Adam Johnson wins National Book Award
Stanford English professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Adam Johnson earns a 2015 National Book Award for Fortune Smiles, a collection of short stories.
Three Stanford professors honored by Breakthrough Prize Foundation
Karl Deisseroth has been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for his pioneering work in optogenetics. Stanford Physicists Xiao-Liang Qi and Leonardo Senatore won New Horizons in Physics Prizes for their outstanding contributions to fundamental physics.
2015 Bright Award recipient guides corporate leaders to more sustainable business practices
Polly Courtice, director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, was honored Tuesday at Stanford Law School with the 2015 Stanford Bright Award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.
Stanford computer scientist Christopher Ré named MacArthur fellow
Stanford's Christopher Ré, an assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education
The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.
Stanford announces 2015 Stanford Bright Award recipient
The annual prize recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Polly Courtice has won the 2015 award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business leaders to more sustainable business practices.
Stanford SEED awards $2.7 million for research projects around the globe
The awards from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies will fund 33 projects in 23 nations.
Stanford Invention Hall of Fame welcomes six new technologies and honors 27 new prolific inventors
Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors have invented at least seven technologies that, in aggregate, have generated over $500,000.
Graduating seniors awarded 2015 Firestone and Golden medals, Kennedy Thesis Prize
Graduating seniors recently received the 2015 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts, and the David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis Prize for their undergraduate capstone projects.
Fulbright Program awards grants to Stanford doctoral candidates, alumni and graduating seniors
Stanford's 2015 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards honor librarian, faculty and PhD students
University Librarian Michael Keller, three members of the faculty and two doctoral candidates will receive awards on June 14 at the 124th Commencement Ceremony for their outstanding contributions to Stanford.
Priscilla Fiden, 'a remarkable citizen of Stanford,' wins Amy J. Blue Award
Fiden, the assistant dean for administrative operations at the Graduate School of Education, inspires staff to make their "A game" even better.
Leslie Winick, 'charmingly indefatigable,' wins Amy J. Blue Award
As the director of alumni and student class outreach for the Stanford Alumni Association, Winick is the "wind and the sails" of Reunion Homecoming, colleagues say, and every year brings fresh drive, commitment and enthusiasm to the annual event.
Stanford Dining's Kahlil Wells, 'a joy to work with,' wins Amy J. Blue Award
As an assistant director of Stanford Dining, Kahlil Wells oversees an operation that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings to students living in Lagunita Court, Roble Hall and other residences on the west side of campus. He is described as a dedicated manager and supportive mentor who sets high standards of excellence.
Nine Stanford faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences
The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.