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Kenneth Goodson

Kenneth Goodson has been recognized for excellence in semiconductor technology research

by Tom Abate on November 15, 2020 12:48 pm
KENNETH GOODSON, professor of mechanical engineering and senior associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at Stanford Engineering, will share the 2020 University Research Award, given by the nation’s premier semiconductor industry organizations, in recognition of his work in developing technologies to help high-performance chips keep their cool. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research… Read more Kenneth Goodson has been recognized for excellence in semiconductor technology research
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Keeping the Gaieties tradition alive, despite COVID-19

by Robin Wander on November 12, 2020 4:49 pm
With the exception of a handful of lost years between 1968 and 1976, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society’s annual Gaieties production – performed before Stanford’s Big Game against Cal – has been a Stanford tradition since 1911. While this year presented unprecedented challenges to the diaspora theater company working primarily with videotelephony, 17 cast members and… Read more Keeping the Gaieties tradition alive, despite COVID-19
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Memorial Court and Memorial Auditorium wreaths commemorate Veterans Day

by University Communications on November 11, 2020 3:58 pm
In a typical year, Veterans Day would be marked with the opening of Memorial Auditorium, where visitors to the iconic building could pay tribute to the 486 service members affiliated with Stanford who died in service to our country. Thanks to COVID-19, 2020 is anything but a typical year. But the Stanford community still took… Read more Memorial Court and Memorial Auditorium wreaths commemorate Veterans Day
Liqun Luo

Liqun Luo receives Education in Neuroscience Award

by Ker Than on November 7, 2020 1:06 pm
LIQUN LUO has received an Award for Education in Neuroscience in recognition of his “outstanding contributions” to education and training in the field. Luo shares this year’s award, which is presented by the Society for Neuroscience, with Yves De Koninck of Canada’s Université Laval. For the last 22 years, Luo has been the driving force… Read more Liqun Luo receives Education in Neuroscience Award

Jane Willenbring receives AGU's Marguerite T. Williams Award

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on November 2, 2020 4:04 pm
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences JANE WILLENBRING has been presented with the inaugural Marguerite T. Williams Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award, which honors a Black scientist who pioneered broader participation in STEM by earning her PhD in geology in 1942, recognizes contributions to research and community-building by a mid-career scientist in the field of… Read more Jane Willenbring receives AGU's Marguerite T. Williams Award

New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

by Stanford Impact Labs & Haas Center for Public Service on November 1, 2020 12:22 pm
Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service have selected three faculty members to receive funding and support to work inside public service organizations on complex social problems: HENRY LEE, associate professor of pediatrics; LATHA PALANIAPPAN, professor of medicine; and TERESA LAFROMBOISE, professor of education. The new competitive program places faculty with government and… Read more New service program unites scholars and practitioners to tackle social problems

Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history

by Katie Haemmerle on October 29, 2020 4:30 pm
In Stanford Live’s latest film, Kronos Quartet: Testimony, filmed in Bing Concert Hall earlier this month, Ethio-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero delivers a stunning performance of the contemporary folk song “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” Written by Zoe Mulford, “The President Sang Amazing Grace” is about the killing of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in… Read more Testimony and Grace: Latest Stanford Live film speaks to a pivotal moment in U.S. history
Edward Lazear

Society of Labor Economists names new prize for Edward Lazear

by Hoover Institution on October 23, 2020 3:23 pm
The Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) has announced a new prize named in honor of EDWARD LAZEAR.The annual Edward P. Lazear Prize, to be first awarded in 2022, will recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of labor economics, devoted a portion of their careers for the benefit of civil society and actively… Read more Society of Labor Economists names new prize for Edward Lazear
Aviad Rubenstein

Computer scientist Aviad Rubinstein has been awarded a Packard Fellowship

by Stanford News Service on October 19, 2020 3:40 pm
AVIAD RUBINSTEIN, assistant professor in computer science, has been awarded a 2020 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.The five-year, $875,000 fellowship provides the nation’s most promising early-career scientists and engineers with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields of study.According… Read more Computer scientist Aviad Rubinstein has been awarded a Packard Fellowship

With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

by Carrie Spector on October 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Three Stanford education professors helped shape a new global education initiative that Pope Francis introduced this week. The task brought them to Vatican City earlier this year for a research symposium that included an audience with the pope himself. In February, just weeks before Italy confirmed its first deaths from the novel coronavirus and went… Read more With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative