Category: In the Spotlight

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond named president for California State Board of Education

by Kate Chesley on February 13, 2019 2:32 pm
In his State of the State Address on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he was appointing LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND to the position of president for the State Board of Education. Newsom called Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita, a “nationally recognized education expert” and said she would work “alongside State… Read more Linda Darling-Hammond named president for California State Board of Education
Rebecca Walker

Emergency physician runs an Antarctic ultramarathon

by Susan Coppa on February 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, tells the story of REBECCA WALKER, a Stanford emergency medicine physician who not only ran an icy ultramarathon in Antartica in November – she also served as guide for Brazilian runner Vlad Dos Santos, who is blind. The 250-kilometer (155-mile) race unfolded over four days with about 60 participants and… Read more Emergency physician runs an Antarctic ultramarathon
The Donnas

Stanford senior once toured the world in the rock band The Donnas

by Alex Kekauoha on February 7, 2019 8:54 pm
As the former lead singer of the rock band The Donnas, senior BRETT ANDERSON has toured the world, won awards and appeared on magazine covers. In June she’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While her life in the classroom has been a far cry from her days riding a tour bus and walking… Read more Stanford senior once toured the world in the rock band The Donnas
James Wall

Stanford, UCSF consortium fosters innovation in pediatric medical devices

by Erin Digitale on February 6, 2019 2:17 pm
Researchers at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco are nurturing the development of new medical devices through the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium, established last year with an award of $6.7 million from the FDA. “When you look historically at the approvals of devices that have specific pediatric indications, they’re abysmal — essentially flat-lined,” said… Read more Stanford, UCSF consortium fosters innovation in pediatric medical devices

Lord Browne of Madingley named GSB’s 2019 commencement speaker

by GSB Communications on February 4, 2019 2:21 pm
JOHN BROWNE, Lord Browne of Madingley, former CEO of BP plc, will deliver the commencement speech at the diploma award ceremony at Stanford GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (GSB) on June 15. Lord Browne was a Class of 1981 Sloan Fellow and received an MS in management. (The Sloan Fellows program was renamed the Stanford MSx Program in… Read more Lord Browne of Madingley named GSB’s 2019 commencement speaker
Stanford Band on ice

You never know where the Stanford Band will turn up

by Kate Chesley on January 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Sometimes the STANFORD BAND appears in places where you least expect it. Take the National Hockey League’s All-Star Game, for instance, which was held in San Jose on Saturday, Jan. 26. In fact, the NBC coverage of the All-Star Game opened with Stanford Band manager DAKOTA WILLIS, a tuba-playing senior comparative studies in race and… Read more You never know where the Stanford Band will turn up
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

New fellowship honors Clarence B. Jones

by Stanford News Service on January 22, 2019 2:10 pm
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber A Jan. 17 lecture by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, commemorating the 90th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth, helped inaugurate the CLARENCE B. JONES FELLOWSHIP. Barber, whose speech was called “Where Do We Go From Here?,” is president of the Repairers of the Breach, a… Read more New fellowship honors Clarence B. Jones
Gabriella Safran

Gabriella Safran named president of Slavic, East European languages association

by Alex Shashkevich on January 17, 2019 5:57 pm
GABRIELLA SAFRAN, the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and professor of Slavic languages and literatures, was recently elected president of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. The organization, founded in 1941, aims to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures and… Read more Gabriella Safran named president of Slavic, East European languages association
Medicine film buffs

Watch list: 10 recommended films about medicine

by Amy Jeter Hansen on January 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world. Scope, a Stanford Medicine blog, tapped three film connoisseurs for recommendations for movies about medicine: MAREN MONSEN, MD, an accomplished filmmaker with numerous directing credits who heads Stanford Medicine’s Program in Bioethics and Film; DIANA FARID, MD, the… Read more Watch list: 10 recommended films about medicine
Law School book recommendations

Stanford Law School faculty offer their end-of-year reading list

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Faculty members of the Stanford Law School are offering up their end-of-year reading list, with books focusing on subjects ranging from Lizzie Borden to the inner workings of the federal government. GREGORY ABLAVSKY, associate professor of law, for instance, recommends The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age,… Read more Stanford Law School faculty offer their end-of-year reading list