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Antonia Hellman

Thanks to StanfordVotes, thousands of students have registered for the midterm election

by Alex Kekauoha on November 1, 2018 7:20 pm
Thousands of Stanford students have registered to vote in recent months, following a campus-wide voter registration campaign. The push for civic engagement is, in part, a response to a historically lower-than-average voter turnout among Stanford students, compared to colleges and universities nationwide. Since its launch last spring, StanfordVotes has signed up 2,592 Stanford students for voter… Read more Thanks to StanfordVotes, thousands of students have registered for the midterm election
Stanford Mausoleum

What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?

by Kate Chesley on October 30, 2018 8:52 pm
What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum? The only problem is that it’s actually not that scary. Granted, beginning in the 1980s, students have held irreverent Halloween celebrations at the mausoleum. But even their off-and-on commemorations have been nothing to fear. Among Stanford students, you’re just as likely to… Read more What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?
Take Back the Mic

Activists from 1968 among Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame inductees

by Stanford News Service on October 29, 2018 2:58 pm
The students who took the mic in 1968 from then-Provost RICHARD LYMAN during a convocation held in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination were among those recently inducted into the Stanford Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame. The Multicultural Hall of Fame recognizes accomplished alumni of color and the achievements of diverse alumni leaders.… Read more Activists from 1968 among Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame inductees
Steven Chu

Steven Chu is appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

by Taylor Kubota on October 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Pope Francis has appointed physicist STEVEN CHU to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The academy consists of 80 life members who are chosen regardless of religious affiliation to work together to examine issues of scientific importance. Chu joins Stanford professors PAUL BERG and HELEN BLAU as members of the academy. Chu, professor of physics and… Read more Steven Chu is appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Traitel Building

Hoover’s Traitel Building honored for architectural design

by Clifton B. Parker on October 24, 2018 2:40 pm
The Hoover Institution’s David and Joan Traitel Building, which opened in September 2017, has been recognized for its unique and original interior architectural design. A Merit Award was presented to the building’s architects and designers—William Rawn Associates and CAW Architects—by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. During a ceremony on Oct. 17, DAVID LENOX, university… Read more Hoover’s Traitel Building honored for architectural design
Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck wins 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award

by Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on October 23, 2018 5:30 pm
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford and SAGE Publishing have honored psychology Professor CAROL DWECK with the 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award. According to the CASBS website, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues. The award underscores the role of the… Read more Carol Dweck wins 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award
Food truck

Food trucks on the Farm expand options for a tasty nosh on campus

by Alex Kekauoha on October 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Whether you’re new to campus or you’ve been here a while, you probably frequently find yourself on the hunt for something good to eat. For those looking for something different midday, food trucks are among the many dining options on campus. Each weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., two food trucks park at the… Read more Food trucks on the Farm expand options for a tasty nosh on campus
Dawes Garden

Children’s garden honors Christopher Dawes, former Lucile Packard CEO

by Kate Chesley on October 21, 2018 2:24 pm
A children’s garden located at the entrance of the new main building of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has been named in honor of CHRISTOPHER DAWES, who recently retired as the hospital’s president and CEO. In addition, an endowed hospital directorship in quality and safety has also been established to honor Dawes’ 30 years of service.… Read more Children’s garden honors Christopher Dawes, former Lucile Packard CEO
Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole shares what matters to her, and why

by Alexander Kekauoha and Kate Chesley on October 17, 2018 10:04 pm
To address mental illness issues at Stanford, members of the university community need to learn to talk openly about such challenges as anxiety and depression, according to SUSIE BRUBAKER-COLE, vice provost for student affairs. “If there is stigma, that undermines our efforts to create a system where people feel supported and cared for and seen,”… Read more Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole shares what matters to her, and why
LGBTQ forum

Visible and valued: Stanford Medicine's first LGBTQ+ Forum

by Julie Greicius on October 16, 2018 2:07 pm
A “chosen family” is how some of the speakers described their colleagues here during the first Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum. Too often those letters — which stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning — describe individuals whose sexual orientation or gender identity is kept hidden because it can be so personally and professionally risky… Read more Visible and valued: Stanford Medicine's first LGBTQ+ Forum