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Erica Scott and Isaiah Drummond

Stanford ASSU executives outline their initiatives

by Alex Kekauoha on October 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Last spring, ERICA SCOTT, ’20, and ISAIAH DRUMMOND, ’20, took office as president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of Stanford University, or ASSU. They recently talked about their priorities and about the issues they think students should know about. What are your top priorities/initiatives for this quarter and academic year? As this… Read more Stanford ASSU executives outline their initiatives
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Stanford achieves third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award

by Stanford Transportation on October 22, 2019 2:56 pm
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has recognized Stanford with a third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award in recognition of Stanford’s achievements in promoting safe and accessible bicycling on campus. Stanford was the first university to be recognized at the highest level when the program launched in 2011, making Stanford the only university to… Read more Stanford achieves third Platinum Bicycle Friendly University award
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Mona Hicks named senior associate vice provost and dean of students

by Student Affairs on October 21, 2019 2:49 pm
MONA HICKS, dean of students at Saint Louis University, has been appointed Stanford’s senior associate vice provost and dean of students by SUSIE BRUBAKER-COLE, vice provost for student affairs. Hicks will begin at Stanford at the start of winter quarter 2020. Before joining Saint Louis University a decade ago, Hicks served  at Rice University, Vanderbilt… Read more Mona Hicks named senior associate vice provost and dean of students
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Deans Debra Satz and Jennifer Widom offer students words of wisdom

by Schools of Engineering and Humanities & Sciences on October 20, 2019 1:31 pm
JENNIFER WIDOM, dean of the School of Engineering, and DEBRA SATZ, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, sat down to chat about their unlikely paths to their current academic positions and to offer words of wisdom to undergraduates.

Jisha Menon to lead the Stanford Arts Institute

by Robin Wander on October 17, 2019 3:15 pm
JISHA MENON, associate professor of theater and performance studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, is the newly appointed Denning Faculty Director of the Stanford Arts Institute (SAI). Menon will continue to teach, and she also remains director of Stanford’s Center for South Asia. She is affiliated with the Program in Feminist, Gender and… Read more Jisha Menon to lead the Stanford Arts Institute
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Stanford doctoral student receives peace dissertation award

by Alexander Kekauoha on October 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford political science PhD student ASHLEY FABRIZIO has received the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The fellowship provides $20,000 to support dissertation writing and research on peacebuilding and conflict management in the final year of the PhD program. Through her research, Fabrizio seeks to understand why… Read more Stanford doctoral student receives peace dissertation award
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2019 TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellows announced

by TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy on October 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford’s energy research community is welcoming four new researchers as TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellows in Sustainable Energy. This global competition awards two years of funding to support early-career researchers working on sustainable energy and its intersection with food, water, transportation, human health and the environment. The fellows were selected based on their academic and research excellence,… Read more 2019 TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellows announced
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Chinese Railroad Workers Project exhibit honored by California Preservation Foundation

by Melissa De Witte on October 13, 2019 11:54 am
A traveling historical and photographic exhibit sponsored by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford, “Chinese Workers and the Railroad Traveling Exhibit,” has won two awards from the California Preservation Foundation: the 2019 Preservation Design Award in the Interpretive Exhibits category and a Trustees Award for Excellence. The exhibit commemorated the 150th… Read more Chinese Railroad Workers Project exhibit honored by California Preservation Foundation
Jet Toner

Cardinal kicker Jet Toner has the coolest name in college football

by Stanford Athletics on October 10, 2019 3:22 pm
JET TONER possesses arguably the coolest name in college football. The senior kicker is clutch, too. The youngest of six children, he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his true name is John Edward Toner V. At the hospital, a doctor mentioned his initials spelled Jet, and he’s been called that ever since. “I didn’t know… Read more Cardinal kicker Jet Toner has the coolest name in college football
Joy in Medicine

Stanford Medicine recognized for supporting physician wellness

by Julie Grecius on October 9, 2019 3:43 pm
Changing the culture that has led to a national epidemic of physician burnout doesn’t happen overnight. But efforts at Stanford Medicine — which have grown to include departmental and organizational initiatives, ongoing assessment tools, and engagement and accountability at the highest levels — are gradually beginning to take hold and helping to advance the cause.… Read more Stanford Medicine recognized for supporting physician wellness