Category: Awards

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Shelley Fisher Fishkin receives lifetime achievement award for Mark Twain scholarship

by Alex Shashkevich on August 15, 2017 8:24 am
English Professor SHELLEY FISHER FISHKIN earned a lifetime achievement award this month for her contributions to Mark Twain studies. The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College honored Fishkin with the John S. Tuckey Award on Aug. 4 at the Eighth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies for “helping to assure… Read more Shelley Fisher Fishkin receives lifetime achievement award for Mark Twain scholarship
GSB

GSB announces first recipients of its Stanford USA MBA Fellowship

by Graduate School of Business Communications on August 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Stanford Graduate School of Business has selected ADAM VERHASSELT, AMANDA DONOHUE-HANSEN and TAYLOR SEABAUGH as the first recipients of its Stanford USA MBA Fellowship. The fellowship provides up to $160,000 in tuition and fees to each recipient over two years. Within two years of graduation from Stanford GSB, fellows must begin working in the Midwest… Read more GSB announces first recipients of its Stanford USA MBA Fellowship
Manuel

Swimmers Manuel, Neal and Ledecky collect 14 medals at the World Championships

by Stanford Athletics on August 2, 2017 2:23 pm
Cardinal swimmers LIA NEAL, KATIE LEDECKY and SIMONE MANUEL combined to win 14 medals at the FINA World Championships in Budapest July 23-30. Ledecky and Manuel each won five golds, and Neal added two more. Ledecky added a silver and Manuel earned a bronze to give Stanford the highest medal count of any NCAA program… Read more Swimmers Manuel, Neal and Ledecky collect 14 medals at the World Championships
Devin McMahon

Graduate student Devin McMahon finishes first among women in the San Francisco Marathon

by Kate Chesley on July 27, 2017 4:00 pm
DEVIN MCMAHON, a PhD student in Earth system science, placed first among 2,355 women in the San Francisco Marathon on July 23. McMahon, who ran track as an undergraduate at Cornell, is pursing graduate work on sustainability of afforestation and plantation forestry as part of ROB JACKSON’s lab. Specifically, McMahon studies the long-term effects of… Read more Graduate student Devin McMahon finishes first among women in the San Francisco Marathon
Richard Thompson Ford, left, and David Alan Sklansky

Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute

by Carla Spain on July 26, 2017 4:17 pm
The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced 58 newly elected members, including Stanford Law Professors RICHARD THOMPSON FORD and DAVID ALAN SKLANSKY. ALI members are highly regarded judges, lawyers and law professors who are confidentially nominated by their peers, vetted by ALI’s Membership Committee and elected by the ALI Council. An expert on civil rights and anti-discrimination law, Ford (BA… Read more Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute
Emmanuel Candès

Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize

by Stanford Department of Mathematics on July 18, 2017 4:36 pm
EMMANUEL CANDÈS, professor of mathematics and statistics, was honored with the 2017 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at its annual meeting earlier this month. Established in 1998, the Kleinman Prize is awarded every two years to one individual for outstanding research – or other contributions – bridging the… Read more Mathematician Emmanuel Candès receives 2017 Kleinman Prize
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Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research

by Precourt Institute for Energy on July 17, 2017 4:00 pm
The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Stanford a total of $1.59 million for two research projects on advanced solar cell technology. The awards are among 48 projects that will receive support through the DOE SunShot Initiative, a program launched in 2011 to develop new technologies that lower the costs and improve the reliability of… Read more Energy Department awards Stanford $1.59 million for solar research
Inky Ajanaku

Cardinal women athletes win another Capital One Cup at ESPYs

by Kate Chesley on July 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Highlighted by three NCAA championships, Stanford captured its record fourth Women’s Athletics Program Capital One Cup with the 2016-17 crown. The award was recognized during the annual ESPY sports award ceremony, aired live on ABC Wednesday, July 12. Onstage were alumna NNEKA OGWUMIKE, star of the Los Angeles Sparks, with INKY AJANAKU, star of the… Read more Cardinal women athletes win another Capital One Cup at ESPYs
Yi Cui

Nanoscientist Yi Cui named Blavatnik National Laureate

by Angela Anderson on July 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Pioneering nanoscientist YI CUI, professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University and of photon science at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been named a 2017 Blavatnik National Laureate. The $250,000 award recognizes the most promising researchers age 42 and younger at top U.S. academic and research institutions. “Professor Cui… Read more Nanoscientist Yi Cui named Blavatnik National Laureate
Aanchal Johri, left, and Jason Li

Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars

by Pamela Moreland on July 10, 2017 3:03 pm
AANCHAL JOHRI, ’18, a mathematical and computational science major, and JASON LI, ’18, a human biology major, have been awarded scholarships from the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation for their commitment to public service, outstanding leadership potential and desire to make a difference in local, regional, national and international communities. The program was… Read more Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars