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Five Stanford students receive 2020 Boren Awards

by Alex Kekauoha on June 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Five Stanford students are among the recipients of the 2020 Boren Awards. Two are graduate students who will receive David L. Boren Fellowships and three are undergraduates who will receive David L. Boren Scholarships. Presented each year by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), these awards… Read more Five Stanford students receive 2020 Boren Awards
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Three Stanford faculty, two SLAC scientists receive DOE Early Career Awards

by Kate Chesley on June 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Stanford faculty members WENDY GU, VEDIKA KHEMANI and DOUGLAS STANFORD will receive Early Career Research Program awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Through these awards, the DOE aims to “bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.”… Read more Three Stanford faculty, two SLAC scientists receive DOE Early Career Awards

100 years ago, the first Latina graduated from Stanford

by Summer Moore Batte on June 25, 2020 3:09 pm
When HELEN GERTRUDE DOMINGUEZ, a transfer student from Occidental College, first set foot on campus in 1918, Stanford was days away from an outbreak of flu that would leave 12 students dead. But Dominguez made a footprint in her own right – on June 21, 1920, she would become the first Chicana/Mexicana to graduate from… Read more 100 years ago, the first Latina graduated from Stanford

Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19

by Beth Duff-Brown & Grace Hammerstrom on June 23, 2020 3:59 pm
As the world’s greatest minds focus their energies and resources on combating COVID-19, there is a growing population of underrecognized victims — the infected men and women incarcerated in frequently overcrowded prisons and local jails. Among the more than 115,000 individuals currently held in California prisons, outbreaks of COVID-19 infection have continued to escalate in some… Read more Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19

Law School faculty share their end-of-year reading and podcast recommendations

by Stanford Law School on June 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Faculty members of the Stanford Law School are offering up their end-of-year reading and podcast list, with books focusing on subjects ranging from sci-fi to autobiographical to the apocalypse as depicted in Revelations. RICHARD FORD, professor of law, recommends The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin: “More terrific sci-fi with a theme that is spot on… Read more Law School faculty share their end-of-year reading and podcast recommendations
Graduate students Kari Barclay and Will Paisley are the new co-chairs of the Graduate Student Council.

New Graduate Student Council co-chairs discuss supporting students

by Alex Kekauoha on June 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Last month, Stanford’s Graduate Student Council elected PhD candidate KARI BARCLAY and coterminal master’s student WILL PAISLEY as its new co-chairs. The students enter their new leadership roles under unprecedented circumstances, as the COVID-19 pandemic and protests against anti-Black violence continue to challenge daily life, both at Stanford and globally. Barclay and Paisley recognize the… Read more New Graduate Student Council co-chairs discuss supporting students

Stanford Repertory Theater to commemorate Juneteenth with livestreamed reading of Vincent Terrell Durham play

by Melissa De Witte on June 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) is one of three dozen theater companies co-presenting a Juneteenth reading of Vincent Terrell Durham’s play Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids. The reading will be livestreamed via Zoom at 7 p.m. PT on June 19 in recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.… Read more Stanford Repertory Theater to commemorate Juneteenth with livestreamed reading of Vincent Terrell Durham play
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Stanford wins 10 CASE awards in communications

by Stanford magazine on June 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Entrants from Stanford in the 2020 Circle of Excellence competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) earned 10 awards, including seven by Stanford magazine. Stanford won three awards in design categories, including gold for overall excellence in periodical and magazine design. According to the judges, “This is a very slick… Read more Stanford wins 10 CASE awards in communications

Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association

by Sandra Feder on June 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Two philosophy professors in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences have received honors from the American Philosophical Association (APA). HELEN LONGINO, the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor in Philosophy, and MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, the Suppes Professor of Philosophy of Science, have been honored for their contributions to the field. As part of the award, they will each give lectures in 2021.… Read more Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association

Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer

by Charity Ferreira on June 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Stanford magazine asked faculty and its own books editor for recommendations for the best books to entertain, inspire and inform during precious breaks from work, not-so-glam staycations and socially distant trips to the beach. JAMIL ZAKI, associate professor of psychology: A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit. “We… Read more Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer