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Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities

by Staff on June 1, 2016 4:00 am
Four students have received the 2016 James W. Lyons Award for Service. The award, named in honor of JAMES LYONS, a former dean of students, recognizes students who make exceptional contributions to the university through a variety of activities. Also awarded recently were the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Campus Impact Awards, which are given to student… Read more Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities

Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel

by Staff on May 27, 2016 4:00 am
Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior YISROEL QUINT the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies. Quint, a junior from New York, who is majoring in Slavic languages and literatures, will use his fellowship to support research on Israel’s 2006 disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The fellowship was established five years ago in honor… Read more Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel

Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science

by Staff on May 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Last December, Stanford psychologist ALBERT BANDURA and microbiologist STANLEY FALKOW, were among those named winners of 2015 National Medals of Science. A White House ceremony, originally scheduled for January, was postponed due to a snowstorm in Washington, D.C. On May 19, Bandura and Falkow finally received their awards from President BARACK OBAMA. Bandura, the David… Read more Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science

Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards

by Kurt Hickman on May 20, 2016 4:00 am
At the 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony on May 17, colleagues, friends and family members gathered in the atrium of Bing Concert Hall to honor three staff members for their exceptional dedication, support of colleagues and passion about their work. The 2016 winners are LYNN DIXON, faculty data systems specialist in Faculty Affairs; JÖRG… Read more Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards

Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership

by Ruth Schechter on May 18, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford School of Medicine has announced the winners of the annual Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award and Inspiring Change Leadership Award. Spirit Award winners are selected for their outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude and customer service. This year’s recipients are TACY ABBOTT FRAMHEIN, a program coordinator in the Department of Genetics, and CHARLENE… Read more Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership

Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

by Colleen SchwartzCoffey on May 17, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford junior DANIEL RODA-STUART, who is studying atmosphere/energy engineering, will spend this summer in Colorado working with the Environmental Defense Fund to mitigate climate risks from oil and gas development on Western tribal lands. MEGAN MCCANN, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, will head to Washington, D.C., to support World Resources Institute’s efforts… Read more Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows

by Veronica Marian on May 16, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center has awarded 23 fellowships for the upcoming academic year. The cohort includes scholars of history, philosophy, music and English, among other humanities disciplines. Chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants, the fellows are Stanford faculty, advanced Stanford graduate students, and academics from California, across the United States and Europe. “The… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows

George Shultz receives U.S. Defense Department award

by Clifton Parker on May 13, 2016 4:00 am
GEORGE SHULTZ was recognized Wednesday for his “citizen-soldier” legacy in the defense and innovation fields. U.S. Secretary of Defense ASHTON CARTER presented Shultz with this year’s 2016 Secretary of Defense IDEAS award, which stands for “innovators in defense, enterprise, academia and science.” Shultz is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and is one of… Read more George Shultz receives U.S. Defense Department award

Stanford Student Affairs honors Fidler Award winner and others

by Kathleen Sullivan on May 9, 2016 4:00 am
KATHY CAMPBELL, associate dean of career education and director of career communities at Stanford, recently was presented the 2016 Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. The award, named for MARGARET ANN FIDLER, a former associate vice provost in Student Affairs, recognizes those who “demonstrate extraordinary dedication to their work and the… Read more Stanford Student Affairs honors Fidler Award winner and others

Portals Project makes connections around the world

by Staff on May 6, 2016 4:00 am
While celebrating May Day in Kigali this year, University of Rwanda student INNOCENT UDAHEMUKA stopped by Stanford for a visit – well, almost. Stepping into a gold-painted, soundproofed shipping container, Udahemuka stood in just the right spot for the mic to pick him up, the cameras to provide a full-body projection and the 4G connection… Read more Portals Project makes connections around the world