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Grant furthers development of Afghan Legal Education Project

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 18, 2017 4:21 pm
Stanford Law School’s Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) was recently awarded a $3 million U.S. State Department grant through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL/State) to support Stanford and the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in further developing the integrated bachelor of arts and bachelor of laws (BA-LLB) degree program at AUAF’s campus in Kabul, Afghanistan.… Read more Grant furthers development of Afghan Legal Education Project
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Business faculty suggest books to read over the holidays

by Steve Hawk on December 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Stanford Graduate School of Business professors recommend the one book they hope to read or reread during the winter break. They range from obscure biographies to beloved fantasies to a 44-year-old rumination on the psychology of death. Among the suggestions: DAVID BROOCKMAN, assistant professor of political economy: Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon… Read more Business faculty suggest books to read over the holidays
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Engineering faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

by Andrew Myers on December 14, 2017 4:04 pm
The Stanford chapter of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society, has announced the inaugural “Teaching Honor Roll,” which recognizes the teaching of 12 educators in the School of Engineering. Selection criteria include great teaching, extraordinary inspiration to study a topic, outstanding mentoring and particularly creative lecturing. Any undergraduate in the School of Engineering can nominate… Read more Engineering faculty recognized for excellence in teaching
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Three School of Medicine faculty members receive $6 million in grants from California stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on December 13, 2017 4:57 pm
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded about $6 million to three School of Medicine researchers. One award is meant to support translational research that has already shown early stage promise; the other two are smaller, proof-of-principle grants meant to allow researchers to test potentially important ideas in the stem cell field at the… Read more Three School of Medicine faculty members receive $6 million in grants from California stem cell agency
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'Topping out' new life sciences building

by Nathan Collins on December 12, 2017 4:15 pm
A new home for interdisciplinary life sciences at Stanford, set to open in mid-2019, reached an important milestone on Friday when workers put the building’s highest steel beam in place, an event known as “topping out.” Located just across campus drive from the James H. Clark Center, home to Stanford Bio-X, the new facility will… Read more 'Topping out' new life sciences building
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Stanford lecturer earns fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts

by Alex Shashkevich on December 11, 2017 2:52 pm
The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded AUSTIN SMITH, a Jones lecturer in the English Department at Stanford, with a creative writing fellowship. Smith, a former Wallace Stegner fellow, was one of 36 writers nationwide who received the 2018 Creative Writing Fellowship, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. The annual fellowship provides… Read more Stanford lecturer earns fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts
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Bryce Love recognized as nation’s top running back

by Kate Chesley on December 8, 2017 5:08 pm
Junior running back and human biology major BRYCE LOVE has won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. He also was named to the Walter Camp All-America First Team at the recent College Football Hall of Fame. Love also came in second in voting for the Heisman Trophy, which recognizes the best… Read more Bryce Love recognized as nation’s top running back
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Stanford Legal to launch on SiriusXM

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 7, 2017 4:47 pm
Stanford Law School is launching Stanford Legal, a new biweekly radio show that will get to the core of some of the legal issues making headlines today. Stanford Legal, part of SiriusXM’s programming arrangement with Stanford, will premiere on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121 starting Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. ET. Co-hosted by Stanford Law… Read more Stanford Legal to launch on SiriusXM
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New Stanford graduate fellowship named for Maryam Mirzakhani

by Natalie Jabbar on December 6, 2017 4:37 pm
The School of Humanities and Sciences has received an $800,000 gift from engineers and entrepreneurs ROUZBEH YASSINI-FARD and ANOUSHEH ANSARI to establish a graduate fellowship in memory of mathematics Professor MARYAM MIRZAKHANI. A specialist in theoretical mathematics, Mirzakhani was the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal – considered the Nobel Prize… Read more New Stanford graduate fellowship named for Maryam Mirzakhani
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Five from Stanford named 2018 Schwarzman Scholars

by Kathleen Sullivan on December 5, 2017 4:13 pm
Five students with Stanford affiliations, including three seniors and two alumni, have won 2018 Schwarzman Scholarships for graduate study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. They are among the 142 scholars from 39 countries who were named 2019 Schwarzman Scholars, which accepted its first class in 2016. The new class will begin master’s degree studies in… Read more Five from Stanford named 2018 Schwarzman Scholars