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Historian Priya Satia wins AHA’s prize for best book in world history

by Stanford News Service on October 8, 2019 2:03 pm
PRIYA SATIA, the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Jerry Bentley Prize for best book in world history for Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution. The prize, established in 2014, honors the contributions to world history of the late University of Hawaii historian… Read more Historian Priya Satia wins AHA’s prize for best book in world history

Ellen Kuhl, chair of mechanical engineering, finds balance in long-distance sports

by Tom Abate on October 7, 2019 2:23 pm
Come Oct. 12, when ELLEN KUHL, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, is doing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26-mile marathon, she may wonder whatever possessed her to join the roughly 2,400 contestants at the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. Fortunately, the answer is simple. “For me, long-distance sports are a lot like… Read more Ellen Kuhl, chair of mechanical engineering, finds balance in long-distance sports

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute announces third round of seed grants

by Nathan Collins on October 6, 2019 11:00 am
The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute has announced its third round of seed grants to six interdisciplinary teams of researchers who collectively span departments from neurosurgery to music. First awarded in 2015, the seed grants go to teams whose members bring together varied approaches and methods to the table to solve problems related to neuroscience. The… Read more Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute announces third round of seed grants

Sixteen Stanford graduate students have been named Siebel Scholars

by Alex Kekauoha on October 3, 2019 5:00 pm
Sixteen Stanford graduate students are among this year’s recipients of the Siebel Scholars award. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in Redwood City. Now in its 19th year, the award this year recognizes 93 exceptional graduate students at leading schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science. Deans… Read more Sixteen Stanford graduate students have been named Siebel Scholars
Monika Schleier-Smith

Monika Schleier-Smith and Stanley Qi named ‘Scientists to Watch’

by Ker Than on October 2, 2019 6:15 am
MONIKA SCHLEIER-SMITH and STANLEY QI have been selected for Science News’ 2019 SN 10: Scientists to Watch list. Each scientist included in the SN 10 was nominated by a Nobel laureate or recently elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. All are age 40 or under and were selected by the Science News staff… Read more Monika Schleier-Smith and Stanley Qi named ‘Scientists to Watch’
Laura Ng

Twenty-four Stanford doctoral students have been named DARE fellows

by Alex Kekauoha on September 29, 2019 11:02 am
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education has announced the newest cohort of the Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellowship Program. The two dozen Stanford PhD students represent a wide-range of academic disciplines, from aeronautics and immunology to literature and anthropology. The program, which was launched in 2008, prepares students from diverse… Read more Twenty-four Stanford doctoral students have been named DARE fellows
Phil Pizzo

Philip Pizzo recognized with the John Stearns Medal for contributions to clinical practice

by Stanford News Service on September 26, 2019 2:14 pm
PHILIP PIZZO, the David and Susan Heckerman Professor and professor of microbiology and immunology, former Medical School dean and founding director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, will receive the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice for his dedication to the diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers and the infectious… Read more Philip Pizzo recognized with the John Stearns Medal for contributions to clinical practice

Jonathan Gienapp receives Best Book in American Political Thought award

by Stanford News Service on September 25, 2019 2:44 pm
JONATHAN GIENAPP, assistant professor of history, has been awarded the Best Book in American Political Thought award for his book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era. The award was presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. In that book, Gienapp analyzed debates… Read more Jonathan Gienapp receives Best Book in American Political Thought award

Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident

by Kate Detrempe on September 23, 2019 2:13 pm
When RYAN LION began his pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in July, he already knew some of the doctors and nurses he would be working with. Ten years before, they had saved his life. In 2009, during the final semester of Lion’s senior year at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View,… Read more Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident

Meet senior class co-president A.J. Aldana

by Jill Patton on September 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Seeing the recruitment flier for Stanford Sierra Camp changed everything. Specifically, the photo of a counselor water-skiing in a chicken costume. Then-freshman ARNOLD FLORES “A.J.” ALDANA JR., ’20, thought he’d better apply. He called up his intended summer employer, a cardiovascular engineering firm, to tell them, sorry, but he wouldn’t be joining them after all.… Read more Meet senior class co-president A.J. Aldana