Category: In the Spotlight

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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
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