Category: In the Spotlight

Rodney Ewing

CISAC’s Rodney Ewing Wins 2018 Robert Cahn Award for research, impact

by Katy Gabel on February 14, 2018 4:31 pm
RODNEY C. EWING, Frank Stanton professor in nuclear security and co-director at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), was named winner of the 2018 Robert Cahn Award by the Journal of Nuclear Materials and the committee of NuMat 2018, the Nuclear Materials Conference. The annual… Read more CISAC’s Rodney Ewing Wins 2018 Robert Cahn Award for research, impact
Reliable Rachael

What happens when your figure skating career ends?

by University Communications on February 13, 2018 3:35 pm
In Stanford magazine, writer EMILY HITE shares the story of Stanford graduate and former Olympic figure skater RACHAEL FLATT, who works in the lab of professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences C. BARR TAYLOR as she applies to doctoral programs in psychology. Flatt, who competed in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and is now retired from the sport,… Read more What happens when your figure skating career ends?
Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling Brown

Theater heroes return to campus

by Robin Wander on February 10, 2018 3:09 am
Before actor/alums RYAN MICHELLE BATHE and STERLING K. BROWN, both Class of ’98, took to the CEMEX Auditorium stage on Friday to perform scenes from August Wilson’s plays and converse with their former professor, HARRY J. ELAM JR., in front of a sold-out audience, the duo took to the more intimate Pigott stage to meet… Read more Theater heroes return to campus
Eugene Roh

Orthopedic surgeon serving Team USA at Olympics

by Grace Hammerstrom on February 7, 2018 4:43 pm
As a boy growing up in South Korea, EUGENE ROH traveled to Seoul in 1988 to attend the Summer Olympics. Now a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, Roh, is returning to his native country as a physician for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Games. Roh is an expert in sports medicine and treats… Read more Orthopedic surgeon serving Team USA at Olympics
Cardinal Cook Off

Students face off in annual Cardinal Cook-Off

by Kim Ratcliff on February 6, 2018 2:07 pm
LETICIA PEREIRA DE SOUZA, ’20, and BRENO DE MELLO DAL BIANCO, ’19, were the winners in the recent 15th Annual Cardinal Cook-Off. The two were one of four teams of two students each who raced to create a signature dish in just one hour at Residential & Dining Enterprises’ recent Iron Chef-style competition. Pereira de Souza… Read more Students face off in annual Cardinal Cook-Off
Rachel Fong

Stanford undergrad talks YouTube success and landing a cookbook deal

by Alex Harvison on February 2, 2018 4:32 pm
Every year Stanford welcomes students with diverse and varied backgrounds. Among this year’s frosh is an internet celebrity baker and artisan. The next time you’re on YouTube, check out “Kawaii Sweet World,” created and hosted by RACHEL FONG. The channel’s popularity led to a publishing deal with a cookbook coming out next year. Launched in… Read more Stanford undergrad talks YouTube success and landing a cookbook deal
Dr. Irving Weissman

Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman honored by multiple organizations

by Stanford School of Medicine on January 31, 2018 2:16 pm
Dr. IRVING WEISSMAN, professor of pathology and of developmental biology, received several awards and an honorary doctorate in 2017. He received the 2017 Donald Metcalf Award from the International Society for Experimental Hematology. The award recognizes distinguished society members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of experimental hematology. Weissman, who holds the Virginia and D.K.… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman honored by multiple organizations
Stanford

Stanford scholars named among most influential in education public policy

by Pamela Moreland on January 11, 2018 5:00 pm
The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., put the spotlight on 200 influential scholars it said did the most to shape educational practice and policy in the past year. Stanford  scholars recognized by the AEI survey  came from a wide range of units and schools, including the Hoover Institution, the Graduate School of Education, the… Read more Stanford scholars named among most influential in education public policy
David Shaw

David Shaw named Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year

by Stanford Athletics on January 9, 2018 10:43 am
Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football DAVID SHAW was named recipient of the Dodd Trophy on Sunday, as announced by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation. This is Stanford’s third all-time national coach of the year award, following Chuck Taylor (1951) and Clark Shaughnessy (1940) winning the AFCA Coach of the Year Award. Presented annually… Read more David Shaw named Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year
Paul Yock

Paul Yock wins National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize

by Stacey McCutcheon on January 8, 2018 4:00 pm
PAUL YOCK, MD, professor of medicine and of bioengineering at Stanford University and the founder and director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, will receive the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The academy said Yock was chosen for “the development and global dissemination… Read more Paul Yock wins National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize