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The Shaolin Monks return to perform, teach at Stanford

by on September 17, 2015 5:00 pm
On Friday, Sept. 18, at noon, the world-famous Shaolin Monks will return to demonstrate their kung fu and qigong skills on the lawn on Campus Drive West between the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge and the Clark Center. In addition to the performance by the monks, who hail from China’s Shaolin Temple,… Read more The Shaolin Monks return to perform, teach at Stanford
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Stanford Health Library moves to new home

by on September 15, 2015 7:00 pm
The Stanford Health Library, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is a free community resource for medical and health information. Started in a small storefront in the Stanford Shopping Center, the library’s main branch now is housed in the Hoover Pavilion, a landmark Art Deco building, at the corner of Quarry and Palo roads,… Read more Stanford Health Library moves to new home
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Obama awards Stanford's Tobias Wolff a National Medal of Arts

by on September 10, 2015 5:25 pm
TOBIAS WOLFF, professor emeritus of English, has been awarded a National Medal of Arts for his contributions as an author and educator. President BARACK OBAMA presented Wolff and fellow honorees with the medals – the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the federal government – during a White House ceremony on Thursday,… Read more Obama awards Stanford's Tobias Wolff a National Medal of Arts
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Stanford Live to host Bing Outside / In, a free arts open house, on Sept. 26

by on September 8, 2015 12:30 am
Stanford Live is celebrating its 2015-16 season with an arts open house on Saturday, Sept. 26. Titled Bing Outside / In, the event is intended to bring the local community into Bing Concert Hall for a fun, free afternoon of music, dance and art. This all-ages, daylong party will take place from 1 to 5… Read more Stanford Live to host Bing Outside / In, a free arts open house, on Sept. 26
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Stanford scholar Linda Darling-Hammond launches educational think tank

by on September 3, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford education Professor Emerita LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND has a new project – and it comes in the form of a think tank. Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita, aims to cultivate education policies nationwide with the recent launch of the Learning Policy Institute. With offices in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C., the institute… Read more Stanford scholar Linda Darling-Hammond launches educational think tank
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Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award

by on September 2, 2015 4:36 pm
In the years since VANESSA HUA earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford, she has worked as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant and San Francisco Chronicle. Her work also has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker online, Salon, The Atlantic, Newsweek and San Francisco and Stanford… Read more Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award
This summer HARRISON WILLIAMS broke a 63-year-old school record in a runner-up finish at Pac-12 and claimed the gold medal at the Pan Am Junior Championships.

What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations

by on September 1, 2015 5:35 pm
As the calendar flips to September, Stanford Athletics looked back at five Cardinal standouts who made the most of their summer experience. The Stanford Athletics website features water polo’s BRET BONANNI,  swimmer SIMONE MANUEL, women’s basketball forward ERICA MCCALL,  golfer MAVERICK MCNEALY and track and field star and decathlete HARRISON WILLIAMS.  Read the full story… Read more What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations
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Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

by on August 31, 2015 4:00 am
MEG SMAKER, who recently earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford, is among the 15 winners of the 2015 Student Academy Awards. Her entry, Boxeadora is the story of Cuba’s first known female boxer. Even before the Student Academy Award nod, Boxeadora was enjoying accolades. It won first place for nonfiction at… Read more Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award
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Stanford Earth hosts middle and high school teachers

by on August 28, 2015 4:00 am
When is the next big earthquake? How do computers predict the weather? How does global environmental change affect me? Do I have to make different choices? According to middle and high school teachers from across Northern California, these are the most common questions their students ask about the changing planet. The teachers were visiting Stanford… Read more Stanford Earth hosts middle and high school teachers