Category: In the Spotlight

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Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on June 7, 2016 4:00 am
CARL WIEMAN, professor of education and of physics at Stanford, was selected to receive the 2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award for his efforts to raise teaching quality. He is the third winner of the prize, which was established in 2014 to honor researchers, artists and scholars in the humanities and sciences who have made significant contributions… Read more Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education
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Gerhard Casper honored with new quad

by Staff on June 1, 2016 5:43 pm
Stanford dignitaries gathered this week to honor President Emeritus GERHARD CASPER with the naming of a new residential and dining quadrangle on the east side of campus. The Gerhard Casper Quad comprises four student residences, a dining commons and outdoor green space. It is home to the university’s arts and humanities theme dorms, as well… Read more Gerhard Casper honored with new quad
During a full military ceremony, complete with an honor guard and music by the U.S. Air Force’s Band of the Golden West, the center of attention was a large bronze plaque that was recently unearthed in a basement storeroom at the law school. On it are the names of 18 Stanford Law School alumni who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War II. The plaque will be mounted on a boulder sculpted with a folded American flag on top that will remain in The Grove.

Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII

by Terry Nagel and Kurt HIckman on May 27, 2016 2:56 pm
Stanford Law School graduate WILLIAM BEITLER BRUNTON, AB ’35, LLB ’37, volunteered for duty in the Philippines in 1941 under Gen. George Marshall and fought during the bitter siege of Bataan. After the surrender to Japan, he was taken prisoner. Survivors told his parents that he was a “morale builder” who endured the starvation, humiliation… Read more Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII
Stanford junior Yisroel Quint with former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz. (Photo credit: Hillel@Stanford)
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Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel

by Staff on May 27, 2016 4:00 am
Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior YISROEL QUINT the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies. Quint, a junior from New York, who is majoring in Slavic languages and literatures, will use his fellowship to support research on Israel’s 2006 disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The fellowship was established five years ago in honor… Read more Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel
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Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain

by Anh-Hoa Truong on May 25, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford researchers and private sector leaders gathered for a one-day mediaX conference on campus that focused on how technology can enhance the intelligence of people. The May 17 event at the Arrillaga Alumni Center included talks, panels and demos that delved into emerging technologies, designs and systems related to intelligence and the human experience. The… Read more Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain
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Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

by Robert Cable on May 24, 2016 12:00 am
CHRIS LORWAY was named the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall. According to an announcement on Monday by Stanford and the Stanford Live Advisory Council, Lorway will assume the position in late summer, as the fifth season of Stanford Live begins. Lorway was the founding artistic director of Toronto’s internationally recognized… Read more Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall
Albert Bandura with President Barack Obama

Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science

by Staff on May 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Last December, Stanford psychologist ALBERT BANDURA and microbiologist STANLEY FALKOW, were among those named winners of 2015 National Medals of Science. A White House ceremony, originally scheduled for January, was postponed due to a snowstorm in Washington, D.C. On May 19, Bandura and Falkow finally received their awards from President BARACK OBAMA. Bandura, the David… Read more Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science
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Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards

by Kurt Hickman on May 20, 2016 4:00 am
At the 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony on May 17, colleagues, friends and family members gathered in the atrium of Bing Concert Hall to honor three staff members for their exceptional dedication, support of colleagues and passion about their work. The 2016 winners are LYNN DIXON, faculty data systems specialist in Faculty Affairs; JÖRG… Read more Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards
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Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership

by Ruth Schechter on May 18, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford School of Medicine has announced the winners of the annual Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award and Inspiring Change Leadership Award. Spirit Award winners are selected for their outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude and customer service. This year’s recipients are TACY ABBOTT FRAMHEIN, a program coordinator in the Department of Genetics, and CHARLENE… Read more Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership
Schneider Fellows 2016. (Photo credit: Peggy Propp)

Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

by Colleen SchwartzCoffey on May 17, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford junior DANIEL RODA-STUART, who is studying atmosphere/energy engineering, will spend this summer in Colorado working with the Environmental Defense Fund to mitigate climate risks from oil and gas development on Western tribal lands. MEGAN MCCANN, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, will head to Washington, D.C., to support World Resources Institute’s efforts… Read more Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider