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What was the dean of admission doing on the football field?

by Kate Chesley on September 8, 2016 5:12 pm
Fans at the Sept. 2 Cardinal football game might have been a bit surprised to see RICHARD SHAW, dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid, on the Stanford Stadium field for the pre-game coin toss. Shaw served as honorary captain as part of a program the Cardinal football team has embraced since 2009. Embedded with… Read more What was the dean of admission doing on the football field?
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Brickelle Bro heads to Rio Paralympics

by Stanford Athletics on September 7, 2016 5:40 pm
Rising sophomore BRICKELLE BRO will represent Team USA in her second Paralympics Games in Rio de Janiero. The Paralympic Games run Sept. 7 to 18, and Bro’s first event is today, Sept. 8. The Stanford swimmer will compete in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly. In London in 2012, Bro finished fifth… Read more Brickelle Bro heads to Rio Paralympics
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Medicine X Week is Sept. 12 to 18

by School of Medicine staff on September 6, 2016 6:39 pm
Scope, the blog of Stanford Medicine, features a video about Medicine X, the three-day conference that brings together researchers, patients, providers, technologists and policy leaders to talk health-care innovation. The conference begins Sept. 16. According to the conference website, Medicine X 2016 will feature innovators who are disrupting health care throughout the world. Among those… Read more Medicine X Week is Sept. 12 to 18
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With help from the new and former chiefs of staff, the new president settles in

by University Communications on September 1, 2016 7:40 pm
MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE began his tenure as Stanford’s 11th president on Thursday, Sept. 1. His day included a meeting with JEFF WACHTEL, who served as senior assistant to the president—essentially chief of staff—for JOHN HENNESSY, and ROBERTA KATZ, who is the interim chief of staff. Katz served as associate vice president for strategic planning. Wachtel is… Read more With help from the new and former chiefs of staff, the new president settles in
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Ryan Burns is selected to start at quarterback for the Cardinal

by Kate Chesley on August 31, 2016 5:37 pm
Football coach DAVID SHAW recently opened a question-and-answer session with fans at the annual football fanfest by saying that attendees could ask him any question except one: Who will start at quarterback for the Cardinal? Since that time, Shaw has selected senior science, technology and society major RYAN BURNS to start for the Cardinal against… Read more Ryan Burns is selected to start at quarterback for the Cardinal
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Medical students begin with white coats and stethoscopes

by School of Medicine staff on August 30, 2016 5:58 pm
Ninety-three MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS officially began their studies at Stanford last week with the traditional white coat and stethoscope ceremony. It’s a symbolic and at times emotional event as future doctors take their first step toward becoming physicians. Scope, a blog published by Stanford Medicine, featured photos of the event and a few interesting facts:… Read more Medical students begin with white coats and stethoscopes
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Virtual reality's future in journalism

by Clifton B. Parker on August 29, 2016 5:24 pm
The use of virtual reality in media storytelling is getting a lot of attention – especially in Stanford’s journalism program. Instructors GERI MIGIELICZ and JANINE ZACHARIA recently taught a course – Immersive Journalism – for 12 undergraduate and graduate students. During the 10-week class, they examined virtual reality (VR) stories and packages published by the New York Times, Wall… Read more Virtual reality's future in journalism
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Debnil Sur to give student Convocation speech

by Kate Chesley on August 28, 2016 5:51 pm
DEBNIL SUR, a senior computer science major from Sunnyvale, has been selected to give the student address during the university’s annual Convocation on Sept. 20. Sur, who will serve as a residential computer consultant in Roble Hall this year and is a member of the Stanford Debate Society, was selected as part of a university-wide… Read more Debnil Sur to give student Convocation speech
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Victim of attack on American University of Afghanistan was former Stanford fellow

by University Communications on August 25, 2016 5:13 pm
NAQIB AHMAD KHPULWAK, who studied at Stanford as a visiting fellow at Stanford Law School, was apparently killed in the attack on the American University of Afghanistan, where he was teaching law. On Thursday, Aug. 25, national and international media reported his death, but misidentified him as a Stanford alumnus and/or a Stanford faculty member.… Read more Victim of attack on American University of Afghanistan was former Stanford fellow
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Read Jane Stanford's ungiven speech in honor of her birthday

by Barbara Wilcox on August 24, 2016 3:48 pm
JANE STANFORD‘s birthday is Aug. 25, and the university founder would have been 188 years old. When Stanford opened 125 years ago this Oct. 1, both co-founders prepared remarks for the opening ceremony. LELAND STANFORD read a 2,000-word talk that touched on the role of education in society, the dignity of labor and the inefficiency… Read more Read Jane Stanford's ungiven speech in honor of her birthday