Category: In the Spotlight

Hoover Library and Archives opens papers of H. H. Kung

by on January 22, 2010 4:00 am
The papers of H. H. Kung, a confidant of Chiang Kai-shek, his brother-in-law, and the patriarch of one of the “four big families” of Nationalist China, opened at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives Jan. 19. About one-half of the full collection, which covers the period from 1917 to 1949, will be available on microfilm… Read more Hoover Library and Archives opens papers of H. H. Kung

Healing Partners celebrates five years of caring

by on January 21, 2010 4:00 am
HEALING PARTNERS, a program for breast cancer patients run by Women’s Health at Stanford, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month, according to KATHY TURNER, the research nurse practitioner who directs the program. Healing Partners pairs women diagnosed with breast cancer with a volunteer Healing Touch practitioner. Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy… Read more Healing Partners celebrates five years of caring

Wednesday: Annual MLK lunch; 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'

by on January 20, 2010 4:02 am
Music and reflections on the civil rights movement will be themes of two events taking place Wednesday, Jan. 20. At noon, “Food and Song for the Soul,” the annual Martin Luther King Jr . commemorative luncheon program sponsored by the African American Staff Group and the Black Community Services Center, will take place in Tresidder’s… Read more Wednesday: Annual MLK lunch; 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'

FACE AIDS responds to the emergency in Haiti

by on January 20, 2010 4:00 am
Since 2005, FACE AIDS, a group founded by Stanford students dedicated to fighting AIDS in Africa, has raised more than $1.5 million to support Partners in Health (PIH), a nonprofit working in Africa but with deep roots in Haiti as well. Founded by Paul Farmer, the Harvard physician who is currently serving as deputy U.N.… Read more FACE AIDS responds to the emergency in Haiti

Toby update; soccer stars taken in the draft while their coach wins honors

by on January 19, 2010 4:01 am
Some pretty exciting news is coming out of Stanford Athletics these days. Running back TOBY GERHART announced he will forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility in order to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. Gerhart, who played in 38 career games from 2006 to 2009, had the option of returning to Stanford as a fifth-year… Read more Toby update; soccer stars taken in the draft while their coach wins honors

Wie bonds with Obama

by on January 15, 2010 4:00 am
“the white house was AMAZING yesterday. meeting pres obama was one of the coolest things EVER!!” tweeted MICHELLE WIE, who met the president during a visit with the Solheim Cup women’s golf team earlier this week. “He’s a total local boy!” The president and the Stanford junior bonded over their home state of Hawaii and… Read more Wie bonds with Obama

Great week for women's soccer

by on January 14, 2010 4:01 am
Just days after Kelley O’Hara was named the winner of the Hermann Trophy, three Cardinal soccer players were named by their national teams to play in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Women’s Under-20 Championship in Guatemala later this month. Sophomore midfielder TERESA NOYOLA and freshman defender RACHEL QUON were… Read more Great week for women's soccer

Bay Area Senior Games set for Stanford in April

by on January 14, 2010 4:00 am
Following the success of last summer’s National Senior Games, the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games have been scheduled for April 10-14 at Stanford and other venues. The Games will feature 11 competitions in swimming, track and field, cycling, racquetball, fencing, golf, soccer, 3 v 3 basketball, race walking, softball, water polo, and lawn bowling. Water… Read more Bay Area Senior Games set for Stanford in April

Fresh from White House awards ceremony, Zare wins another prestigious award

by on January 12, 2010 4:00 am
In recognition of achievement in the advancement of chemistry, RICHARD ZARE has won the 2010 Theodore William Richards Award and Medal. The award, announced by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society today, includes two medals – a silver medal for display and a gold medal. Zare will receive the award on March 4… Read more Fresh from White House awards ceremony, Zare wins another prestigious award

Cancer research fund established in memory of Patrick Swayze

by on January 11, 2010 4:00 am
While battling pancreas cancer, Patrick Swayze courageously made his disease public and spoke out in support of cancer research. In this spirit, the Stanford Cancer Center has established the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund to support research that leads to more effective treatments for pancreas cancer patients.  Gifts to this fund will support studies… Read more Cancer research fund established in memory of Patrick Swayze