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New Alumni Council to Advise Dean

The newly created Alumni Council will contribute to the design of alumni activities and advise on how best to engage alumni in the life of the school.

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Bill Dickinson Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

A Stanford alumnus and former faculty member, Bill Dickinson embraced the “new” science of plate tectonics and launched the modern approach to sedimentary basin analysis.

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Stanford celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Branner Earth Sciences Library

The communities of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the Stanford Univeristy Libraries gathered last week to celebrate the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, and the work and support offered by the team of outstanding librarians over the past century.

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Graduating in an ‘Era of Responsibility’

This year’s Stanford Earth graduates are well equipped to tackle some of humanity’s most urgent challenges.

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David Lobell named William Wrigley Senior Fellow

David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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Jenny Saltzman honored as a 'mentor of mentors'

The Association for Women in Science cites Saltzman for recruiting a diverse body of students from around the Bay Area and connecting them with scientists at Stanford.

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Poet, musician, scientist

Rob Jackson turns to music and poetry when he needs a mental recharge from his main research focus, which is the study of how humans are affecting the Earth. 

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Celebrating the Branner Library Centennial

Activities ranging from a map-a-thon and a discussion of an ingenious geologic map of the Game of Thrones to library tours and a panel discussion will commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of Stanford’s first libraries.

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NSF CAREER award for Tiziana Vanorio

Vanorio's grant will allow her to advance her studies on the rock physics signatures of fluid-rock interactions, which are vital components in understanding the properties of volcanic rocks and concrete, pursuing carbon sequestration projects, and studying induced seismicity.

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Leading journal honors faculty research

A study of urban water supply vulnerability coauthored by Steven Gorelick was recognized as the "Best Paper of 2014" by Environmental Research Letters. The  journal also honored "ground breaking" research on global crop yields coauthored by David Lobell, and on urban agriculture coauthored by Eric Lambin.

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Stanford renames Earth Sciences school to convey the breadth of its research and teaching

The new name – the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences – reflects the school’s focus on understanding the workings of the planet and helping address resource and environmental challenges facing the world. 

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Margot Gerritsen to receive 2014 Richard W. Lyman Award

Energy Resources Engineering professor joins Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson (2005) and Prof. Rob Dunbar (2009) as winner of the Lyman Award, which recognizes faculty who go above and beyond to engage alumni on campus, regionally and around the world.

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Inaugural nature research award to Chamberlain

Stanford’s Page Chamberlain received the first Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research for his innovative work in Earth system dynamics, including advancing the understanding of the carbon cycle and climate and precipitation patterns over millions of years. 

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Stanford and KQED launch e-book series on climate change

Chris Field, Rob Jackson, and Michael Mastrandrea contributed to the new four-part iBooks Textbook series, Clue into Climate, which can be downloaded for free on iPad.

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Former Earth Sciences Dean appointed to Dept of Energy post

Lynn Orr has been confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the Department of Energy.

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Thanks to the top teachers

Professors in the School of Earth Sciences who are making ongoing and consistent contributions to teaching were recognized at a recent faculty dinner. 

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