Category: In the Spotlight

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
Stanford Earth

Stanford Earth's new website has been nominated for a Webby

by Stanford News Service on April 11, 2018 12:34 pm
STANFORD EARTH‘s new website has been nominated for a coveted Webby Award in the Science category. Established in 1996, the Webby awards reflect the growth of the internet and are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2,000-plus-member judging body. The academy is comprised of executive members – leading web experts, business… Read more Stanford Earth's new website has been nominated for a Webby
Ted Koppel

Fake news takes center stage at Stanford's third Cardinal Conversations event

by Melissa De Witte on April 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Fake news and the “toxic” influences of opinion, ideology and propaganda in journalism were topics of a lively conversation at Stanford University on April 9 among journalists Anne Applebaum, Ted Koppel and Jessica Lessin. Moderated by Stanford political scientist MICHAEL MCFAUL, the discussion was part of the Cardinal Conversations initiative, a series of talks sponsored… Read more Fake news takes center stage at Stanford's third Cardinal Conversations event
Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky to go pro, forgo NCAA eligibility

by Stanford Athletics on March 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Sophomore swimming standout KATIE LEDECKY will forgo her final two years of NCAA athletic eligibility at Stanford and will pursue professional opportunities. Ledecky plans to continue her training and classes at Stanford as she prepares for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials. “I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to train and swim collegiately… Read more Katie Ledecky to go pro, forgo NCAA eligibility
Jane Kessner (left) and Kelsey Woodford

Stanford’s Religious Liberty Clinic leads two Ninth Circuit appeals

by By Stanford Law School on March 14, 2018 3:41 pm
This winter term, Religious Liberty Clinic students have represented clients in two high-profile cases pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The first case involves a challenge to a state prison’s mistreatment of an inmate’s right to religious observance; the second concerns the denial of a full-time job to a retail… Read more Stanford’s Religious Liberty Clinic leads two Ninth Circuit appeals
Gretchen Carlson

Stanford alumna Gretchen Carlson returns to encourage others to 'Be Fierce'

by Stanford Libraries on March 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Former Fox News anchor and Stanford alumna GRETCHEN CARLSON returns to The Farm on Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss her recently released book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back.” Carlson won the 1989 Miss America pageant and graduated from Stanford with honors. After Stanford, she pursued a distinguished journalism career.  In 2016,… Read more Stanford alumna Gretchen Carlson returns to encourage others to 'Be Fierce'
Carlos Brito

Alumnus Carlos Brito to give commencement address at Graduate School of Business

by Graduate School of Business Communications on March 4, 2018 11:49 am
Alumnus CARLOS BRITO, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, will deliver the commencement address at Stanford Graduate School of Business on Saturday, June 16. Brito helped transform the industry by building the world’s largest brewing company. He is the chief executive of a global company with 200,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. “Brito is a global business leader… Read more Alumnus Carlos Brito to give commencement address at Graduate School of Business
Data-Center-Cables

Stanford data center earns national recognition for saving energy

by Stanford University Information Technologies on February 28, 2018 3:45 pm
The STANFORD RESEARCH COMPUTING CENTER (SRCC) uses nearly 40 percent less energy per square foot than the national median, prevents more than 1,300 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year and outperforms 100 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Those are just a few of the energy-saving metrics that earned Stanford’s state-of-the art data center… Read more Stanford data center earns national recognition for saving energy
Jessica Watkins

Stanford Earth graduate a future Mars-bound astronaut

by Ker Than on February 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Stanford Earth recently profiled Stanford alumna and future Mars-bound astronaut JESSICA WATKINS, one of eight women astronauts with Stanford degrees. Watkins is one of a dozen men and women selected from more than 18,300 applicants to be part of NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Class, which began training at Johnson Space Center in Houston last August. For… Read more Stanford Earth graduate a future Mars-bound astronaut
Amanda Zerbe

Stanford alumni among first Knight-Hennessy scholars

by University Communications on February 20, 2018 3:41 pm
Stanford alumni MATTHEW COLFORD, JASON KHOO and AMANDA ZERBE are among the pioneer cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. Earlier this month, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program announced that 49 students from around the world would be pursuing graduate studies at Stanford as members of the first class of scholars. Announced in 2016, the program aims to prepare a new… Read more Stanford alumni among first Knight-Hennessy scholars