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Bioengineering graduate student Mira Moufarrej wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

by Taylor Kubota on May 12, 2021 4:23 pm
MIRA MOUFARREJ, a graduate student in bioengineering, has been awarded a 2021 “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for inventions related to prenatal and maternal health. This $15,000 prize celebrates young inventors and is given based on overall inventiveness, the invention’s potential for scalable commercialization or adoption, and youth mentorship experience. The prize is supported by… Read more Bioengineering graduate student Mira Moufarrej wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
the Ricks

Anthropologist John Rick and his wife are honored by Peruvian government

by Sandra Feder on May 10, 2021 2:35 pm
JOHN RICK, professor of anthropology, emeritus, in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and his wife, ROSA MENDOZA RICK, an archaeologist and co-researcher, were recently honored by the government of Peru for their work at Chavín de Huántar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On May 6, the couple received the Order of Merit for Distinguished… Read more Anthropologist John Rick and his wife are honored by Peruvian government

Drawing on humor to spread the COVID-prevention message

by Ruthann Richter on May 5, 2021 3:04 pm
Scope, the School of Medicine’s blog, profiled MAYA ADAM, a former ballerina who learned some valuable lessons on the stage that she is now applying in the global fight against COVID-19. She’s incorporated those lessons into her six wildly popular videos that use music, animation and a bit of humor to entertain and enlighten audiences… Read more Drawing on humor to spread the COVID-prevention message

Two graduate students recognized by the Department of Energy

by Taylor Kubota on May 4, 2021 3:26 pm
Stanford graduate students ALEX MILTENBERGER and PRIYANKA MUHUNTHAN are among 78 students who have been selected for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. This award supports graduate thesis research conducted at a DOE laboratory or facility that addresses scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. With this award,… Read more Two graduate students recognized by the Department of Energy
David Mills

Five Cardinal football players drafted to play in the National Football League

by Stanford Athletics on May 3, 2021 11:58 am
Five Cardinal were drafted during the National Football League draft over the weekend. That number is tied for the most in the Pac-12 Conference and 11th-most nationally. Stanford has had a total of 274 draft picks in school history and has now had at least five players selected in the draft in five of the… Read more Five Cardinal football players drafted to play in the National Football League
Crystal Mackall

Team science award recognizes eight pediatric cancer researchers

by Erin Digitale on April 29, 2021 5:13 pm
Eight Stanford Medicine scientists are among a group of pediatric cancer researchers being honored with the 2021 Team Science Award from the American Association for Cancer Research. The annual award recognizes the scientific team judged to be most accomplished in all facets of cancer research. It will be presented during the association’s annual meeting this… Read more Team science award recognizes eight pediatric cancer researchers

Swe Win, editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, to Receive 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

by Noa Ronkin on April 28, 2021 5:19 pm
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) has awarded Burmese journalist Swe Win the 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award. An investigative journalist and human rights defender, Swe Win is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, an independent news agency that produces features, analysis and investigative reports on life in the country in both Burmese and English. Presented… Read more Swe Win, editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, to Receive 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

David Laitin receives the 2021 Skytte Prize in Political Science

by Veronica Marian on April 26, 2021 3:34 pm
DAVID LAITIN, the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science in the School of Humanities and Sciences and co-director of the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford, has received the 2021 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for his “original and objective exploration of how culture shapes political strategies in heterogenous societies.” The… Read more David Laitin receives the 2021 Skytte Prize in Political Science

Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

by Stanford Athletics on April 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Where are they now? In the fall of 2020, Stanford Athletics created a home-forest advantage for the football program by staging 470 trees in Stanford Stadium. Lowe’s donated the locally sourced, native trees, and Stanford watered and cared for the trees throughout the season. At the conclusion of the 2020 campaign, all 470 trees were… Read more Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

Four are named first Mellon Arts Non-Resident Practitioner Fellows at CCSRE

by Perlita Dicochea on April 21, 2021 5:00 pm
The inaugural 2021 Mellon Arts Non-Resident Practitioner Fellowship cohort at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) is an interdisciplinary collective of four visual activists of color who work in multiple mediums – including film, poetry, photography and archival materials – to engage with race, ethnicity and indigeneity. Their projects tell stories… Read more Four are named first Mellon Arts Non-Resident Practitioner Fellows at CCSRE