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Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education

by Brooke Donald on April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
The American Educational Research Association has honored Stanford faculty, students and alumni with awards for their scholarship. Most of the awards were announced during AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Researchers and practitioners from around the country attended the meeting, where scholars presented new research, delivered lectures on diversity, democracy and equity… Read more Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education
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Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by Kathleen Sullivan on April 11, 2016 9:30 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford has announced plans to create “Seeds of Change,” a program to encourage, support and sustain young women in computer science and engineering as they journey from high school through college and into successful careers in technology. The program was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million gift… Read more Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers
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Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

by Tracie White on April 3, 2016 5:57 pm
Sometimes scientists discover the best new stuff by disproving their own hypotheses. This seems to be what happened for a group of sleep researchers who recently set out to study sleep in the senior population. The plan was for the researchers to set up high-tech equipment in the bedrooms of 150 older adults and examine a phenomenon… Read more Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues

by Geoff McGhee on March 31, 2016 9:40 pm
Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West recently held its fourth annual scholarly conference on rural Western issues. The Eccles Rural West Conference took place March 17-19 in Missoula, Montana, bringing together more than 70 scholars, journalists, lawyers, and policymakers from across the western United States. Stanford political scientists BRUCE E. CAIN, DAVID BRADY,… Read more Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues

Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title

by Stanford Athletics on March 29, 2016 11:52 pm
On Saturday, March 26, the Stanford captured the 2016 U.S. National Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships in impressive fashion, collecting victories in three of four finals. Stanford totaled 98.0 points, while defending champion Ohio State finished second with 92.0 and the University of the Incarnate Word was third with 75.0. It marked the eighth title for… Read more Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title

New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

by Ruthann Richter on March 29, 2016 4:00 am
Many women in the developing world say they don’t want to get pregnant in the 18 months after childbirth, but they don’t have access to family planning services. Now a Stanford researcher has invented a new, low-cost option for these women that would enable them to obtain long-term contraception just after delivery. The device consists… Read more New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

Stanford names next men's basketball coach

by Stanford Athletics on March 27, 2016 4:40 pm
JEROD HAASE has been named Stanford’s men’s basketball coach. Haase recently completed his fourth season as the head coach at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Stanford’s Director of Athletics BERNARD MUIR  announced Haase’s appointment last week. “I could not be more excited to welcome Jerod, Mindy and their children to the Stanford family,” said… Read more Stanford names next men's basketball coach

Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department

by Gabrielle Karampelas on March 25, 2016 4:00 am
Computer scientist and AI pioneer EDWARD A. FEIGENBAUM has partnered with Stanford Libraries to make his personal papers available online, including more than 16,500 notes, scientific development documents, correspondence, Artificial Intelligence Lab memos, audio tapes and videos. Starting with the dawn of artificial intelligence research and computer science in 1956, the Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers… Read more Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department

Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater

by Stanford Athletics on March 22, 2016 6:20 pm
LILI THOMPSON had to forget her miss that could have ended Stanford’s season. There was still time left. “You kind of hear it growing up, you have to have a short memory,” Thompson said. She delivered when it mattered most. In the last three minutes of Monday night’s playoff game against South Dakota State University… Read more Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater

Match Day pride

by Tracie White on March 21, 2016 8:00 pm
At exactly 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 18, JACOB ROSENBERG, a soon-to-be Stanford medical school graduate, ran a finger across the envelope that held his future. He looked around the table at his friends and family, paused for dramatic effect, then ripped it open. “Hah!” he laughed, throwing back his head. Then he turned a… Read more Match Day pride