Category: In the Spotlight

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1954 file photo, Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, holds a rack of test tubes in his lab in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/File)

Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature

by on August 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Stanford oncologist CHARLOTTE JACOBS, MD, loved reading biographies as a child. But it wasn’t until years later, while on sabbatical at Stanford, that she decided to take a creative writing course and begin cultivating a second career as a biographer. Her first biography, Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease, was published in 2010… Read more Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature
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Stanford's Antony Jameson honored for lifetime achievement in aeronautics

by on August 14, 2015 5:59 pm
ANTONY JAMESON, professor (research) of aeronautics and astronautics, has won the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, which is considered one of the highest honors presented for a lifetime of achievement in aeronautics. Past recipients have worked in industry, government and academia, and have included ORVILLE WRIGHT, CHARLES LINDBERGH, WILLIAM BOEING and WILLIAM DURAND. The Guggenheim Medal is… Read more Stanford's Antony Jameson honored for lifetime achievement in aeronautics
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Stanford alumni honored for transforming education

by on August 13, 2015 2:55 pm
Stanford Graduate School of Education is honoring three of its most distinguished graduates with its inaugural Alumni Excellence in Education Award. The recipients — JONATHAN JANSEN, HELEN KIM and CARLA PUGH — have pursued careers that, respectively, enhanced civil rights in higher education worldwide, offered new opportunities for secondary students in East Palo Alto, California,… Read more Stanford alumni honored for transforming education
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New grant to help Stanford journalism students track political money flow

by on August 12, 2015 5:11 pm
Tracking the flow of money in political campaigns has never been easy. But thanks to a new project in Stanford’s Computational Journalism Lab, it may get easier – and make the world of political money more transparent to ordinary citizens. This vision originates in the California Civic Data Coalition, a collaboration between Stanford, the Los… Read more New grant to help Stanford journalism students track political money flow
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From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple

by on August 11, 2015 4:33 pm
“Surreal and wonderful” is how Stanford alumnus LOUIS LAGALANTE described presenting the opening number from his original musical Mirror Image at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer. Mirror Image, with music and lyrics by Lagalante, premiered at Stanford in March 2015 as Lagalante’s senior capstone project in music composition. The story follows three individuals… Read more From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple
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White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance

by on August 7, 2015 4:07 pm
When the White House announced last Wednesday it had formed a new alliance to stop wildlife trafficking in the wake of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, there was a Stanford connection at the center of it all. DAVID J. HAYES, a distinguished visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, will head the U.S.… Read more White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance
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Former Stanford tennis standout advances at the Bank of the West Classic

by on August 4, 2015 4:48 pm
Backed by a crowd of vocal Stanford supporters at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, NICOLE GIBBS, a former Cardinal standout, held on for a 6-4, 7-5 victory over CAROLINE GARCIA on Monday afternoon at the Bank of the West Classic. Playing for a third straight day on the same court in which she compiled a 56-5… Read more Former Stanford tennis standout advances at the Bank of the West Classic
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Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey

by on August 3, 2015 5:00 pm
The dawn of human history is coming to light in a Neolithic village in modern-day Turkey, thanks to a joint effort by scholars at Stanford University and the University of Stirling in Scotland. Starting this month, IAN HODDER, a professor of anthropology at Stanford, will begin work with Stirling archaeologist ALEX BAYLISS to conduct radiocarbon… Read more Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey
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Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition

by on July 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Stanford is well represented in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend at the 2015 U.S. National Rubik’s Cube Championships Two-time national champion WESTON MIZUMOTO, a senior studying computer science at Stanford, is among the hundreds of speed cubers who are there to compete. He told the Island Packet, a local newspaper that covers the South… Read more Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition
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Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors

by on July 30, 2015 2:28 pm
The last time 70 percent of Californians were white was four decades ago. Yet whites, who make up slightly more than 38 percent of the state’s population, hold nearly 70 percent of prosecutors’ jobs. Thus, a report recently released by Stanford Law School suggests that California prosecutors are “Stuck in the ’70s.” While detailed information… Read more Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors