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Faculty Club new menu and accommodations create a ‘metamorphosis’

by Kate Chesley on May 25, 2019 10:09 am
If you haven’t been to the Faculty Club lately, you ought to make a point to check out the new menu and the new accommodations. Fearing that the Lagunita Drive facility was becoming stagnant, RAY PURPUR, president of the Faculty Club, said he and fellow members of the all-volunteer board set about revitalizing everything from… Read more Faculty Club new menu and accommodations create a ‘metamorphosis’
Sterling Award

Senior Ian Macato has won the Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford

by Sashaun Wood on May 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Graduating senior IAN MACATO has received the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2019 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford. Macato was recognized for his ability to empower others through his collaborative leadership style. Macato, who will graduate with bachelor’s degrees in symbolic systems and in comparative studies in race and ethnicity, has been active… Read more Senior Ian Macato has won the Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford
Russell Berman

Stanford Introductory Seminars student award renamed for Russell Berman

by Eric Van Danen on May 22, 2019 2:43 pm
To honor RUSSELL BERMAN and his dedication to the Introductory Seminars program, Stanford has renamed an award recognizing exceptional student projects produced during the courses as the “Russell A. Berman Award for Excellence in an Introductory Seminar.” “What a wonderful honor,” Berman said. “I’m delighted.” Berman, the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, a… Read more Stanford Introductory Seminars student award renamed for Russell Berman
Jeff Wachtel

Long-time staff member Jeff Wachtel to retire

by Kathleen Sullivan on May 21, 2019 2:29 pm
After working at Stanford for nearly 35  years, JEFF WACHTEL, executive director of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, has announced plans to retire at the end of August. Wachtel, who served as senior assistant to President John Hennessy from 2000 to 2016, helped Hennessy establish the program, which provides full scholarships for graduate study at Stanford.… Read more Long-time staff member Jeff Wachtel to retire
Hanna Larson and Isabel Vogt

Two PhD students are awarded fellowships that honor the late Maryam Mirzakhani

by Department of Mathematics on May 20, 2019 2:24 pm
HANNAH LARSON, a PhD student in mathematics, and ISABEL VOGT, an MIT PhD student who has been visiting Stanford this year, have been awarded fellowships that honor the late MARYAM MIRZAKHANI. Mirzakhani joined Stanford as a professor of mathematics in 2009. She made advances in our understanding of the geometry and dynamics of Riemann surfaces… Read more Two PhD students are awarded fellowships that honor the late Maryam Mirzakhani
Edan Armas

Senior Edan Armas named student Baccalaureate speaker

by Alex Kekauoha on May 19, 2019 2:55 pm
The Senior Class Presidents of the Class of 2019 and the Office for Religious Life have named senior EDAN ARMAS, a poet and spoken word artist, as this year’s Baccalaureate student speaker. “Baccalaureate reminds us that this is not a time for us to celebrate an achievement so much as it is a time for… Read more Senior Edan Armas named student Baccalaureate speaker
George Shultz

George Shultz explores the future, offers solutions to contemporary problems

by Clifton Parker on May 16, 2019 2:47 pm
In his new Hoover Institution Press book, Thinking About the Future, GEORGE SHULTZ reflects on more than half a century of public service to offer solutions to some of America’s most pressing contemporary problems. Revisiting key speeches and articles spanning his career, Shultz considers America’s role in the 21st-century world and addresses topics such as… Read more George Shultz explores the future, offers solutions to contemporary problems
Jenna Davis

Stanford faculty address global research challenges with grant support

by Merry Pham on May 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford’s Office for International Affairs has awarded the Roberta and Steve Denning International Research Exploration Fund to six faculty members for international research on water and sanitation issues, anti-tumor compounds, methane emission reduction, human trafficking and malaria impact. The fund has helped faculty pursue innovative international research since 2013. The grants support faculty to engage with… Read more Stanford faculty address global research challenges with grant support

Stanford Center on Longevity names co-champions of the 2019 Longevity Design Challenge

by Stanford Center on Longevity on May 14, 2019 2:10 pm
The Stanford Center on Longevity recently named teams from Cal and Stanford co-champions of the 2018-19 Longevity Design Challenge competition. These teams beat out 97 entries from 24 countries during the course of the competition. Both teams will receive a $10,000 first prize for their accomplishment. This year’s design challenge theme was focused on finding… Read more Stanford Center on Longevity names co-champions of the 2019 Longevity Design Challenge

Seven faculty members among the new Humanities Center fellows

by Stanford Humanities Center on May 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Seven Stanford faculty members are among the 36 new fellows announced by the Humanities Center. Included in the new cohort are scholars in history, art, philosophy, music, linguistics and gender studies, among other humanities disciplines. “Fake news,” Andy Warhol’s New York, gender politics in Chinese culture and amateur brass bands in southern Benin are just… Read more Seven faculty members among the new Humanities Center fellows