Category: In the Spotlight

German president and first lady

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes German president to campus

by Donna Lovell on June 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Stanford President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE welcomed German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, to campus Tuesday when the pair arrived to attend a symposium organized by electrical engineering Professor BERND GIROD. After a stroll through Memorial Court, Tessier-Lavigne held a short meeting with the German president and first lady and members of the Stanford… Read more President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes German president to campus
MLB draft, Hoerner, Bubic

Five Cardinal selected in the Major League Baseball draft

by Stanford Athletics on June 11, 2018 3:37 pm
Five Cardinal were selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, which was held June 4, 5 and 6. NICO HOERNER, middle infielder for the Cardinal men’s baseball team, was picked 24th overall in the first round by the Chicago Cubs. Hoerner is an American studies major who was an All-Pac-12 selection for the second straight… Read more Five Cardinal selected in the Major League Baseball draft
Sterling K. Brown

Find out what Sterling K. Brown said about being Commencement speaker

by Kate Chesley on May 27, 2018 10:12 am
Popular actor and Stanford alumnus STERLING K. BROWN reported that serving as the speaker for the university’s upcoming Commencement on June 17 is “probably the thing” he is most nervous about. “You got a group of 22-year-old kids who are about to go out into the world and you just want to make sure you… Read more Find out what Sterling K. Brown said about being Commencement speaker
Jacqueline Wibowo

Engineering student competes in Miss California pageant

by Alex Kekauoha on May 17, 2018 2:33 pm
JACQUELINE WIBOWO blends in well at Stanford. Dressed-down with a backpack and earbuds, she’s like any other college student jetting between classes, office hours and other activities. While she’s working hard to add the designation of Stanford alum to her résumé, Wibowo – who will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in public policy… Read more Engineering student competes in Miss California pageant
Philip Pizzo

Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its fifth cohort of fellows

by Kristin Goldthorpe on May 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Twenty-six highly accomplished people from across the United States and around the world will arrive on campus in September as the fifth cohort of the STANFORD DISTINGUISHED CAREERS INSTITUTE (DCI). The class includes a former ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, an expert in global health issues and consultant to the Gates Foundation, a… Read more Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its fifth cohort of fellows
Leland Stanford Junior

Happy 150th birthday, Leland Stanford, Junior

by Kate Chesley on May 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Monday, May 14, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of LELAND STANFORD, JUNIOR, the young man for whom Leland Stanford Junior University is named. According to the Stanford Historical Society’s book A Chronology of Stanford University and Its Founders, Leland DeWitt Stanford was born in Sacramento in 1868 when JANE was 39 and LELAND… Read more Happy 150th birthday, Leland Stanford, Junior
Stanford Engineering Heros

Four leaders in their fields named as Stanford Engineering Heroes

by Andrew Myers on April 29, 2018 2:54 pm
A chip designer who transformed the video gaming industry, a couple who pioneered computer science study and an astronaut who broke down barriers are among the Stanford Engineering Heroes for 2017-18. The Engineering Heroes program, which began in 2010, recognizes the contributions of distinguished alumni and faculty emeriti of the School of Engineering. Past winners… Read more Four leaders in their fields named as Stanford Engineering Heroes
Heritage Eats

Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford

by Ray Kania on April 25, 2018 2:38 pm
A new café will open May 25 in the now-vacant space on the ground floor of Jordan Hall. The menu will be designed by Ben Koenig, the founder of Heritage Eats in Napa, California. Heritage Eats at Stanford will offer globally inspired cuisine with “a focus on elevated ‘daily life’ food from the Middle East,… Read more Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford
Paul Berg

Paul Berg to give keynote address at medical school diploma ceremony

by Stanford School of Medicine on April 23, 2018 12:15 am
PAUL BERG, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the School of Medicine’s diploma ceremony. The ceremony will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Sand Hill Fields, on the lawn adjacent to the Stock Farm Garage. A world-renowned biochemist, educator… Read more Paul Berg to give keynote address at medical school diploma ceremony
Stanford Medicine

From loss to a legacy of hope: A father makes a gift to advance addiction medicine

by Stanford Medicine on April 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Esther Ting was a happy child who loved to read and travel to Japan with her father, George Ting. When she became a teenager, Esther encountered challenges that many her age face, but it was a phone call during her freshman year at college that made her father realize just how much she was struggling.… Read more From loss to a legacy of hope: A father makes a gift to advance addiction medicine