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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $1.49 million to Stanford researchers

by Stanford Medicine on June 13, 2020 1:30 pm
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded $1.49 million to research projects involving Stanford Medicine scientists who will investigate emerging ideas about the role of inflammation in disease. The grants will be awarded over a two-year period. CZI is a philanthropic organization established by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, in 2015. Following are short… Read more Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $1.49 million to Stanford researchers
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Three seniors recognized for leadership by Stanford Alumni Association

by Alex Kekauoha on June 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Three Stanford seniors are the recipients of awards that recognize their exceptional leadership and service to the Stanford community.One senior has received the Sterling Award, and two seniors have received the Outstanding Achievement Award. Both awards are presented annually by the Stanford Alumni Association.Coterminal student WILL PAISLEY is the recipient of the Sterling Award. Named… Read more Three seniors recognized for leadership by Stanford Alumni Association
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The new Stanford ASSU executives talk about unprecedented challenges

by Alex Kekauoha on June 10, 2020 4:22 pm
Sophomore MUNIRA ALIMIRE is the new president of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) and junior VIANNA VO is its vice president for the 2020-21 academic year. Their election comes amid historic global challenges that affect day-to-day life for Stanford students.“In the past few weeks, it has become clear, now more than ever, that… Read more The new Stanford ASSU executives talk about unprecedented challenges

Student winners of the Stanford Concerto Competition play on

by Robin Wander on June 9, 2020 3:58 pm
Earlier this year, sophomores ADDISON JADWIN and ETHAN CHI won the annual Stanford Concerto Competition. The sophomores planned to perform concertos with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra (SSO) this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted those plans. Jadwin was to perform the Walton Viola Concerto this quarter and Chi planned to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto… Read more Student winners of the Stanford Concerto Competition play on

Stanford community honors Black lives lost to racial injustice

by Alex Kekauoha on June 7, 2020 12:30 pm
The Stanford community gathered virtually Friday evening for a vigil to pay respects to the Black lives lost to racial injustice.At least 2,500 Stanford students, faculty, staff and administrators joined the livestreamed event, which was organized by the Black Community Services Center, Office for Religious Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Ujamaa House. “We are… Read more Stanford community honors Black lives lost to racial injustice
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What happens when a tweet takes over a scholar’s life?

by School of Medicine Scope on June 4, 2020 3:48 pm
Addiction expert KEITH HUMPHREYS, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, recently wrote a blog post in the School of Medicine’s Scope blog describing what happened when a tweet took over his life. He wrote, “My typical Twitter output comprises an admixture of addiction research findings, health policy analyses and excruciating puns.… Read more What happens when a tweet takes over a scholar’s life?

Karl Deisseroth wins 2020 Heineken Prize for Medicine

by Bruce Goldman on June 3, 2020 3:45 pm
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded KARL DEISSEROTH, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, its 2020 Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine. The $200,000 prize is given biennially in recognition of pioneering work in medicine to a researcher whose achievements have led or are expected to lead to an important application… Read more Karl Deisseroth wins 2020 Heineken Prize for Medicine

Stanford wins top place for reducing food waste

by Sustainable Stanford on May 29, 2020 5:00 pm
Stanford University won first place in the 2020 RecycleMania competition for reducing the most food waste. Thanks to the participation of students, staff and faculty, Stanford donated more than 11,000 pounds of food to local organizations, in addition to more than 415,000 pounds that can be converted to animal feed or biofuels. The university also… Read more Stanford wins top place for reducing food waste

Precourt Institute announces winners of first Global Energy Heroes competition

by Mark Golden on May 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Community-based sustainability organizations Mee Panyar, Solar Freeze and Takataka Plastics have won the first Global Energy Heroes prizes from Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. The competitive prizes drew submissions from 27 countries across six continents. Organizations led by people aged 18 to 30 years old were eligible to enter and were required to submit a short… Read more Precourt Institute announces winners of first Global Energy Heroes competition

Stanford junior Caroline Pecos-Duarte named Udall Scholar

by Alex Kekauoha on May 26, 2020 3:51 pm
Stanford junior CAROLINE PECOS-DUARTE, ’21, is a recipient of the Udall Scholarship, which provides support for college sophomores and juniors interested in public service to Native American communities and the environment. Pecos-Duarte is from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, a rural tribal community outside of Albuquerque. At Stanford, Pecos-Duarte is studying human biology with a concentration… Read more Stanford junior Caroline Pecos-Duarte named Udall Scholar