Category: In the Spotlight

Greetings, Mr. President

by on August 17, 2009 12:00 am
Another Stanford grad, CARLOS PASCUAL, who was named U.S. ambassador to Mexico earlier this summer, was in the news last week when he greeted President Obama when he arrived in Guadalajara for a mini-summit with Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Pascual, who earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from… Read more Greetings, Mr. President

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, '44

by on August 17, 2009 12:00 am
The nation mourned the death last week of Special Olympics founder EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER, sister of the late president and mother-in-law of California’s current governor. Kennedy Shriver earned a degree in sociology from Stanford in 1944.

Antiques Roadshow stops at Hoover ...

by on August 17, 2009 12:00 am
A film crew for Antiques Roadshow was at the Hoover Institution last Friday to tape a feature on Hoover’s collection of World War I and II posters. The institution’s entire collection holds 100,000 political posters from around the world, 33,000 of which are cataloged in a searchable database.

Digging for answers

by on August 17, 2009 12:00 am
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound? Perhaps it depends on whether the philosophers examining that question are on Facebook. Philosophy Professor KENNETH TAYLOR and Professor Emeritus JOHN PERRY, co-hosts of Philosophy Talk, a popular radio program that brings philosophy down to… Read more Digging for answers

Stanford's global reach . . .

by on August 12, 2009 12:00 am
Stanford’s reach has always been global, and last week it really flexed its international muscle. On Aug. 4, just after American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were pardoned by the North Korean government with the help of former President (and former Stanford dad) Bill Clinton, the Korean Central News Agency released this photo via… Read more Stanford's global reach . . .

On the move

by on August 3, 2009 12:00 am
…It won’t be just a jog around the block for KEITH HUMPHREYS, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who is taking leave from the Medical School after accepting an appointment in D.C. as senior policy adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. And last month, President Barack Obama announced his intention… Read more On the move