Josie Bianchi ’20 will represent Stanford in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship alongside 14 other college students vying for a $100,000 grand prize and a berth for the show’s next Tournament of Champions. Bianchi was one of 15 finalists out of the 25,000 students who attempted to qualify for the competition.
A novel technique developed by Stanford scientists combines genome editing and DNA barcoding to more accurately and efficiently track the effects of cancer-related genetic interactions in the lungs of mice, according to a Stanford News press release. The study, conducted by Stanford geneticist Monte Winslow, was published in the April issue of the scientific journal…
Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson has voluntarily withdrawn a $10 million libel lawsuit against an academic critic and the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) official journal for publishing a report disputing his research on renewable energy sources in the United States. Jacobson, who also directs Stanford’s atmosphere and energy program, initially sued the journal for libel in Nov. 2017.
When Katherine Gjertsen ’21 and her classmates dissected a sheep brain during section for PSYCH 50: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, she said she was delighted.
“It was insane in the brain,” Gjertsen said.
Sheep brain dissection is one among many interesting activities planned for students in PSYCH 50, a course that aims to provide an in-depth exploration of cognitive function in the brain, including perception, hearing, memory, learning, consciousness, attention and decision making.
Seo-Young Chu M.A. ’01, a survivor of sexual abuse by deceased English professor Jay Fliegelman Ph.D ’77 during her time as a graduate student, returned to campus to meet with General Counsel Debra Zumwalt to request that the University contribute $1 million to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Stanford denied Chu’s request. However, both Zumwalt and Provost Persis Drell have since offered to make personal donations to RAINN. Chu requested that they donate in honor of “every victim and every survivor.”
On Wednesday, Steven Denning MBA ’78, former chair of Stanford’s Board of Trustees and Chairman of General Atlantic LLC, shared his reflections on the importance of teamwork, the value of being with people, and his gratitude for the institutions he attended in the latest installment of Stanford’s “What Matters to Me and Why” talk series.
Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ), one of Stanford’s longest-standing yearly traditions, is set to take place Wednesday night, the first iteration of the event in the era of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The University-sanctioned event, where students gather in Main Quad for an “orgy of interclass kissing,” also coincides with one of the…
Earlier this year, after 19 years of serving the Stanford community, Jimmy Viglizzo stepped down as manager of Jimmy V’s Sports Café and passed the torch to longtime partner Kevin Santia.