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Giving Tuesday, Stanford style

by Elaine Ray on November 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Giving Tuesday is a global effort to encourage individuals and groups to commit acts of kindness. Observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, some view it as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here at Stanford, where philanthropy and public service have been part of the fabric since the university’s beginnings, members of the… Read more Giving Tuesday, Stanford style

Name that voice: Enjoy the 'Stanford 125' video, then take the quiz

by Elaine Ray on November 19, 2015 4:37 pm
Created as part of the kick-off of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration, the “Stanford 125” video includes soundbites from 10 notable campus speakers. How many do you recognize?

The Shaolin Monks return to perform, teach at Stanford

by Elaine Ray on September 17, 2015 5:00 pm
On Friday, Sept. 18, at noon, the world-famous Shaolin Monks will return to demonstrate their kung fu and qigong skills on the lawn on Campus Drive West between the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge and the Clark Center. In addition to the performance by the monks, who hail from China’s Shaolin Temple,… Read more The Shaolin Monks return to perform, teach at Stanford

Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award

by Elaine Ray on September 2, 2015 4:36 pm
In the years since VANESSA HUA earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford, she has worked as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant and San Francisco Chronicle. Her work also has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker online, Salon, The Atlantic, Newsweek and San Francisco and Stanford… Read more Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award

Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

by Elaine Ray on August 31, 2015 4:00 am
MEG SMAKER, who recently earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford, is among the 15 winners of the 2015 Student Academy Awards. Her entry, Boxeadora is the story of Cuba’s first known female boxer. Even before the Student Academy Award nod, Boxeadora was enjoying accolades. It won first place for nonfiction at… Read more Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community

by Elaine Ray on August 26, 2015 4:25 pm
Stanford’s Health Improvement Program (HIP) and Stanford Recreation are offering free group fitness classes for members of the Stanford community Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4. Try TRX or Jungle Gym, Boxing or Aqua Zumba. All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Signups open 15 minutes before classes begin. You will need… Read more Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community

Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition

by Elaine Ray on July 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Stanford is well represented in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend at the 2015 U.S. National Rubik’s Cube Championships Two-time national champion WESTON MIZUMOTO, a senior studying computer science at Stanford, is among the hundreds of speed cubers who are there to compete. He told the Island Packet, a local newspaper that covers the South… Read more Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition

Stanford's Yi Cui honored for innovations in sustainability research

by Elaine Ray on July 17, 2015 4:00 am
YI CUI, associate professor of materials science and engineering, is among five innovators who were recently honored with the 2015 Resonate Award from California Institute of Technology’s Resnick Sustainability Institute. The award recognizes researchers who have developed creative solutions to cutting CO2 emissions. “Yi Cui has made original and innovative contributions to a broad area… Read more Stanford's Yi Cui honored for innovations in sustainability research

Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences

by Elaine Ray on June 15, 2015 4:17 pm
The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) recently awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award to MARIE TONEY, administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Toney, who recently marked 40 years of service at Stanford, received the award for her exceptional work as a university administrator in H&S. The award… Read more Stanford administrator wins award for contributions to the School of Humanities and Sciences

The 2015 Stanford Black Alumni Summit offers inspiration, rededication

by Elaine Ray on May 17, 2015 8:00 pm
Earlier this month, about 325 black alumni gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2015 Stanford Black Alumni Summit, hosted by the Stanford National Black Alumni Association. The event was an opportunity for alumni to reconnect and reflect, not only on their time on the Farm but also on their role as global citizens in the… Read more The 2015 Stanford Black Alumni Summit offers inspiration, rededication