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Rally for the Cardinal Football team today at Maples

by Elaine Ray on January 4, 2011 12:05 pm
Stanford football fans are encouraged to come out and meet the team in front of Maples Pavilion this afternoon at approximately 4:45. The Cardinal routed the Virginia Tech Hokies 40-12 in the Discover Orange Bowl Monday night.

Research team led by Mark Schnitzer gets $880,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

by Elaine Ray on November 24, 2010 4:00 am
The family foundation of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has awarded $880,000 to Stanford researchers to develop tiny microscopes that can capture real-time images of neurons firing in the brains of research mice. The data will be used to unravel the neural and cellular basis of schizophrenia. MARK SCHNITZER, an associate professor of biology and of… Read more Research team led by Mark Schnitzer gets $880,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Big Game fever hits Japan once again

by Elaine Ray on November 23, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford alum JOHN ROOS, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, reprised his Big Game party last weekend at his Tokyo residence. According to TOM TSENG, director of the Office of Development’s international division, who was at the party, more than 120 Stanford and Cal alumni, spouses and friends attended. They gathered around 5:15 a.m. Sunday morning,… Read more Big Game fever hits Japan once again

Neurologist named a rock star of science

by Elaine Ray on November 18, 2010 4:00 am
For just one day, Stanford neurologist FRANK LONGO got to hang up his white coat and step into the shoes of a rock star. He is featured in the December issue of GQ magazine alongside musician/singer and reality-television star Bret Michaels. The magazine teamed up with Geoffrey Beene Gives Back and the Entertainment Industry Foundation/Stand… Read more Neurologist named a rock star of science

1970 Rose Bowl Team to be honored Saturday

by Elaine Ray on November 4, 2010 4:00 am
The 1970 Cardinal football team that won the Pac-8 championship and upset second-ranked Ohio State in the Rose Bowl will be honored at halftime of Saturday’s game against Arizona. Former players expected to be in attendance include Heisman Trophy-winner JIM PLUNKETT, JEFF SIEMON, PETE LAZETICH, PHIL SATRE, JOHN SANDE, JACKIE BROWN, HILLARY SHOCKLEY and DAVE… Read more 1970 Rose Bowl Team to be honored Saturday

Crawfish, yoga, boating popular at Stanford Sierra Camp Faculty-Staff Weekend

by Elaine Ray on October 20, 2010 4:00 am
It was Faculty-Staff Weekend recently at the beautiful and remote Stanford Sierra Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe. Some 30 faculty and staff members, accompanied by about 70 family members, bunked down in the 12-room Main Lodge or 52 guest cabins and enjoyed activities ranging from hiking and boating to disco bingo.… Read more Crawfish, yoga, boating popular at Stanford Sierra Camp Faculty-Staff Weekend

National Cancer Institute awards $25 million to Stanford centers

by Elaine Ray on October 8, 2010 4:00 am
The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $25 million over the coming five years to two centers at the School of Medicine to develop new diagnostic techniques and therapies, as well as advance the understanding of basic cancer cell biology. SANJIV “SAM” GAMBHIR, professor of radiology, is the principal investigator for both grants. One… Read more National Cancer Institute awards $25 million to Stanford centers

Sierra magazine recognizes Stanford’s sustainability efforts

by Kate Chesley on August 18, 2010 4:00 am
Sierramagazine has published its “Cool Schools” survey, which purports to rank the sustainability efforts of colleges and universities. Stanford ranked fifth this year, behind Green Mountain College, Dickinson College, Evergreen College and the University of Washington. The publication singled out in particular the university’s Global Climate and Energy Project. On a 10-point scale, the publication… Read more Sierra magazine recognizes Stanford’s sustainability efforts

Students take the pulse of SFO taxi drivers

by Elaine Ray on August 10, 2010 4:00 am
Last month, members of the Stanford South Asian Preventive Health Outreach Program (SAPHOP) spent a day at San Francisco International Airport providing free health screenings for taxi drivers. They screened more than 100 people, representing a wide range of nationalities. For many of the “patients,” it had been so long since they had seen a… Read more Students take the pulse of SFO taxi drivers

Astrophysics graduate student wins San Francisco Marathon

by Kate Chesley on July 28, 2010 4:00 am
KEITH BECHTOL, a graduate student in astrophysics, won the San Francisco Marathon this past weekend. Local news outlets reported that this was his first road marathon. Not only did Bechtol win the race, but he also set a course record, finishing in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 28 seconds. The San Francisco Chronicle reported this:… Read more Astrophysics graduate student wins San Francisco Marathon