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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
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George Shultz among those honored by Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

by Stanford Athletics on August 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Eight former Cardinal student-athletes have been elected to the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame. They are baseball’s JEFF AUSTIN, volleyball’s FOLUKE AKINRADEWO, wrestling’s TANNER GARDNER, tennis’ SUSAN HAGEY WALL, basketball’s MARK MADSEN, tennis’ DIANE MORRISON SHROPSHIRE, football’s BILL TARR and gymnastics’ TABITHA YIM. In addition, former U.S. secretary of state GEORGE SHULTZ will receive special… Read more George Shultz among those honored by Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

by Stanford News Service on August 15, 2019 2:16 pm
There must be some mistake. Sports Illustrated recently ranked the top 10 greatest mascots in college football history. THE TREE, which granted is the mascot of the Stanford Band, not the university, came in at No. 5. Inexplicably, SI ranked the University of Oregon Duck at No. 2 – higher than the Tree. At least… Read more Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong
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Student photographs that are worth a 1,000 words

by Robin Wander on May 28, 2019 2:20 pm
The results are in for the 8th annual Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest, and the winner of the popular vote is an evocative image of a rainy day at the Taj Mahal captured by senior human biology major EMILY MENDONSA while she was traveling in Utter Pradesh, India, conducting research on women’s health in… Read more Student photographs that are worth a 1,000 words
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Faculty Club new menu and accommodations create a ‘metamorphosis’

by Kate Chesley on May 25, 2019 10:09 am
If you haven’t been to the Faculty Club lately, you ought to make a point to check out the new menu and the new accommodations. Fearing that the Lagunita Drive facility was becoming stagnant, RAY PURPUR, president of the Faculty Club, said he and fellow members of the all-volunteer board set about revitalizing everything from… Read more Faculty Club new menu and accommodations create a ‘metamorphosis’
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Stanford chef offers up original chicken recipe

by Alex Kekauoha on March 26, 2019 2:35 pm
ERICA HOLLAND-TOLL, executive chef of Stanford Flavor Lab, recently shared her original recipe for coconut-braised chicken with butternut squash and crispy spiced chickpeas with student readers of the publication Roundabout. The recipe can be easily followed using equipment found in most residence kitchens. We thought readers of Stanford Report might enjoy giving the recipe a… Read more Stanford chef offers up original chicken recipe
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Students showcase their culinary talents at the Cardinal Cook-Off

by Kim Ratcliff and Alex Kekauoha on February 3, 2019 10:14 am
Stanford undergrad and graduate students recently showcased their culinary talents at Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) Stanford Dining’s CARDINAL COOK-OFF competition at the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. The Iron Chef-style event, now in its 16th year, made history when two teams placed first in the annual competition. The event is hosted each year by Stanford… Read more Students showcase their culinary talents at the Cardinal Cook-Off
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New fellowship honors Clarence B. Jones

by Stanford News Service on January 22, 2019 2:10 pm
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber A Jan. 17 lecture by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, commemorating the 90th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth, helped inaugurate the CLARENCE B. JONES FELLOWSHIP. Barber, whose speech was called “Where Do We Go From Here?,” is president of the Repairers of the Breach, a… Read more New fellowship honors Clarence B. Jones
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Basketball coach Tara VanDerveer is honored by the Women’s Sports Foundation

by Stanford Athletics on December 20, 2018 2:46 pm
The Women’s Sports Foundation has created the TARA VANDERVEER Fund for the Advancement of Women in Coaching to honor Stanford’s long-time Cardinal basketball coach. The fund will honor her extraordinary legacy by providing fellowships for aspiring female coaches in all collegiate sports, creating opportunities for them to excel and become leaders. In partnership with universities… Read more Basketball coach Tara VanDerveer is honored by the Women’s Sports Foundation
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Robert Crown Law Library preserves stories of women legal pioneers

by Sharon Driscoll on December 2, 2018 1:04 pm
In the last half-century, women in law have made huge strides. But women who came before them faced huge hurdles—and many of them overcame those hurdles, making history by attending law school and succeeding in the profession against the odds. BROOKSLEY BORN, JD ’64, BA ’61, and Linda Ferren, executive director of the Historical Society… Read more Robert Crown Law Library preserves stories of women legal pioneers