Directors' Cup

Stanford wins 20th Directors' Cup as top intercollegiate athletic department

Stanford sent a student-athlete to accept the award on behalf of the university. Lexie Ross, a senior human biology major and member of Stanford’s NCAA national champion women’s water polo team, also spoke at the awards luncheon.


Stanford's Community Partnership Awards honor three service programs

Winners are selected based on their initiative, leadership and involvement in projects that embody the spirit of genuine partnership and benefit the overall community.

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Catherine Heaney to receive Roland Prize for developing long-term community partnerships

The Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize recognizes Stanford faculty who engage and involve students in integrating academic scholarship with significant and meaningful volunteer service to society.

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Stanford physicist Andrei Linde awarded Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics recognizes Linde's contributions in developing cosmic inflation, the theory that explains the origin and structure of the universe.

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Laurette Beeson, sympathetic and compassionate, firm and fair, wins Stanford's Amy J. Blue Award

In her role as an assistant dean for graduate life at Stanford, Laurette Beeson, one of this year's Amy J. Blue Award winners, offers graduate students and their families comprehensive, impartial guidance and information related to all aspects of graduate life.  Video

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Mark Urbanek, 'tireless in his dedication to accomplishment,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As technical manager for the Film & Media Studies Program, Mark Urbanek helps train undergraduate and graduate students in the proper use of video, audio, lighting and editing equipment. His other passions include superheroes, gardening and bubbles.  Video

Two Stanford professors 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.

Three Stanford staffers chosen for 2014 Amy J. Blue Awards for their extraordinary contributions

The awards were established in 1991 to honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, an associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 11 Stanford professors to 2014 class

The academy is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, and a leading center for independent policy research.

Cambridge University

Three Stanford alums named 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholars

David "Wei" Jai, '13, a doctoral student in Stanford's School of Engineering, and alumni Andrew Parker, '11, and Eric Tuan, '12, have been awarded scholarships for graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

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Stanford President John Hennessy wins Carnegie academic leadership award

President John Hennessy is one of four college presidents to win an Academic Leadership Award from the Carnegie Corporation. An accompanying $500,000 grant will support academic initiatives.

Oxford University

Two Stanford alumni, one senior named Rhodes Scholars

Alumni Emma Pierson and Miles Unterreiner and senior Meredith Wheeler are among those selected to pursue their studies at the University of Oxford as U.S. Rhodes Scholars.

Staff honored for outstanding contributions to Stanford's research mission

The awards ceremony honoring the 2013 Marsh O'Neill Award winners will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Faculty Club. Friends and colleagues of the awardees are welcome to attend.

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Stanford University announces inaugural recipient of the Bright Award

The Bright Award will be given annually to an unheralded individual who has made significant contributions to global conservation efforts. The inaugural prize recognizes Tasso Azevedo, a forestry manager in Brazil.

Michael Levitt on phone / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Michael Levitt wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Levitt shares the prize with Martin Karplus of Université de Strasbourg, France, and Harvard University, and Arieh Warshe of the University of Southern California, "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems."  Slideshow  Video