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Giovanna Ceserani is the new director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

by Robert Cable on December 12, 2019 3:11 pm
GIOVANNA CESERANI, associate professor of classics, is the newly appointed faculty director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Her three-year term began in November. CESTA is an international research hub in the digital humanities, supported by the Dean of Research and the Dean of Humanities and Sciences, and – as of Sept.… Read more Giovanna Ceserani is the new director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays

by Jenna Garden on December 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Several Stanford Graduate School of Business professors picked a book that they would likely give to a friend for the holidays. Their suggestions would make an eclectic gift basket, ranging from classic fantasy to modern comedy to a history of genetic sequencing. Among the suggestions: JENNIFER AAKER, the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing: Give and… Read more GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays

Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

by Tom Abate on December 10, 2019 4:35 pm
An international engineering association has awarded Stanford electrical engineer and photonics researcher JELENA VUCKOVIC a $454,000 prize for her research into a new laser-on-a-chip that could revolutionize how focused beams of light are applied in applications such as fiber-optic communications, quantum computing and self-driving cars. Vuckovic said the award, announced Monday, Dec. 9, by the London-based… Read more Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Stanford education researchers create free lessons to teach digital literacy

by Graduate School of Education on December 9, 2019 4:36 pm
In a digital age, being an informed citizen draws on the ability to locate trustworthy information and determine its reliability. Stanford research led by SAM WINEBURG, the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, has shown that many young people have difficulty distinguishing between dubious and credible sources online. To help students become smarter consumers of digital information,… Read more Stanford education researchers create free lessons to teach digital literacy
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Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships

by Alex Kekauoha on December 8, 2019 10:33 am
One Stanford undergraduate, two graduate students and two recent alumni are among the members of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. Through the fellowship, each will pursue a master’s degree at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A total of 145 scholars – selected this year from more than 4,700 applicants – will begin… Read more Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships
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Cardinal at Work Cares campaign benefits local communities, wildfire victims

by University Human Resources Communications on December 2, 2019 3:56 pm
Thousands of Stanford employees helped families and members of local communities in need during the fourth annual Cardinal at Work Cares: Giving Essentials Drive. The drive resulted in donations of more than 3,200 personal care packs and more than 1,000 jackets and coats, according to an article in the December issue of Cardinal at Work.… Read more Cardinal at Work Cares campaign benefits local communities, wildfire victims

Stanford postdoc and students cited as example to girls interested in STEM fields

by Alex Kekauoha on November 24, 2019 10:31 am
Three Stanford students and one postdoctoral scholar have been selected to the first class of IF/THEN ambassadors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each will provide support and mentorship to young girls interested in pursuing STEM fields. Graduate students CATIE CUAN and DOROTHY TOVAR, postdoctoral scholar HELEN TRAN and undergraduate ERIN SMITH are… Read more Stanford postdoc and students cited as example to girls interested in STEM fields
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It's Big Game Week. Go Stanford. Beat Cal.

by Kate Chesley on November 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Puzzled by that hourly train whistle emanating from White Plaza? Get used to it. It’s members of the STANFORD AXE COMMITTEE marking every hour leading up to BIG GAME on Saturday at Stanford Stadium. The 122nd Big Game will take place at 1 p.m. Buy tickets here. Alumni worldwide will also be gathered at watch… Read more It's Big Game Week. Go Stanford. Beat Cal.
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CASBS project gets a boost from Stanford alum Reid Hoffman

by Michael Gaetani, CASBS Communications on November 13, 2019 3:22 pm
An ongoing Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) project on “Creating a New Moral Political Economy” recently received support from entrepreneur, investor and Stanford alum REID HOFFMAN. Hoffman, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford in symbolic systems in 1990, is co-founder of LinkedIn, the career and professional online social networking site.… Read more CASBS project gets a boost from Stanford alum Reid Hoffman

Stanford Health Care CEO describes his experiences as a trauma patient

by Stanford Medicine on November 12, 2019 2:52 pm
In a recent post in Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, DAVID ENTWISTLE, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, described his experiences as a patient in an intensive care unit. The experience, he writes, taught him about hospitals and the role that technology can play in supporting patients. “On a Saturday morning in May 2009,… Read more Stanford Health Care CEO describes his experiences as a trauma patient