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Alumni Barnum and Lamont receive university's highest volunteer service honor

by Stanford Alumni Association on May 7, 2018 2:34 pm
Alumni BILL BARNUM, ’76, JD ’80, MBA ‘80, and ANNIE HUNTRESS LAMONT, ’79, are this year’s recipients of the Gold Spike Award, Stanford’s highest honor for volunteer service. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne conferred the awards at an April 14 dinner held in their honor. The Gold Spike Award is presented annually by Stanford Associates, an honorary… Read more Alumni Barnum and Lamont receive university's highest volunteer service honor
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Tech titans talk social media and democracy at Stanford

by Melissa De Witte on May 5, 2018 1:13 pm
Sit down and try to write a fake news statute. Law Professor NATHANIEL PERSILY posed this challenge before a packed audience at Stanford Thursday, May 3, for a panel discussion hosted by the National Constitution Center. Persily was joined by tech industry leaders from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to discuss “Free Speech Online: Social Media… Read more Tech titans talk social media and democracy at Stanford
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Mackall awarded $11.9 million for anti-leukemia clinical trial

by Stanford School of Medicine on May 3, 2018 1:47 pm
CRYSTAL MACKALL, professor of pediatrics and of medicine at the School of Medicine, was awarded $11.9 million by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund a clinical trial of immune cells genetically modified to recognize two proteins on the surface of leukemia and lymphoma cells. Mackall directs the Stanford Center for… Read more Mackall awarded $11.9 million for anti-leukemia clinical trial
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Kenneth Goodson receives the inaugural Richard Chu ITherm Award

by Ashley Boney on May 2, 2018 2:03 pm
KENNETH GOODSON, the Davies Family Provostial Professor and the Robert Bosch Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received the inaugural Richard Chu ITherm Award for his contributions to thermal management of semiconductor circuits, systems and devices. The award, formerly known as the ITherm Achievement Award, recognizes achievements in the science and art of… Read more Kenneth Goodson receives the inaugural Richard Chu ITherm Award
Sarah Hooper

Three from Stanford named 2018 Hertz Foundation Fellows

by Stanford News Service on May 1, 2018 2:56 pm
Three individuals from Stanford have been named among 10 winners of the 2018 Hertz Fellowships. They were chosen from among more than 700 applicants interested in pursuing graduate work in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. The Hertz Foundation supports doctoral candidates for five years and grants students total research freedom, ensuring that… Read more Three from Stanford named 2018 Hertz Foundation Fellows
Justin Reid

Four Cardinal selected in the National Football League draft

by Stanford Athletics on April 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Four Cardinal were selected in the National Football League draft, which was held April 26, 27 and 28. JUSTIN REID, who plays strong safety, was selected with the 68th overall pick of the NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Reid is a management science and engineering major who was first among Pac-12 players and 11th… Read more Four Cardinal selected in the National Football League draft
Stanford Engineering Heros

Four leaders in their fields named as Stanford Engineering Heroes

by Andrew Myers on April 29, 2018 2:54 pm
A chip designer who transformed the video gaming industry, a couple who pioneered computer science study and an astronaut who broke down barriers are among the Stanford Engineering Heroes for 2017-18. The Engineering Heroes program, which began in 2010, recognizes the contributions of distinguished alumni and faculty emeriti of the School of Engineering. Past winners… Read more Four leaders in their fields named as Stanford Engineering Heroes
Thomas Heuser

Graduate student Thomas Heuser recognized by the Department of Energy

by Taylor Kubota on April 26, 2018 1:33 pm
THOMAS HEUSER, a graduate student in materials science and engineering, has earned a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program award. This award supports graduate thesis research conducted at a DOE laboratory or facility and aims to prepare graduate students for a career in science, technology, math or engineering. As… Read more Graduate student Thomas Heuser recognized by the Department of Energy
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Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford

by Ray Kania on April 25, 2018 2:38 pm
A new café will open May 25 in the now-vacant space on the ground floor of Jordan Hall. The menu will be designed by Ben Koenig, the founder of Heritage Eats in Napa, California. Heritage Eats at Stanford will offer globally inspired cuisine with “a focus on elevated ‘daily life’ food from the Middle East,… Read more Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford
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OIA - BOSP Companion Grants integrate research with teaching abroad

by Stanford Office of International Affairs on April 24, 2018 1:19 pm
Six Stanford faculty members from across the university were recently awarded Companion Grants from the Office of International Affairs Research Exploration Fund. The grants enable faculty members to pursue collaborative research while serving as faculty-in-residence directors at Bing Overseas Studies Program locations. The grants, which are up to $15,000, provide funds to bring a graduate research… Read more OIA - BOSP Companion Grants integrate research with teaching abroad