Category: In the Spotlight

Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

by Stanford News Service on August 15, 2019 2:16 pm
There must be some mistake. Sports Illustrated recently ranked the top 10 greatest mascots in college football history. THE TREE, which granted is the mascot of the Stanford Band, not the university, came in at No. 5. Inexplicably, SI ranked the University of Oregon Duck at No. 2 – higher than the Tree. At least… Read more Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

by Amy Jeter-Hansen on August 7, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford Health Care has passed the triennial accreditation from The Joint Commission with flying colors. Accreditation from The Joint Commission certifies that a health care organization continues to meet or exceed meticulous procedural standards that align with government requirements, making the organization eligible for reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid. The five-day process spanned the entire… Read more Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

Cooking tips for the reluctant beginner

by Donna Lovell on August 7, 2019 12:15 am
When Stanford alumna Jess Dang, ’03, was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness as a teenager, she promised herself that if she lived to age 30, she’d turn her attention to helping others lead a healthier life. While at Stanford, she underwent treatment and by her senior year she was considered cured, with a good chance… Read more Cooking tips for the reluctant beginner
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Course on Latin America and the Cold War brings high school educators to campus

by Donna Lovell on August 5, 2019 12:15 am
California high school social science and history teachers gathered at Stanford recently to take part in a professional development course on Latin America and the Cold War. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, the course offered teachers an opportunity to deepen their understanding of an… Read more Course on Latin America and the Cold War brings high school educators to campus
Fran Belibi

Freshman Fran Belibi won gold at U19 women's basketball World Cup game

by Stanford Athletics on July 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Incoming student-athlete FRAN BELIBI won her third international gold medal on Sunday when the United States beat Australia in overtime at the FIBA Under-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup game in Bangkok, Thailand. The team won 74-70, making it the Cardinal’s eighth FIBA U19 World Cup title and seventh in the past eight tournaments. Belibi averaged 7.7 points… Read more Freshman Fran Belibi won gold at U19 women's basketball World Cup game
Martin Hellman

Martin Hellman urges more ethical behavior at meeting of Nobel Laureates

by Rachelle Mozeleski on July 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering MARTIN HELLMAN recently served as the Heidelberg Lecturer at the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (#LINO19). The annual, week-long event occurs each summer on Germany’s Lindau Island. Nobel Laureates are invited to the meeting, along with selected young scientists. The Heidelberg Lecture is given by a Heidelberg Laureate—the winners of… Read more Martin Hellman urges more ethical behavior at meeting of Nobel Laureates
Brandon Wu

Graduating senior Brandon Wu got a surprise at the U.S. Open

by Alex Kekauoha on June 20, 2019 3:33 pm
While most members of the Class of 2019 were packing Stanford Stadium for Commencement this past Sunday, June 16, Stanford golfer and product design major BRANDON WU was competing with the pros at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Although missing Commencement wasn’t ideal for Wu, Stanford Athletics officials and tournament organizers made sure his… Read more Graduating senior Brandon Wu got a surprise at the U.S. Open
Adrian Daub

Daub named director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research

by Cynthia Newberry on June 19, 2019 2:42 pm
ADRIAN DAUB, professor of comparative literature and German studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been named director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and will begin his term as the Barbara D. Finberg Director on Sept. 1. Daub, the Marta Sutton Weeks Faculty Scholar in the Humanities, returns to the Clayman… Read more Daub named director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research
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Students, groups honored for service with James W. Lyons Awards

by Stanford News Service on June 16, 2019 1:02 pm
Eight Stanford students were recently honored with 2019 James W. Lyons Awards. The awards recognize the late JAMES LYONS, who served as Stanford dean of students. They are given for service to the Stanford and the surrounding communities through departments, teams, clubs residences and community projects. Students honored were: TAMI ALADE for integrating service as… Read more Students, groups honored for service with James W. Lyons Awards
Monica Moore

Program in Modern Thought and Literature series honors department administrator Monica Moore

by Kathleen Sullivan on May 9, 2019 2:39 pm
The Program in Modern Thought and Literature has established an annual speaker series to honor the decades-long contributions of Stanford administrator MONICA MOORE to the interdisciplinary graduate program – and to the university. In announcing the inaugural speaker of the Monica P. Moore Speaker Series, English Professor MICHELE ELAM described Moore as the “heartbeat” of… Read more Program in Modern Thought and Literature series honors department administrator Monica Moore