Category: Awards

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

Stanford's Hall of Famers

by Elaine Ray on October 21, 2009 4:00 am
Award-winning playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG is one of four alumni who will be honored at the 15th annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Reunion Homecoming. Hwang, who won a Tony Award in 1988 for M. Butterfly, graduated from Stanford in 1979. He will be joined by Dr. V. JOY SIMMONS, ’74, physician… Read more Stanford's Hall of Famers

Recent awards and honors

by Elaine Ray on October 13, 2009 4:43 pm
Every year, communicators across the university, from the News Service to the medical and business schools; from Hoover and SIEPR and many of the other campus institutes,  keep a vigil during Nobel Prize week. They sleep with one eye open or wake up in the wee hours of the morning to check the Nobel  announcements… Read more Recent awards and honors

Physicist shares Onsager Prize

by Elaine Ray on October 5, 2009 1:56 pm
STEPHEN SHENKER, professor of physics and the Richard Herschel Weiland Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Lars Onsager Prize for his contributions in the field of theoretical particle physics. His research focuses on quantum gravity, particularly string/M theory, and the application of these ideas to cosmology and the… Read more Physicist shares Onsager Prize