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Mary Wootters

Seven faculty members named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows

by Taylor Kubota on February 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Seven faculty members from Stanford have been named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows. The fellowships, awarded yearly since 1955, honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields, according to the press release issued by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The seven Stanford recipients are among 126 U.S. and… Read more Seven faculty members named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows
Alade, Parrish and Xiao

Three Cardinal athletes awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

by Stanford Athletics on February 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Three Stanford student-athletes – TAMI ALADE, BLAKE PARRISH and MICHELLE XIAO – have been awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for their academic and athletic achievements. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners receive a one-time grant of $10,000. To qualify, they must be in their final year of athletic eligibility and plan to pursue graduate studies within the next year. In addition to… Read more Three Cardinal athletes awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
Philip Scherrer

Philip Scherrer receives 2019 George Ellery Hale Prize

by Erin Garcia de Jesus on February 15, 2019 5:00 pm
PHILIP SCHERRER, professor (research) of physics and senior fellow at the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, has received the 2019 George Ellery Hale Prize from the Solar Physics Division the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Scherrer’s research focuses on solar cycles, the sun’s interior and how the sun’s activity affects Earth. AAS recognized Scherrer for his development… Read more Philip Scherrer receives 2019 George Ellery Hale Prize
Charif Shanahan

Stanford lecturer earns fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts

by Alex Shashkevich on February 14, 2019 5:00 pm
This week, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded CHARIF SHANAHAN, a Jones lecturer in the English Department at Stanford, with a creative writing fellowship. Shanahan, a former Wallace Stegner fellow, was one of 35 poets who received the 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. The annual fellowship, which… Read more Stanford lecturer earns fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts
Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond named president for California State Board of Education

by Kate Chesley on February 13, 2019 2:32 pm
In his State of the State Address on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he was appointing LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND to the position of president for the State Board of Education. Newsom called Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita, a “nationally recognized education expert” and said she would work “alongside State… Read more Linda Darling-Hammond named president for California State Board of Education
Rebecca Walker

Emergency physician runs an Antarctic ultramarathon

by Susan Coppa on February 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, tells the story of REBECCA WALKER, a Stanford emergency medicine physician who not only ran an icy ultramarathon in Antartica in November – she also served as guide for Brazilian runner Vlad Dos Santos, who is blind. The 250-kilometer (155-mile) race unfolded over four days with about 60 participants and… Read more Emergency physician runs an Antarctic ultramarathon
Arnetha Ball

Arnetha Ball elected to the National Academy of Education

by Graduate School of Education communications on February 10, 2019 1:17 pm
ARNETHA BALL, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita, has been elected to the National Academy of Education for her outstanding contributions to education research and policy. Ball is one of 16 scholars elected to the NAEd this year. The group, founded in 1965, produces reports on pressing issues in education and offers professional… Read more Arnetha Ball elected to the National Academy of Education
The Donnas

Stanford senior once toured the world in the rock band The Donnas

by Alex Kekauoha on February 7, 2019 8:54 pm
As the former lead singer of the rock band The Donnas, senior BRETT ANDERSON has toured the world, won awards and appeared on magazine covers. In June she’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While her life in the classroom has been a far cry from her days riding a tour bus and walking… Read more Stanford senior once toured the world in the rock band The Donnas
James Wall

Stanford, UCSF consortium fosters innovation in pediatric medical devices

by Erin Digitale on February 6, 2019 2:17 pm
Researchers at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco are nurturing the development of new medical devices through the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium, established last year with an award of $6.7 million from the FDA. “When you look historically at the approvals of devices that have specific pediatric indications, they’re abysmal — essentially flat-lined,” said… Read more Stanford, UCSF consortium fosters innovation in pediatric medical devices
Tianze Liu

Stanford Earth’s Tianze Liu receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

by Danielle T. Tucker on February 5, 2019 2:46 pm
Stanford Earth graduate student TIANZE LIU has received an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award is given to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Typically, only the top 3 to 5 percent of student participants who present their… Read more Stanford Earth’s Tianze Liu receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award