Category: Awards

Vote for "Scope"

by Elaine Ray on February 12, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford’s Medical School recently launched a blog, called “Scope,” as another way to provide the public with information about biomedical research and health-care policy. Scope covers achievements of Stanford faculty, staff and students, but also offers insight on medical and scientific developments around the world. Recent topics include a Stanford exhibit on vintage cigarette ads,… Read more Vote for "Scope"

Fresh from White House awards ceremony, Zare wins another prestigious award

by Elaine Ray on January 12, 2010 4:00 am
In recognition of achievement in the advancement of chemistry, RICHARD ZARE has won the 2010 Theodore William Richards Award and Medal. The award, announced by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society today, includes two medals – a silver medal for display and a gold medal. Zare will receive the award on March 4… Read more Fresh from White House awards ceremony, Zare wins another prestigious award

'Dad, some guy is calling from Sweden'

by Elaine Ray on January 5, 2010 4:00 am
In her book Reindeer with King Gustaf: What to Expect When Your Spouse Wins the Nobel Prize, Anita Laughlin, wife of physics Professor ROBERT LAUGHLIN, descibes the pomp, the wardrobe changes and the ways the prize changed her family’s life. But the heady journey began at their campus home. “Twenty years after our first date,… Read more 'Dad, some guy is calling from Sweden'

Zhi-Xun Shen wins 2009 E.O. Lawrence Award

by Elaine Ray on December 17, 2009 4:00 am
ZHI-XUN SHEN, a pioneer in the field of materials science, has won the U.S. Department of Energy’s most prestigious science prize, the E.O. Lawrence Award. Shen is the director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science, or SIMES, a joint institute of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the main Stanford campus. He is… Read more Zhi-Xun Shen wins 2009 E.O. Lawrence Award

No Heisman, but maybe a Hermann

by Elaine Ray on December 14, 2009 4:00 am
While most eyes were on the Heisman Trophy sweepstakes this weekend – more specifically on whether Cardinal running back TOBY GERHART would receive the ultimate college football honor – rumors were rampant that JIM HARBAUGH was being wooed by other football programs. But he insisted Saturday that he planned to remain head coach at Stanford.… Read more No Heisman, but maybe a Hermann

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 . . .