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Mark Davis

$12 million grant renewal for flu vaccine research

by Bruce Goldman on April 19, 2019 5:00 pm
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection a five-year, $12 million renewal of a grant for the study of how people respond to influenza vaccination. With the renewal, the total amount granted for this project has exceeded $50 million since the first award was made in 2003. According to MARK DAVIS,… Read more $12 million grant renewal for flu vaccine research
Sorority 1892

When sororities were banned at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on April 18, 2019 2:04 pm
On April 20, 1944 – 75 years ago – the Stanford University Board of Trustees voted to discontinue sororities and use the campus sorority houses as general residences for women. According to the Stanford Historical Society’s book A Chronology of Stanford University and Its Founders, the ban was applauded by female students, who had complained… Read more When sororities were banned at Stanford
Knight Journalism Fellowships 2020

Meet the international fellows for the JSK Class of 2020

by Knight Journalism Fellowships on April 17, 2019 3:46 pm
The next class of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford will include seven fellows from Africa, Europe and South America who are in the vanguard of transforming journalism. They are leading collaborations to share investigative resources, stories and training; reshaping storytelling in organizations large and small; and championing freedom of the press in… Read more Meet the international fellows for the JSK Class of 2020

Two from Stanford named Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellows

by Stanford News Service on April 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Two Stanford students have been named 2019 Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellows. NITYA MANI is a senior studying mathematics and computer science, and NINA ZUBRILINA is a senior studying mathematics and computer science. The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is dedicated to advancing groundbreaking applied science with real-world benefits. This year’s cohort includes 11 students from… Read more Two from Stanford named Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellows
Richard Powers

Pulitzer Prize winner found inspiration while at Stanford

by Stanford News Service on April 15, 2019 4:31 pm
RICHARD POWERS, the former Phil and Penny Knight Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Overstory. Powers told the Santa Fe New Mexican in a February interview that the inspiration for the novel came from his hikes in the Santa Cruz Mountains while he… Read more Pulitzer Prize winner found inspiration while at Stanford
Marcella Alsan

Marcella Alsan wins Arrow Award for research on Tuskegee Study

by Beth Duff-Brown on April 14, 2019 11:48 am
MARCELLA ALSAN, associate professor of medicine, is a co-recipient of this year’s Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association (IHEA) for research that shows the health of African American men was adversely impacted by the Tuskegee syphilis study of the early 20th century. The award recognizes excellence in the field of health economics and is… Read more Marcella Alsan wins Arrow Award for research on Tuskegee Study
Alanna Smith WNBA draft

Alanna Smith selected in WNBA draft

by Stanford Athletics on April 11, 2019 4:21 pm
ALANNA SMITH became the 26th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA Draft when the Phoenix Mercury selected the forward with the eighth overall pick on Wednesday night at Nike NYHQ in New York. Smith is the program’s 12th first-round selection and first since Chiney Ogwumike went No. 1 overall to the… Read more Alanna Smith selected in WNBA draft
Edelstein and Rodrigue

Faculty directors appointed for signature undergraduate programs

by Eric Van Danen on April 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Two signature programs for undergraduate students – Stanford Introductory Studies and the Bing Overseas Studies Program – will welcome new faculty directors in Fall 2019, Harry J. Elam, Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, has announced. DAN EDELSTEIN, professor of French, will become faculty director of Stanford Introductory Studies, which manages required and elective academic… Read more Faculty directors appointed for signature undergraduate programs
Stanford Pro Day

Fifteen Cardinal football players participated in Pro Day

by Stanford Athletics on April 9, 2019 2:48 pm
Representatives from 32 National Football League (NFL) teams, totaling more than 100 personnel and including more than 20 position coaches, four general managers and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan visited campus last week for the Cardinal’s annual Pro Day. Fifteen Cardinal football players ran, jumped and showed off their football skills with the… Read more Fifteen Cardinal football players participated in Pro Day
2019 Fellows

Three Stanford faculty elected fellows of the Ecological Society of America

by Taylor Kubota on April 4, 2019 5:00 pm
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announced their 2019 Fellows on April 4. ROSAMOND  NAYLOR, the William Wrigley Professor and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and TADASHI FUKAMI, associate professor of biology, were both named Fellows. ERIN MORDECAI, assistant professor of biology and member… Read more Three Stanford faculty elected fellows of the Ecological Society of America