Category: In the Spotlight

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
Gold Spike

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad, whither the Gold Spike?

by Alex Shashkevich on May 7, 2019 2:08 pm
On May 10, 1869, LELAND STANFORD tapped the ceremonial Gold Spike, also known as the Last Spike or the Golden Spike or the Gold Spike, into a pre-drilled hole to link the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads, creating the First Transcontinental Railroad. The spike was later donated to the Stanford Museum, now the Cantor… Read more On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad, whither the Gold Spike?
Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul discusses Montana, his first trip abroad and the importance of empathy

by Alice Wenner on May 6, 2019 5:00 pm
MICHAEL MCFAUL director of the Freeman Spogli Institute, recently talked about growing up in Montana, his experience living in Russia and the values that he hopes to instill in his children, as part of the Office of Religious Life’s “What Matters to Me and Why” speaker series. The series is designed to spark conversation between… Read more Michael McFaul discusses Montana, his first trip abroad and the importance of empathy
Phil Pizzo

Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its sixth class

by Kristin Goldthorpe on May 1, 2019 3:04 pm
Thirty-two accomplished people from across the United States and around the world will arrive on campus in September as the sixth cohort of the STANFORD DISTINGUISHED CAREERS INSTITUTE (DCI). DCI was founded by Phil Pizzo, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology and former dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. The class includes… Read more Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its sixth class
Provost Persis Drell

Provost Persis Drell will address medical school graduates

by Stanford Medicine on April 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Provost PERSIS DRELL, the James and Anna Marie Spilker Professor and professor of physics and of materials science and engineering, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the School of Medicine’s diploma ceremony on June 15. Drell is a physicist who has served on the Stanford faculty since 2002. She is the former dean of… Read more Provost Persis Drell will address medical school graduates
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