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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Looking for a new page-turner this summer?

by Stanford Law School on June 21, 2018 4:30 pm
A world threatened by mysterious floating obelisks, a man bent on defending existentialism, stressed-out zebras?! You might be surprised by what some of our Stanford Law School professors are reading this summer. Law faculty have compiled a wide variety of page-turners from various genres to explore over the summer. Here are just a few of their… Read more Looking for a new page-turner this summer?
German president and first lady

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes German president to campus

by Donna Lovell on June 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Stanford President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE welcomed German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, to campus Tuesday when the pair arrived to attend a symposium organized by electrical engineering Professor BERND GIROD. After a stroll through Memorial Court, Tessier-Lavigne held a short meeting with the German president and first lady and members of the Stanford… Read more President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes German president to campus
Kennedy Thesis Prize winner

Students honored with Firestone and Golden Medals and Kennedy Thesis Prize

by Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education on June 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Thirty-seven prize winners representing 27 undergraduate departmental and interdisciplinary honors programs were recently honored at a ceremony hosted by HARRY ELAM, senior vice provost for education. Among the awards presented were David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis prizes, which recognize the best theses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering & applied sciences. Recipients have… Read more Students honored with Firestone and Golden Medals and Kennedy Thesis Prize
Ledecky

Katie Ledecky wins Stanford Athletics’ Al Masters Award

by Stanford Athletics on June 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Sophomore swimmer and psychology major KATIE LEDECKY won the Al Masters Award at the annual Stanford Athletics Board Awards ceremony. Overall, 26 varsity programs were represented during the ceremony, while 39 student-athletes were honored with awards. AL MASTERS, ’24, was the athletic director at Stanford from 1925 to 1963. He is remembered as one of the… Read more Katie Ledecky wins Stanford Athletics’ Al Masters Award
Laughbot makers

Computer science students honored for humanizing robots with humor

by Alex Kekauoha on June 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Thanks to the work of three computer science students, Siri could one day sound less like a robot and more like a human. In an effort to make virtual assistants more relatable, seniors KATE PARK, ANNIE HU and NATALIE MUENSTER developed technology that can detect humor in spoken language and respond with laughter. Their research… Read more Computer science students honored for humanizing robots with humor
Paul Yock

Paul Yock receives National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize

by Stacey Paris McCutcheon on June 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Paul Yock, professor of medicine and bioengineering, was recently recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The Gordon Prize recognizes new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. It is, according to Stanford Provost Persis Drell, “the most prestigious award in… Read more Paul Yock receives National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize
Stanford Medicine

Chen awarded grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

by Stanford School of Medicine on June 12, 2018 1:40 pm
School of Medicine researcher BERTHA CHEN, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been awarded $5.98 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to investigate ways of using a person’s own stem cells to treat urinary incontinence. The award was one of four recently given out by the state stem cell agency as part of its Translation… Read more Chen awarded grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine
MLB draft, Hoerner, Bubic

Five Cardinal selected in the Major League Baseball draft

by Stanford Athletics on June 11, 2018 3:37 pm
Five Cardinal were selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, which was held June 4, 5 and 6. NICO HOERNER, middle infielder for the Cardinal men’s baseball team, was picked 24th overall in the first round by the Chicago Cubs. Hoerner is an American studies major who was an All-Pac-12 selection for the second straight… Read more Five Cardinal selected in the Major League Baseball draft
Bina Pulkit Patel

Bina Pulkit Patel named director of Counseling and Psychological Services

by Elaine Ray on June 10, 2018 11:47 am
BINA PULKIT PATEL, assistant director of clinical services for the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department at Vaden Health Center, has been named the next director of CAPS. She begins her new role July 16. Patel has served in her current position since 2016, taking a leadership role in the oversight of clinical care and… Read more Bina Pulkit Patel named director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Anna-Sofia Lesiv

Stanford student journalists honored with James S. Robinson Awards

by Kate Chesley on June 7, 2018 2:27 pm
Student journalists who focused attention on the effect the North Bay fires had on immigrants and on ethics education in computer science have been awarded James S. Robinson Awards for Student Journalists. The prize was established in memory of JAMES ROBINSON, an award-winning journalist who served as editor of Stanford Report before he died in 2004.… Read more Stanford student journalists honored with James S. Robinson Awards