Category: In the Spotlight

Matteo Renzi

Former Italian prime minister to teach at Stanford in Florence

by Dylan Conn on September 8, 2017 2:35 pm
MATTEO RENZI, former prime minister of Italy, has accepted an invitation to teach at the Breyer Center for Overseas Studies in Florence this fall. Renzi served as prime minister from February 2014 to December 2016, and is currently secretary of the Democratic Party in Italy. “We are truly very excited about this new addition to… Read more Former Italian prime minister to teach at Stanford in Florence
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New sports commercial emphasizes research

by University Communications on September 7, 2017 2:08 pm
Watch the new commercial that will air during televised Cardinal sporting events. The 30-second commercial, produced by UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, emphasizes the university’s commitment to student involvement in research.
Kevin Hogan

Catching up with Cardinal players in the NFL

by Stanford Athletics on September 5, 2017 3:33 pm
The National Football League season is about to begin, so Stanford Athletics caught up with Cardinal players who are playing for NFL teams. Among them is recent Cardinal quarterback KEVIN HOGAN, who starred in the Cleveland Brown’s 25-0 win at Chicago during the preseason. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 180 yards and two… Read more Catching up with Cardinal players in the NFL
Leah Weiss

BeWell talks to GSB's Leah Weiss about self-compassion

by BeWell at Stanford on August 31, 2017 3:09 pm
BEWELL asked Graduate School of Business lecturer LEAH WEISS whether being your own worst critic will toughen you up and ultimately make you perform better. The answer? No. Weiss teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the GSB and is principal teacher and trainer for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program. She explains that self-compassion is necessary for… Read more BeWell talks to GSB's Leah Weiss about self-compassion
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Stanford’s Weiland Health Initiative joins World Association for Sexual Health

by Pamela Moreland on August 30, 2017 4:28 pm
The Weiland Health Initiative, a partnership between Vaden Health Center and Queer Student Resources (QSR) at Stanford University, has been invited to become a voting member of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), the preeminent global organization concerned with sexual health and rights. “This is a significant achievement, as it reflects a global recognition of… Read more Stanford’s Weiland Health Initiative joins World Association for Sexual Health
SLAC's 2017 DOE Early Career Award winners, from left: Frederico Fiuza, Emilio Nanni and Zeeshan Ahmed. (Dawn Harmer/ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants

by By Angela Anderson, Glennda Chui and Amanda Solliday on August 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Three scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive DOE Early Career Research Program grants for research to find evidence of cosmic inflation, understand how plasmas excite particles to high energies and develop a way to accelerate particles in much shorter distances with terahertz radiation. ZEESHAN AHMED, FREDERICO FIUZA and EMILIO NANNI were… Read more Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants
A scene from The Many Faces of Farce.

Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery

by Robin Wander on August 17, 2017 2:52 pm
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.” The famous observation by Karl Marx provided the inspiration for Stanford Repertory Theater’s 2017 summer festival, “The Many Faces of Farce,” directed by ALEX JOHNSON, SRT associate artistic director. Audiences are responding positively to the festival. Tickets for opening weekend sold out quickly, and this weekend’s… Read more Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery
Thomas Kailath

Stanford electrical engineering Professor Thomas Kailath honored for lifetime achievement by Marconi Society

by Pamela Moreland on August 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Engineering Professor emeritus THOMAS KAILATH will be given the Marconi Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many transformative contributions to information and system science, as well as his sustained mentoring and development of new generations of scientists. Kailath is the sixth scientist to be honored with a Marconi Society Lifetime Achievement Award. The… Read more Stanford electrical engineering Professor Thomas Kailath honored for lifetime achievement by Marconi Society
William Perry

William Perry urges deterrence on North Korea crisis

by CISAC Communications on August 9, 2017 1:30 pm
WILLIAM PERRY, former U.S. secretary of defense and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, has released a statement on the North Korea crisis that urges a return to deterrence on the part of the United States: “On Aug. 8, President Trump appeared to threaten first use of nuclear weapons against North Korea. This… Read more William Perry urges deterrence on North Korea crisis
Philip Bucksbaum

Philip Bucksbaum elected to American Physical Society leadership position

by Taylor Kubota on August 8, 2017 2:53 pm
Following the 2017 American Physical Society (APS) general election, PHILIP BUCKSBAUM will be vice president of APS in 2018 – an election that places him in the presidential line. He will become president-elect in 2019 and president in 2020. Bucksbaum is the Marguerite Blake Wilber Professor in Natural Science at Stanford and professor of photon… Read more Philip Bucksbaum elected to American Physical Society leadership position