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McCaffrey named most versatile player in college football

by on December 9, 2015 3:38 pm
The accolades continue for sophomore CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY, who was just named the winner of the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in major college football. McCaffrey is a running back and kick return specialist who also lined up at blocking back, slot, wildcat quarterback and wide receiver on his way to the NCAA… Read more McCaffrey named most versatile player in college football
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Paper co-authored by Stanford biologist inspires new documentary

by on December 8, 2015 9:00 pm
A seminal paper co-authored by Stanford biologist ELIZABETH “LIZ” HADLY is the inspiration for Tomorrow, a new documentary premiering at global climate talks in Paris. French actress MÉLANIE LAURENT and her friend, CYRIL DION, launched the project after reading about the 2012 paper and its warnings that Earth is approaching a tipping point beyond which the… Read more Paper co-authored by Stanford biologist inspires new documentary
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Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist

by on December 7, 2015 4:01 pm
Cardinal football standout CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named a Heisman Trophy finalist. The record-breaking running back and Academic All-American was named one of three finalists for the award, which is presented to the best college football player in the country. The other finalists are by University of Alabama junior running back DERRICK HENRY and Clemson… Read more Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey named Heisman Trophy finalist
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Stanford delegation goes to Paris to witness COP21

by on December 7, 2015 4:00 am
Since the end of November, representatives from more than 195 nations have gathered in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to negotiate a new global environmental agreement. An observer delegation from Stanford, including 30 undergraduate and master’s students, is there. Called COP21, which stands for the 21st session of the Conference… Read more Stanford delegation goes to Paris to witness COP21
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McCaffrey named to Academic All-America Division 1 Football team

by on December 3, 2015 8:25 pm
Heisman Trophy candidate CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Football team.  The College Sports Information Directors of America announced the selections Thursday, Dec. 3. A National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete finalist in 2013, McCaffrey, a sophomore, has yet to declare a major. Last week, he was picked… Read more McCaffrey named to Academic All-America Division 1 Football team
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Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago

by on December 2, 2015 3:58 pm
Thousands of years ago lived a woman in the Egyptian city of Asyut, on the west side of the Nile River Valley, 375 miles south of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Her true name is unknown, but today some call her Hatason. Sometime in the 19th century, Hatason’s mummified body was moved from its tomb… Read more Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago
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Health care law is here to stay, says former White House official

by on December 2, 2015 4:00 am
Despite the uphill battles fought to pass the Affordable Care Act and the potential for a new political party at the nation’s helm next year, the pillars and benefits behind the historic health care legislation are here to stay, a former White House budget director says. “Ripping away a current benefit is really hard,”said PETER… Read more Health care law is here to stay, says former White House official
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Giving Tuesday, Stanford style

by on November 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Giving Tuesday is a global effort to encourage individuals and groups to commit acts of kindness. Observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, some view it as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here at Stanford, where philanthropy and public service have been part of the fabric since the university’s beginnings, members of the… Read more Giving Tuesday, Stanford style
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Researchers receive outstanding investigator awards from National Cancer Institute

by on November 25, 2015 1:12 pm
The National Cancer Institute has awarded three School of Medicine researchers outstanding investigator awards. The awards support long-term projects of “unusual” potential with up to $600,000 per year for seven years. Stanford’s recipients are STEVEN ARTANDI, professor of medicine and of biochemistry; LAURA ATTARDI, professor of radiation oncology and of genetics; and AMATO GIACCIA ,… Read more Researchers receive outstanding investigator awards from National Cancer Institute
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When Mark Duggan speaks, Congress listens

by on November 24, 2015 3:50 pm
When MARK DUGGAN was pursuing his doctorate in economics during the late 1990s, the country was in good financial shape. The stock market was up, inflation was low and unemployment was dropping. He thought America was in a golden age. Then he came across some curious data showing enrollment in the Social Security Disability Insurance… Read more When Mark Duggan speaks, Congress listens