Vicki L. Ruiz, dean of the School of Humanities, was recently inducted into Stanford University’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame, established in 1995 to recognize distinguished alumni of color. Ruiz, who received a doctorate in history from Stanford in 1982, has studied and written about labor and civil rights activists, as well as female cannery workers in 1930s Southern California. She was nominated by El Centro Chicano, Stanford’s Chicano and Latino organization.