Category: Awards

Alum's film in Oscar contention

by Elaine Ray on December 7, 2009 4:00 am
“I can hardly believe it,” says KRIS NEWBY. But it’s true: Her documentary on Lyme disease has made it to the short list of 15 entries for the Academy Awards. Newby, who writes the newsletter for the Program in Human Biology, will find out on Feb. 2 whether Under Our Skin makes the next cut… Read more Alum's film in Oscar contention

A book is honored; a new play is staged

by Elaine Ray on December 4, 2009 4:00 am
Post updated. View post In announcing this year’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, the Modern Language Association awarded JOAN RAMON RESINA, professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures, honorable mention for his book Barcelona’s Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image, published by Stanford University Press. The Kovacs Prize was established in 1990… Read more A book is honored; a new play is staged

Rob Dunbar honored with Lyman Award

by Elaine Ray on December 1, 2009 5:56 pm
ROB DUNBAR, professor of geological and environmental sciences, received this year’s Lyman Award from the Stanford Alumni Association Tuesday. The award recognizes faculty who contribute unique and dedicated initiatives in service to the university. Dunbar was applauded in the award citation “for his years of service as the quintessential faculty ambassador to alumni near and far,… Read more Rob Dunbar honored with Lyman Award

Stanford's winning Facebook efforts; Apps course exceeds 4 million mark

by Elaine Ray on November 20, 2009 4:01 am
IAN HSU, Stanford’s director of Internet media outreach, traveled to Cambridge, Mass., earlier this month to pick up an award for Stanford’s cutting-edge Facebook strategy and Fan Page. The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR)  –  a global nonprofit research and education foundation and think tank dedicated to the study of new media and communications,… Read more Stanford's winning Facebook efforts; Apps course exceeds 4 million mark

The ambassador, the prime minister and the emperor . . .

by Elaine Ray on November 18, 2009 4:00 am
Diehard Stanford football fans won’t let a little thing like a 17-hour time difference or 5,000 miles dampen their Cardinal spirit. U.S. Ambassador to Japan JOHN ROOS, ’77, JD ’80, and his wife, SUSIE ROOS, ’78, will host a Big Game event at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo that starts at 9 a.m. Sunday morning,… Read more The ambassador, the prime minister and the emperor . . .

Team Stanford wins honors at iGEM Jamboree

by Elaine Ray on November 12, 2009 4:00 am
For several years, hundreds of undergraduates from across the world have gathered at MIT to compete in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Jamboree. Using a collection of standardized, interchangeable DNA parts called BioBricks, teams are challenged to design and test a simple biological system and to operate it in living cells. This year’s contest,… Read more Team Stanford wins honors at iGEM Jamboree

Darling-Hammond honored

by Elaine Ray on November 11, 2009 4:01 am
School of Education Professor LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND recently was one of three people to receive the 2009 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. The annual prize, given for the past 22 years, recognizes outstanding individuals whose dedication to learning is having a significant impact in America. Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, also… Read more Darling-Hammond honored

And the award goes to . . .

by Elaine Ray on October 28, 2009 4:00 am
There were no golden statuettes, slinky gowns or red carpet, but there was a bit of competition on the closing night of the 12th annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF).  On Sunday, Oct. 25, Stanford Video’s Director, CATHERINE O’BRIEN, presented the Stanford Video Awards to two of the festival’s 50 films. Milking The Rhino,… Read more And the award goes to . . .

CISAC's Crenshaw gets $500,000 grant to study terror groups; U.S. Senate confirms McNutt

by Elaine Ray on October 25, 2009 9:55 am
MARTHA CRENSHAW, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, is getting $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to identify patterns in the evolution of terrorist organizations and to analyze their comparative development. The three-year grant is part of the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative, which focuses on research related to national… Read more CISAC's Crenshaw gets $500,000 grant to study terror groups; U.S. Senate confirms McNutt

Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

by Elaine Ray on October 22, 2009 4:00 am
For his efforts to promote science in developing countries, RICHARD N. ZARE, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford, has been elected an associate fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Zare, chair of the Chemistry Department, is one of three Americans among the five new fellows and 45 associate fellows… Read more Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World