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Stanford Alumni Association summer reading list 2018

by Stanford Alumni Association on July 6, 2018 4:30 pm
Ready to move your reading stack from bedside to poolside? We collected recommendations from SAA’s Book Salon faculty hosts, Stanford’s new-student Three Books program, Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program and Stanford magazine’s book editor, and sorted them for your summer reading. We’re also collecting community (that’s you) recommendations. Tweet or Instagram your favorite books using #CardinalBookClub and find great reads that… Read more Stanford Alumni Association summer reading list 2018
Jack McDonald

A lasting tribute to Jack McDonald

by Graduate School of Business on July 6, 2018 12:12 am
Nearly 500 Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) faculty, alumni, friends and family packed Memorial Church early last month for a two-part celebration of the life and legacy of JOHN G. “JACK” MCDONALD, the Stanford Investors Professor of Finance. McDonald, BS ’60, MBA ’62, PhD ’67, taught more than 10,000 MBA and Executive Education students over… Read more A lasting tribute to Jack McDonald
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

Summer reading: Illuminating our relationship with the planet

by Barbara Buell on July 5, 2018 12:15 am
This year’s informal survey of faculty at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) yielded a panoply of diverse summer reading suggestions – more than we could list and hope a reader could get through. Here are just a few of the 31 titles selected for you to peruse and consider packing along on… Read more Summer reading: Illuminating our relationship with the planet
Linked Data for Production

Stanford Libraries awarded grant to implement linked data metadata environment

by Gabrielle Karampelas on July 3, 2018 12:05 am
A proposal to dramatically shift how libraries create metadata and greatly improve how users discover library holdings has been accepted and awarded to Stanford Libraries by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In partnership with the libraries of Cornell, Harvard and the University of Iowa, Stanford will lead the effort to integrate library data into the… Read more Stanford Libraries awarded grant to implement linked data metadata environment
Competition to build cybersecurity expertise

Holy hackers! Stanford team tries to change Gotham City elections

by Tom Abate on July 1, 2018 1:59 pm
In a competition meant to build and hone skills to discover, triage and mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Stanford Engineering’s Applied Cybersecurity Club recently beat out nine other teams to win first place in the National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition in Rochester, New York. The national competition challenged 10 collegiate teams, all winners of previous regional contests,… Read more Holy hackers! Stanford team tries to change Gotham City elections
Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year

by Stanford Athletics on June 28, 2018 2:44 pm
Stanford senior and swimming standout SIMONE MANUEL has won the Honda Cup as the nation’s top collegiate women’s athlete, as awarded by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards at a nationally televised event in downtown Los Angeles. Manuel is the fourth Cardinal to win the honor, joining teammate KATIE LEDECKY who won in 2017, women’s volleyball’s OGONNA NNAMANI… Read more Simone Manuel named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year
Inaugural LInC fellows

LInC: a new cohort of Stanford collaborative faculty leaders

by Woods Institute staff on June 27, 2018 12:40 pm
The Stanford Woods Institute has announced its inaugural group of fellows in the LInC (Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations) program for Stanford faculty. LInC is a fellowship program for outstanding environmental researchers. The LInC program is centered on a leadership framework pioneered by the Leopold Leadership Program. The program is designed to empower faculty to take their skills to the next level… Read more LInC: a new cohort of Stanford collaborative faculty leaders
Marc Robert Wong

Two juniors named Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars

by Haas Center for Public Service on June 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Stanford juniors HOLDEN GIBBONS, a neuroscience major, and MARC ROBERT WONG, a computer science major, have been awarded scholarships from the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation for their commitment to public service, outstanding leadership potential and desire to make a difference in local, national and international communities. The program was created as a… Read more Two juniors named Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars
Stanford Medicine

New center aims to improve outcomes for patients with heart disorder

by Stanford School of Medicine on June 25, 2018 3:00 pm
A grant of $5 million was awarded to the university to create a center focused on developing tools to help patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) make what are often difficult decisions about their treatment plans. Stanford was one of six universities awarded a total of $28 million by the American Heart Association to build… Read more New center aims to improve outcomes for patients with heart disorder
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stanford’s King Papers Project receives grant

by Alex Shashkevich on June 22, 2018 11:08 am
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded a $200,000 grant to Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute to support the continuation of its King Papers Project. The King Papers Project’s mission is to publish a 14-volume comprehensive, chronological collection of King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published and unpublished writings.… Read more Stanford’s King Papers Project receives grant