Category: Heard on Campus

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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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Arun Majumdar named co-director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy

by on September 16, 2015 5:18 pm
ARUN MAJUMDAR, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, has been named co-director of the university’s Precourt Institute for Energy. He will serve with the current director, SALLY M. BENSON, professor of energy resources engineering. “One of the goals when we started the Precourt Institute was to provide additional faculty positions for researchers of the… Read more Arun Majumdar named co-director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy
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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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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 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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Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community

by on August 26, 2015 4:25 pm
Stanford’s Health Improvement Program (HIP) and Stanford Recreation are offering free group fitness classes for members of the Stanford community Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4. Try TRX or Jungle Gym, Boxing or Aqua Zumba. All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Signups open 15 minutes before classes begin. You will need… Read more Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community
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Faculty Club will celebrate 50 years on Lagunita Drive this fall

by on August 24, 2015 5:58 pm
In 1965, a long-awaited new Faculty Club facility, made possible by a gift from the estate of Lucie Stern, opened for business on Lagunita Drive. This fall, the Faculty Club will celebrate that 50th anniversary with an Oct. 1 celebration still in the planning stages. According to the Stanford Historical Society‘s A Chronology of Stanford… Read more Faculty Club will celebrate 50 years on Lagunita Drive this fall
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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