The Graduate Student Council considered a variety of items in its meeting on Wednesday.
This past weekend, TreeHacks supported over 600 hackers with food, mentors, hardware and activities including Zumba and a Dish hike — all made possible by the 30 organizers of the event.
On Friday evening, students gathered in Cubberley Auditorium to attend a panel discussion about the unique challenges faced by black women in society. The panel, titled “Black Women’s Liberation,” consisted of former Black Panther Elaine Brown and Ferguson organizer Ashley Yates and was moderated by Stanford doctoral alumnus Jakeya Caruthers.
Stanford Dining partners with Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to launch new culinary education program.
Three Stanford professors were honored by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation on Sunday night. Karl Deisseroth, professor of bioengineering, was awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, while physicists Xiao-Liang Qi and Leonardo Senatore received New Horizons in Physics Prizes worth $100,000.
Professor René Girard, a member of the prestigious Académie Française, has died at 91.
Physicist Frijtof Capra and legal scholar Ugo Mattei discussed the limitations of modern legal systems in dealing with pressing environmental crises at a panel last Friday, highlighting the urgency of establishing radically new legal frameworks to protect our earth.