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George Shultz among those honored by Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

by Stanford Athletics on August 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Eight former Cardinal student-athletes have been elected to the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame. They are baseball’s JEFF AUSTIN, volleyball’s FOLUKE AKINRADEWO, wrestling’s TANNER GARDNER, tennis’ SUSAN HAGEY WALL, basketball’s MARK MADSEN, tennis’ DIANE MORRISON SHROPSHIRE, football’s BILL TARR and gymnastics’ TABITHA YIM. In addition, former U.S. secretary of state GEORGE SHULTZ will receive special… Read more George Shultz among those honored by Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

by Stanford News Service on August 15, 2019 2:16 pm
There must be some mistake. Sports Illustrated recently ranked the top 10 greatest mascots in college football history. THE TREE, which granted is the mascot of the Stanford Band, not the university, came in at No. 5. Inexplicably, SI ranked the University of Oregon Duck at No. 2 – higher than the Tree. At least… Read more Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

Study will probe the 'secondhand' effects of having guns in the home

by Beth Duff-Brown on August 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Stanford Health Policy’s DAVID STUDDERT – an expert on the public health epidemic of firearms violence – acknowledges that mass shootings are on the rise in the United States. “Experts now generally agree that mass shootings are becoming more common – and that a common thread is disaffected young men who have access to high-caliber,… Read more Study will probe the 'secondhand' effects of having guns in the home
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The award-winning health blog Scope celebrates its 10,000th post

by Stanford Medicine on August 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Scope, the award-winning health blog produced by Stanford Medicine, is celebrating its 10,000th post. Scope writes stories on original research, highlights podcasts, profiles physicians and researchers and shares the latest on health and wellness. The online offerings began in 2009 when blogs were relatively rare. As traditional media coverage of medicine and science dwindled, the… Read more The award-winning health blog Scope celebrates its 10,000th post

Twenty-five years ago this summer, Stanford renovated its iconic welcome mat

by Stanford News Service on August 12, 2019 3:45 pm
It’s hard to imagine, but 25 years ago, the university completely shut down PALM DRIVE, our beloved tree-lined welcome mat, to traffic for several months for renovations. According to 1994 Stanford News reports, in photographs taken before the project began, “the mile-long promenade is hemmed in by deep potholes brimming with standing water. In the… Read more Twenty-five years ago this summer, Stanford renovated its iconic welcome mat
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All-around best men’s gymnastics program

by Stanford Athletics on August 9, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford not only proved itself as the top men’s gymnastics program in the gym by winning the 2019 NCAA title, but it also has been named the 2019 College Gymnastics Association national academic team champion with a team grade point average of 3.435. The national academic title is the seventh for the Cardinal since the… Read more All-around best men’s gymnastics program
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Women of the Gulag wins documentary film award

by Hoover Institution on August 9, 2019 12:15 am
Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Hoover Fellow Paul Gregory’s Hoover Institution Press book of the same title, has been named Best Short Documentary at the 2019 Reykjavík Film Festival. Directed by Marianna Yarovskaya of MayFilms and produced by Yarovskaya and Gregory, the film was also short-listed in the best documentary category in the… Read more Women of the Gulag wins documentary film award

Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

by Amy Jeter-Hansen on August 7, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford Health Care has passed the triennial accreditation from The Joint Commission with flying colors. Accreditation from The Joint Commission certifies that a health care organization continues to meet or exceed meticulous procedural standards that align with government requirements, making the organization eligible for reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid. The five-day process spanned the entire… Read more Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

Cooking tips for the reluctant beginner

by Donna Lovell on August 7, 2019 12:15 am
When Stanford alumna Jess Dang, ’03, was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness as a teenager, she promised herself that if she lived to age 30, she’d turn her attention to helping others lead a healthier life. While at Stanford, she underwent treatment and by her senior year she was considered cured, with a good chance… Read more Cooking tips for the reluctant beginner
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Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease

by Min Joo Kim on August 5, 2019 5:00 pm
Graduate student MIN JOO KIM and physician-researcher RANDALL STAFFORD have published the first in a series of Scope blog entries demystifying heart failure. The series will also take a look into the mechanisms and biology of heart failure and highlight common treatment strategies. The heart supplies oxygen-rich blood to all of the body’s cells. For… Read more Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease