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"I'll be speechless."

by Kate Chesley on December 10, 2009 4:00 am
Senior TOBY GERHART learned Monday that he is among five finalists for the Heisman Trophy, the nation’s most prestigious and well-known award in college football. Today, Thursday, Gerhart will be in Orlando, Fla., as one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award for college football’s top running back. On Saturday, he’ll be in New… Read more "I'll be speechless."

Sagan called 'rock star' of nonproliferation education

by Kate Chesley on December 9, 2009 4:00 am
SCOTT SAGAN, the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, has officially been labeled a “rock star.” Sagan was recently recognized by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey with an award for outstanding contributions to nonproliferation education. In presenting the award, Gaukhar… Read more Sagan called 'rock star' of nonproliferation education

Canines, kitchens and Katrina

by Elaine Ray on December 8, 2009 4:00 am
SARAH WOODWARD, who graduated last spring with a degree in psychology and a minor in studio art, recently began painting portraits of pets, a direction inspired by the recent death of her family dog. One of her clients is JEFF WACHTEL, senior assistant to the president, whose kitchen ceiling figures prominently in a feature in… Read more Canines, kitchens and Katrina

Alum's film in Oscar contention

by Elaine Ray on December 7, 2009 4:00 am
“I can hardly believe it,” says KRIS NEWBY. But it’s true: Her documentary on Lyme disease has made it to the short list of 15 entries for the Academy Awards. Newby, who writes the newsletter for the Program in Human Biology, will find out on Feb. 2 whether Under Our Skin makes the next cut… Read more Alum's film in Oscar contention

A book is honored; a new play is staged

by Elaine Ray on December 4, 2009 4:00 am
Post updated. View post In announcing this year’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, the Modern Language Association awarded JOAN RAMON RESINA, professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures, honorable mention for his book Barcelona’s Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image, published by Stanford University Press. The Kovacs Prize was established in 1990… Read more A book is honored; a new play is staged

Decals, decals

by Elaine Ray on December 2, 2009 4:00 am
“My husband and I have been looking at the Stanford football team helmets on TV,” an inquiring mind wrote in an email after the Stanford Notre Dame football game. “They are ‘almost’ very clear, but not enough for our senior citizen status. What are those decals? Honestly, they look like stylized ducks, but we’re very… Read more Decals, decals

Rob Dunbar honored with Lyman Award

by Elaine Ray on December 1, 2009 5:56 pm
ROB DUNBAR, professor of geological and environmental sciences, received this year’s Lyman Award from the Stanford Alumni Association Tuesday. The award recognizes faculty who contribute unique and dedicated initiatives in service to the university. Dunbar was applauded in the award citation “for his years of service as the quintessential faculty ambassador to alumni near and far,… Read more Rob Dunbar honored with Lyman Award

Give us your cans, your toys

by Elaine Ray on December 1, 2009 4:00 am
Collection barrels and boxes abound across campus for those inclined to support local charities.  STANFORD’S NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY is teaming up with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe’s Education and Youth Committee once again to sponsor a Christmas toy drive for needy Native American children. Last year, the Committee gave presents to more than 200 Native American… Read more Give us your cans, your toys

1994 grad was among fallen Americans saluted by Obama

by Elaine Ray on November 30, 2009 4:00 am
When President Barack Obama made his overnight trip to Dover Air Force Base late last month, one of the fallen Americans to whom he offered a somber salute was 1994 Stanford graduate MICHAEL WESTON, an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who was killed along with two other colleagues in a helicopter crash in… Read more 1994 grad was among fallen Americans saluted by Obama

Mummies and Medicine

by Elaine Ray on November 24, 2009 4:00 am
If you’ve had your fill of vampires and are looking for something different to do with the kids over the long holiday weekend, you can pay a visit to the mummified remains of the 2,500-year-old Ancient Egyptian priest named Irethorrou at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The reconstruction is based on determinations of… Read more Mummies and Medicine