Category: In the Spotlight

Wacky Walk

Sure it was hot, but the Wacky Walk was as wacky as ever

by Kurt Hickman on June 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Each year, Stanford begins its Commencement ceremony with a fun, nontraditional procession into the stadium known as WACKY WALK. This year’s creative costumes featured everything from bees and sharks to firefighters and acrobats. Videographer KURT HICKMAN captured some of the fun.
Stephan Graham

Stanford Earth’s Stephan Graham recognized for lifetime of distinguished research and teaching

by Barbara Buell on June 7, 2017 4:36 pm
Stanford Earth geological sciences Professor STEPHAN GRAHAM began his exploration of the stratigraphic record in southern Indiana as a boy collecting fossils. In the years since, Graham has developed seminal research in the field of sedimentation and tectonics and has mentored generations of graduate students. On April 4, the Society of Sedimentary Geologists recognized his… Read more Stanford Earth’s Stephan Graham recognized for lifetime of distinguished research and teaching
Golfer Maverick McNealy

Stanford’s Maverick McNealy wins Ben Hogan Award

by Stanford Athletics on May 31, 2017 4:53 pm
Stanford senior men’s golfer MAVERICK MCNEALY was named the winner of the Ben Hogan Award, as announced by Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men’s college golfer. McNealy receives an exemption into the PGA Tour’s 2018 Dean & DeLuca Invitational,… Read more Stanford’s Maverick McNealy wins Ben Hogan Award

Cath in College helps explain Stanford's long-range planning to students

by University Communications on May 30, 2017 12:16 pm
PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE got a hand recently from the blog CATH IN COLLEGE in encouraging Stanford students to participate in the university’s long-range planning initiative. The planning process is currently in phase one, which extends through June. During this phase, members of the campus community—including students—are strongly encouraged to submit ideas and proposals that suggest… Read more Cath in College helps explain Stanford's long-range planning to students
Lelia Glass

Stanford doctoral candidates named Mellon/ACLS Fellows, receive financial support for dissertations

by Milenko Martinovich on May 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Stanford PhD students LELIA GLASS and VLADIMIR HAMED-TROYANSKY were named 2017 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellows. Glass and Hamed-Troyansky were among 65 fellows selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. Fellows are awarded a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees. The financial support… Read more Stanford doctoral candidates named Mellon/ACLS Fellows, receive financial support for dissertations
Emma Coleman

Emma Coleman selected student Baccalaureate speaker

by Diane Abundabar on May 18, 2017 2:46 pm
Senior EMMA COLEMAN has been named the 2017 Baccalaureate student speaker by the Office for Religious Life and the four senior class presidents.  Baccalaureate will be the day before Commencement, Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. on the Main Quadrangle. Coleman was selected from among 36 applicants. Coleman is a senior from Chicago who will… Read more Emma Coleman selected student Baccalaureate speaker
Susan Swetter

Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer

by BeWell on May 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Summer is just around the corner. So, BeWell, the university’s health promotion program, talked to SUSAN SWETTER, professor of dermatology and director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at the Stanford Medical Center and Cancer Institute, about the dangers of skin cancer. How do you convince people to take skin cancer prevention seriously? Skin… Read more Susan Swetter talks to BeWell about avoiding skin cancer
Pamela Karlan

Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing

by Sharon Driscoll on May 12, 2017 4:25 pm
In this Q&A with Stanford Lawyer, Law School Professor PAMELA KARLAN discusses the legal implications of the May 9 firing of FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey seems to have been a break with tradition. Can you talk about that – the structure of power – and why the… Read more Pamela Karlan on the legal implications of the Comey firing
Mitchell Stevens

Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable

by Carrie Spector on May 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Congressional representatives from around the country gathered at Stanford Graduate School of Education this week for a meeting with a small group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Stanford faculty, where they talked about the future of educational technology and its role in sustaining a vital American workforce. Six members of the House Committee on Education… Read more Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable
Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation

by Brad Hayward on May 8, 2017 12:33 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with administration officials on the importance of basic biomedical research to improving human health and fueling economic growth. Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist and former chief scientific officer of biotechnology company Genentech, was invited to join a group of university leaders, academic health care… Read more Tessier-Lavigne participates in White House meeting on biomedical innovation