Category: In the Spotlight

Drawing on humor to spread the COVID-prevention message

by Kate Chesley on May 5, 2021 3:04 pm
Scope, the School of Medicine’s blog, profiled MAYA ADAM, a former ballerina who learned some valuable lessons on the stage that she is now applying in the global fight against COVID-19. She’s incorporated those lessons into her six wildly popular videos that use music, animation and a bit of humor to entertain and enlighten audiences… Read more Drawing on humor to spread the COVID-prevention message

Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

by Stanford Athletics on April 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Where are they now? In the fall of 2020, Stanford Athletics created a home-forest advantage for the football program by staging 470 trees in Stanford Stadium. Lowe’s donated the locally sourced, native trees, and Stanford watered and cared for the trees throughout the season. At the conclusion of the 2020 campaign, all 470 trees were… Read more Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

 Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie

by Vignesh Ramachandran on April 5, 2021 4:31 pm
As Korean American stories like Academy Award-nominated Minari take center stage, an adaptation of a Stanford professor’s own life story is also making waves. It’s been more than 25 years since critically acclaimed author CHANG-RAE LEE, who is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in English in the School of Humanities and Sciences, published a moving… Read more  Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie
Goodfellows

Hoover’s GoodFellows series marks one year of broadcasts

by Hoover Institution on April 1, 2021 4:56 pm
GoodFellows, the Hoover Institution’s weekly conversation series in which senior fellows JOHN COCHRANE, NIALL FERGUSON and H.R. MCMASTER analyze domestic and world events, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. GoodFellows began as a video series on April 1, 2020, just two weeks after much of the world left the workplace for home as a result of the COVID-19… Read more Hoover’s GoodFellows series marks one year of broadcasts

Attenborough ‘Extinction’ documentary features biologist Elizabeth Hadly

by Isabella Backman on March 30, 2021 4:00 pm
ELIZABETH HADLY, professor of biology, appears in Extinction: The Facts, a documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough featuring the world’s experts on the dire consequences of biodiversity loss. The film highlights the threats to the diversity of plants and animals on the planet. Scientists estimate that one million plant and animal species are facing extinction,… Read more Attenborough ‘Extinction’ documentary features biologist Elizabeth Hadly

Bryan Brown honored for his book, Science in the City

by Graduate School of Education on March 15, 2021 3:44 pm
BRYAN BROWN, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education, has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a national alliance focused on PreK-12 teacher preparation. Brown was recognized for his 2019 book Science in the City, which examines the role that language and culture play… Read more Bryan Brown honored for his book, Science in the City

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences announces new fellows

by Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on March 14, 2021 12:36 pm
Five Stanford faculty members are among the newly announced 2021-22 fellows at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). They are: MICHAEL BERNSTEIN (computer science) LAUREN DAVENPORT (political science) ANNA GRZYMALA-BUSSE (political science) HAKEEM JEFFERSON (political science) AMALIA KESSLER (law) The 2021-22 fellows class is composed of 38 scholars representing 19 U.S.… Read more Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences announces new fellows
DCI community

Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its eighth class

by Kristin Goldthorpe on March 10, 2021 3:29 pm
Thirty-two highly accomplished people from across the United States and around the world have accepted an offer of admission for the new cohort of the STANFORD DISTINGUISHED CAREERS INSTITUTE (DCI), founded by PHIL PIZZO, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology and former dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. The DCI Fellows will be… Read more Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its eighth class

A cut above: Ana Ziadeh celebrates 50 years at Residential & Dining Enterprises

by Jill Patton on February 22, 2021 3:09 pm
As dining hall worker ANA ZIADEH remembers it, about 25 years ago, she walked into the office of SHIRLEY EVERETT, senior associate vice provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises at Stanford, unannounced, and declared: “I don’t want to be the little helper anymore.” Everett, she recalls, liked her style, and connected her with the study materials… Read more A cut above: Ana Ziadeh celebrates 50 years at Residential & Dining Enterprises

Stanford women's soccer duo drafted

by Stanford Athletics on January 20, 2021 3:26 pm
Stanford women’s soccer saw two players recently drafted in the 2021 NWSL Draft. KIKI PICKETT was drafted fourth overall by Kansas City, while MADISON HALEY was drafted seventh overall by the Chicago Red Stars. The NWSL received a waiver from the NCAA to allow drafted players to retain their collegiate eligibility with the NCAA season moving to the… Read more Stanford women's soccer duo drafted