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Axe

After a Big Game victory, the Stanford Axe returns home

by Stanford News Service and Stanford Athletics on November 30, 2020 4:19 pm
The Cardinal blocked a would-be tying extra point by the Cal in the final minute of Big Game Nov. 27 to take back the Axe trophy and beat the Bears 24-23. The victory was achieved at Cal’s Memorial Stadium without the benefit of the traditional crowds because of safety precautions designed to stem the spread… Read more After a Big Game victory, the Stanford Axe returns home
Lowery

A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program

by Mandy Erickson on September 16, 2020 4:13 pm
From age 5 to 24, PATRICK LOWERY was a ballplayer. Drafted after his senior year at Columbia University, he pitched for a couple of years in the Los Angeles Angels farm system, including for the Burlington Bees in Iowa, the Inland Empire 66ers in California and the Orem Owlz in Utah.But a baseball career didn’t… Read more A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program

Six book recommendations for your summer staycation from the Graduate School of Business

by Jenny Luna & Steve Hawk on August 18, 2020 3:42 pm
The Graduate School of Business asked its professors to reveal what they’ve been reading this summer. Their responses range from insights into the neurological origins of human behavior to a debunking of the belief that businesses exist only to make money. As the closing weeks of summer approach, carve out some quiet time and dive… Read more Six book recommendations for your summer staycation from the Graduate School of Business
Resident fellows fro East House

Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents

by Stanford News Service and Stanford resident fellows on May 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Stanford’s resident fellows, their families and pets – all of whom are still sheltering in place – recently posed for photographs and took selfies to show their undergraduate residents, widely dispersed throughout the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, how much they are missed on campus and in their residences. Resident fellows are faculty and senior… Read more Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents
Jasmine Reid's photo of Cape Town homes

Stanford student photographs showcase the beauty and diversity of the world

by Stefanie Pietkiewicz on May 14, 2020 2:27 pm
A snapshot of a shrub growing amidst the smooth sand dunes of the Gobi Desert – where signs of life are largely absent – is the winner of the 2020 Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest. Captured by international relations major SERENA ZHANG when she was interning in China one summer, the winning image, Life,… Read more Stanford student photographs showcase the beauty and diversity of the world
Math team

Stanford students place third in Putnam Math Competition

by Alex Kekauoha on March 11, 2020 3:08 pm
A team of undergraduate math students placed third at the 80th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). For their efforts, the Stanford team received $15,000, and one student was recognized for being one of the top-performing women in the competition. The competition attracted 4,229 college students from… Read more Stanford students place third in Putnam Math Competition

Basketball coach Tara VanDerveer marks another milestone

by Stanford Athletics on January 13, 2020 3:26 pm
  TARA VANDERVEER has become the first women’s basketball coach with 500 regular-season wins in a single conference. Vanderveer reached the milestone Friday, Jan. 10, when the Cardinal beat California 73-40 at Maples Pavillion. About a half-dozen former Stanford players were in attendance at Maples Pavilion. The game also marked the debut matchup for first-year… Read more Basketball coach Tara VanDerveer marks another milestone
Cyber team

Stanford students win international cybersecurity competition

by Alex Kekauoha on January 12, 2020 12:58 pm
The STANFORD APPLIED CYBER TEAM beat out nine college hacking teams from around the world at the Collegiate Penetrating Testing Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology. At the annual event – now in its fifth year – students showcase their technical skills and gain professional experience in the practice of testing a computer system,… Read more Stanford students win international cybersecurity competition
Kindness cards

Cardinal at Work Cares campaign benefits local communities, wildfire victims

by University Human Resources Communications on December 2, 2019 3:56 pm
Thousands of Stanford employees helped families and members of local communities in need during the fourth annual Cardinal at Work Cares: Giving Essentials Drive. The drive resulted in donations of more than 3,200 personal care packs and more than 1,000 jackets and coats, according to an article in the December issue of Cardinal at Work.… Read more Cardinal at Work Cares campaign benefits local communities, wildfire victims

Ellen Kuhl, chair of mechanical engineering, finds balance in long-distance sports

by Tom Abate on October 7, 2019 2:23 pm
Come Oct. 12, when ELLEN KUHL, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, is doing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26-mile marathon, she may wonder whatever possessed her to join the roughly 2,400 contestants at the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. Fortunately, the answer is simple. “For me, long-distance sports are a lot like… Read more Ellen Kuhl, chair of mechanical engineering, finds balance in long-distance sports