Category: In the Spotlight

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Arun Majumdar named co-director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy

by on September 16, 2015 5:18 pm
ARUN MAJUMDAR, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, has been named co-director of the university’s Precourt Institute for Energy. He will serve with the current director, SALLY M. BENSON, professor of energy resources engineering. “One of the goals when we started the Precourt Institute was to provide additional faculty positions for researchers of the… Read more Arun Majumdar named co-director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy
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The life of Stanford's resident assistants

by on September 13, 2015 10:00 pm
WHEN HECTOR PEREZ-CANTALAPIEDRA, ’15, arrived at Larkin as a freshman, about 3,600 miles from his home in Puerto Rico, the presence of his dorm’s six dedicated and friendly staffers eased his transition. “For the first few weeks, I thought they were full-time staff members, not students,” he says. “That’s how involved they were.” That mentorship… Read more The life of Stanford's resident assistants
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Obama awards Stanford's Tobias Wolff a National Medal of Arts

by on September 10, 2015 5:25 pm
TOBIAS WOLFF, professor emeritus of English, has been awarded a National Medal of Arts for his contributions as an author and educator. President BARACK OBAMA presented Wolff and fellow honorees with the medals – the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the federal government – during a White House ceremony on Thursday,… Read more Obama awards Stanford's Tobias Wolff a National Medal of Arts
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Stanford Live to host Bing Outside / In, a free arts open house, on Sept. 26

by on September 8, 2015 12:30 am
Stanford Live is celebrating its 2015-16 season with an arts open house on Saturday, Sept. 26. Titled Bing Outside / In, the event is intended to bring the local community into Bing Concert Hall for a fun, free afternoon of music, dance and art. This all-ages, daylong party will take place from 1 to 5… Read more Stanford Live to host Bing Outside / In, a free arts open house, on Sept. 26
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Stanford scholar Linda Darling-Hammond launches educational think tank

by on September 3, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford education Professor Emerita LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND has a new project – and it comes in the form of a think tank. Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita, aims to cultivate education policies nationwide with the recent launch of the Learning Policy Institute. With offices in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C., the institute… Read more Stanford scholar Linda Darling-Hammond launches educational think tank
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Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award

by on September 2, 2015 4:36 pm
In the years since VANESSA HUA earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford, she has worked as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant and San Francisco Chronicle. Her work also has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker online, Salon, The Atlantic, Newsweek and San Francisco and Stanford… Read more Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award
This summer HARRISON WILLIAMS broke a 63-year-old school record in a runner-up finish at Pac-12 and claimed the gold medal at the Pan Am Junior Championships.

What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations

by on September 1, 2015 5:35 pm
As the calendar flips to September, Stanford Athletics looked back at five Cardinal standouts who made the most of their summer experience. The Stanford Athletics website features water polo’s BRET BONANNI,  swimmer SIMONE MANUEL, women’s basketball forward ERICA MCCALL,  golfer MAVERICK MCNEALY and track and field star and decathlete HARRISON WILLIAMS.  Read the full story… Read more What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations
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Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

by on August 31, 2015 4:00 am
MEG SMAKER, who recently earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford, is among the 15 winners of the 2015 Student Academy Awards. Her entry, Boxeadora is the story of Cuba’s first known female boxer. Even before the Student Academy Award nod, Boxeadora was enjoying accolades. It won first place for nonfiction at… Read more Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award
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Stanford marine scientist on why he has the 'best job in the whole world'

by on August 25, 2015 4:17 pm
STEPHEN PALUMBI, professor of marine science at Stanford, was featured in a segment on KQED’s Education blog about why he studies the ocean. Palumbi, who is director of Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, says his love for science developed as a kid growing up… Read more Stanford marine scientist on why he has the 'best job in the whole world'
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'MythBusters' tests the myth of hands-free driving at Stanford's automotive facility

by on August 21, 2015 5:21 pm
Is talking on a hands-free device more or less dangerous than talking while holding a cell phone? ADAM SAVAGE and JAMIE HYNEMAN, hosts of the Discovery Channel show MythBusters, put the question to the test during a visit to Stanford’s Automotive Innovation Facility. They enlisted volunteers and the facility’s state-of-the-art technology to simulate driving on… Read more 'MythBusters' tests the myth of hands-free driving at Stanford's automotive facility