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Three Stanford professors recognized with top science awards

by on January 21, 2016 6:00 pm
Three Stanford scholars were announced this week as recipients of prestigious National Academy of Sciences awards. One of them is STEPHEN QUAKE, a physicist and mathematician by training. But by dint of research and experience, he is also an engineer, chemist, biologist, geneticist, immunologist and inventor. In short, he is the consummate interdisciplinary scholar and,… Read more Three Stanford professors recognized with top science awards
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University Libraries open new Chinese typewriter exhibition

by on January 20, 2016 4:34 pm
Not all typewriters are created equal – especially when languages are not alphabetical. Imagine that. Well, now you can learn about such typewriters firsthand, thanks to the University Libraries. In a new exhibition that opened Wednesday, The Chinese Typewriter: The Design and Science of East Asian Information Technology, the history of modern East Asian information… Read more University Libraries open new Chinese typewriter exhibition
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Stanley Brodsky shares Pomeranchuk Prize

by on January 20, 2016 4:00 am
STANLEY BRODSKY, a professor of particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has received the 2015 Pomeranchuk Prize from the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP) in Moscow. He shares the award with Russian physicist VICTOR FADIN. “It is a great honor to be recognized… Read more Stanley Brodsky shares Pomeranchuk Prize
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Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy

by on January 18, 2016 5:00 pm
YAKOV ELIASHBERG, professor of mathematics, and ROGER BLANDFORD, professor of physics, have been awarded the 2016 Crafoord prizes in mathematics and astronomy, respectively, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Eliashberg has been awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics for his work in developing symplectic topology, a branch of differential geometry, and for his… Read more Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy
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Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison

by on January 15, 2016 4:33 am
How do you unlock latent creativity? Just talk to students at Stanford who have taken the course Management Science and Engineering 177: Creativity Rules. Every class begins with warm-up exercises that can look like a makeshift conga line or disco dance-off. Then, with bodies and minds limbered, students learn creative problem-solving tools for tackling challenges… Read more Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison
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Jordan Morris wins soccer's Hermann Trophy

by on January 13, 2016 1:19 pm
Stanford’s JORDAN MORRIS recently capped his storybook collegiate career when he was named the winner of the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s highest honor. The award was decided by a vote of NCAA Division I soccer coaches. “Thank you to everyone who supported me this season – coaches, support staff, parents, siblings, girlfriend and… Read more Jordan Morris wins soccer's Hermann Trophy
Epidermolysis bullosa patient Garrett Spaulding and his Stanford doctors were featured in "The butterfly effect," a story published in the summer 2015 issue of the magazine.
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'Stanford Medicine' magazine wins top honors

by on January 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Stanford Medicine and three of the stories published in the magazine in 2015 earned the highest possible awards in the annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges. Stanford Medicine, which is produced by the medical school’s Office of Communication & Public Affairs, received an Award of Excellence in the external-audience periodical category.… Read more 'Stanford Medicine' magazine wins top honors
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Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad

by on January 12, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford and Duke universities have announced a joint civic engagement initiative, providing student-athletes with an enriching academic engagement experience abroad. Scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016, the project is being made possible through the vision and generosity of DAVID RUBENSTEIN and PETER and HELEN BING. The Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE) will… Read more Program to engage student-athletes in volunteering abroad
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Artist Rick Lowe is Stanford Haas Center's 2016 Distinguished Visitor

by on January 11, 2016 4:00 am
Artist and MacArthur Foundation grant recipient RICK LOWE will visit Stanford over winter quarter as this year’s Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor. On Feb. 4, Lowe will deliver the Haas Center for Public Service’s Distinguished Visitor Lecture, titled “Redefining Art in the Social Context.” During his time on campus he will also lead… Read more Artist Rick Lowe is Stanford Haas Center's 2016 Distinguished Visitor
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Stanford faculty named among the most influential in shaping education policy and practice

by on January 8, 2016 4:00 am
The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., released its annual list of 200 national education scholars who are contributing most substantially to discussions on schools and schooling policy and practices. Twenty scholars from Stanford, including 15 from the Graduate School of Education, are among those recognized. LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND, professor emerita of education, tops the list. Other… Read more Stanford faculty named among the most influential in shaping education policy and practice