Category: In the Spotlight

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Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers

by Erin Digitale on October 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Three years ago, soon after Minal Patel started receiving treatment for an aggressive form of cancer, she informed her favorite oncologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford that she hoped to become an academic physician. “I had no doubt you would do it,” the physician, EMILY JOHNSTON, told Patel recently. “You already had more scientific publications than… Read more Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers
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Stanford mathematician Akshay Venkatesh awarded the Ostrowski Prize

by Department of Mathematics on October 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Professor AKSHAY VENKATESH has been awarded the 2017 Ostrowski Prize. The prize, established in 1989, is awarded every other year to a mathematician or to a group of scientists who have produced the best result in the field of pure mathematics or in the foundations of numerical mathematics. According to the citation, Venkatesh received the… Read more Stanford mathematician Akshay Venkatesh awarded the Ostrowski Prize
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At 90, William Perry is driven by a vision of a nuclear-free world

by Clifton Parker on October 6, 2017 4:41 pm
At 90, WILLIAM PERRY has seen a lot in this world. Maybe, in fact, too much. When it comes to nuclear warfare and annihilation, few people alive have contemplated such tragic outcomes quite like Perry, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and one of the world’s top experts on… Read more At 90, William Perry is driven by a vision of a nuclear-free world
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Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards seed grants

by Nathan Collins on October 5, 2017 4:26 pm
The STANFORD NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE recently awarded its second round of seed grants to six interdisciplinary teams of researchers. Those six grants will go to small teams of researchers who come from different departments or approach their topics using distinct methods or points of view. This round’s recipients include researchers working on cognitive aging, treatments for… Read more Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards seed grants
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10 nominations: Stanford swimmers Manuel, Ledecky and Director of Women’s Swimming Meehan highlight Golden Goggles nominations

by Stanford Athletics on October 4, 2017 4:38 pm
Senior Simone Manuel led all female nominees with six nominations for the 2017 Golden Goggles awards. Sophomore Katie Ledecky was nominated in three categories, while Greg Meehan, the Paul A. Violich Director of Women’s Swimming, is up for Coach of the Year. The 14th edition of the annual awards show will take place on Nov. 19 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles… Read more 10 nominations: Stanford swimmers Manuel, Ledecky and Director of Women’s Swimming Meehan highlight Golden Goggles nominations
Allison Kluger

Allison Kluger teaches nascent entrepreneurs how to communicate like leaders

by Mary Duan on October 2, 2017 4:46 pm
Insights by Stanford Business recently interviewed lecturer and coach ALLISON KLUGER about how she teaches students to communicate like leaders. Kluger, the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership in the areas of strategic communication, reputation management and personal branding, spent more than 25 years in broadcast media and entertainment. She hosted and produced at Q2,… Read more Allison Kluger teaches nascent entrepreneurs how to communicate like leaders
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Donor gift in memory of his wife leads to innovative cancer clinical trial

by Eileen DiFranco on September 29, 2017 2:19 pm
When JEFF SCHOTTENSTEIN’s wife, Sara, was diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2014, he immediately jumped into action and left no stone unturned in researching potential solutions to address her rare type of cancer. Working with doctors at Stanford and mobilizing a network of pharmaceutical and industry contacts, Schottenstein — featured in this video — dedicated… Read more Donor gift in memory of his wife leads to innovative cancer clinical trial
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Stanford’s Bryce Love named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

by By Stanford Athletics on September 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Stanford junior running back Bryce Love was named Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Love had 263 yards rushing on 30 attempts, both career highs, in Stanford’s 58-34 home win over UCLA. He added one rushing touchdown. Love’s single-game rushing total was the second-highest in program history. In his past six outings, Love, a human biology… Read more Stanford’s Bryce Love named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
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2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class to be honored

by Stanford Athletics on September 20, 2017 4:31 pm
Nine accomplished former student-athletes will be enshrined in the 2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class this week. They are Jarron and Jason Collins from men’s basketball, Rachel Buehler from women’s soccer, Jackie Frank from women’s water polo, John Gall from baseball, Cassidy Krug from women’s diving, Arianna Lambie from women’s cross country, Ryan Nelsen from men’s soccer, and Dick Norman from football.… Read more 2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class to be honored
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2017 Cardinal Summer Photo Contest Results

by Cardinal at Work on September 13, 2017 4:20 pm
As part of the Summer Photo Contest, the Cardinal at Work Insider received more than 140 photos from employees showcasing moments from their summer vacations, both near and far. The competition was fierce as we pored through your photos (and lived vicariously through your adventures!) to select the winners based on creativity, originality and overall… Read more 2017 Cardinal Summer Photo Contest Results