Category: In the Spotlight

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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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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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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
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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