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Seven scientists awarded grants for high-risk, high-return research

by on October 7, 2015 4:55 pm
Seven Stanford scientists have received awards from the National Institutes of Health totaling $11.5 million to pursue high-risk, high-reward research. They are among the 78 recipients of the 2015 Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research and Early Independence awards. The awards are designed to encourage scientists to pursue creative research projects with the potential of leading… Read more Seven scientists awarded grants for high-risk, high-return research
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Stanford military affiliates participate in swim challenge

by on October 6, 2015 4:36 pm
When DEREK CAMERON, ’16, signed up for the Take the Rock Veteran Swim Challenge from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco earlier this fall, he knew he would be swimming with COLIN SUPKO, MBA ’13, the commanding officer of his Navy Seal Reserve Unit. But he didn’t expect to be swimming with JACQUELINE… Read more Stanford military affiliates participate in swim challenge
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Stanford palliative care specialist creates an app to facilitate end-of-life decisions

by on October 5, 2015 4:35 pm
For many of us, the topic of how we want to spend our final days rarely comes up in discussions with our family members or doctors. And a big reason why is that we think of reflecting on how we want to die as highly emotional and unpleasant. But there are some compelling reasons to take… Read more Stanford palliative care specialist creates an app to facilitate end-of-life decisions
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Stanford freshmen package 63,000 meals for the hungry

by on October 2, 2015 5:00 pm
Freshmen and transfer students received an introduction to public service as a distinctive feature of a Stanford education through an event cosponsored with international relief organization Stop Hunger Now. Nearly 500 students packaged a record 63,000 meals in just three hours. Sponsored by Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service, Residential & Dining Enterprises and Residential… Read more Stanford freshmen package 63,000 meals for the hungry
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Stanford poll shows Californians ready for drought 'sacrifice'

by on October 2, 2015 4:00 am
When it comes to California’s longstanding drought, citizens are ready for action – both of the policy as well as the personal kind. On Sept. 29, Stanford’s Hoover Institution released a new survey revealing deep concern within the Golden State’s electorate about California’s historic drought. Ideology and regional affiliations did not matter on most issues.… Read more Stanford poll shows Californians ready for drought 'sacrifice'
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Survey shows frequent parent-student communication

by on September 30, 2015 4:14 pm
The vast majority of Stanford parents—86 percent—talk to their children via text, email or phone at least once a week, according to a recent survey of Stanford Parents’ Newsletter readers. The Stanford Parents’ Newsletter is sent to the parents of undergraduates via email about six times per year. Specifically, 13 percent of parents who opted… Read more Survey shows frequent parent-student communication
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Stanford expert talks about reducing stress, enhancing resilience and practicing PEACE

by on September 29, 2015 4:32 pm
As manager for resilience, stress management and contemplation programs for the Health Improvement Program (HIP)  and BeWell, TIA RICH, designs, teaches and directs programs that help Stanford community members thrive. BeWell spoke with Rich to learn about ways to reduce stress and enhance resilience. Here’s an excerpt of that Q&A. How can I thrive in… Read more Stanford expert talks about reducing stress, enhancing resilience and practicing PEACE
Five students from the  Stanford Graduate School of Business have been named Siebel Scholars. From left: Michael Mester, Dorian Bertsch, Ibrahim Alsuwaidi, Sarah Wang and Michael Ding. (Photo credit: Chuck Goodman)

Stanford graduate students named Siebel Scholars

by on September 28, 2015 4:36 pm
Fifteen Stanford graduate students in business, computer science and bioengineering were recently named 2016 Siebel Scholars for outstanding academic performance and leadership in their fields. The Siebel Scholars program was established by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business and… Read more Stanford graduate students named Siebel Scholars
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Public Safety's Red passes away

by on September 27, 2015 10:51 am
Police Chief LAURA WILSON recently announced the sad passing of RED, the Department of Public Safety’s (SUPDS) first EOD (Explosive Ordinance Detection) K-9. Following is her message: “Red joined the department on 02/01/2007 and immediately became a valuable contributor and welcomed addition to the department. With her handler, ADAM CULLEN, Red responded to suspicious package… Read more Public Safety's Red passes away
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Stanford's Anderson Collection wins prestigious architecture award

by on September 23, 2015 6:30 pm
The Anderson Collection at Stanford University has won a 2015 Award of Excellence, the highest level of honor, from the American Institute of Architects, New York State (AIANY). Designed by RICHARD OLCOTT/Ennead Architects, the building housing the collection is located in the heart of Stanford’s arts district. The Anderson Collection at Stanford University celebrates its first… Read more Stanford's Anderson Collection wins prestigious architecture award