Category: In the Spotlight

Marc Tessier-Lavigne at Gaieties

President Tatertot-Lasagna saves Gaieties from the evil Oski

by Kate Chesley on November 19, 2017 11:46 am
Surprise cameo appearances by university administrators have come to be a tradition for Gaieties, the annual student-written, musical extravaganza that makes fun of all things Cal. The Gaieties performance, produced by Ram’s Head, takes place in the week leading up to Big Game and is one of many events meant to rouse school spirit. Last… Read more President Tatertot-Lasagna saves Gaieties from the evil Oski
Howard Wolf

Stanford Pathfinders to launch on SiriusXM

by Stanford News Service on November 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Stanford Pathfinders, a new biweekly show featuring some of the university’s most prominent alumni, will premiere on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121 on Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PST). The show, part of SiriusXM’s joint venture with the university, will feature in-depth conversations about the life stories and paths to success of Stanford… Read more Stanford Pathfinders to launch on SiriusXM
Helen Quinn

SLAC’s Helen Quinn honored with 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

by Manuel Gnida on November 15, 2017 4:34 pm
HELEN QUINN, a professor emerita at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, will receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics – one of eight prestigious Franklin Institute Awards that will be handed out in Philadelphia in April 2018. The award recognizes Quinn’s accomplishments in the field of particle physics, in particular… Read more SLAC’s Helen Quinn honored with 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

What happened when Shelley Correll interviewed Samantha Bee

by Marcie Bianco on November 14, 2017 3:00 pm
There was a full house in Memorial Auditorium when sociologist SHELLEY CORRELL interviewed America’s “first lady of late night,” SAMANTHA BEE. The Nov. 10 event, part of STANFORD LIVE’s 2017-18 season, was also a celebratory nod to Canada’s 150th anniversary. Bee, a Canadian who recently became an American citizen, offered her perspective on American politics… Read more What happened when Shelley Correll interviewed Samantha Bee
Bryce Love

Website promotes Heisman candidacy of running back Bryce Love

by Kate Chesley on November 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Junior running back and human biology major BRYCE LOVE bolstered his candidacy for the Heisman Trophy on Friday when he rushed for 166 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. His performance helped the Cardinal beat No. 9 Washington. Love’s play also drew more attention nationwide to his remarkable season thus far. Love, for instance, is… Read more Website promotes Heisman candidacy of running back Bryce Love
Jennifer Dionne

Stanford's Jennifer Dionne named Moore Invention Fellow

by Taylor Kubota on November 8, 2017 3:53 pm
JENNIFER DIONNE, associate professor of materials science at Stanford University, is among the 2017 Moore Inventor Fellows, an initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation that recognizes five early-career scientist-inventors each year. “Embodying Gordon Moore’s passion for science and penchant for inventing, the Moore Inventor Fellows are problem-solvers seeking to develop new tools and technologies… Read more Stanford's Jennifer Dionne named Moore Invention Fellow
The Rev. Joanne Sanders

Stanford’s Joanne Sanders, associate dean for Religious Life, is new ACURA president

by Pamela Moreland on November 7, 2017 4:42 pm
The Rev. Dr. JOANNE SANDERS, associate dean for Religious Life, began her term as the new president of the Association of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) at the end of October. ACURA is a collegial association that brings together professionals working in higher education to support pluralistic, inclusive approaches to claiming the role of religion, spirituality and ethical… Read more Stanford’s Joanne Sanders, associate dean for Religious Life, is new ACURA president
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Stanford receives grant to create center for support of cancer immunotherapy

by the School of Medicine on November 6, 2017 4:18 pm
The School of Medicine is one of four institutions to receive a grant from the National Cancer Institute to establish a Center for the Immune Monitoring and Analysis of Cancer. Together, the centers will form a network of laboratories to support adult and pediatric immunotherapy trials by analyzing patients’ immune phenotype and function and performing… Read more Stanford receives grant to create center for support of cancer immunotherapy
Bernard Muir

Bernard Muir appointed to Olympic advisory committee

by Stanford Athletics on November 2, 2017 4:43 pm
BERNARD MUIR was recently selected as a member of the Collegiate Advisory Council of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The USOC announced the formation of the Collegiate Advisory Council to guide and strengthen Olympic sport programming at the collegiate level. The 11-member council is the first of its kind and represents the latest step… Read more Bernard Muir appointed to Olympic advisory committee
Adrienne Mayor

Wonder Woman actors inspired by Adrienne Mayor’s book on Amazons

by Alex Shashkevich on October 26, 2017 3:18 pm
The movie Wonder Woman, which featured a fictional Amazonian tribe, was a big hit during the summer, earning more than $800 million worldwide. Some of the actors in the popular film took inspiration from Stanford historian ADRIENNE MAYOR’s 2014 book on mythic and real-life Amazons. (See the Stanford Report article on Mayor’s research.) Actresses Connie… Read more Wonder Woman actors inspired by Adrienne Mayor’s book on Amazons