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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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