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Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

by Elaine Ray on October 22, 2009 4:00 am
For his efforts to promote science in developing countries, RICHARD N. ZARE, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford, has been elected an associate fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Zare, chair of the Chemistry Department, is one of three Americans among the five new fellows and 45 associate fellows… Read more Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

Stanford's Hall of Famers

by Elaine Ray on October 21, 2009 4:00 am
Award-winning playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG is one of four alumni who will be honored at the 15th annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Reunion Homecoming. Hwang, who won a Tony Award in 1988 for M. Butterfly, graduated from Stanford in 1979. He will be joined by Dr. V. JOY SIMMONS, ’74, physician… Read more Stanford's Hall of Famers

Heard on campus: 'This is the first minute of my someday'

by Elaine Ray on October 19, 2009 4:00 am
Heard on campus: “Upon my acceptance into Stanford, when I informed my grandmother of the news, her initial reply was that this was ‘. . . the first minute of my someday,’ as in the song ‘We Shall Overcome. ‘”  GÜEZ SALINAS, a 34-year-old  Marine who transferred to Stanford as a junior this fall, offered… Read more Heard on campus: 'This is the first minute of my someday'

Recent awards and honors

by Elaine Ray on October 13, 2009 4:43 pm
Every year, communicators across the university, from the News Service to the medical and business schools; from Hoover and SIEPR and many of the other campus institutes,  keep a vigil during Nobel Prize week. They sleep with one eye open or wake up in the wee hours of the morning to check the Nobel  announcements… Read more Recent awards and honors

Disch-Bhadkamkar named university treasurer; Davis assistant treasurer

by Elaine Ray on October 12, 2009 5:51 pm
ODILE DISCH-BHADKAMKAR has been named to the new role of treasurer, reporting to RANDY LIVINGSTON, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer (CFO). The position is responsible for management of the university’s operating liquidity, cash management, debt issuance and management, bondholder relations, credit card merchant services and retirement program investment oversight, Livingston said… Read more Disch-Bhadkamkar named university treasurer; Davis assistant treasurer

GSB alum shares Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

by Elaine Ray on October 12, 2009 5:43 am
OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON, Stanford MBA 1960, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences today. Williamson, a professor emeritus of business, economics and law at U.C. Berkeley, was cited  “for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm.”  He shares the prize with Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University.

Heard on Campus: 'You lie'

by Kathleen Sullivan on October 9, 2009 2:01 pm
Biology Professor BOB SIMONI did a convincing – and thoroughly tongue-in-cheek – imitation of a certain GOP congressman from South Carolina at last week’s Faculty Senate meeting when he shouted “You lie” to President JOHN HENNESSY. It happened early in the meeting, during the time set aside for announcements from the president. Hennessy had thanked… Read more Heard on Campus: 'You lie'

Seen on campus: Tiger Woods, Noam Chomsky, students coming together for good

by Elaine Ray on October 7, 2009 3:35 pm
Sightings on campus: TIGER WOODS spent Monday on the Stanford practice golf course getting ready for the Presidents Cup in San Francisco this week  . . . Steve Young, who visits the Stanford Video studio regularly to tape appearances on ESPN, was there last Friday . . .  Regina Dugan, director of  the Defense Advanced Research… Read more Seen on campus: Tiger Woods, Noam Chomsky, students coming together for good

The Mini Med School Index

by Elaine Ray on October 6, 2009 12:19 pm
The first course in the Continuing Studies Program‘s Mini Med School series set a record for enrollment in the 21-year history of the CSP. The course, which began Sept. 22, had to be capped at 250, as that is as many as the auditorium can hold. Here are some of the numbers: Number enrolled: 250… Read more The Mini Med School Index

Physicist shares Onsager Prize

by Elaine Ray on October 5, 2009 1:56 pm
STEPHEN SHENKER, professor of physics and the Richard Herschel Weiland Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Lars Onsager Prize for his contributions in the field of theoretical particle physics. His research focuses on quantum gravity, particularly string/M theory, and the application of these ideas to cosmology and the… Read more Physicist shares Onsager Prize