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Business faculty members have reading recommendations for the break

by Steve Hawk and Jenny Luna on December 9, 2018 10:54 am
Looking for a good book to read in front of the fireplace during the upcoming holidays? Stanford Graduate School of Business professors suggest their favorite books. Pour yourself some eggnog and read on. For instance, SUSAN ATHEY, the Economics of Technology Professor, recommends Prediction Machines, by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb. She explains,… Read more Business faculty members have reading recommendations for the break
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Poet Eavan Boland recites new poem at UN event honoring Irish women’s suffrage

by Alex Shashkevich on December 6, 2018 2:23 pm
English professor and acclaimed poet EAVAN BOLAND recited a poem at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 5, in celebration of 100 years since the women of Ireland were granted suffrage. Boland, the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities and the Melvin and Bill Lane Director of the Creative Writing Program, read… Read more Poet Eavan Boland recites new poem at UN event honoring Irish women’s suffrage
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Stanford engineers win Gallery of Fluid Motion awards

by Taylor Kubota on December 5, 2018 2:55 pm
Two groups of mechanical engineers from the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford have won Gallery of Fluid Motion Awards, which celebrate engaging visuals that relay the science of contemporary fluid mechanics. The awards were announced in November as part of the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. One… Read more Stanford engineers win Gallery of Fluid Motion awards
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Greg Meehan has been appointed Olympic head coach for the USA women's swim team

by Stanford Athletics on December 4, 2018 3:04 pm
Stanford’s GREG MEEHAN has been named head coach of the 2020 U.S. Olympic women’s swimming team. Cal’s Dave Durden will serve as the men’s head coach. Meehan, a three-time NCAA Swimming Coach of the Year who led Stanford to national championships in 2017 and 2018, served as an assistant at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, where… Read more Greg Meehan has been appointed Olympic head coach for the USA women's swim team
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Schwarzman Class of 2020 includes four Stanford students

by Kathleen Sullivan on December 3, 2018 1:59 pm
Four Stanford students have won 2020 Schwarzman Scholarships for graduate study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities. They are among the 147 scholars from 38 countries who were named 2020 Schwarzman Scholars. The scholars will begin master’s degree programs in August 2019. The scholarship program was designed to prepare future… Read more Schwarzman Class of 2020 includes four Stanford students
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Robert Crown Law Library preserves stories of women legal pioneers

by Sharon Driscoll on December 2, 2018 1:04 pm
In the last half-century, women in law have made huge strides. But women who came before them faced huge hurdles—and many of them overcame those hurdles, making history by attending law school and succeeding in the profession against the odds. BROOKSLEY BORN, JD ’64, BA ’61, and Linda Ferren, executive director of the Historical Society… Read more Robert Crown Law Library preserves stories of women legal pioneers
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Residential & Dining Enterprises wants to share its recently recognized green cleaning system

by Kim Ratcliff on November 29, 2018 4:08 pm
Last spring, Mirrielees resident ARJUN KUMAR, ’20, banished his bleach and ditched his disinfecting wipes. Instead, he scoured his apartment from countertops to toilet with a chemical-free cleaner from the tap in the laundry room. A machine attached to the tap uses electricity to create stabilized aqueous ozone (SAO), also known as “engineered water.” The… Read more Residential & Dining Enterprises wants to share its recently recognized green cleaning system
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Elizabeth Bernhardt honored for her work in foreign language education

by Alex Shashkevich on November 28, 2018 4:02 pm
ELIZABETH BERNHARDT, a professor of German studies and the John Roberts Hale Director of the Stanford Language Center, has received the 2018 Wilga Rivers Award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. “Bernhardt’s work at Stanford has been visionary,” according to the award announcement. “Building the Stanford Language Center into an exemplar of… Read more Elizabeth Bernhardt honored for her work in foreign language education
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Mark Cullen named Stanford's senior associate vice provost for research

by Nathan Collins on November 27, 2018 3:56 pm
  MARK CULLEN, professor of medicine and senior associate dean of research in the School of Medicine, has been named senior associate vice provost for research. In the new role, Cullen will advise Dean of Research and Vice Provost KAM MOLER on university-wide research policy and compliance issues as well as develop strategy for the… Read more Mark Cullen named Stanford's senior associate vice provost for research
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David Stevenson named 2019 recipient of the John Howland Award

by Erin Digitale on November 26, 2018 1:43 pm
DAVID STEVENSON, the Harold K. Faber Professor in Pediatrics and senior associate dean for Maternal & Child Health, has been named the 2019 recipient of the John Howland Award, the top award given by the American Pediatric Society. The award honors Stevenson’s contributions as a longtime leader, clinician and mentor in neonatology and pediatrics. “I… Read more David Stevenson named 2019 recipient of the John Howland Award