Tag: School of Humanities and Sciences

Sharon Long

Stanford biologists Sharon Long and Liqun Luo honored by National Academy of Sciences

by Ker Than on January 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Stanford’s SHARON LONG and LIQUN LUO have been honored with awards from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for their pioneering biology research. Long will receive the 2019 Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology from NAS for her work on the symbiotic relationship between plants and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. The biennial award recognizes a major advance in… Read more Stanford biologists Sharon Long and Liqun Luo honored by National Academy of Sciences
Gabriella Safran

Gabriella Safran named president of Slavic, East European languages association

by Alex Shashkevich on January 17, 2019 5:57 pm
GABRIELLA SAFRAN, the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and professor of Slavic languages and literatures, was recently elected president of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. The organization, founded in 1941, aims to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures and… Read more Gabriella Safran named president of Slavic, East European languages association
Evan Boland

Poet Eavan Boland recites new poem at UN event honoring Irish women’s suffrage

by Alex Shashkevich on December 6, 2018 2:23 pm
English professor and acclaimed poet EAVAN BOLAND recited a poem at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 5, in celebration of 100 years since the women of Ireland were granted suffrage. Boland, the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities and the Melvin and Bill Lane Director of the Creative Writing Program, read… Read more Poet Eavan Boland recites new poem at UN event honoring Irish women’s suffrage
Elizabeth Bernhardt

Elizabeth Bernhardt honored for her work in foreign language education

by Alex Shashkevich on November 28, 2018 4:02 pm
ELIZABETH BERNHARDT, a professor of German studies and the John Roberts Hale Director of the Stanford Language Center, has received the 2018 Wilga Rivers Award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. “Bernhardt’s work at Stanford has been visionary,” according to the award announcement. “Building the Stanford Language Center into an exemplar of… Read more Elizabeth Bernhardt honored for her work in foreign language education
Matthew Savoca

Stanford postdoc wins a Science and SciLifeLab prize for young scientists

by Taylor Kubota on November 24, 2018 11:43 am
Birds that eat plastic may be doing so in part because it smells like food to them. MATTHEW SAVOCA, a postdoctoral fellow in biology at Stanford, explains the science behind this statement in an essay that won this year’s Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists in the ecology and environment category. The prize, which aims… Read more Stanford postdoc wins a Science and SciLifeLab prize for young scientists
Glade Dlott

Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab

by Taylor Kubota on October 2, 2018 2:36 pm
In only a handful of soil, you hold thousands – or even tens of thousands – of different kinds of bacteria and fungi. These microbes break down waste, help nutrients cycle through ecosystems and serve as food sources for other microscopic soil dwellers, like protists, mites and nematodes. Although we are certain that microbes in… Read more Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab
Lauren O'Connell

Lauren O’Connell receives NSF award to develop genomic tools

by Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences on September 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Stanford biologist LAUREN O’CONNELL is one of 11 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program. The awardees are tasked with developing and disseminating tools that allow biologists to address mechanistic questions about how genes affect an organism’s physical and functional characteristics. O’Connell will receive $1.6 million over the next… Read more Lauren O’Connell receives NSF award to develop genomic tools
Lauren Tompkins

Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider

by Ker Than on September 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Stanford’s LAUREN TOMPKINS will collaborate on a $25 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to establish the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP). IRIS-HEP will focus on developing software tools and algorithms to explore and analyze the enormous amount of data that will be generated by the High-Luminosity… Read more Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider
Heritage Eats

Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford

by Ray Kania on April 25, 2018 2:38 pm
A new café will open May 25 in the now-vacant space on the ground floor of Jordan Hall. The menu will be designed by Ben Koenig, the founder of Heritage Eats in Napa, California. Heritage Eats at Stanford will offer globally inspired cuisine with “a focus on elevated ‘daily life’ food from the Middle East,… Read more Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford
Tom Mullaney

Tom Mullaney wins New Directions Fellowship

by Stanford News Service on April 5, 2018 12:54 pm
THOMAS MULLANEY, associate professor of Chinese history, was awarded the New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The New Directions Fellowship, which carries a $300,000 award, is intended to “enable scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication,” according to the foundation’s… Read more Tom Mullaney wins New Directions Fellowship