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Yaa Gyasi

The story behind alumna Yaa Gyasi's "Homegoing"

by University Communications on August 7, 2017 2:57 pm
In the July/August issue of Stanford magazine, writer SAM SCOTT tells the story of alumna YAA GYASI, whose remarkable book Homegoing will be featured as part of Stanford’s Three Books program during New Student Orientation. Homegoing follows the lineage of two half-sisters born in different villages in Ghana and their descendants through eight generations. It… Read more The story behind alumna Yaa Gyasi's "Homegoing"
Cover of the publication Manicule

Students launch Manicule, a new journal on art history, film studies

by Alex Shashkevich on August 7, 2017 3:00 am
A new student-run journal focused on art history and film studies, called Manicule, released its first issue last month. The journal showcases scholarly and creative pieces written by Stanford undergraduate students in the fields of art history and film and media studies. The aim of the annual publication is to provoke new ways of thinking… Read more Students launch Manicule, a new journal on art history, film studies
Cactus Garden

BeWell offers destinations for walking-talking meetings

by BeWell at Stanford on August 3, 2017 3:52 pm
BEWELL asks if you have, perhaps, been spending too much time sitting behind your desk or in fluorescent-lit conference rooms? The campus wellness program suggests six scenic campus destinations for walk-and-talk meetings that promise to boost creativity, improve your health and give you a new perspective on the place where you work. Among the suggestions:… Read more BeWell offers destinations for walking-talking meetings
Manuel

Swimmers Manuel, Neal and Ledecky collect 14 medals at the World Championships

by Stanford Athletics on August 2, 2017 2:23 pm
Cardinal swimmers LIA NEAL, KATIE LEDECKY and SIMONE MANUEL combined to win 14 medals at the FINA World Championships in Budapest July 23-30. Ledecky and Manuel each won five golds, and Neal added two more. Ledecky added a silver and Manuel earned a bronze to give Stanford the highest medal count of any NCAA program… Read more Swimmers Manuel, Neal and Ledecky collect 14 medals at the World Championships
Dome

Visit the 'dome sweet dome' in the Science and Engineering Quad

by Kate Chesley on August 1, 2017 12:51 pm
Students in lecturer AMY LARIMER‘s Summer Arts Institute course Practicing Art + Architecture have created a geodesic dome in the Science and Engineering Quadrangle. They’d like you to visit it. And while you are there, please lounge inside, nap within, admire it from afar and take pictures of it. But whatever you do, don’t climb… Read more Visit the 'dome sweet dome' in the Science and Engineering Quad

First-year student has impressive showing at Bank of the West

by Stanford Athletics on July 31, 2017 3:01 pm
Incoming first-year student and tennis player MICHAELA GORDON had a surprising and impressive qualifying run at the Bank of the West Classic. The women-only professional tennis tournament, the first stop of the U.S. Open Series, is being held at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium through Sunday, Aug. 6. The tournament has been held at Stanford… Read more First-year student has impressive showing at Bank of the West
Noah Diffenbaugh

Noah Diffenbaugh appointed to California Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group

by Joanna Nurmis and Kate Chesley on July 29, 2017 3:49 pm
NOAH DIFFENBAUGH, professor of Earth system science and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, has been appointed by California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird to the state’s Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group. Diffenbaugh, who is one of 14 members of the group, studies the climate system, including the processes by which climate… Read more Noah Diffenbaugh appointed to California Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group
Devin McMahon

Graduate student Devin McMahon finishes first among women in the San Francisco Marathon

by Kate Chesley on July 27, 2017 4:00 pm
DEVIN MCMAHON, a PhD student in Earth system science, placed first among 2,355 women in the San Francisco Marathon on July 23. McMahon, who ran track as an undergraduate at Cornell, is pursing graduate work on sustainability of afforestation and plantation forestry as part of ROB JACKSON’s lab. Specifically, McMahon studies the long-term effects of… Read more Graduate student Devin McMahon finishes first among women in the San Francisco Marathon
Richard Thompson Ford, left, and David Alan Sklansky

Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute

by Carla Spain on July 26, 2017 4:17 pm
The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced 58 newly elected members, including Stanford Law Professors RICHARD THOMPSON FORD and DAVID ALAN SKLANSKY. ALI members are highly regarded judges, lawyers and law professors who are confidentially nominated by their peers, vetted by ALI’s Membership Committee and elected by the ALI Council. An expert on civil rights and anti-discrimination law, Ford (BA… Read more Stanford Law professors Ford and Sklansky elected to American Law Institute
Samuel Cheshier

Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation

by Kate Chesley on July 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Pediatric neurosurgeon SAMUEL CHESHIER, assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been awarded continued funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to assist in his research on malignant brain tumors in children. Malignant primary brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children and are a leading cause of death. Cheshier, the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation St.… Read more Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation