Category: Great reads

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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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The life of Stanford's resident assistants

by on September 13, 2015 10:00 pm
WHEN HECTOR PEREZ-CANTALAPIEDRA, ’15, arrived at Larkin as a freshman, about 3,600 miles from his home in Puerto Rico, the presence of his dorm’s six dedicated and friendly staffers eased his transition. “For the first few weeks, I thought they were full-time staff members, not students,” he says. “That’s how involved they were.” That mentorship… Read more The life of Stanford's resident assistants
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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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New books by Stanford authors rethink healing and happiness

by on September 10, 2015 11:48 am
Scholars at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education have written new books that encourage people to think differently about healing and happiness. JAMES DOTY, for instance, argues that true healing is both biological and spiritual. Doty, the founder and director of the center, is also a neurosurgeon. In Into the Magic Shop,… Read more New books by Stanford authors rethink healing and happiness
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Stanford scholar explores life with a guide dog

by on September 8, 2015 5:40 pm
There’s nothing like a human’s best friend, especially when you need a gentle guide to help you through life, as Stanford scholar SUSAN KRIEGER observes in her new book, Come, Let Me Guide You. Krieger, a Stanford lecturer who teaches in feminist, gender and sexuality studies, said one motivation behind the book was to learn… Read more Stanford scholar explores life with a guide dog
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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 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
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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours

by on August 20, 2015 3:55 pm
Weekends at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford can be busy, but one recent weekend in July yielded a remarkable 48-hour whirlwind of multiple organ transplants. It started Friday night, July 17, when doctors separately performed a heart-lung transplant and a liver transplant at the hospital. The next day, three hours after completing the heart-lung surgery,… Read more Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1954 file photo, Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, holds a rack of test tubes in his lab in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/File)

Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature

by on August 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Stanford oncologist CHARLOTTE JACOBS, MD, loved reading biographies as a child. But it wasn’t until years later, while on sabbatical at Stanford, that she decided to take a creative writing course and begin cultivating a second career as a biographer. Her first biography, Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease, was published in 2010… Read more Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature