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Stanford Repertory Theater to commemorate Juneteenth with livestreamed reading of Vincent Terrell Durham play

by Melissa De Witte on June 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) is one of three dozen theater companies co-presenting a Juneteenth reading of Vincent Terrell Durham’s play Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids. The reading will be livestreamed via Zoom at 7 p.m. PT on June 19 in recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.… Read more Stanford Repertory Theater to commemorate Juneteenth with livestreamed reading of Vincent Terrell Durham play
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Stanford wins 10 CASE awards in communications

by Stanford magazine on June 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Entrants from Stanford in the 2020 Circle of Excellence competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) earned 10 awards, including seven by Stanford magazine. Stanford won three awards in design categories, including gold for overall excellence in periodical and magazine design. According to the judges, “This is a very slick… Read more Stanford wins 10 CASE awards in communications

Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association

by Sandra Feder on June 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Two philosophy professors in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences have received honors from the American Philosophical Association (APA). HELEN LONGINO, the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor in Philosophy, and MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, the Suppes Professor of Philosophy of Science, have been honored for their contributions to the field. As part of the award, they will each give lectures in 2021.… Read more Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association

Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer

by Charity Ferreira on June 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Stanford magazine asked faculty and its own books editor for recommendations for the best books to entertain, inspire and inform during precious breaks from work, not-so-glam staycations and socially distant trips to the beach. JAMIL ZAKI, associate professor of psychology: A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit. “We… Read more Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $1.49 million to Stanford researchers

by Stanford Medicine on June 13, 2020 1:30 pm
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded $1.49 million to research projects involving Stanford Medicine scientists who will investigate emerging ideas about the role of inflammation in disease. The grants will be awarded over a two-year period. CZI is a philanthropic organization established by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, in 2015. Following are short… Read more Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $1.49 million to Stanford researchers
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Three seniors recognized for leadership by Stanford Alumni Association

by Alex Kekauoha on June 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Three Stanford seniors are the recipients of awards that recognize their exceptional leadership and service to the Stanford community.One senior has received the Sterling Award, and two seniors have received the Outstanding Achievement Award. Both awards are presented annually by the Stanford Alumni Association.Coterminal student WILL PAISLEY is the recipient of the Sterling Award. Named… Read more Three seniors recognized for leadership by Stanford Alumni Association
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The new Stanford ASSU executives talk about unprecedented challenges

by Alex Kekauoha on June 10, 2020 4:22 pm
Sophomore MUNIRA ALIMIRE is the new president of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) and junior VIANNA VO is its vice president for the 2020-21 academic year. Their election comes amid historic global challenges that affect day-to-day life for Stanford students.“In the past few weeks, it has become clear, now more than ever, that… Read more The new Stanford ASSU executives talk about unprecedented challenges

Student winners of the Stanford Concerto Competition play on

by Robin Wander on June 9, 2020 3:58 pm
Earlier this year, sophomores ADDISON JADWIN and ETHAN CHI won the annual Stanford Concerto Competition. The sophomores planned to perform concertos with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra (SSO) this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted those plans. Jadwin was to perform the Walton Viola Concerto this quarter and Chi planned to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto… Read more Student winners of the Stanford Concerto Competition play on

Stanford community honors Black lives lost to racial injustice

by Alex Kekauoha on June 7, 2020 12:30 pm
The Stanford community gathered virtually Friday evening for a vigil to pay respects to the Black lives lost to racial injustice.At least 2,500 Stanford students, faculty, staff and administrators joined the livestreamed event, which was organized by the Black Community Services Center, Office for Religious Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Ujamaa House. “We are… Read more Stanford community honors Black lives lost to racial injustice
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What happens when a tweet takes over a scholar’s life?

by School of Medicine Scope on June 4, 2020 3:48 pm
Addiction expert KEITH HUMPHREYS, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, recently wrote a blog post in the School of Medicine’s Scope blog describing what happened when a tweet took over his life. He wrote, “My typical Twitter output comprises an admixture of addiction research findings, health policy analyses and excruciating puns.… Read more What happens when a tweet takes over a scholar’s life?