Category: Great reads

Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

by Victoria Chesley on August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
BRITTANY PERHAM, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, has won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Perham was selected for the honor by poet and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE. The Barnard Women Poets Prize is awarded for the best second collection of poems by a female American poet. The award is designed to support writers… Read more Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military

by Clifton Parker on July 29, 2016 4:00 am
Is there a disconnect between the American public and the military? And if so, what does it mean for people in the military and members of the general public? A new Hoover Press book, Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military, addresses this issue and its societal consequences. KORI SCHAKE, a Hoover Institution research… Read more Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military
Dr. S.V. Mahadevan

Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar

by Ruthann Richter on July 28, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford emergency physician S.V. Mahadevan, right, had no idea when he visited Madagascar recently that he would help save a newborn’s life. The chair of emergency medicine at Stanford, Mahadevan traveled to the island country in April to teach  essential medical procedures to health care workers there, using simple equipment he provided. Those same health… Read more Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar

What Stanford Humanities Center scholars are reading

by Tanu Wakefield on June 30, 2016 5:00 pm
The weather is warmer, the daylight hours are longer,  and another academic year at the Stanford Humanities Center has come to a close.  After months of concentrated work on their book projects, outgoing Humanities Center fellows and other scholars are fleshing out their summer reading lists. Humanities Center Director CAROLINE WINTERER’s top reading pick for the summer… Read more What Stanford Humanities Center scholars are reading
The Earth Remains Forever

Some summertime reading suggestions

by By Kate Chesley on June 29, 2016 5:42 pm
Faculty members and teaching staff at the SCHOOL of EARTH, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES have a few suggestions for summertime reading if you are looking for an opportunity to lose yourself in a good book. The list includes some predictable titles that reflect the faculty members’ areas of expertise. But there are a few surprises,… Read more Some summertime reading suggestions

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing

by Elaine Ray on June 21, 2016 5:59 pm
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized Stanford with several awards in its 2016 Circle of Excellence competition. Articles, publications and videos produced by communications offices across the university received two Gold Awards, four Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards this year. A Strange Reality, a video produced by the Stanford… Read more Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing

Stanford Students win Creative Program Writing prizes

by Christina Ablaza on June 8, 2016 4:00 am
There is nothing quite like finding your voice as a writer. And getting noticed along the way can help, too. That’s what happened May 26 at the Creative Writing Program’s 2016 Undergraduate Prize Reading, where 14 student winners read from their works in front of faculty, friends and family. In addition to long-standing prizes in… Read more Stanford Students win Creative Program Writing prizes
Stanford Earth 125

125 years at Stanford Earth

by Staff on May 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Multimedia producer MILES TRAER has created an interactive timeline illustrating the 125-year history of groundbreaking research at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. He explains, “For this project, we identified every word used in every PhD thesis title published by the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences going back to the late… Read more 125 years at Stanford Earth

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