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Three Stanford faculty awarded global issue course innovation grants

by Stanford Global Studies on September 4, 2019 2:42 pm
Stanford Global Studies has awarded three Stanford faculty members Course Innovation Grants, which support courses that creatively offer ways for students to learn about topics of regional and global importance. “Our goal is to engage students with these topics — regardless of their field of study — to better equip them for the global issues they… Read more Three Stanford faculty awarded global issue course innovation grants
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New Children’s Center of the Stanford Community facility opens on Comstock Circle

by Kate Chesley on September 1, 2019 9:31 am
The first of two new child care centers at Stanford has opened on Comstock Circle, bolstering Stanford’s status as one of the largest child care providers in the Bay Area and in higher education nationwide. The new Children’s Center of the Stanford Community (CCSC) facility was completed this summer and has a capacity of 220… Read more New Children’s Center of the Stanford Community facility opens on Comstock Circle
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Jennifer Dionne and Matthew Kanan to lead TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

by Mark Golden on August 29, 2019 1:45 pm
JENNIFER DIONNE and MATTHEW KANAN are taking over the leadership of Stanford’s TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. “Matt and Jen are stars in energy research. It’s been great to watch their research trajectories on campus over the past 10 years,” said KAM MOLER, vice provost and dean of research. “Now they will enthusiastically lead TomKat… Read more Jennifer Dionne and Matthew Kanan to lead TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

J. D. Schramm named director of the King Global Leadership Program of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars

by Kathleen J. Sullivan on August 28, 2019 2:15 pm
J. D. SCHRAMM, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has been named the inaugural director of the King Global Leadership Program of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world’s most complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. “We are delighted to welcome J.… Read more J. D. Schramm named director of the King Global Leadership Program of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Alumna gives eclectic collection of prints, drawings and photographs to the Cantor

by Sandra Feder on August 27, 2019 2:06 pm
The Cantor Arts Center recently acquired 12 prints, drawings and photographs given by Stanford alumna MARILYN SYMMES, who earned her undergraduate degree in 1971. The New York–based curator and art historian is honoring her Stanford roots while recognizing the importance of student interactions with objects. The gift features an eclectic selection of works, ranging from… Read more Alumna gives eclectic collection of prints, drawings and photographs to the Cantor

Nicholas Wigginton to serve as American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford

by Stanford News Service on August 25, 2019 1:24 pm
NICHOLAS WIGGINTON, assistant vice president for research and chief of the staff in the Office of Research at the University of Michigan, is serving as a 2019-20 American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford. Wigginton is working with Professor KATHRYN MOLER, vice provost and dean of research, and will be on campus for the full… Read more Nicholas Wigginton to serve as American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford

Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics

by Patricia Hannon on August 21, 2019 2:55 pm
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics has been chosen by the National Human Genome Research Institute to help lead the development of a coordinating hub for information on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research. The new Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis is being funded with a $7.1 million award. ELSI is… Read more Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics
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George Shultz among those honored by Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

by Stanford Athletics on August 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Eight former Cardinal student-athletes have been elected to the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame. They are baseball’s JEFF AUSTIN, volleyball’s FOLUKE AKINRADEWO, wrestling’s TANNER GARDNER, tennis’ SUSAN HAGEY WALL, basketball’s MARK MADSEN, tennis’ DIANE MORRISON SHROPSHIRE, football’s BILL TARR and gymnastics’ TABITHA YIM. In addition, former U.S. secretary of state GEORGE SHULTZ will receive special… Read more George Shultz among those honored by Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

by Stanford News Service on August 15, 2019 2:16 pm
There must be some mistake. Sports Illustrated recently ranked the top 10 greatest mascots in college football history. THE TREE, which granted is the mascot of the Stanford Band, not the university, came in at No. 5. Inexplicably, SI ranked the University of Oregon Duck at No. 2 – higher than the Tree. At least… Read more Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

Study will probe the 'secondhand' effects of having guns in the home

by Beth Duff-Brown on August 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Stanford Health Policy’s DAVID STUDDERT – an expert on the public health epidemic of firearms violence – acknowledges that mass shootings are on the rise in the United States. “Experts now generally agree that mass shootings are becoming more common – and that a common thread is disaffected young men who have access to high-caliber,… Read more Study will probe the 'secondhand' effects of having guns in the home