Tag: School of Humanities and Sciences

Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

by Sandra Feder on October 9, 2020 3:35 pm
U.S. poet LOUISE GLÜCK, a visiting professor in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. The Nobel committee noted her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Glück, who is an adjunct professor of English at Yale, is the first American woman to win the Nobel… Read more Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize
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Paul Kiparsky honored for lifetime achievement in linguistics

by Stanford News Service on August 31, 2020 4:35 pm
PAUL KIPARSKY, the Robert M. and Anne T. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been awarded the Neil and Saras Smith Award for Linguistics, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement and significant contribution in the field of linguistics. The award, given by the British Academy, recognizes a linguist of any nationality whose… Read more Paul Kiparsky honored for lifetime achievement in linguistics
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Historian Norman Naimark receives 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award

by Department of History on August 4, 2020 3:47 pm
Historian NORMAN NAIMARK, the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies, has been awarded a 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, for his book Stalin and the Fate of Europe. The award is given annually for the most distinguished book on any historical… Read more Historian Norman Naimark receives 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award

Stanford to help lead new quantum physics research effort

by Lara Streiff on July 21, 2020 4:08 pm
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $25 million award for a new quantum physics research center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, which will be known as Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering (Q-SEnSE). MARK KASEVICH, professor of physics and applied physics at the School of Humanities and Sciences, will co-lead the… Read more Stanford to help lead new quantum physics research effort
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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
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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
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Deans Debra Satz and Jennifer Widom offer students words of wisdom

by Schools of Engineering and Humanities & Sciences on October 20, 2019 1:31 pm
JENNIFER WIDOM, dean of the School of Engineering, and DEBRA SATZ, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, sat down to chat about their unlikely paths to their current academic positions and to offer words of wisdom to undergraduates.
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Chinese Railroad Workers Project exhibit honored by California Preservation Foundation

by Melissa De Witte on October 13, 2019 11:54 am
A traveling historical and photographic exhibit sponsored by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford, “Chinese Workers and the Railroad Traveling Exhibit,” has won two awards from the California Preservation Foundation: the 2019 Preservation Design Award in the Interpretive Exhibits category and a Trustees Award for Excellence. The exhibit commemorated the 150th… Read more Chinese Railroad Workers Project exhibit honored by California Preservation Foundation
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Historian Priya Satia wins AHA’s prize for best book in world history

by Stanford News Service on October 8, 2019 2:03 pm
PRIYA SATIA, the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Jerry Bentley Prize for best book in world history for Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution. The prize, established in 2014, honors the contributions to world history of the late University of Hawaii historian… Read more Historian Priya Satia wins AHA’s prize for best book in world history
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Monika Schleier-Smith and Stanley Qi named ‘Scientists to Watch’

by Ker Than on October 2, 2019 6:15 am
MONIKA SCHLEIER-SMITH and STANLEY QI have been selected for Science News’ 2019 SN 10: Scientists to Watch list. Each scientist included in the SN 10 was nominated by a Nobel laureate or recently elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. All are age 40 or under and were selected by the Science News staff… Read more Monika Schleier-Smith and Stanley Qi named ‘Scientists to Watch’