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Jennifer Dionne and Tony Kovscek

Two new Energy Frontier Research Centers at Stanford

by Nathan Collins on July 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Stanford will soon be home to two new Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Centers, aimed at transforming the way energy is generated, transformed, stored and used. The EFRC program is now in its ninth year and currently funds 42 centers nationally. The two new centers, being led by JENNIFER DIONNE and TONY KOVSCEK, bring… Read more Two new Energy Frontier Research Centers at Stanford
Łukasz Kidziński

Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge

by Nathan Collins on July 20, 2018 12:05 am
The contestant wastes no time. It swings a prosthetic leg violently forward, drags its other leg quickly behind, then collapses into the ground — but it’s okay. This athlete is computer-generated, and what its creators learn from its fall could help them win a contest with a serious goal: designing better prosthetic limbs and helping… Read more Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge
Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith receives the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award

by Ashley Boney on July 18, 2018 4:30 pm
ANDREA GOLDSMITH, the Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded the Eric E. Sumner Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for her outstanding contributions to wireless technology. The award, established in 1995, recognizes significant technological advancements in the communications field and Goldsmith… Read more Andrea Goldsmith receives the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
Prasanna Jagannathan

Rosenkranz Prize-winner tackling malaria in pregnant women

by Beth Duff-Brown on July 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Malaria claims nearly half-a-million lives worldwide each year. Yet, we know little about the immunology of the disease that has plagued humanity for centuries. There were 216 million cases in 2016, according to the World Health Organization. Sub-Saharan Africa carries 80 percent of the global burden of the mosquito-borne infectious disease which devastates families, disrupts education… Read more Rosenkranz Prize-winner tackling malaria in pregnant women
Portrait of Joan Petersilia

Joan Petersilia elected to American Academy of Political and Social Science

by Donna Lovell on July 17, 2018 12:05 am
Stanford Law Professor Joan Petersilia has been elected to the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The interdisciplinary Academy includes among its fellows sociologists, political scientists, psychologists and economists as well as scholars and practitioners in communications, education, government and public policy. Petersilia, the Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of… Read more Joan Petersilia elected to American Academy of Political and Social Science
Sterling K. Brown

Primetime Emmy nominees include Stanford alumni

by Robin Wander on July 16, 2018 3:00 am
Stanford alums and television royalty STERLING K. BROWN, ’98, and ISSA RAE, ’07, have earned Emmy nominations for their roles in three hit television series. Brown, who earned Emmys in 2016 and ’17, is up for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Randall Pearson on This Is Us (nominated for… Read more Primetime Emmy nominees include Stanford alumni
Sonifying the Sea

Tackling wildfire, health and environmental risks

by Devon Ryan on July 13, 2018 12:15 am
Stanford engineers, geophysicists, disease ecologists, musicologists and others soon will collaborate on finding new ways to detect and reduce wildfire risk; harness the sun’s power to purify water; interpret ocean health through sound and more. The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has awarded 10 proposals as part of its 2018 Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) and Realizing Environmental… Read more Tackling wildfire, health and environmental risks
David Lobell

David Lobell appointed new director of FSE

by Michelle Horton on July 11, 2018 4:30 pm
The Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) is pleased to announce Professor DAVID B. LOBELL will step in as director Sept. 1, 2018. Lobell succeeds ROSAMOND L. NAYLOR who has been the director since FSE’s inception in 2005. “I am thrilled to be able to pass the leadership of FSE to the next generation. David… Read more David Lobell appointed new director of FSE
Susan Calandra

Susan Calandra, Stanford's head of finance, to retire

by Kathleen J. Sullivan on July 10, 2018 4:30 pm
After a 25-year career at Stanford, SUSAN CALANDRA, senior associate vice president for finance, will retire later this year. Calandra leads the Financial Management Services organization, which includes the Office of the Treasurer, Procurement, the Controller’s Office, Global Business Services, and Financial Management Consulting and Support. After joining Stanford as associate controller in August 1993,… Read more Susan Calandra, Stanford's head of finance, to retire
Steven A. Denning

Steven A. Denning, Arbuckle Award recipient: look outside yourself for the answers

by Graduate School of Business on July 9, 2018 4:30 pm
The magnitude of the challenges facing the world today could make it tempting to “protect and maintain what we have,” said Steven A. Denning, MBA ’78, to the attendees at the 2018 Arbuckle Award Dinner on May 3. But, he warned, this incremental thinking “might be inadequate to meet the scale of the challenges we… Read more Steven A. Denning, Arbuckle Award recipient: look outside yourself for the answers