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Michael Frank

Michael Frank earns early career award in cognitive science

by Alex Shashkevich on March 25, 2017 5:00 pm
MICHAEL FRANK, associate professor of psychology, was recently awarded the 2017 Early Career Impact Award for Cognitive Science Society by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS). Frank earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford in 2004. The annual award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies “who have made… Read more Michael Frank earns early career award in cognitive science
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Student Affairs asks: 'What do millennials want?'

by Elaine Ray on March 23, 2017 12:56 pm
What do they want? Customized choices, mentoring, self-expression and transparency. When do they want it? Now! The “they” is Generation Y, more commonly referred to as millennials. At a recent Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) conference, LINDSEY POLLAK, an expert on millennials, provided insight into how to navigate a landscape in which the nation’s… Read more Student Affairs asks: 'What do millennials want?'
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CASBS secures core support from Ford Foundation

by Michael D. Gaetani on March 22, 2017 4:39 pm
It’s back to the future for CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University) and the Ford Foundation. And that’s a very good thing. CASBS owes its existence to the Ford Foundation. In the early 1950s the foundation launched a major initiative in the social and behavioral sciences. The last of… Read more CASBS secures core support from Ford Foundation
Match Day

After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs

by Tracie White on March 21, 2017 3:14 pm
At 8:55 a.m., as NURIEL MOGHAVEM got up from his table to accept the sealed, red envelope with his future hidden inside, his two younger brothers punched him in the shoulder — for luck. The neurologist-in-training was, for the moment, at loose ends. “Oh yeah, now I’m nervous,” said Moghavem, taking deep breaths and staring… Read more After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs
SLAC award winners

Three SLAC employees awarded the lab's highest honor

by SLAC Communications on March 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Three employees of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been recognized with the lab’s highest honor ­– the SLAC Director’s Award. The award recognizes employees who achieve extraordinary results while modeling the lab’s values of excellence, integrity, creativity, collaboration and respect. This year’s recipients are staff scientist SILA KILICCOTE; JODI VERLEGER, interim… Read more Three SLAC employees awarded the lab's highest honor
Duggan and Porat

SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers

by May Wong on March 17, 2017 3:39 pm
The 2017 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit on March 10 drew a mix of insights from experts in academia, industry and policy, who took participants from the dark days of Wall Street and the Golden Age of Hollywood to the uncertain future of the world’s geopolitical shifts. The annual event, in its… Read more SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers
Alexander Nemorov

Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

by Robin Wander on March 16, 2017 2:44 pm
For six weeks this spring, ALEXANDER NEMEROV will be spending Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he will give the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. The topic of his lectures, The Forest: America in the 1830s, is the first ever in the history of the… Read more Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
Mark Cullen

Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance

by Kris Newby on March 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Stanford has joined five University of California campuses in a consortium dedicated to removing administrative barriers to sharing research resources, talent, productivity tools and bioinformatics expertise. Leaders of the consortium say that by making it easier for research teams to leverage specialized resources and experts across member institutions, overhead costs can be reduced and health… Read more Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance
Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity

by Shana Lynch on March 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Artificial intelligence already powers many of our interactions today. When you ask Siri for directions, peruse Netflix’s recommendations or get a fraud alert from your bank, these interactions are led by computer systems using large amounts of data to predict your needs. The market is only going to grow. By 2020, the research firm IDC… Read more Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity
Dirk Rupnow

FSI celebrates 40 years of Austrian collaboration

by The Europe Center on March 13, 2017 3:13 pm
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor program at the Europe Center of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. The program has brought an Austrian scholar to Stanford each year since 1977, including historian DIRK RUPNOW, who is visiting this year from the University of Innsbruck. During the… Read more FSI celebrates 40 years of Austrian collaboration