Category: Awards

Rosemary Knight

Stanford Earth team a finalist for $1 million Indonesian sustainability prize

by Ker Than on September 2, 2017 1:14 pm
A group using cutting-edge airborne sensing technology and led by Stanford Earth’s ROSEMARY KNIGHT is one of six international teams to advance to the final phase of the $1 million Indonesian Peat Prize. The competition is designed to find a more accurate, affordable and timely way of mapping Indonesia’s vast stores of underground peat —… Read more Stanford Earth team a finalist for $1 million Indonesian sustainability prize
Blair Ratcliff

Blair Ratcliff wins American Physical Society award

by Manuel Gnida on August 28, 2017 3:09 pm
When the Big Bang gave birth to our universe about 14 billion years ago, it should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. Yet, today’s cosmos is dominated by matter. The BABAR experiment, which operated at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from 1999 to 2008, tried to explain this cosmic imbalance. Now, the American… Read more Blair Ratcliff wins American Physical Society award
SLAC's 2017 DOE Early Career Award winners, from left: Frederico Fiuza, Emilio Nanni and Zeeshan Ahmed. (Dawn Harmer/ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants

by By Angela Anderson, Glennda Chui and Amanda Solliday on August 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Three scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive DOE Early Career Research Program grants for research to find evidence of cosmic inflation, understand how plasmas excite particles to high energies and develop a way to accelerate particles in much shorter distances with terahertz radiation. ZEESHAN AHMED, FREDERICO FIUZA and EMILIO NANNI were… Read more Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants
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Stanford achieves top ranking for sustainability

by Kathleen Sullivan on August 20, 2017 3:45 pm
Stanford has achieved the top ranking – platinum – bestowed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, which assessed campus sustainability data from more than 800 universities in the United States and Canada. Like the precious metal, the platinum rating is rare. It is an honor Stanford shares with just one… Read more Stanford achieves top ranking for sustainability
Thomas Kailath

Stanford electrical engineering Professor Thomas Kailath honored for lifetime achievement by Marconi Society

by Pamela Moreland on August 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Engineering Professor emeritus THOMAS KAILATH will be given the Marconi Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many transformative contributions to information and system science, as well as his sustained mentoring and development of new generations of scientists. Kailath is the sixth scientist to be honored with a Marconi Society Lifetime Achievement Award. The… Read more Stanford electrical engineering Professor Thomas Kailath honored for lifetime achievement by Marconi Society
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