Category: In the Spotlight

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New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients

by Kim Ratcliff on May 3, 2017 4:07 pm
It was Thursday night and cauliflower kuku, the evening’s starter, had just been served at Executive Chef Erica Holland-Toll’s weekly Chef’s Table in Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. Made with eggs, cauliflower, turmeric and caramelized onions, the Persian dish rose soufflé-like from brown ramekins. “Eggs are a canvas ripe for experimentation,” explained Holland-Toll. Ten students reached… Read more New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients
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Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington

by Brad Hayward on April 26, 2017 9:00 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE joined fellow university presidents this week at a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., addressing major issues facing American higher education. Tessier-Lavigne, Harvard President DREW GILPIN FAUST and Ohio State University President and Stanford alumnus MICHAEL DRAKE appeared before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. A video recording of the conversation is available… Read more Tessier-Lavigne joins panel of university presidents in Washington
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Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award

by Stanford Alumni Association on April 25, 2017 3:24 pm
ROBERTA DENNING, ’75, MBA ’78, and JOHN GOLDMAN, MBA ’75, are this year’s recipients of the Gold Spike Award, Stanford’s highest honor for volunteer service. President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE recently conferred the awards at a dinner held in their honor. The Gold Spike Award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary organization of more than… Read more Alumni Denning and Goldman win Gold Spike Award
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Preservation Week: 5 questions with Cathy Aster, service manager, Stanford Digital Library Systems and Services

by Richenda Brim on April 24, 2017 4:30 pm
This week, libraries around the country will share preservation tips and stories for the American Library Association’s annual Preservation Week. You can find preservation resources, quick tips and free webinars on the Preservation Week site covering the spectrum of collection care from textiles to personal digital archives. The Stanford Libraries Blog will spend this week… Read more Preservation Week: 5 questions with Cathy Aster, service manager, Stanford Digital Library Systems and Services
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Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony

by Tracie White on April 21, 2017 2:09 pm
AUGUSTUS WHITE III, the first African American to graduate from Stanford School of Medicine, will be this year’s speaker at the school’s diploma ceremony. Throughout his career as an orthopedic surgeon and scientist, White has remained a pioneer and role model for underrepresented minorities in the medical profession. His early interest in orthopedics stemmed from… Read more Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony
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New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research

by Alex Shashkevich on April 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Twenty-five undergraduate students will gather today, April 21, to talk about their research and creative projects during the Humanities Showcase on campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Humanities Center and will include short talks, a gallery walk with posters and several digital presentations, as well as creative performances by the… Read more New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research
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Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford

by Kate Chesley on April 17, 2017 2:42 pm
President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE and PROVOST PERSIS DRELL are inviting all members of the Stanford community to join them this Friday, April 21, at noon in Cubberley Auditorium to talk about long-range planning. In a letter to undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral students sent this week, the provost called the university’s ongoing long-range planning process “a… Read more Let's talk about long-range planning at Stanford
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Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?

by SLAC Communications on April 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Got a millionth of a billionth of a second? There’s science that actually happens on this timescale. Join the SLAC National Accelerator Laborary online for a week of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21. Learn more about how scientists and engineers use electron beams and bright pulses of light from the Linac Coherent Light… Read more Can you spare a millionth of a billionth of a second?
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Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize

by Marlon Bateman on April 12, 2017 4:16 pm
PETER BERKOWITZ, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was named a recipient of the 2017 Bradley Prize. Berkowitz was awarded the prize at an April 6 ceremony at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000. The Bradley Prize annually recognizes up to four individuals… Read more Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz wins 2017 Bradley Prize
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Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees

by Ruthann Richter on April 11, 2017 4:49 pm
In the video, RANEEM, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is shown reading aloud a letter of support from a staff member at the School of Medicine. The 18-year-old woman, wearing a black head scarf and plaid dress, pauses at one point, bows her head and wipes away tears. “She gave me motivation and hope,”… Read more Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees