Throughout his more than half-a-century career, Charles “Charley” Yanofsky contributed to the fundamental understanding of genetics. Brilliant, humble and generous, he was a role model to students, friends and family.
One of the pioneering particle physicists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Taylor carried out experiments that led to the 1990 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the discovery of quarks.
The longtime friend of the university welcomed Stanford graduate students to study the art in his home and office, and then he and his family made the collection accessible to the world through a transformative gift.
Herrington served as head of the Department of Public Safety for 30 years. Stanford awarded him the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Service in 1994, praising “his gentle graciousness, extraordinary sensitivity and deep respect for human rights for all people.”
During his 22-year career at Stanford, Ira M. Friedman was devoted to serving the physical health and mental health care needs of students as director of Vaden Health Center, and its predecessor, Cowell Student Health Center.
The Stanford neuroscientist’s research focused on the cells in the brain that aren’t nerve cells. Collectively called glia, these “other” cells play a central role in sculpting and maintaining the brain’s wiring diagram.