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Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer

by Stanford magazine on June 22, 2021 3:29 pm
Stanford magazine asked faculty and its own books editor to recommend meaningful reads as summer begins. GRETCHEN DAILY, Bing Professor of Environmental Science and director of the Center for Conservation Biology, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. “[Read this] to learn more about a still hidden, yet enormous part of the history and current society of the… Read more Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer
Shaul Druckman

Shaul Druckman Named 2021 McKnight Scholar

by Nicholas Weiler on June 21, 2021 3:55 pm
SHAUL DRUCKMANN, assistant professor of neurobiology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has received a 2021 McKnight Foundation Scholar Award for his research into how the brain computes using activity distributed across populations and brain areas. Druckmann, a Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute member, is one of seven young neuroscientists in the 2021 class of McKnight… Read more Shaul Druckman Named 2021 McKnight Scholar
Ivana Marić

FSI Rosenkranz Prize winners focus on child and maternal health

by Beth Duff-Brown on June 19, 2021 3:09 pm
More than 800 women worldwide die from pregnancy-related causes every day, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of South Asia. The two regions also experience the highest levels of stunting among young children, a form of malnutrition associated with poor health and cognitive development for the remainder of their lives. This year’s Rosenkranz… Read more FSI Rosenkranz Prize winners focus on child and maternal health
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Cardinal student-athletes recognized with Athletic Board awards

by Stanford Athletics on June 17, 2021 4:03 pm
  Wrestler SHANE GRIFFITH and women’s basketball player ASHTEN PRECHTEL were recently recognized with the Bob Murphy Award, given to student-athletes whose unforgettable performance in an athletic contest secures a place in Stanford Athletics history. Griffith became the second wrestler in program history to capture an individual NCAA championship, producing a 6-2 decision in the… Read more Cardinal student-athletes recognized with Athletic Board awards
Gopi Shah Goda

SIEPR’s Gopi Shah Goda to serve in Biden Administration

by SIEPR on June 15, 2021 4:54 pm
GOPI SHAH GODA, a senior fellow and deputy director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), will serve as a senior economist as part of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The CEA is charged with advising the president on economic policy based on data, research and evidence. Her term begins July… Read more SIEPR’s Gopi Shah Goda to serve in Biden Administration
William Ellsworth

William Ellsworth earns the top honor in seismology

by Stanford Earth on June 14, 2021 4:29 pm
WILLIAM ELLSWORTH, professor of geophysics at Stanford Earth, has won the Seismological Society of America’s highest honor, the Harry Fielding Reid Medal. Ellsworth is being recognized for his critical contributions to earthquake location, earthquake nucleation, earthquake recurrence and induced seismicity research. With Felix Waldhauser, Ellsworth developed the double-difference (DD) earthquake location method, which has influenced… Read more William Ellsworth earns the top honor in seismology
Lyons Awards

Fourteen students have been recognized with Lyons Awards for Service

by Student Affairs on June 11, 2021 3:25 pm
Fourteen students recently received the James W. Lyons Award for Service for 2020 and 2021. The awards, established in 1981, honor the late James Lyons, who served as Stanford’s dean of students from 1972 to 1990. The awards recognize exceptional service through departments, teams, clubs, residences and community projects. Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean… Read more Fourteen students have been recognized with Lyons Awards for Service
Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li has been appointed to a federal task force on AI

by Stanford HAI on June 10, 2021 3:41 pm
The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation have announced the newly formed National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force, which will write the road map for expanding access to critical resources and educational tools that will spur AI innovation and economic prosperity nationwide. Computer scientist FEI-FEI LI, the Sequoia Capital… Read more Fei-Fei Li has been appointed to a federal task force on AI
Ronald Egan

Ronald Egan elected to the American Philosophical Society

by Sandra Feder on June 9, 2021 3:37 pm
RONALD EGAN, the Confucius Institute Professorship in Sinology in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in the United States. “I was thrilled by the news of course, particularly because it is an academic honor that stems from nomination by peers in my… Read more Ronald Egan elected to the American Philosophical Society
Sterling Award winners

Sterling Award winners honor their mentors

by Sandra Feder on June 7, 2021 3:47 pm
The J. E. Wallace Sterling Award is given to the top 25 graduating seniors in the School of Humanities and Sciences in recognition of their efforts and academic achievements throughout their undergraduate education. Winners have the opportunity to acknowledge two individuals who helped them along their academic journeys – an influential secondary-school teacher and a… Read more Sterling Award winners honor their mentors