Tag: School of Humanities & Sciences

Neale Mahoney and Heidi Williams named co-recipients of the 2021 ASHEcon Medal

by Kim Kasabian on July 6, 2021 2:01 pm
Two faculty from the Department of Economics in the School of Humanities and Sciences have been named co-recipients of the biennial 2021 ASHEcon Medal – an award from the American Society of Health Economists for researchers aged 40 and under who have made significant contributions to the field of health economics. NEALE MAHONEY, professor of Economics and… Read more Neale Mahoney and Heidi Williams named co-recipients of the 2021 ASHEcon Medal
Sterling Award winners

Sterling Award winners honor their mentors

by Sandra Feder on June 7, 2021 3:47 pm
The J. E. Wallace Sterling Award is given to the top 25 graduating seniors in the School of Humanities and Sciences in recognition of their efforts and academic achievements throughout their undergraduate education. Winners have the opportunity to acknowledge two individuals who helped them along their academic journeys – an influential secondary-school teacher and a… Read more Sterling Award winners honor their mentors
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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

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

English professor receives award from American Academy of Arts and Letters

by Sandra Feder on April 8, 2021 4:31 pm
CHANG-RAE LEE has been honored with the Award of Merit for the Novel by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Lee, the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Department of English in the School of Humanities and Sciences, is the author of six novels. The Award of Merit is given by the Academy each… Read more English professor receives award from American Academy of Arts and Letters

 Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie

by Vignesh Ramachandran on April 5, 2021 4:31 pm
As Korean American stories like Academy Award-nominated Minari take center stage, an adaptation of a Stanford professor’s own life story is also making waves. It’s been more than 25 years since critically acclaimed author CHANG-RAE LEE, who is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in English in the School of Humanities and Sciences, published a moving… Read more  Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie

Vedika Khemani wins McMillan Award and APS Valley Prize for work on time crystals

by Taylor Kubota on September 11, 2020 3:57 pm
VEDIKA KHEMANI, an assistant professor of physics, was recognized twice last month for “seminal theoretical work” on novel non-equilibrium quantum phases of matter, most notably the discovery of the “Floquet time crystal” phase. The American Physical Society’s George E. Valley Jr. Prize is given “to recognize one individual in the early stages of his or… Read more Vedika Khemani wins McMillan Award and APS Valley Prize for work on time crystals

Robert Byer is the first-ever recipient of a new laser technology award

by Lara Streiff on August 20, 2020 1:31 pm
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has created a new annual award – the SPIE Maiman Laser Award – to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the laser’s invention. The educational nonprofit has named ROBERT BYER, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, as the award’s first… Read more Robert Byer is the first-ever recipient of a new laser technology award

Stanford mathematics professor honored with major award

by Sandra Feder on July 9, 2020 5:00 pm
CIPRIAN MANOLESCU, a mathematics professor in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences, has been named a Simons Investigator. The award is given by the Simons Foundation in New York to outstanding scientists doing theoretical research in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, or computer science. Manolescu was recognized for his work in topology, the study of geometric shapes… Read more Stanford mathematics professor honored with major award

Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association

by Sandra Feder on June 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Two philosophy professors in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences have received honors from the American Philosophical Association (APA). HELEN LONGINO, the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor in Philosophy, and MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, the Suppes Professor of Philosophy of Science, have been honored for their contributions to the field. As part of the award, they will each give lectures in 2021.… Read more Two Stanford philosophy professors honored by American Philosophical Association