Category: In the Spotlight

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

100 years ago, the first Latina graduated from Stanford

by Summer Moore Batte on June 25, 2020 3:09 pm
When HELEN GERTRUDE DOMINGUEZ, a transfer student from Occidental College, first set foot on campus in 1918, Stanford was days away from an outbreak of flu that would leave 12 students dead. But Dominguez made a footprint in her own right – on June 21, 1920, she would become the first Chicana/Mexicana to graduate from… Read more 100 years ago, the first Latina graduated from Stanford

Stanford Repertory Theater to commemorate Juneteenth with livestreamed reading of Vincent Terrell Durham play

by Melissa De Witte on June 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) is one of three dozen theater companies co-presenting a Juneteenth reading of Vincent Terrell Durham’s play Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids. The reading will be livestreamed via Zoom at 7 p.m. PT on June 19 in recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.… Read more Stanford Repertory Theater to commemorate Juneteenth with livestreamed reading of Vincent Terrell Durham play
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The new Stanford ASSU executives talk about unprecedented challenges

by Alex Kekauoha on June 10, 2020 4:22 pm
Sophomore MUNIRA ALIMIRE is the new president of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) and junior VIANNA VO is its vice president for the 2020-21 academic year. Their election comes amid historic global challenges that affect day-to-day life for Stanford students.“In the past few weeks, it has become clear, now more than ever, that… Read more The new Stanford ASSU executives talk about unprecedented challenges

Stanford community honors Black lives lost to racial injustice

by Alex Kekauoha on June 7, 2020 12:30 pm
The Stanford community gathered virtually Friday evening for a vigil to pay respects to the Black lives lost to racial injustice.At least 2,500 Stanford students, faculty, staff and administrators joined the livestreamed event, which was organized by the Black Community Services Center, Office for Religious Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Ujamaa House. “We are… Read more Stanford community honors Black lives lost to racial injustice
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Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents

by Stanford News Service and Stanford resident fellows on May 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Stanford’s resident fellows, their families and pets – all of whom are still sheltering in place – recently posed for photographs and took selfies to show their undergraduate residents, widely dispersed throughout the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, how much they are missed on campus and in their residences. Resident fellows are faculty and senior… Read more Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents

2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars are a profile in diversity

by Knight-Hennessy Scholars program on May 13, 2020 3:09 pm
The KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARS program at Stanford recently announced its 2020 cohort of 76 scholars, with students from 26 countries pursuing degrees in 39 graduate programs at Stanford. The 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars will pursue graduate degrees across the university at all seven of Stanford’s schools, with 26 percent earning degrees in Humanities and Sciences; 22 percent… Read more 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars are a profile in diversity