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Wrestler Shane Griffith wins 165-pound title at NCAA finals

by Stanford Athletics on March 22, 2021 4:54 pm
Wrestler SHANE GRIFFITH is a national champion, having won the NCAA final at 165 pounds. Griffith is the second wrestler in program history to win an individual national title, joining Stanford Hall of Famer MATT GENTRY (2004). He was also named Most Outstanding Wrestler for the Tournament – the first Cardinal to receive the honor. The… Read more Wrestler Shane Griffith wins 165-pound title at NCAA finals

Bryan Brown honored for his book, Science in the City

by Graduate School of Education on March 15, 2021 3:44 pm
BRYAN BROWN, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education, has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a national alliance focused on PreK-12 teacher preparation. Brown was recognized for his 2019 book Science in the City, which examines the role that language and culture play… Read more Bryan Brown honored for his book, Science in the City

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences announces new fellows

by Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on March 14, 2021 12:36 pm
Five Stanford faculty members are among the newly announced 2021-22 fellows at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). They are: MICHAEL BERNSTEIN (computer science) LAUREN DAVENPORT (political science) ANNA GRZYMALA-BUSSE (political science) HAKEEM JEFFERSON (political science) AMALIA KESSLER (law) The 2021-22 fellows class is composed of 38 scholars representing 19 U.S.… Read more Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences announces new fellows
DCI community

Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its eighth class

by Kristin Goldthorpe on March 10, 2021 3:29 pm
Thirty-two highly accomplished people from across the United States and around the world have accepted an offer of admission for the new cohort of the STANFORD DISTINGUISHED CAREERS INSTITUTE (DCI), founded by PHIL PIZZO, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology and former dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. The DCI Fellows will be… Read more Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute announces its eighth class
Puzzle Solver

New book chronicles scientist Ron Davis’ efforts to save his son

by Kate Chesley on March 4, 2021 3:38 pm
TRACIE WHITE, a science writer at Stanford Medicine, has written a new book, The Puzzle Solver: A Scientist’s Desperate Quest to Cure the Illness That Stole His Son about RON DAVIS, professor of biochemistry and of genetics, and his efforts to save his son Whitney Dafoe. She wrote the book, which was published in January,… Read more New book chronicles scientist Ron Davis’ efforts to save his son
Megha Parwani

Junior Megha Parwani honored for democracy-building efforts

by Stanford News Service on March 3, 2021 3:25 pm
In a time of heightened political polarization, junior MEGHA PARWANI is being recognized for her work to strengthen civil dialogue, civic engagement and democracy-building, particularly among young people. Parwani has been selected as a 2021-22 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher… Read more Junior Megha Parwani honored for democracy-building efforts
Kari Barclay

Theater and Performance Studies graduate student wins So.Queer Playwrights’ Festival

by Kate Chesley on March 2, 2021 2:47 pm
KARI BARCLAY, a PhD candidate in Theater and Performance Studies, has been named winner of the inaugural So.Queer Playwrights’ Festival, sponsored by the Richmond, VA, Triangle Players. Barclay’s winning Stonewallin’ is a queer coming-of-age story in the American South that the Richmond Triangle Players (RPT) said is “full of witchcraft, war re-enactors and ghosts.” Over… Read more Theater and Performance Studies graduate student wins So.Queer Playwrights’ Festival

Matt Lees receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on March 1, 2021 2:22 pm
Stanford Earth graduate student MATT LEES has been selected to receive an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award is given to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Typically, only the top 3 to 5 percent of student participants… Read more Matt Lees receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award
Pamela Karlan

Stanford Law’s Pam Karlan joins U.S. Department of Justice

by Stephanie Ashe on February 28, 2021 3:51 pm
Stanford Law School (SLS) Professor PAMELA KARLAN has joined the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) as principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division. Karlan previously served at the DOJ in the Civil Rights Division from 2014 to 2015 under the Obama Administration. She is on leave of absence from the law… Read more Stanford Law’s Pam Karlan joins U.S. Department of Justice

A cut above: Ana Ziadeh celebrates 50 years at Residential & Dining Enterprises

by Jill Patton on February 22, 2021 3:09 pm
As dining hall worker ANA ZIADEH remembers it, about 25 years ago, she walked into the office of SHIRLEY EVERETT, senior associate vice provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises at Stanford, unannounced, and declared: “I don’t want to be the little helper anymore.” Everett, she recalls, liked her style, and connected her with the study materials… Read more A cut above: Ana Ziadeh celebrates 50 years at Residential & Dining Enterprises