Category: In the Spotlight

Michael Kirst

Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award

by Carrie Spector on April 7, 2017 4:16 pm
Michael Kirst, professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been named the 2017 recipient of the James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The award recognizes visionary education leaders for their expertise and dedication to improving education. Past recipients include President Bill Clinton,… Read more Stanford education scholar Michael Kirst receives prestigious national award
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Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute

by Krista Conger on April 6, 2017 2:43 pm
The National Cancer Institute has named professor of dermatology HOWARD CHANG, MD, and professor of oncology RONALD LEVY, MD, as recipients of the institute’s Outstanding Investigator Awards for 2016. The awards provide funding to investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research. Recipients receive up to $600,000 each year for seven years to pursue or… Read more Stanford Medicine researchers named Outstanding Investigators by the National Cancer Institute
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Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art

by Pamela Moreland on April 5, 2017 4:02 pm
The image is called “The Hungry Starfish Larva.” For applied physics doctoral candidate WILLIAM GILPIN and his fellow researchers it is an image at the intersection of science and art. The image so impressed a panel at the National Science Foundation that the judges of the annual Vizzies Awards presented Gilpin’s group with the 2017… Read more Stanford team's 'Hungry Starfish' at intersection of science and art
Fiorenza Micheli

Micheli and Leape appointed to lead Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions

by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment on April 4, 2017 2:25 pm
Conservation leader JIM LEAPE and Hopkins Marine Station ecologist FIORENZA MICHELI, have been appointed to jointly lead Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), effective April 1. “Since its inception in 2008, COS has worked to solve the major problems facing the ocean by bridging cutting-edge science to policy and preparing leaders to take on these challenges,”… Read more Micheli and Leape appointed to lead Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions
Luis Ornelas

Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on April 3, 2017 3:43 pm
Stanford Junior LUIS ORNELAS is determined to ensure that every child in the United States has access to a high-quality education regardless of income or background. Ornelas spent his freshman summer teaching with Breakthrough Santa Fe, a nonprofit that helps motivated students in grades 7-12 from public schools be the first in their families to… Read more Newman Award Recognizes Stanford Junior Committed to Closing the Education Achievement Gap
Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price using gymnastics to help others

by Mark Soltau on March 31, 2017 4:47 pm
Writer MARK SOLTAU profiles elite gymnast ELIZABETH PRICE, a junior biomechanical engineering major who has endured injuries to emerge as a leader on the women’s gymnastics team. Prior to starting classes in 2015, she suffered a foot injury while participating in a summer engineering program at Stanford. Not that it slowed her down. Price won… Read more Elizabeth Price using gymnastics to help others
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CASBS secures core support from Ford Foundation

by Michael D. Gaetani on March 22, 2017 4:39 pm
It’s back to the future for CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University) and the Ford Foundation. And that’s a very good thing. CASBS owes its existence to the Ford Foundation. In the early 1950s the foundation launched a major initiative in the social and behavioral sciences. The last of… Read more CASBS secures core support from Ford Foundation
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SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers

by May Wong on March 17, 2017 3:39 pm
The 2017 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit on March 10 drew a mix of insights from experts in academia, industry and policy, who took participants from the dark days of Wall Street and the Golden Age of Hollywood to the uncertain future of the world’s geopolitical shifts. The annual event, in its… Read more SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers
Alexander Nemorov

Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

by Robin Wander on March 16, 2017 2:44 pm
For six weeks this spring, ALEXANDER NEMEROV will be spending Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he will give the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. The topic of his lectures, The Forest: America in the 1830s, is the first ever in the history of the… Read more Nemerov to deliver Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
Dirk Rupnow

FSI celebrates 40 years of Austrian collaboration

by The Europe Center on March 13, 2017 3:13 pm
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor program at the Europe Center of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. The program has brought an Austrian scholar to Stanford each year since 1977, including historian DIRK RUPNOW, who is visiting this year from the University of Innsbruck. During the… Read more FSI celebrates 40 years of Austrian collaboration