Latest Dish

Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta

Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives

by Maciej Siekierski on September 9, 2018 2:25 pm
Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Count Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, have been added to HOOVER INSTITUTION holdings. The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America. The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian… Read more Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives
Hall of Fame banner

Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during USC game

by Stanford Athletics on September 6, 2018 2:29 pm
New members of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame will be recognized on Saturday, Sept. 8, during the Cardinal’s football game against the University of Southern California. Among the inductees receiving special recognition is SAM MCDONALD, who was a beloved figure on the Stanford campus from 1903 to 1954. McDonald was superintendent of athletic grounds… Read more Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during USC game
Zac Manchester

Zac Manchester wins NASA Early Career Faculty Award for Space Technology Research

by Ashley Boney on September 5, 2018 2:08 pm
ZAC MANCHESTER, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, recently received NASA’s 2018 Early Career Faculty Award for Space Technology Research. The grant program honors faculty who demonstrate excellence in making science, space travel and exploration more effective, affordable and sustainable. Manchester was honored for his work in precision entry guidance methods for planetary landers. Manchester’s… Read more Zac Manchester wins NASA Early Career Faculty Award for Space Technology Research

Roble Gymnasium to receive Preservation Design Award

by Stanford News Service on September 4, 2018 3:21 pm
Stanford’s ROBLE GYMNASIUM, located on Santa Teresa Street, will be presented with the prestigious Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation at the 2018 California Preservation Awards. The California Preservation Awards showcase the best in historic preservation, recognizing significant achievements in architecture, history, design and engineering. According to a press release from the California Preservation Foundation, the Roble… Read more Roble Gymnasium to receive Preservation Design Award
Summer Policy Boot Camp

Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp

by Clifton B. Parker on September 2, 2018 11:16 am
At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world. Enter the… Read more Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp
a stack of books

So much for summer reading

by CISAC Communications on August 30, 2018 2:50 pm
Faculty affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) have apparently moved on from the usual summer reading of spy thrillers and detective mysteries. Instead, they offer some serious reading recommendations about subjects ranging from national security policies to the Vietnam War to post-Soviet Union reality. It’s no wonder: CISAC tackles critical security issues in the… Read more So much for summer reading
Laila Soudi

Stanford researcher shares her experiences at the Syrian border

by Melissa De Witte on August 28, 2018 2:29 pm
This summer, LAILA SOUDI, the project lead for the Stanford Refugee Research Project, traveled the Syrian border in Jordan and Lebanon to examine opportunities for Stanford University to help the ongoing, global displacement crisis. Soudi, who grew up in Jordan with a Syrian father and a Palestinian refugee mother, has shared her journey in a… Read more Stanford researcher shares her experiences at the Syrian border
Liveien Yin

Three Stanford students win art awards, take part in San Francisco exhibition

by Alex Shashkevich and Robin Wander on August 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Three Stanford graduate art and art history students received scholarships and presented their work as part of an annual exhibition dedicated to the future of the Bay Area visual arts. MIGUEL MONROY, SALLY SCOPA and LIVIEN YIN were among 16 artists represented at the 2018 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition from Aug. 16… Read more Three Stanford students win art awards, take part in San Francisco exhibition
CASBS

Four Stanford scholars among new fellows at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

by Michael Gaetani, CASBS Communications on August 24, 2018 2:33 pm
Four Stanford scholars are among 38 fellows who will be in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2018-19 academic year. One of 18 independent labs, centers and institutes operating under Stanford’s Vice Provost and Dean of Research, CASBS nurtures interdisciplinary research and exploration of pressing societal questions… Read more Four Stanford scholars among new fellows at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Switzer Fellows

2018 Switzer Fellowships awarded to Stanford PhD students

by Alex Kekauoha on August 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Stanford PhD students MIYUKI HINO and PHILIP WOMBLE have been recognized for their contributions and commitment to improving the environment. They are among 20 graduate students from California and New England to participate in the year-long Switzer Environmental Fellowship program through the Switzer Foundation. Fellows receive support for leadership training and professional development, as well… Read more 2018 Switzer Fellowships awarded to Stanford PhD students