Category: On the Move

Stanford delegation goes to Paris to witness COP21

by Elaine Ray on December 7, 2015 4:00 am
Since the end of November, representatives from more than 195 nations have gathered in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to negotiate a new global environmental agreement. An observer delegation from Stanford, including 30 undergraduate and master’s students, is there. Called COP21, which stands for the 21st session of the Conference… Read more Stanford delegation goes to Paris to witness COP21

Beethoven in Beijing: Stanford scholar recreates 1922 symphonic achievement

by Kendra Davidson on November 23, 2015 4:00 am
In 1922, XIAO YOUMEI, a Chinese scholar and composer, created the original Chinese symphony orchestra to bring the sound of Beethoven to his people for the first time. Earlier this month, JINGDONG CAI, associate professor of performance in the Center for East Asian Studies, recreated this historical experience with 15 musicians from the Peking University… Read more Beethoven in Beijing: Stanford scholar recreates 1922 symphonic achievement

Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again

by Kathleen Sullivan on November 16, 2015 5:43 pm
Stanford recently received a 2015 Platinum Bicycle Friendly University Award from the League of American Bicyclists, the highest designation in the award program. It is the second time Stanford has received the platinum award for its bicycling program from the league, which hands out the awards – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – every four… Read more Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again

Stanford education researchers to help measure civic, political discourse among youth

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on October 27, 2015 11:00 pm
The Spencer Foundation has tapped researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) to be part of a $2 million initiative that will create for the first time ways to measure the nature and quality of civic and political discussions among youth, whether face-to-face, in writing or online. The project includes five research teams at… Read more Stanford education researchers to help measure civic, political discourse among youth

Former softball standout makes history – again

by Clifton Parker on October 16, 2015 4:00 am
One of the best hitters ever in softball, JESSICA MENDOZA, ’02 has made history once again. Mendoza, who was an All-America outfielder for the Stanford softball team from 1998 to 2002, is now pioneering a role for women in a largely male-dominated world of sports broadcasting. On Aug. 24, she became the first female ESPN… Read more Former softball standout makes history – again

Second cohort of Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Fellows named

by Kathleen Sullivan on October 8, 2015 3:58 pm
A real estate developer, a healthcare consultant and a senior adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development are among the 25 fellows chosen by Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), to take part in its 2016 program of intellectual exploration and personal reflection. The program, now in its second year, is designed for exceptional leaders… Read more Second cohort of Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Fellows named

Stanford military affiliates participate in swim challenge

by Staff on October 6, 2015 4:36 pm
When DEREK CAMERON, ’16, signed up for the Take the Rock Veteran Swim Challenge from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco earlier this fall, he knew he would be swimming with COLIN SUPKO, MSM ’13, the commanding officer of his Navy Seal Reserve Unit. But he didn’t expect to be swimming with JACQUELINE… Read more Stanford military affiliates participate in swim challenge

Arun Majumdar named co-director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy

by Mark Golden on September 16, 2015 5:18 pm
ARUN MAJUMDAR, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, has been named co-director of the university’s Precourt Institute for Energy. He will serve with the current director, SALLY M. BENSON, professor of energy resources engineering. “One of the goals when we started the Precourt Institute was to provide additional faculty positions for researchers of the… Read more Arun Majumdar named co-director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy

Stanford Health Library moves to new home

by Ruth Schechter on September 15, 2015 7:00 pm
The Stanford Health Library, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is a free community resource for medical and health information. Started in a small storefront in the Stanford Shopping Center, the library’s main branch now is housed in the Hoover Pavilion, a landmark Art Deco building, at the corner of Quarry and Palo roads,… Read more Stanford Health Library moves to new home

The life of Stanford's resident assistants

by Maggie Ryan on September 13, 2015 10:00 pm
WHEN HECTOR PEREZ-CANTALAPIEDRA, ’15, arrived at Larkin as a freshman, about 3,600 miles from his home in Puerto Rico, the presence of his dorm’s six dedicated and friendly staffers eased his transition. “For the first few weeks, I thought they were full-time staff members, not students,” he says. “That’s how involved they were.” That mentorship… Read more The life of Stanford's resident assistants