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David Laitin receives the 2021 Skytte Prize in Political Science

by Veronica Marian on April 26, 2021 3:34 pm
DAVID LAITIN, the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science in the School of Humanities and Sciences and co-director of the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford, has received the 2021 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for his “original and objective exploration of how culture shapes political strategies in heterogenous societies.” The… Read more David Laitin receives the 2021 Skytte Prize in Political Science

Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

by Stanford Athletics on April 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Where are they now? In the fall of 2020, Stanford Athletics created a home-forest advantage for the football program by staging 470 trees in Stanford Stadium. Lowe’s donated the locally sourced, native trees, and Stanford watered and cared for the trees throughout the season. At the conclusion of the 2020 campaign, all 470 trees were… Read more Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

Four are named first Mellon Arts Non-Resident Practitioner Fellows at CCSRE

by Perlita Dicochea on April 21, 2021 5:00 pm
The inaugural 2021 Mellon Arts Non-Resident Practitioner Fellowship cohort at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) is an interdisciplinary collective of four visual activists of color who work in multiple mediums – including film, poetry, photography and archival materials – to engage with race, ethnicity and indigeneity. Their projects tell stories… Read more Four are named first Mellon Arts Non-Resident Practitioner Fellows at CCSRE

Five undergraduates awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

by Kathleen Sullivan on April 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Five Stanford undergraduate students have received 2021 Barry Goldwater Scholarships, which are designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. Each Goldwater Scholar receives a sum equal to the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, books, and room and board, up to a… Read more Five undergraduates awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

Kiana Williams becomes 27th Cardinal drafted to play in the WNBA

by Stanford Athletics on April 16, 2021 3:56 pm
KIANA WILLIAMS became the 27th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA draft when the Seattle Storm recently selected the guard with the sixth pick in the second round. The 13th All-American in program history, Williams etched her name as one of the greatest in program history and cemented her legacy as a… Read more Kiana Williams becomes 27th Cardinal drafted to play in the WNBA
Sherri Rose

Sherri Rose wins Gertrude M. Cox Award for contributions to applied statistics

by Freeman Spogli Institute on April 12, 2021 3:48 pm
SHERRI ROSE, associate professor of medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy in the Freeman Spogli Institute, has won this year’s Gertrude M. Cox Award for her work applying statistics to improve health care. The award from the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International recognizes a mid-career statistician who has made significant contributions to applied statistics.… Read more Sherri Rose wins Gertrude M. Cox Award for contributions to applied statistics

English professor receives award from American Academy of Arts and Letters

by Sandra Feder on April 8, 2021 4:31 pm
CHANG-RAE LEE has been honored with the Award of Merit for the Novel by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Lee, the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Department of English in the School of Humanities and Sciences, is the author of six novels. The Award of Merit is given by the Academy each… Read more English professor receives award from American Academy of Arts and Letters
Rafael Schmitt

Natural Capital Project researcher Rafael Schmitt wins the Aspen Institute Italia Award

by Sarah Cafasso, Natural Capital Project on April 6, 2021 4:31 pm
Stanford Natural Capital Project hydrologist RAFAEL SCHMITT has won the 2021 Aspen Institute Italia Award for collaboration and scientific research between Italy and the United States. Schmitt will receive the award alongside his co-authors on a 2018 study in Nature Sustainability, which focuses on strategic ways to plan and build dams without causing irreparable damage… Read more Natural Capital Project researcher Rafael Schmitt wins the Aspen Institute Italia Award

 Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie

by Vignesh Ramachandran on April 5, 2021 4:31 pm
As Korean American stories like Academy Award-nominated Minari take center stage, an adaptation of a Stanford professor’s own life story is also making waves. It’s been more than 25 years since critically acclaimed author CHANG-RAE LEE, who is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in English in the School of Humanities and Sciences, published a moving… Read more  Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie
Joseph Romano

Joseph Romano named 2021 LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year

by Stanford News Service on April 4, 2021 1:52 pm
JOSEPH ROMANO, professor of statistics and economics, has been named the 2021 LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year in recognition of outstanding contributions to his field. The award is presented by “Out to Innovate,” former called the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. Romano, who joined Stanford in 1986, also is a… Read more Joseph Romano named 2021 LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year