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Alanna Smith WNBA draft

Alanna Smith selected in WNBA draft

by Stanford Athletics on April 11, 2019 4:21 pm
ALANNA SMITH became the 26th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA Draft when the Phoenix Mercury selected the forward with the eighth overall pick on Wednesday night at Nike NYHQ in New York. Smith is the program’s 12th first-round selection and first since Chiney Ogwumike went No. 1 overall to the… Read more Alanna Smith selected in WNBA draft
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Faculty directors appointed for signature undergraduate programs

by Eric Van Danen on April 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Two signature programs for undergraduate students – Stanford Introductory Studies and the Bing Overseas Studies Program – will welcome new faculty directors in Fall 2019, Harry J. Elam, Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, has announced. DAN EDELSTEIN, professor of French, will become faculty director of Stanford Introductory Studies, which manages required and elective academic… Read more Faculty directors appointed for signature undergraduate programs
Stanford Pro Day

Fifteen Cardinal football players participated in Pro Day

by Stanford Athletics on April 9, 2019 2:48 pm
Representatives from 32 National Football League (NFL) teams, totaling more than 100 personnel and including more than 20 position coaches, four general managers and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan visited campus last week for the Cardinal’s annual Pro Day. Fifteen Cardinal football players ran, jumped and showed off their football skills with the… Read more Fifteen Cardinal football players participated in Pro Day
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Three Stanford faculty elected fellows of the Ecological Society of America

by Taylor Kubota on April 4, 2019 5:00 pm
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announced their 2019 Fellows on April 4. ROSAMOND  NAYLOR, the William Wrigley Professor and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and TADASHI FUKAMI, associate professor of biology, were both named Fellows. ERIN MORDECAI, assistant professor of biology and member… Read more Three Stanford faculty elected fellows of the Ecological Society of America
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Stanford renews top score in sustainability ranking

by Sustainable Stanford on April 3, 2019 5:00 pm
This month, Stanford renewed its Platinum rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), with a score of 88%. This score is more than two percentage points higher than Stanford’s score in 2017 when Stanford submitted its last report and earned its first Platinum… Read more Stanford renews top score in sustainability ranking
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Faculty elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

by School of Medicine on April 2, 2019 5:00 pm
Four faculty members at the Stanford School of Medicine have been elected to the college of fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. An induction ceremony was held March 25 during the institute’s annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The college of fellows class of 2019 comprises 157… Read more Faculty elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Simona Onori

Simona Onori: Exemplary young educator

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on April 1, 2019 5:00 pm
SIMONA ONORI, an assistant professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford Earth, has been honored with the 2018 Ralph R. Teetor Education Award from SAE International, a global organization for engineering professionals. The award, established in 1963, recognizes and honors exemplary young educators who are successfully preparing the next generation of engineers to meet… Read more Simona Onori: Exemplary young educator
Margaret Levi

Margaret Levi the recipient of 2019 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

by Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on March 29, 2019 12:59 pm
MARGARET LEVI, director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford and professor of political science, has been named the 25th laureate of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. The prize has been awarded to Levi for “having laid the foundations of our understanding of why citizens accept state… Read more Margaret Levi the recipient of 2019 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
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Celebrating the life of Lou Henry Hoover

by Hoover Institution on March 28, 2019 2:50 pm
The Hoover Institution, which is celebrating its centennial this year, recently posted a tribute to LOU HENRY HOOVER, who many know only as the First Lady of President Herbert Hoover. But Lou Henry Hoover was a force in her own right as a geology scholar and philanthropist. Friday, March 29, would have been her 145th birthday.… Read more Celebrating the life of Lou Henry Hoover
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Surgeon goes from March Madness to medicine with help from mentors

by Rachel Baker on March 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Each year, 68 college basketball teams are chosen to compete in the sudden-death tournament known as March Madness, which involves a frenzy of brackets, betting and behind-the-boss’s-back game watching. In 1979, 40 years ago, MICHAEL LONGAKER was part of the March Madness as a guard for Michigan State in its NCAA championship win over Indiana… Read more Surgeon goes from March Madness to medicine with help from mentors