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Nine inductees named to '17 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame Class

by Stanford Athletics on June 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Nine former Stanford student-athletes have been selected to the 2017 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class. They are Jarron and Jason Collins from men’s basketball, Rachel Buehler from women’s soccer, Jackie Frank from women’s water polo, John Gall from baseball, Cassidy Krug from women’s diving, Arianna Lambie from women’s cross country, Ryan Nelsen from men’s… Read more Nine inductees named to '17 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Michael Tubbs

Stanford alum Michael Tubbs receives inaugural Ira D. Hall Under 30 Service Award established by former Stanford trustee

by Pamela Moreland on June 22, 2017 3:52 pm
Michael Tubbs, BA/MA ’12, mayor of Stockton, California, was named the inaugural recipient of the Ira D. Hall Under 30 Service Award at the Black Community Services Center’s annual Academic and Community Awards ceremony. During his years at Stanford, Tubbs, who earned his undergraduate degree in comparative studies in race and ethnicity and a master’s… Read more Stanford alum Michael Tubbs receives inaugural Ira D. Hall Under 30 Service Award established by former Stanford trustee
Esquer and Muir

David Esquer back on the Farm as baseball coach

by Stanford Athletics on June 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Stanford alumnus DAVID ESQUER was welcomed back to the Farm this week as Stanford’s Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball. Esquer is the 21st head coach in program history, succeeding MARK MARQUESS, who retired after 41 years at the helm of the Cardinal. Esquer played under Marquess on Stanford’s 1987 national championship team and… Read more David Esquer back on the Farm as baseball coach
Doomed to Cooperate

Siegfried Hecker's book on nuclear dangers recognized

by Clifton B. Parker on June 20, 2017 1:15 pm
SIEGFRIED HECKER has won a national award from the American Association for State and Local History for his book, Doomed to Cooperate. Subtitled “How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Great Post–Cold War Nuclear Dangers,” the work tells the story of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations who reached across political,… Read more Siegfried Hecker's book on nuclear dangers recognized
Wacky Walk

Sure it was hot, but the Wacky Walk was as wacky as ever

by Kurt Hickman on June 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Each year, Stanford begins its Commencement ceremony with a fun, nontraditional procession into the stadium known as WACKY WALK. This year’s creative costumes featured everything from bees and sharks to firefighters and acrobats. Videographer KURT HICKMAN captured some of the fun.
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Mike Baiocchi wins Rosenkranz Prize for Heath Care Research in Developing Countries

by Stanford Health Policy staff on June 18, 2017 4:35 pm
In the slums of Nairobi, where sexual assault is as commonplace as it is taboo to discuss, a team of Kenyan counselors is teaching kids that no means no. The girls learn to shout — “Hands off my body!” — and throw an elbow jab or good kick to the groin. The boys are encouraged… Read more Mike Baiocchi wins Rosenkranz Prize for Heath Care Research in Developing Countries
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What Stanford students leave behind

by Kate Chesley on June 15, 2017 3:08 pm
You can tell a lot about Stanford students by what they choose to leave behind when they pack up and leave for the summer. They like plastic containers with drawers. That’s what you’ll find in some 300 donation containers located at the major entrances and exits to residences. The donation containers are part of Residential… Read more What Stanford students leave behind
Gretchen Daily

Gretchen Daily honored with Blue Planet Prize for her work to harmonize people and nature

by Rob Jordan on June 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Your summer vacation plans have changed – you’re going to the moon. Stanford biologist GRETCHEN DAILY wants you to imagine this scenario and to consider all the Earth-bound organisms you would depend on for food, building materials, pharmaceuticals and general happiness up there. “You’d get a list of thousands of species,” said Daily, the Bing… Read more Gretchen Daily honored with Blue Planet Prize for her work to harmonize people and nature
Thai Cafe

The end of an era: Thai Cafe closes

by Joy Leighton and Natalie Jabbar on June 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Peanut sauce salad! Chicken soup! Curry! For three decades, MYKHANH BAHLMAN announced the arrival of hearty lunches for faculty, students and staff waiting in line at Stanford’s beloved Thai Café. This month, after serving more than a generation of hungry customers, Bahlman closed up her kitchen window for the last time. “I would like to… Read more The end of an era: Thai Cafe closes
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Urban water engineering project AquaCharge earns awards

by Kate Chesley on June 12, 2017 2:14 pm
A project designed to enhance the resiliency and sustainability of urban water supplies has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Innovation Contest. The project, called AquaCharge, was submitted by PhD student JON BRADSHAW, who works with RICHARD LUTHY, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Engineering Research Center… Read more Urban water engineering project AquaCharge earns awards