Category: In the Spotlight

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RadioLab's Jad Abumrad shares lessons in storytelling at Stanford

by on February 18, 2016 8:00 pm
JAD ABUMRAD, host and producer of the radio show and podcast RadioLab, recently shared his thoughts on communication and the creative process to a packed Memorial Auditorium at Stanford. Abumrad’s talk was part documentary, part performance, his words punctuated with music, beats, clips from phone conversations and, at one point, a recording of his own… Read more RadioLab's Jad Abumrad shares lessons in storytelling at Stanford
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A decidedly Stanford take on Leonard Bernstein

by on February 17, 2016 4:07 pm
The Department of Music and the student-run troupe Stanford Savoyards are combining forces to present a LEONARD BERNSTEIN double feature in Dinkelspiel Auditorium: the satiric operetta Candide and the opera Trouble in Tahiti. Bernstein’s Candide, drawing inspiration from Voltaire’s novella that blends comedy, tragedy and farce, has been transposed to the Farm, using projections of images drawn from the… Read more A decidedly Stanford take on Leonard Bernstein
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Congressional members and other thought leaders gather at Stanford to talk about innovation

by on February 16, 2016 6:00 pm
Rep. ANNA ESHOO (D-Palo Alto) hosted a roundtable with political and Silicon Valley leaders at Stanford on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to help develop an Innovation Agenda 2.0. Among the about two dozen invited participants were Democratic Leader NANCY PELOSI; Stanford President JOHN L. HENNESSY; JOHN FREIDENRICH, chairman of Regis LLC and a former member of… Read more Congressional members and other thought leaders gather at Stanford to talk about innovation
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Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists

by on February 16, 2016 4:00 am
ERICA EVANS, a junior majoring in international relations with a minor in communications, is the 2015 winner of the James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. Evans, who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Stanford Daily, wrote a series of articles about the university’s judicial process and the Honor Code. The award was… Read more Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists
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Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort

by on February 9, 2016 4:26 pm
Stanford students have joined the race to save the lives of leukemia patients by rallying their classmates, faculty and staff to register as potential bone marrow donors – particularly if they are of mixed race. The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, in collaboration with the Asian American Donor Program… Read more Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort
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Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise

by on February 4, 2016 7:00 pm
ALEX WALTER, 18, has been a Denver Broncos fan for a long time. His mom, Ronda, says it might have something to do with spending the first several years of his life in the Mile-High City, where Alex underwent treatment for his congenital heart disease, which included several surgeries. Alex came to Packard Children’s at… Read more Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise
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George Foster explains how the NFL turned the Super Bowl into a wild success

by on February 3, 2016 4:51 pm
Super Bowl 50 is expected to draw a million visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area, making it a financial boon — and a logistical headache — for local economies. For a business perspective on America’s Big Game, LEE SIMMONS sat down with Graduate School of Business professor GEORGE FOSTER, who pioneered the school’s program… Read more George Foster explains how the NFL turned the Super Bowl into a wild success
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Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected

by on February 3, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment recently selected 20 fellows to join the 2016 cohort of the Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). Now in its sixth year, this highly competitive professional development program helps Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Fellows… Read more Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected
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Stanford's Tara VanDerveer wins lifetime achievement award

by on February 1, 2016 4:51 pm
TARA VANDERVEER, head coach of Stanford’s women’s basketball team, was honored recently with the 2016 Coaching Corps Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd Annual Game Changer Awards in San Francisco. VanDerveer’s award was presented by former Stanford All-American JENNIFER AZZI, who currently is head coach of women’s basketball at the University of San Francisco. The… Read more Stanford's Tara VanDerveer wins lifetime achievement award
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Stanford student Gus Woythaler to compete in Jeopardy! College Championship

by on February 1, 2016 4:00 am
Answer: A Stanford senior majoring in computer science who will compete alongside 14 other college students in this year’s Jeopardy! College Championship. Question: Who is GUS WOYTHALER? The two-week event begins today, Feb. 1, and concludes Friday, Feb. 12. Woythaler will take part in the quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 4, with students from the University… Read more Stanford student Gus Woythaler to compete in Jeopardy! College Championship