchers get funding boost

by on May 7, 2015 4:39 pm
Two Stanford University faculty members developing techniques for monitoring neurons as they fire signals throughout the brain recently got a boost in the first round of funding by California’s neuroscience research grants program, Cal-BRAIN. Both projects could help neuroscientists better understand how the brain learns and remembers, or probe what goes awry in mental health… Read more Stanford brain researchers get funding boost
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20 named Knight Fellows during 50th anniversary year

by on May 6, 2015 6:03 pm
Twelve U.S. journalists and eight international journalists have won JOHN S. KNIGHT JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS at Stanford for the 2015-16 academic year. This will mark the 50th year that Stanford has offered journalism fellowships. The JSK Fellowships program champions innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism by helping fellows pursue their ideas, or “journalism challenges,” to improve… Read more 20 named Knight Fellows during 50th anniversary year
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Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft

by on May 5, 2015 4:06 pm
Six Cardinal football players were selected in the NFL draft last week. Two other players signed on to teams as undrafted free agents. Offensive lineman ANDRUS PEAT was selected 13th overall in the first round by the New Orleans Saints – he was also the first Bay Area player taken in the 2015 NFL Draft.… Read more Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft
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Two Stanford scholars win Guggenheim Fellowships

by on May 5, 2015 12:00 am
WALTER SCHEIDEL, a professor of history and of classics, and ANTHONY MARRA, a lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, have been awarded 2015 Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Scheidel and Marra are two of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists who received a Fellowship this year, selected on the basis of prior achievement… Read more Two Stanford scholars win Guggenheim Fellowships
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French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change

by on May 1, 2015 4:40 pm
France is grappling with rising terrorism and the climate change problem, French Ambassador GÉRARD ARAUD said during a talk Friday at Stanford. “We had been expecting a terrorist attack for some time,” said Araud, referencing the January massacre in Paris in which two shooters who identified themselves as Islamic terrorists killed 12 people at the… Read more French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change
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Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

by on April 30, 2015 7:45 pm
SHAHZAD BASHIR, professor of Islamic studies, and IAN MORRIS, professor of classics, will receive 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Morris and Bashir will join an elite cohort of 32 fellows whose work advances the study of crucial aspects of the human experience. According to the Carnegie website, the new program aims to identify “extraordinary senior, junior,… Read more Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships
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Pac-12 documentary describes academic side of universities

by on April 29, 2015 4:45 pm
The Pac-12 Conference, which includes Stanford, has produced a new documentary profiling the non-athletic side of member institutions. The one-hour special, which airs Sunday, May 3, at 9 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network, explains how the unique culture of each institution has shaped the personal story and career aspirations of 12 students. JESSICA REED, a… Read more Pac-12 documentary describes academic side of universities
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Stanford medical experts poised to provide aid in Nepal

by on April 28, 2015 8:51 pm
PAUL AUERBACH, a professor and chief of emergency medicine at Stanford, is in Nepal to help provide medical assistance in the aftermath of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. He has written the following post for the Medical School’s SCOPE blog. Under the auspices of International Medical Corps, I’ve just joined a team that will be growing to… Read more Stanford medical experts poised to provide aid in Nepal