Category: In the Spotlight

Sorority 1892

When sororities were banned at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on April 18, 2019 2:04 pm
On April 20, 1944 – 75 years ago – the Stanford University Board of Trustees voted to discontinue sororities and use the campus sorority houses as general residences for women. According to the Stanford Historical Society’s book A Chronology of Stanford University and Its Founders, the ban was applauded by female students, who had complained… Read more When sororities were banned at Stanford

Two from Stanford named Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellows

by Stanford News Service on April 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Two Stanford students have been named 2019 Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellows. NITYA MANI is a senior studying mathematics and computer science, and NINA ZUBRILINA is a senior studying mathematics and computer science. The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is dedicated to advancing groundbreaking applied science with real-world benefits. This year’s cohort includes 11 students from… Read more Two from Stanford named Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellows
Alanna Smith WNBA draft

Alanna Smith selected in WNBA draft

by Stanford Athletics on April 11, 2019 4:21 pm
ALANNA SMITH became the 26th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA Draft when the Phoenix Mercury selected the forward with the eighth overall pick on Wednesday night at Nike NYHQ in New York. Smith is the program’s 12th first-round selection and first since Chiney Ogwumike went No. 1 overall to the… Read more Alanna Smith selected in WNBA draft
Stanford Pro Day

Fifteen Cardinal football players participated in Pro Day

by Stanford Athletics on April 9, 2019 2:48 pm
Representatives from 32 National Football League (NFL) teams, totaling more than 100 personnel and including more than 20 position coaches, four general managers and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan visited campus last week for the Cardinal’s annual Pro Day. Fifteen Cardinal football players ran, jumped and showed off their football skills with the… Read more Fifteen Cardinal football players participated in Pro Day
Lou Henry Hoover

Celebrating the life of Lou Henry Hoover

by Hoover Institution on March 28, 2019 2:50 pm
The Hoover Institution, which is celebrating its centennial this year, recently posted a tribute to LOU HENRY HOOVER, who many know only as the First Lady of President Herbert Hoover. But Lou Henry Hoover was a force in her own right as a geology scholar and philanthropist. Friday, March 29, would have been her 145th birthday.… Read more Celebrating the life of Lou Henry Hoover
Michael Longaker

Surgeon goes from March Madness to medicine with help from mentors

by Rachel Baker on March 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Each year, 68 college basketball teams are chosen to compete in the sudden-death tournament known as March Madness, which involves a frenzy of brackets, betting and behind-the-boss’s-back game watching. In 1979, 40 years ago, MICHAEL LONGAKER was part of the March Madness as a guard for Michigan State in its NCAA championship win over Indiana… Read more Surgeon goes from March Madness to medicine with help from mentors
Etchemendy and Li

How a driveway chat resulted in the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

by John Etchemendy and Fei-Fei Li on March 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Stanford’s new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has lofty ambitions. It aims to fundamentally change the field of AI by integrating a wide range of disciplines and prioritizing true diversity of thought. But it turns out that the origins of the institute are somewhat more humble. As institute leaders JOHN ETCHEMENDY and FEI-FEI LI… Read more How a driveway chat resulted in the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Jennifer Pan

Five Stanford scholars are among 34 new fellows at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

by Alex Shashkevich on March 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Five Stanford scholars will be among 34 fellows in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2019-20 academic year. The five Stanford scholars are DONALD BARR, professor (teaching) of pediatrics; ROB JACKSON, the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Provostial Professor of Earth system science; PAULA MOYA, professor of English… Read more Five Stanford scholars are among 34 new fellows at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
School-record 10 on Pac-12 All-Academic teams

Pac-12 all-academic record

by Stanford Athletics on March 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford places school-record 10 on Pac-12 All-Academic teams. Ten Stanford women’s basketball student-athletes received recognition from the Pac-12 conference for their combined work in the classroom and on the court. MIKAELA BREWER, DIJONAI CARRINGTON, SHANNON COFFEE, MAYA DODSON, NADIA FINGALL, ALYSSA JEROME, ESTELLA MOSCHKAU, ALANNA SMITH, KIANA WILLIAMS and ANNA WILSON earned spots on the Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention squad. This year’s 10 all-academic selections surpassed… Read more Pac-12 all-academic record
Andrew Huberman

Neurobiologist using Instagram to educate the public about 'amazing' neuroscience

by Jennifer Huber on March 5, 2019 2:36 pm
Neurobiology professor ANDREW HUBERMAN has set out to educate the public about exciting discoveries in neuroscience using Instagram. Huberman’s sights are high: he pledged to post on Instagram one-minute educational videos about neuroscience an average of five times per week for an entire year. His efforts have garnered about 8,000 followers so far. Many come… Read more Neurobiologist using Instagram to educate the public about 'amazing' neuroscience