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Toby update; soccer stars taken in the draft while their coach wins honors

by Kate Chesley on January 19, 2010 4:01 am
Some pretty exciting news is coming out of Stanford Athletics these days. Running back TOBY GERHART announced he will forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility in order to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. Gerhart, who played in 38 career games from 2006 to 2009, had the option of returning to Stanford as a fifth-year… Read more Toby update; soccer stars taken in the draft while their coach wins honors

Campus remembers Phillip James Falcon; memorial service planned for Feb. 6

by Elaine Ray on January 19, 2010 4:00 am
PHILLIP JAMES FALCON of Stanford, Calif., and Marion, Iowa, died of respiratory failure Jan. 4, 2010, at Stanford Hospital. He was 48 years old. Falcon was born in Boston on July 19, 1961. After spending his early years in Lexington, Mass., he moved with his family to Stanford in 1972 and continued to live with his… Read more Campus remembers Phillip James Falcon; memorial service planned for Feb. 6

On Facebook: The life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Elaine Ray on January 16, 2010 9:45 am
CLAYBORNE CARSON, Stanford historian and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute,  welcomes your questions and comments on the late civil rights leader’s life and legacy in the latest installment of Stanford Open Office Hours on Facebook. Post your questions, and his answers will be posted next week.

Wie bonds with Obama

by Elaine Ray on January 15, 2010 4:00 am
“the white house was AMAZING yesterday. meeting pres obama was one of the coolest things EVER!!” tweeted MICHELLE WIE, who met the president during a visit with the Solheim Cup women’s golf team earlier this week. “He’s a total local boy!” The president and the Stanford junior bonded over their home state of Hawaii and… Read more Wie bonds with Obama

Great week for women's soccer

by Elaine Ray on January 14, 2010 4:01 am
Just days after Kelley O’Hara was named the winner of the Hermann Trophy, three Cardinal soccer players were named by their national teams to play in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Women’s Under-20 Championship in Guatemala later this month. Sophomore midfielder TERESA NOYOLA and freshman defender RACHEL QUON were… Read more Great week for women's soccer

Bay Area Senior Games set for Stanford in April

by Elaine Ray on January 14, 2010 4:00 am
Following the success of last summer’s National Senior Games, the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games have been scheduled for April 10-14 at Stanford and other venues. The Games will feature 11 competitions in swimming, track and field, cycling, racquetball, fencing, golf, soccer, 3 v 3 basketball, race walking, softball, water polo, and lawn bowling. Water… Read more Bay Area Senior Games set for Stanford in April

Fresh from White House awards ceremony, Zare wins another prestigious award

by Elaine Ray on January 12, 2010 4:00 am
In recognition of achievement in the advancement of chemistry, RICHARD ZARE has won the 2010 Theodore William Richards Award and Medal. The award, announced by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society today, includes two medals – a silver medal for display and a gold medal. Zare will receive the award on March 4… Read more Fresh from White House awards ceremony, Zare wins another prestigious award

Cancer research fund established in memory of Patrick Swayze

by Elaine Ray on January 11, 2010 4:00 am
While battling pancreas cancer, Patrick Swayze courageously made his disease public and spoke out in support of cancer research. In this spirit, the Stanford Cancer Center has established the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund to support research that leads to more effective treatments for pancreas cancer patients.  Gifts to this fund will support studies… Read more Cancer research fund established in memory of Patrick Swayze

David Donoho wins Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics

by Elaine Ray on January 8, 2010 4:01 am
DAVID DONOHO, professor of statistics, has won the Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, which is awarded every three years for “an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.” Donoho won for “introducing novel fundamental and powerful mathematical tools in signal processing and image analysis.” The award citation lauded Donoho as… Read more David Donoho wins Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics

'This Emotional Life'

by Elaine Ray on January 8, 2010 4:00 am
This week, PBS aired a three-part series called This Emotional Life, which takes an in-depth and expansive look at human emotions, from love and depression to fear and the pursuit of happiness. The series features everyday people and celebrities such as John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, Larry David, America Ferrera and FARAI CHIDEYA (’02 Knight Fellow).… Read more 'This Emotional Life'