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'The Scientist' names Stanford one of the best places to work

by Kate Chesley on July 14, 2010 4:00 am
In the eighth annual Best Places to Work in Academia survey of The Scientist, STANFORD is ranked 13th out of 119 possible U.S. academic and non-commercial organizations for employment. Through the survey, The Scientist purports to determine how tenured, permanent or tenure-track life scientists at academic and non-commercial institutions rate the quality of their experience… Read more 'The Scientist' names Stanford one of the best places to work

Commencement slideshow: Vikings, sunbathers, the Tree and more

by Elaine Ray on June 16, 2010 4:00 am
LINDA CICERO, university photographer, has captured the romp and circumstance of Commencement in a slideshow. This year’s highlights include TOBY GERHART, now playing football for Minnesota, dressed in more traditional viking gear. According to the Associated Press, Gerhart finished his finals last Tuesday, went to minicamp for a couple of days, then flew back to… Read more Commencement slideshow: Vikings, sunbathers, the Tree and more

NCAA report shows Stanford athletes exceed academic progress standards

by Kate Chesley on June 11, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford Athletics has announced that all 35 Stanford athletic programs exceeded the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) standards. Six Cardinal teams earned perfect scores in the fifth annual set of APR numbers released by the NCAA this week. The APR is a term-by-term metric used to monitor team academic performance. NCAA overall data show that… Read more NCAA report shows Stanford athletes exceed academic progress standards

Grad students take iPad App to users in five weeks

by Elaine Ray on May 27, 2010 4:00 am
ANKIT GUPTA, a graduate student in computer science, and AKSHAY KOTHARI, a grad student in electrical engineering, have taken an iPad application from “idea to prototype to beta product to release (and revenues!)” in a mere five weeks, according to Gupta. The app, called Pulse, is a news reading application created as part of the… Read more Grad students take iPad App to users in five weeks

Men's volleyball advances to the NCAA final

by Elaine Ray on May 7, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford earned the right to play for the NCAA men’s volleyball championship on its home floor by sweeping Ohio State on Thursday and advancing to Saturday’s final against Penn State. The championship is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Maples. Read more.

Stanford team takes National Quiz Bowl

by Elaine Ray on April 23, 2010 4:00 am
A team of Stanford undergraduate and graduate students won a Quiz Bowl tournament held at the University of Maryland April 17-18. Quiz Bowl is an academic, general knowledge competition similar to Jeopardy! but played between teams of four. Stanford’s team included senior ARNAV MOUDGIL; graduate students BRIAN LINDQUIST and KRISTIAAN DE GREVE; and law student… Read more Stanford team takes National Quiz Bowl

President Hennessy named among America's favorite bosses

by Elaine Ray on April 22, 2010 4:03 am
Stanford President JOHN HENNESSY is featured as one of “America’s Favorite Bosses” on Forbes.com. In recent rankings Glassdoor.com, a website that posts salaries as well as employee reviews of their companies and bosses, Hennessy came in second, beating out Apple’s Steve Jobs (#3), Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein (#4), Google’s Eric Schmidt (#5) and Southwest Airlines’… Read more President Hennessy named among America's favorite bosses

Stanford, California dreamin'

by Elaine Ray on March 24, 2010 4:00 am
High school students and their parents agree on at least one thing – their dream college. Stanford ranked No. 1 in The Princeton Review’s 2010 “College Hopes & Worries Survey.” All but one of the questions in the 15-question survey were multiple choice. In the one in which respondents were asked to fill in the… Read more Stanford, California dreamin'

Women's basketball starts NCAA tournament with 79-47 win over UC-Riverside

by Elaine Ray on March 21, 2010 10:11 am
With its 79-47 win over UC-Riverside Saturday night, the women’s basketball team seems poised for a third straight trip to the Final Four. Next up is Iowa on Monday night, with the home crowd again expected to pack Maples Pavilion. The eighth-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes beat Rutgers 70-63 in Maples earlier Saturday.

Vote for "Scope"

by Elaine Ray on February 12, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford’s Medical School recently launched a blog, called “Scope,” as another way to provide the public with information about biomedical research and health-care policy. Scope covers achievements of Stanford faculty, staff and students, but also offers insight on medical and scientific developments around the world. Recent topics include a Stanford exhibit on vintage cigarette ads,… Read more Vote for "Scope"