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Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards

by on June 18, 2015 3:39 pm
Stanford Medicine magazine earned six awards, including top prize in the category of “best articles of the year,” in a national competition. In all, the magazine took home a platinum, three golds, a silver and a bronze in the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards Program, a contest held by the Council for the Advancement and… Read more
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Health report card says we don't get enough sleep at Stanford

by on June 17, 2015 5:44 pm
BeWell has posted the results of Stanford’s health report card for 2014. Turns out that we need to get more sleep, which comes as a surprise to, well, probably no one. And, while 67.6 percent of us eat two or more servings of fruit a day, only 47.2 percent eat three or more servings of… Read more Health report card says we don't get enough sleep at Stanford
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On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015

by on June 16, 2015 2:49 pm
Stanford videographer KURT HICKMAN captured some of the best moments of the university’s 124th Commencement Weekend. Baccalaureate, the annual multifaith celebration, featured speeches by VERNON JORDAN, a civil rights leader, investment banker and attorney, and by Shelby Monét Sinclair, a graduating senior, and music by Talisman A Cappella. Hickman also caught the Wacky Walk, Stanford’s… Read more On video: Stanford sends off the Class of 2015
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Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences

by on June 15, 2015 4:17 pm
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) recently awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award to MARIE TONEY, administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Toney, who recently marked 40 years of service at Stanford, received the award for her exceptional work as a university administrator in H&S. The award… Read more
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Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco

by on June 15, 2015 4:00 am
For MATTHEW KOHRMAN and his students, the war against tobacco needs a new communications strategy. After all, he noted, three times as many cigarettes are currently manufactured and sold worldwide than were in the 1960s. And the global cigarette industry is the greatest cause of preventable death on the planet today. That’s why the Stanford… Read more Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco
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Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories

by on June 11, 2015 4:45 pm
A message in a bottle, one pinned to a necktie, one written on a bag of noodles. These and many other items form a collective memory of the Class of 2015, which will be marked with a shiny bronze plaque. In a sealed metal box, measuring less than a cubic foot, graduating seniors will lay… Read more Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories
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Five Cardinal soccer players in World Cup

by on June 10, 2015 4:52 pm
There are five former Stanford players – all teammates on the Cardinal team that reached the 2009 NCAA final – currently playing in the FIFA World Cup in Canada. Play began Saturday, June 6, and continues through July 5. The five former Cardinal soccer stars represent three countries in the 24-team event: CHRISTEN PRESS ’11 and… Read more Five Cardinal soccer players in World Cup
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Stanford's Tom Abel named permanent director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology

by on June 9, 2015 4:01 pm
TOM ABEL, acting director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology (KIPAC), and director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology division, has been appointed as the permanent KIPAC director, SLAC Director CHI-CHANG KAO announced this week. Abel is only the second director of KIPAC since the institute was founded… Read more Stanford's Tom Abel named permanent director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology
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Stanford researchers develop secondary school curriculum to address race and police violence

by on June 9, 2015 4:00 am
TRAVIS BRISTOL, a research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and CLAUDE GOLDENBERG, professor of education at Stanford, have created a curriculum that supports teaching about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, and the protests and civil unrest that followed in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.… Read more Stanford researchers develop secondary school curriculum to address race and police violence
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Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine

by on June 8, 2015 4:00 am
  Why become a doctor? It certainly isn’t easy, and it requires years of study and a sizable financial investment. If you ask physicians how, and why, they selected their careers, you’ll get a variety of stories that offer insight into the many benefits of pursuing medicine. PELIN CINAR, a gastro-intestinal oncologist, told her own story… Read more Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine