Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing

“A Strange Relativity,” a video by Mark Hanlon of the Office of Communication and Public Affairs in the School of Medicine, has won a Gold Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. The video is about Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s imminent death from cancer. He is pictured above with his daughter.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized Stanford with several awards in its 2016 Circle of Excellence competition. Articles, publications and videos produced by communications offices across the university received two Gold Awards, four Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards this year.

A Strange Reality, a video produced by the Stanford School of Medicine, features PAUL KALANITHI, a Stanford neurosurgeon, reflecting on his battle with metastatic lung cancer before his death at age 37 in March 2015. In the video, which won a Gold Award in the category of Long General Information Videos, Kalanithi, a husband and the father of an infant, reflects on his changing perception of time as a doctor, patient and new father. The video was produced by MARK HANLON, video director in the Medical School’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Stanford magazine, the university’s alumni magazine, also won a Gold Award for Periodical Staff Writing in the organization’s Districts V-VII. Singled out for the award were magazine articles “The Big Game Disaster of 1900,” written by staff writer SAM SCOTT and published in the November/December 2015 issue; “Something is Stirring,” a story by the magazine’s Editor KEVIN COOL, about student activism, published in the May/June 2015 issue; “Our Favorite Mobile Device,” about the Airstream trailer invented by a Stanford alum, which ran in the July/August 2015 issue and was written by senior writer MICHAEL ANTONUCCI; “Danger Ahead,” also by Antonucci, was about the ethical issues raised by genetic engineering; “A Hard Look at How We See Race” focused on the research of JENNIFER EBERHARDT, associate professor of psychology, on unconscious racial bias. That story, by Scott, also won a Silver Award from CASE for Feature Writing.

Stanford magazine also won a Silver Award for a Special Issue, which was themed “Home” and published in the July/August 2015 issue.

Two Stanford-produced videos took Silver Awards for short-form videos. “Stanford Researchers Solve the Mystery of the Dancing Droplets” won Silver in the News and Research Video (short) category. The video was produced by KURT HICKMAN, news videographer for University Communications. A video kicking off Stanford’s 125th anniversary celebration won Silver in the General Interest Video category (short). “Stanford 125” was produced by AARON KEHOE, rich media manager for University Communications.

Stanford also won Bronze in the Recruitment Video category for Discover Stanford by Stanford Undergraduate Admission and Stanford Video.

Stanford Business magazine won a Bronze Award in the General Interest Magazine category.