Category: In the Spotlight

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
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Three Stanford alums among NASA Artemis astronauts heading to the moon

by Taylor Kubota on December 10, 2020 3:33 pm
On Dec. 9, NASA announced the members of the Artemis team of astronauts, who will participate in missions on and around the moon. Three Stanford alumni – NICOLE MANN, MS ’01; KATE RUBINS, PhD ’06; and JESSICA WATKINS, BS ’10 – are among the 18 astronauts chosen to be part of the “Artemis Team.” According… Read more Three Stanford alums among NASA Artemis astronauts heading to the moon
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Senior fellowship named in honor of Edward Lazear at the Hoover Institution

by Hoover Institution on December 8, 2020 4:53 pm
The Hoover Institution has created a new senior fellowship in economics in honor of the late economist EDWARD LAZEAR, made possible by the generosity of DAVID BOOTH. Known as the founder of the field of personnel economics, Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a senior fellow at the… Read more Senior fellowship named in honor of Edward Lazear at the Hoover Institution
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Matteo Maggiori has won the 2021 Fischer Black Prize

by Graduate School of Business on December 7, 2020 3:46 pm
Economist MATTEO MAGGIORI, who studies international macroeconomics and finance, has received the prestigious Fischer Black Prize in recognition of a body of work that demonstrates both originality of scholarship and relevance for financial practice. Administered by the American Finance Association, the prize is the preeminent early-career honor in the field of finance. “Matteo is the first resident faculty member… Read more Matteo Maggiori has won the 2021 Fischer Black Prize
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Keeping the Gaieties tradition alive, despite COVID-19

by Robin Wander on November 12, 2020 4:49 pm
With the exception of a handful of lost years between 1968 and 1976, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society’s annual Gaieties production – performed before Stanford’s Big Game against Cal – has been a Stanford tradition since 1911. While this year presented unprecedented challenges to the diaspora theater company working primarily with videotelephony, 17 cast members and… Read more Keeping the Gaieties tradition alive, despite COVID-19

New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

by Stanford Impact Labs & Haas Center for Public Service on November 1, 2020 12:22 pm
Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service have selected three faculty members to receive funding and support to work inside public service organizations on complex social problems: HENRY LEE, associate professor of pediatrics; LATHA PALANIAPPAN, professor of medicine; and TERESA LAFROMBOISE, professor of education. The new competitive program places faculty with government and… Read more New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history

by Katie Haemmerle on October 29, 2020 4:30 pm
In Stanford Live’s latest film, Kronos Quartet: Testimony, filmed in Bing Concert Hall earlier this month, Ethio-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero delivers a stunning performance of the contemporary folk song “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” Written by Zoe Mulford, “The President Sang Amazing Grace” is about the killing of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in… Read more Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history

With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

by Carrie Spector on October 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Three Stanford education professors helped shape a new global education initiative that Pope Francis introduced this week. The task brought them to Vatican City earlier this year for a research symposium that included an audience with the pope himself. In February, just weeks before Italy confirmed its first deaths from the novel coronavirus and went… Read more With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

by Sandra Feder on October 9, 2020 3:35 pm
U.S. poet LOUISE GLÜCK, a visiting professor in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. The Nobel committee noted her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Glück, who is an adjunct professor of English at Yale, is the first American woman to win the Nobel… Read more Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize