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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Stanford neuroscientist Thomas Südhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He shares the prize with James Rothman of Yale and Randy Schekman of UC-Berkeley.
Thomas Südhof won a Nobel prize for his work in understanding how nerve cells communicate. They use junctions known as synapses to transmit chemical messengers to each other.
David Lobell won a MacArthur Fellowship for research on the impact of climate change on crop production. Kevin Boyce won his fellowship for establishing links between ancient plant remains and present-day ecosystems.
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the highest certification for sustainability in operations and maintenance to Stanford's Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building.
Each Soros Fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. Soros Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any U.S. university.
Winners of Firestone, Golden and Kennedy honors recognized during Stanford's Commencement weekend.
This year's individual winners are Robert M. Gray, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, and Hannah A. Valantine, professor of cardiovascular medicine and senior associate dean for diversity and leadership in the School of Medicine. This year's program winner is the ASSU Community Action Board.
Three professors, two staff members, two doctoral candidates and an undergraduate are being honored for their exceptional contributions to the university. The awards will be presented at the Commencement ceremony.
Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Award winners last week with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard.
Alba Holgado, digital course management coordinator at Robert Crown Law Library, is one of three recipients of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Award. "The best part of my day is solving problems and collaborating," said Holgado, the first staff person at Stanford Law School to win the award.