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Megan Swezey Fogarty

Megan Swezey Fogarty named Stanford’s associate vice president for community engagement

by Kate Chesley on February 3, 2020 2:34 pm
MEGAN SWEZEY FOGARTY, deputy executive director of the Haas Center for Public Service, has been appointed Stanford’s inaugural associate vice president for community engagement by MARTIN SHELL, vice president and chief external relations officer. She will begin March 1. The new position was first envisioned by PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE as part of the Long-Range Vision… Read more Megan Swezey Fogarty named Stanford’s associate vice president for community engagement
Jennifer DeVere Brody

Mellon grant helps expand study of race in the humanities

by Sandra Feder on January 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), in collaboration with similar centers at Brown University, the University of Chicago and Yale University, are the beneficiaries of a $4 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further promote the study of race and affirm its critical importance in the humanities. “Work… Read more Mellon grant helps expand study of race in the humanities
Gretchen Daily

Gretchen Daily recognized for pioneering natural capital science

by Natural Capital Project staff on January 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Stanford Natural Capital Project co-founder GRETCHEN DAILY, Bing Professor in Environmental Science, has been awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for illuminating and quantifying the economic value of natural environment. The Tyler Prize “recognizes individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the… Read more Gretchen Daily recognized for pioneering natural capital science
Michael Frank

Michael Frank recognized with Troland Research Award for early language learning research

by Melissa De Witte on January 23, 2020 3:57 pm
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has recognized MICHAEL FRANK, associate professor of psychology, with a 2020 Troland Research Award. Frank is being honored for his pioneering studies into children’s early language learning, specifically his contributions to advancing the understanding of how children use social context to acquire language. Two Troland Research Awards of $75,000… Read more Michael Frank recognized with Troland Research Award for early language learning research
Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi has been awarded the John J. Carty Award

by Ker Than on January 22, 2020 3:27 pm
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has presented its 2020 John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science to Stanford chemistry professor CAROLYN BERTOZZI for her invention of bioorthogonal chemistry. “Bioorthogonal chemistry” is the name Bertozzi coined for chemical reactions that can take place within living cells and organisms. These reactions can be used… Read more Carolyn Bertozzi has been awarded the John J. Carty Award
Sam Wineburg

Graduate School of Education researchers recognized by American Historical Association

by Graduate School of Education Communications on January 20, 2020 11:18 am
The American Historical Association has presented its annual award for the best article in a journal, magazine or other serial on teaching history to three researchers from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) at the Graduate School of Education (GSE). SAM WINEBURG, MARK SMITH, PhD ’14, and JOEL BREAKSTONE, PhD ’13, received the William and… Read more Graduate School of Education researchers recognized by American Historical Association
Thomas Mullaney

Historian Thomas Mullaney appointed Library of Congress fellow

by Sandra Feder on January 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Professor of Chinese history THOMAS MULLANEY has been awarded a prominent fellowship at the Library of Congress. Beginning in spring 2021, Mullaney will be in residence at the John W. Kluge Center in Washington, D.C., as the 2020–21 Kluge Chair in Technology and Society. During his fellowship, Mullaney will focus on three areas: asymmetries in… Read more Historian Thomas Mullaney appointed Library of Congress fellow
Samuelson and Haptas

Professor emerita Kristine Samuelson earns Oscar nomination

by Robin Wander on January 14, 2020 4:32 pm
KRISTINE SAMUELSON, the Edward Clark Crossett Emerita Professor of Humanistic Studies, and Stanford alumnus JOHN HAPTAS have earned an Oscar nomination for best documentary short for their film Life Overtakes Me. The film, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Netflix, examines a mysterious illness, Resignation Syndrome, that causes traumatized… Read more Professor emerita Kristine Samuelson earns Oscar nomination

Basketball coach Tara VanDerveer marks another milestone

by Stanford Athletics on January 13, 2020 3:26 pm
  TARA VANDERVEER has become the first women’s basketball coach with 500 regular-season wins in a single conference. Vanderveer reached the milestone Friday, Jan. 10, when the Cardinal beat California 73-40 at Maples Pavillion. About a half-dozen former Stanford players were in attendance at Maples Pavilion. The game also marked the debut matchup for first-year… Read more Basketball coach Tara VanDerveer marks another milestone
Cyber team

Stanford students win international cybersecurity competition

by Alex Kekauoha on January 12, 2020 12:58 pm
The STANFORD APPLIED CYBER TEAM beat out nine college hacking teams from around the world at the Collegiate Penetrating Testing Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology. At the annual event – now in its fifth year – students showcase their technical skills and gain professional experience in the practice of testing a computer system,… Read more Stanford students win international cybersecurity competition