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Stanford women's soccer duo drafted

by Stanford Athletics on January 20, 2021 3:26 pm
Stanford women’s soccer saw two players recently drafted in the 2021 NWSL Draft. KIKI PICKETT was drafted fourth overall by Kansas City, while MADISON HALEY was drafted seventh overall by the Chicago Red Stars. The NWSL received a waiver from the NCAA to allow drafted players to retain their collegiate eligibility with the NCAA season moving to the… Read more Stanford women's soccer duo drafted
Yi Cui

Yi Cui will receive E.O. Lawrence Award

by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on January 17, 2021 1:59 pm
YI CUI, professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and of photon science at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the DOE’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, which honors mid-career scientists and engineers in eight research fields. Cui is also a senior fellow and the director of the Precourt Institute for… Read more Yi Cui will receive E.O. Lawrence Award
Humanities

Meet the new Stanford Humanities Center fellows for 2020-21

by Stanford Humanities Center on January 12, 2021 4:29 pm
The Stanford Humanities Center has announced that 33 humanities scholars have been awarded fellowships for the upcoming academic year. The Stanford scholars and their areas of interest are: Keith Baker, the Violet Andrews Whittier Faculty Fellow, Department of History, Jean-Paul Marat: Prophet of Terror Ksenia Ershova, the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, Department… Read more Meet the new Stanford Humanities Center fellows for 2020-21
Brett McGurk

Biden picks Brett McGurk for Middle East role at the National Security Council

by Melissa De Witte on January 11, 2021 3:16 pm
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the White House National Security Council (NSC), and among their picks is BRETT MCGURK, the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. McGurk will join the NSC as coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa. “The National Security… Read more Biden picks Brett McGurk for Middle East role at the National Security Council
Steven Adelsheim and Yvonne Maldonado

Two faculty members honored by county for COVID-19 work

by Erin Digitale on January 10, 2021 9:46 am
YVONNE MALDONADO, professor of pediatrics and of epidemiology and population health, and STEVEN ADELSHEIM, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, were awarded supervisor’s medals by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian for advancing the well-being of county residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. They showed admirable resilience and offered others inspiration during a difficult year, Simitian… Read more Two faculty members honored by county for COVID-19 work
Noah Diffenbaugh

Noah Diffenbaugh receives AGU’s William Kaula Award

by University Communications on January 7, 2021 3:36 pm
Climate scientist NOAH DIFFENBAUGH, the Kara J Foundation Professor, has been awarded the William Kaula Award by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award is given in recognition of unselfish service to the scientific community through extraordinary dedication to and exceptional efforts on behalf of AGU’s publications program. Diffenbaugh served as editor of the peer-reviewed… Read more Noah Diffenbaugh receives AGU’s William Kaula Award
Pate-Cornell

Elisabeth Paté-Cornell awarded IEEE Simon Ramo Medal

by Ker Than on January 6, 2021 3:22 pm
ELISABETH PATÉ-CORNELL, the Burt and Deedee McMurtry Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of management science and engineering, has been awarded the 2021 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal. The $20,000 prize is granted by IEEE, the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, and recognizes individuals for their “exceptional achievement in systems… Read more Elisabeth Paté-Cornell awarded IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl is Joe Biden’s pick for under secretary of defense for policy

by Melissa De Witte on January 5, 2021 2:48 pm
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate COLIN KAHL, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, as under secretary of defense for policy. In a Dec. 30, 2020, statement on the Biden-Harris transition website, Biden said that… Read more Colin Kahl is Joe Biden’s pick for under secretary of defense for policy
Simona Onori

Simona Onori honored for work on sustainable transportation

by Kate Gibson on January 4, 2021 4:55 pm
SIMONA ONORI, assistant professor of energy resources engineering, has been recognized with the 2020 C3E award in research for her work on sustainable transportation and automotive energy systems. The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative, or C3E, aims to close the gender gap in the clean energy sector by advancing women’s leadership in the… Read more Simona Onori honored for work on sustainable transportation
Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer becomes winningest coach in women's college basketball history

by Stanford News Service on January 2, 2021 7:52 pm
Coach TARA VANDERVEER, the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball, became the winningest coach in Division I women’s college basketball history during the winter break. VanDerveer, in her 35th season at Stanford, surpassed the late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most victories with 1,099 as a result of a victory over the University of… Read more Tara VanDerveer becomes winningest coach in women's college basketball history