Category: In the Spotlight

New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

by Stanford Impact Labs & Haas Center for Public Service on November 1, 2020 12:22 pm
Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service have selected three faculty members to receive funding and support to work inside public service organizations on complex social problems: HENRY LEE, associate professor of pediatrics; LATHA PALANIAPPAN, professor of medicine; and TERESA LAFROMBOISE, professor of education. The new competitive program places faculty with government and… Read more New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history

by Katie Haemmerle on October 29, 2020 4:30 pm
In Stanford Live’s latest film, Kronos Quartet: Testimony, filmed in Bing Concert Hall earlier this month, Ethio-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero delivers a stunning performance of the contemporary folk song “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” Written by Zoe Mulford, “The President Sang Amazing Grace” is about the killing of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in… Read more Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history

With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

by Carrie Spector on October 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Three Stanford education professors helped shape a new global education initiative that Pope Francis introduced this week. The task brought them to Vatican City earlier this year for a research symposium that included an audience with the pope himself. In February, just weeks before Italy confirmed its first deaths from the novel coronavirus and went… Read more With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

by Sandra Feder on October 9, 2020 3:35 pm
U.S. poet LOUISE GLÜCK, a visiting professor in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. The Nobel committee noted her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Glück, who is an adjunct professor of English at Yale, is the first American woman to win the Nobel… Read more Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on September 24, 2020 3:46 pm
The sustainability initiative that arose out of the Long-Range Vision has awarded 17 seed grants providing one year of funding to faculty pursuing groundbreaking ideas for sustainability solutions. The grants focus on a broad scope of sustainability research and each includes an integration of research with education or outreach. A nine-person review team spanning six… Read more New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

Stanford Health Care earns perfect score from LGBTQ rights organization

by Mandy Erickson on September 23, 2020 3:04 pm
For the fifth consecutive year, the Healthcare Equality Index has issued Stanford Health Care a perfect score for its LGBTQ policies and practices. The index is released annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a national organization that advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer individuals. Health care organizations that receive a perfect score are designated LGBTQ… Read more Stanford Health Care earns perfect score from LGBTQ rights organization
Graduate Student Orientation

Prominent alumni join in welcoming new graduate students to Stanford

by University Communications on September 20, 2020 1:03 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne joined Vice Provost for Graduate Education Stacey Bent and a host of students, staff and alumni in welcoming some 2,200 new graduate students to Stanford on Sept. 10. The virtual event was livestreamed as one of the final events of New Graduate Student Orientation. View the welcome here.Prominent alumni who earned graduate degrees at… Read more Prominent alumni join in welcoming new graduate students to Stanford
Stanford Band

And now, a word from the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band

by Stanford News Service and the LSJUMB on September 14, 2020 4:57 pm
One of the many nice things about working on the Stanford main campus is knowing that the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) might show up anytime and anywhere to rock out to the delight of faculty, staff and fellow students. And, chances are, they are all dressed funny.If you’ve been wondering what the… Read more And now, a word from the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band
Jelena Obradovic

Jelena Obradović offers six parenting principles for surviving distance learning

by University Communications on September 8, 2020 4:53 pm
  In this Tiny Lecture, JELENA OBRADOVIĆ, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education, offers six parenting principles that can support family well-being during the disruption and adversity caused by distance learning.
Cantor Arts Center

Cantor lights celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

by Stanford News Service on August 27, 2020 4:55 pm
To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Cantor Arts Center was washed aglow in purple and gold, the official colors of the suffrage movement, for the night of Aug. 25. The 19th Amendment granted millions of women the right to vote. The special light show harked back to “Forward into Light,”… Read more Cantor lights celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment