Category: In the Spotlight

Łukasz Kidziński

Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge

by Nathan Collins on July 20, 2018 12:05 am
The contestant wastes no time. It swings a prosthetic leg violently forward, drags its other leg quickly behind, then collapses into the ground — but it’s okay. This athlete is computer-generated, and what its creators learn from its fall could help them win a contest with a serious goal: designing better prosthetic limbs and helping… Read more Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge
Jack McDonald

A lasting tribute to Jack McDonald

by Graduate School of Business on July 6, 2018 12:12 am
Nearly 500 Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) faculty, alumni, friends and family packed Memorial Church early last month for a two-part celebration of the life and legacy of JOHN G. “JACK” MCDONALD, the Stanford Investors Professor of Finance. McDonald, BS ’60, MBA ’62, PhD ’67, taught more than 10,000 MBA and Executive Education students over… Read more A lasting tribute to Jack McDonald
Competition to build cybersecurity expertise

Holy hackers! Stanford team tries to change Gotham City elections

by Tom Abate on July 1, 2018 1:59 pm
In a competition meant to build and hone skills to discover, triage and mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Stanford Engineering’s Applied Cybersecurity Club recently beat out nine other teams to win first place in the National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition in Rochester, New York. The national competition challenged 10 collegiate teams, all winners of previous regional contests,… Read more Holy hackers! Stanford team tries to change Gotham City elections
Inaugural LInC fellows

LInC: a new cohort of Stanford collaborative faculty leaders

by Woods Institute staff on June 27, 2018 12:40 pm
The Stanford Woods Institute has announced its inaugural group of fellows in the LInC (Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations) program for Stanford faculty. LInC is a fellowship program for outstanding environmental researchers. The LInC program is centered on a leadership framework pioneered by the Leopold Leadership Program. The program is designed to empower faculty to take their skills to the next level… Read more LInC: a new cohort of Stanford collaborative faculty leaders
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