Category: In the Spotlight

Fast Five

Fast Five: Impact freshmen

by Stanford Athletics on April 6, 2020 5:00 pm
This edition of Fast Five from Stanford Athletics takes a closer look at five freshmen standouts who were making an immediate impact prior to the nationwide cancellation of the NCAA’s winter/spring seasons because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Stanford teams across the board boasted incredible rookie talent during the 2019-20 campaign, but today we’re taking… Read more Fast Five: Impact freshmen

This emergency medicine fellow explained movie injuries for GQ. Millions tuned in

by Susan Coppa on March 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Ever wondered if movies like Scarface, Titanic and Us depict injuries accurately? (Or how badly they get them wrong?) In an installment for GQ‘s web series “The Breakdown,” ITALO BROWN, clinical instructor in emergency medicine, provides running commentary about on-screen bodily harm portrayed in these and other iconic films. In one week, his charismatic video went viral – it’s amassed more than 3… Read more This emergency medicine fellow explained movie injuries for GQ. Millions tuned in

Bringing math class into the data age

by Carrie Spector on March 9, 2020 12:01 am
Life in the 21st-century is defined by data, tracking everything from our shopping and exercise habits to the spread of disease and the impact of climate change. Some educators are asking how schools can prepare young people to make sense of it all: Should data science become as much a part of the K-12 mathematics… Read more Bringing math class into the data age
Eric Strong

Stanford physician Eric Strong has become a YouTube star

by Cassie Myers on March 3, 2020 3:34 pm
Stanford physician ERIC STRONG, clinical associate professor of medicine, has a unique side gig as a YouTube star. His channel, Strong Medicine, has more than 300,000 subscribers from all around the world, and his videos range in topic from personal medical experiences – “My Night as an ER patient“– to tips on surviving medical school.… Read more Stanford physician Eric Strong has become a YouTube star
Bao

Zhenan Bao and Bao Lab featured in series about chemistry contributions

by Stanford News Service Staff on February 6, 2020 3:43 pm
ZHENAN BAO, the K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering, and members of her lab are featured in a film series from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation that highlights contributions being made by leading contemporary chemists. The short film Under the Skin follows the chemical engineers in the Bao Lab as they created… Read more Zhenan Bao and Bao Lab featured in series about chemistry contributions
Orlando Bravo

Alumnus Orlando Bravo to give GSB commencement speech

by Graduate School of Business Communications on February 4, 2020 2:44 pm
ORLANDO BRAVO, JD/MBA ’97, a pioneer in software investing and philanthropist, will deliver the commencement speech at the diploma award ceremony at the Graduate School of Business on Jun. 13. Bravo is a founder and a managing partner of Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm where he and his partners have led more than… Read more Alumnus Orlando Bravo to give GSB commencement speech
Samuelson and Haptas

Professor emerita Kristine Samuelson earns Oscar nomination

by Robin Wander on January 14, 2020 4:32 pm
KRISTINE SAMUELSON, the Edward Clark Crossett Emerita Professor of Humanistic Studies, and Stanford alumnus JOHN HAPTAS have earned an Oscar nomination for best documentary short for their film Life Overtakes Me. The film, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Netflix, examines a mysterious illness, Resignation Syndrome, that causes traumatized… Read more Professor emerita Kristine Samuelson earns Oscar nomination
Anqi Xu

Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships

by Alex Kekauoha on December 8, 2019 10:33 am
One Stanford undergraduate, two graduate students and two recent alumni are among the members of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. Through the fellowship, each will pursue a master’s degree at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A total of 145 scholars – selected this year from more than 4,700 applicants – will begin… Read more Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships
The Axe

It's Big Game Week. Go Stanford. Beat Cal.

by Kate Chesley on November 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Puzzled by that hourly train whistle emanating from White Plaza? Get used to it. It’s members of the STANFORD AXE COMMITTEE marking every hour leading up to BIG GAME on Saturday at Stanford Stadium. The 122nd Big Game will take place at 1 p.m. Buy tickets here. Alumni worldwide will also be gathered at watch… Read more It's Big Game Week. Go Stanford. Beat Cal.

Joshua Rauh named to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers

by Hoover Institution on October 31, 2019 4:47 pm
JOSHUA RAUH, senior fellow and director of research at the Hoover Institution, the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, will serve as principal chief economist of President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The CEA is charged with offering… Read more Joshua Rauh named to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers