Category: In the Spotlight

Graduate Student Orientation

Prominent alumni join in welcoming new graduate students to Stanford

by University Communications on September 20, 2020 1:03 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne joined Vice Provost for Graduate Education Stacey Bent and a host of students, staff and alumni in welcoming some 2,200 new graduate students to Stanford on Sept. 10. The virtual event was livestreamed as one of the final events of New Graduate Student Orientation. View the welcome here.Prominent alumni who earned graduate degrees at… Read more Prominent alumni join in welcoming new graduate students to Stanford
Stanford Band

And now, a word from the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band

by Stanford News Service and the LSJUMB on September 14, 2020 4:57 pm
One of the many nice things about working on the Stanford main campus is knowing that the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) might show up anytime and anywhere to rock out to the delight of faculty, staff and fellow students. And, chances are, they are all dressed funny.If you’ve been wondering what the… Read more And now, a word from the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band
Jelena Obradovic

Jelena Obradović offers six parenting principles for surviving distance learning

by University Communications on September 8, 2020 4:53 pm
  In this Tiny Lecture, JELENA OBRADOVIĆ, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education, offers six parenting principles that can support family well-being during the disruption and adversity caused by distance learning.
Cantor Arts Center

Cantor lights celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

by Stanford News Service on August 27, 2020 4:55 pm
To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Cantor Arts Center was washed aglow in purple and gold, the official colors of the suffrage movement, for the night of Aug. 25. The 19th Amendment granted millions of women the right to vote. The special light show harked back to “Forward into Light,”… Read more Cantor lights celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Suzi Weersing

Suzi Weersing receives School of Humanities and Sciences' Arnice P. Streit Award

by School of Humanities and Sciences Communications on August 17, 2020 4:09 pm
SUZI WEERSING, ’84, associate dean for graduate and undergraduate studies for the School of Humanities and Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Arnice P. Streit Award. The award, which recognizes distinguished service to the school, was created in 1987 in honor of Arnice P. Streit, who established a record of excellence and left a lasting… Read more Suzi Weersing receives School of Humanities and Sciences' Arnice P. Streit Award

Stanford alums again nominated for Emmy awards

by Robin Wander on July 30, 2020 2:55 pm
Once again, the remarkable screen stars and Stanford alums STERLING K. BROWN, ’98, and  ISSA RAE, ’07, have earned Emmy nominations for their roles in television series. ANDRE BRAUGHER, ’84, joins their ranks this year and AMY ANIOBI ’06 shares a series nomination with Rae. The four alums have earned multiple awards and nominations before for their work on… Read more Stanford alums again nominated for Emmy awards

Stanford Talisman helps the San Francisco Giants celebrate their home opening

by University Communications on July 29, 2020 4:50 pm
Stanford Talisman helped the San Francisco Giants celebrate their home opener with an a cappella rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The song, which is commonly considered the Black national anthem, was played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the Giants baseball game at Oracle Park Tuesday. The group performed the song, which was… Read more Stanford Talisman helps the San Francisco Giants celebrate their home opening

Ran Abramitzky appointed H&S senior associate dean of social sciences

by Natalie Jabbar on July 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Professor of economics RAN ABRAMITZKY has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on Sept. 1, 2020. Abramitzky succeeds ELLEN MARKMAN, the Lewis M. Terman Professor of Psychology, who is regarded as one of the nation’s leading developmental psychologists.… Read more Ran Abramitzky appointed H&S senior associate dean of social sciences

Humanities Center announces 2020–21 Fellowships

by Robert Cable on July 13, 2020 5:00 pm
The Stanford Humanities Center has announced the 33 fellows who will make up its class of 2020–21. Included in the new cohort are scholars working on projects with such topics as environmental justice in Peru, the contested meaning of originalism in U.S. Constitutional law, and routes of literary translation between Latin America and South Asia,… Read more Humanities Center announces 2020–21 Fellowships
Blend @ Annette’s Café

Blend @ Annette’s Café to re-open with limited hours

by School of Humanities and Sciences on July 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Another option for safely grabbing a bite to eat on campus will be available when Blend @ Annette’s Café re-opens on July 13. Located between the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Biology Research Building, the café offers rice bowls and other Asian-inspired dishes. Initially, the… Read more Blend @ Annette’s Café to re-open with limited hours