Midori Yoshimura

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Stanford student Gus Woythaler to compete in Jeopardy! College Championship

by Midori Yoshimura on February 1, 2016 4:00 am
Answer: A Stanford senior majoring in computer science who will compete alongside 14 other college students in this year’s Jeopardy! College Championship. Question: Who is GUS WOYTHALER? The two-week event begins today, Feb. 1, and concludes Friday, Feb. 12. Woythaler will take part in the quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 4, with students from the University… Read more Stanford student Gus Woythaler to compete in Jeopardy! College Championship

Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off

by Midori Yoshimura on January 25, 2016 9:50 pm
In an Iron Chef-style competition, Stanford students recently took innovation to the kitchen at the 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off, held in the top floor of the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons on Thursday evening. Three teams of two students practiced and worked with a mentor chef on campus to prepare a signature dish using two featured… Read more Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off

Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy

by Midori Yoshimura on January 18, 2016 5:00 pm
YAKOV ELIASHBERG, professor of mathematics, and ROGER BLANDFORD, professor of physics, have been awarded the 2016 Crafoord prizes in mathematics and astronomy, respectively, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Eliashberg has been awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics for his work in developing symplectic topology, a branch of differential geometry, and for his… Read more Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy

Stanford hosts HIVE Xperience open house

by Midori Yoshimura on October 13, 2015 4:00 am
On Friday, Oct. 16, the campus community is invited to enjoy the HIVE Xperience, a free open house showcasing Stanford’s new immersive visualization environment. Open to the public, the event offers the chance to see the facility’s 10-foot-tall, 24-foot-wide image display in action. Guests can discover the nuances of research images seen on a large… Read more Stanford hosts HIVE Xperience open house

Obama awards Stanford's Tobias Wolff a National Medal of Arts

by Midori Yoshimura on September 10, 2015 5:25 pm
TOBIAS WOLFF, professor emeritus of English, has been awarded a National Medal of Arts for his contributions as an author and educator. President BARACK OBAMA presented Wolff and fellow honorees with the medals – the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the federal government – during a White House ceremony on Thursday,… Read more Obama awards Stanford's Tobias Wolff a National Medal of Arts

Stanford receives Investor Award from Redwood City Education Foundation

by Midori Yoshimura on March 23, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford has received this year’s Investor Award from the Redwood City Education Foundation, in recognition of the university’s pledge to the RCEF of $250,000 over the next five years. The Investor Award honors companies for their substantial and long-term support of the RCEF and the Redwood City School District (RCSD), through gifts of time and… Read more Stanford receives Investor Award from Redwood City Education Foundation
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Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award

by Midori Yoshimura on October 3, 2014 4:00 am
CONDOLEEZZA RICE, professor of political science and Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business, will receive West Point’s Sylvanus Thayer Award on Monday, Oct. 6, at the U.S. Military Academy. The West Point Association of Graduates will present the award to Rice, a former U.S. Secretary of State… Read more Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award