Category: Heard on Campus

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

New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

by Staff on May 4, 2016 4:00 am
The Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has a new leadership duo: ELIZABETH HADLY has been named the new faculty director, and ANTHONY BARNOSKY, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will become executive director of the 1,198-acre preserve. Hadly, the Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, who joined the… Read more New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans

by Kendra Davidson on May 3, 2016 4:00 am
During a visit to Stanford, Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) talked about the vital role the academic community can play in responding to discrimination against Muslim Americans and to the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has pervaded current political discourse. “There is a very strong nexus between the idea generation and the policy,” Ellison noted, pointing to the… Read more During Stanford visit, Minnesota congressman urges community to counter discrimination against Muslim Americans
Photo of former Stanford women's basketball star Chiney Ogwumike '14, and her adviser Professor Condoleezza Rice in 2014. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford's athletic programs continue to earn high scores in academics

by Stanford Athletics on April 29, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford is well represented with 14 athletic programs earning perfect 1,000 multi-year scores in the annual edition of Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics issued by the NCAA. Fourteen Cardinal programs (10 women’s, 4 men’s) checked in with scores of 1,000 for the multi-year rate, which measures data collected over a span of four academic years,… Read more Stanford's athletic programs continue to earn high scores in academics

Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk

by Becky Bach on April 28, 2016 4:00 am
In a recent talk on campus, MARCIA MCNUTT, shared lessons she’s learned from leading top U.S scientific institutions, including the journal Science, where she’s currently the editor-in-chief. McNutt’s talk was part of the Dean’s Lecture Series at the School of Medicine, and Dean LLOYD MINOR, MD, who introduced her, said he was in part motivated… Read more Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk

John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows

by Staff on April 27, 2016 4:00 am
Twelve U.S. journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. The U.S. fellows join six international fellows who were announced earlier this month. Fellows spend a significant part of their time pursuing their journalism challenges, while also participating fully in the intellectual life of Stanford and… Read more John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows

Stanford faculty honored with Guggenheim Fellowships

by Robin Wander on April 26, 2016 4:00 am
Music faculty JONATHAN BERGER and GE WANG have been awarded fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to midcareer individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. In addition, KATRINA KARKAZIS, a senior research scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics,… Read more Stanford faculty honored with Guggenheim Fellowships

Authors in good company at Stanford

by Veronica Marian on April 22, 2016 4:00 am
For 13 years, PETER STANSKY, professor emeritus of history, has brought to the Stanford community “A Company of Authors,” the speed-dating version of a book fair. This year’s event was held April 16 at the Stanford Humanities Center, where scholars from various disciplines discussed their recently published books with an audience of more than a… Read more Authors in good company at Stanford