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Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

by Sandra Feder on October 9, 2020 3:35 pm
U.S. poet LOUISE GLÜCK, a visiting professor in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. The Nobel committee noted her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Glück, who is an adjunct professor of English at Yale, is the first American woman to win the Nobel… Read more Louise Glück, part of Creative Writing Program, wins Nobel Prize

16 Stanford graduate students named 2021 Siebel Scholars

by Stanford News Service on October 8, 2020 3:41 pm
Sixteen Stanford graduate students have been honored with Siebel Scholar awards presented by the Siebel Foundation in Redwood City. Since 2000, the Siebel Scholar award has recognized exceptional graduate students at leading schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science. Siebel Scholars are chosen by the deans of their respective schools based on outstanding… Read more 16 Stanford graduate students named 2021 Siebel Scholars

Jeffrey Glenn awarded grant to develop broad-spectrum antiviral drugs

by Bruce Goldman on October 7, 2020 5:00 pm
JEFFREY GLENN, professor of gastroenterology and hepatology and of microbiology and immunology, has won a five-year, $14.3 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to fund the development of broad-spectrum antiviral drugs for enteroviruses and potentially SARS-CoV-2. Enteroviruses constitute a broad family of viruses. They’re responsible for about half of the… Read more Jeffrey Glenn awarded grant to develop broad-spectrum antiviral drugs

Two Stanford scholars have been named American Physical Society Fellows

by Taylor Kubota on October 2, 2020 3:01 pm
JAMES CRYAN, an investigator with the Stanford PULSE Institute (a joint institute of Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), and ALISON MARSDEN, associate professor of pediatrics (cardiology) and of bioengineering, have been honored by the American Physical Society as 2020 American Physical Society Fellows. The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who… Read more Two Stanford scholars have been named American Physical Society Fellows

Susan Athey honored for innovative market research

by Graduate School of Business on September 30, 2020 4:40 pm
SUSAN ATHEY, the Economics of Technology Professor in the Graduate School of Business (GSB), has received the 2019 CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications in recognition of her contributions to the field. The award honors scholars for original and innovative concepts in mathematical, statistical or computational methods for the study of markets’ behavior and global economics.… Read more Susan Athey honored for innovative market research

New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on September 24, 2020 3:46 pm
The sustainability initiative that arose out of the Long-Range Vision has awarded 17 seed grants providing one year of funding to faculty pursuing groundbreaking ideas for sustainability solutions. The grants focus on a broad scope of sustainability research and each includes an integration of research with education or outreach. A nine-person review team spanning six… Read more New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

Stanford Health Care earns perfect score from LGBTQ rights organization

by Mandy Erickson on September 23, 2020 3:04 pm
For the fifth consecutive year, the Healthcare Equality Index has issued Stanford Health Care a perfect score for its LGBTQ policies and practices. The index is released annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a national organization that advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer individuals. Health care organizations that receive a perfect score are designated LGBTQ… Read more Stanford Health Care earns perfect score from LGBTQ rights organization

Stanford VPGE announces 2020-22 DARE fellows

by Office of VPGE on September 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education has named 22 Stanford PhD students as the 13th cohort of the Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellowship Program. The program, which was launched in 2008, prepares students from diverse backgrounds to pursue and succeed in academic careers. Recipients are awarded during the last two years of… Read more Stanford VPGE announces 2020-22 DARE fellows
Graduate Student Orientation

Prominent alumni join in welcoming new graduate students to Stanford

by University Communications on September 20, 2020 1:03 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne joined Vice Provost for Graduate Education Stacey Bent and a host of students, staff and alumni in welcoming some 2,200 new graduate students to Stanford on Sept. 10. The virtual event was livestreamed as one of the final events of New Graduate Student Orientation. View the welcome here.Prominent alumni who earned graduate degrees at… Read more Prominent alumni join in welcoming new graduate students to Stanford
Tina Seelig

Tina Seelig appointed executive director of Knight-Hennessy Scholars program

by Knight-Hennessy Scholars program on September 17, 2020 4:06 pm
TINA SEELIG, professor of the practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) and a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), has been appointed executive director of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.  She begins Oct. 1. Seelig also will maintain her current roles at STVP and MS&E. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program,… Read more Tina Seelig appointed executive director of Knight-Hennessy Scholars program