Category: Awards

And the award goes to . . .

by on October 28, 2009 4:00 am
There were no golden statuettes, slinky gowns or red carpet, but there was a bit of competition on the closing night of the 12th annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF).  On Sunday, Oct. 25, Stanford Video’s Director, CATHERINE O’BRIEN, presented the Stanford Video Awards to two of the festival’s 50 films. Milking The Rhino,… Read more And the award goes to . . .

CISAC's Crenshaw gets $500,000 grant to study terror groups; U.S. Senate confirms McNutt

by on October 25, 2009 9:55 am
MARTHA CRENSHAW, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, is getting $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to identify patterns in the evolution of terrorist organizations and to analyze their comparative development. The three-year grant is part of the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative, which focuses on research related to national… Read more CISAC's Crenshaw gets $500,000 grant to study terror groups; U.S. Senate confirms McNutt

Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

by on October 22, 2009 4:00 am
For his efforts to promote science in developing countries, RICHARD N. ZARE, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford, has been elected an associate fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Zare, chair of the Chemistry Department, is one of three Americans among the five new fellows and 45 associate fellows… Read more Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

Stanford's Hall of Famers

by on October 21, 2009 4:00 am
Award-winning playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG is one of four alumni who will be honored at the 15th annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Reunion Homecoming. Hwang, who won a Tony Award in 1988 for M. Butterfly, graduated from Stanford in 1979. He will be joined by Dr. V. JOY SIMMONS, ’74, physician… Read more Stanford's Hall of Famers

Recent awards and honors

by on October 13, 2009 4:43 pm
Every year, communicators across the university, from the News Service to the medical and business schools; from Hoover and SIEPR and many of the other campus institutes,  keep a vigil during Nobel Prize week. They sleep with one eye open or wake up in the wee hours of the morning to check the Nobel  announcements… Read more Recent awards and honors

Physicist shares Onsager Prize

by on October 5, 2009 1:56 pm
STEPHEN SHENKER, professor of physics and the Richard Herschel Weiland Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Lars Onsager Prize for his contributions in the field of theoretical particle physics. His research focuses on quantum gravity, particularly string/M theory, and the application of these ideas to cosmology and the… Read more Physicist shares Onsager Prize

Sheer genius

by on September 23, 2009 12:00 am
They may cheer for the Golden Bears or the Tigers or the Crimson now, but they have roots with the Cardinal and the Tree. Four Stanford alums are among the 24 newly anointed winners of 2009 MacArthur Fellowships, commonly known as “genius grants.” DANIEL SIGMAN, professor of geological and geophysical sciences at Princeton, earned his… Read more Sheer genius


by on September 21, 2009 12:30 pm
Congratulations to . . . Stanford and SLAC physicist AHARON KAPITULNIK, who received the 2009 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for Outstanding Superconductivity Experiments earlier this month at the Ninth International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity in Tokyo. Kapitulnik, who is chair of the Department of Applied Physics, shared the prize with Brookhaven National… Read more Congratulations!