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New Student Orientation's baby boom, boom, boom

by on September 16, 2009 12:00 am
New Student Orientation (NSO) is pregnant with possibility

Talisman a capella joins Seal on stage

by on September 14, 2009 12:00 am
Talisman a capella began the  school year on a high note. At the Children’s Health Council’s benefit concert at Frost Amphitheatre on Sept. 12, the Stanford singers joined Seal for a rendition of the ‘60s hit “People Get Ready.”

Walk this way

by on September 14, 2009 12:00 am
Stanford is wacky for its walks.  In addition to the nontraditional Commencement processional, there is the more reflective  “Walk the Farm” event, led by history professors DAVID KENNEDY and RICHARD WHITE, and based on the Midwestern practice of walking the perimeter of one’s property to stay in touch with the land. There also is the… Read more Walk this way

A classics professor's brush with rock stardom

by on September 14, 2009 12:00 am
Professor IAN MORRIS, may be a specialist in ancient history, but it was his own past that caught up with him more recently. Morris, professor in classics and history, was the subject of an item published in Time Out Chicago magazine last week. Question: “There’s a rumor floating around the University of Chicago that a professor… Read more A classics professor's brush with rock stardom

Stanford joins forces with its peers

by on September 12, 2009 12:00 am
“There’s something very authentic about universities working together to share knowledge,” says LISA LAPIN, assistant vice president for communications at Stanford, and a founder of Futurity, an online channel covering the latest scientific research taking place at 35 American and Canadian universities. Lapin calls the site an ad-free, agenda-free approach to reporting discoveries in science, engineering, the environment… Read more Stanford joins forces with its peers

Memories of the Farm: Valerie Jarrett; other teachable moments

by on September 9, 2009 12:00 am
A Stanford Quad photograph of First-Friend-to-be Valerie Jarrett as an undergraduate student with her dormmates from Olivo-Magnolia, now known as Ujamaa. Gracing the cover of the September/October issue of Stanford magazine is alum VALERIE JARRETT. In a profile written by alum ROY JOHNSON, Jarrett, White House adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental relations… Read more Memories of the Farm: Valerie Jarrett; other teachable moments

LIve long and prosper

by on September 8, 2009 12:00 am
The good news is that we’re living longer, but for many that reality carries its own worries. LAURA CARSTENSEN, professor of psychology and director of the Center on Longevity, says don’t worry, be prepared. Her new book, A Long Bright Future, attempts to shed the myths about aging that keep us from taking the necessary… Read more LIve long and prosper

Meet the new Resident Fellows

by on September 8, 2009 12:00 am
Resident fellows, who live with their families in residence halls, recently held their first retreat with DEBORAH GOLDER, the new associate vice provost and dean of residential education. Two new RF couples were appointed this year: STEPHEN STEDMAN, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and his wife, CORINNE THOMAS, will… Read more Meet the new Resident Fellows

Weinstein heads to Washington

by on September 7, 2009 12:00 am
JEREMY M. WEINSTEIN, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed director for democracy at the National Security Council. Weinstein, who is on leave from Stanford, is a faculty member at FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. His academic research focuses on… Read more Weinstein heads to Washington

Building 170's Green Team

by on September 7, 2009 12:00 am
The Building 170 Green Team pilot project to increase building sustainability through individual effort has officially ended, but the savings continue, according to TOM FENNER, the deputy general counsel affectionately referred to as Capt. Compost. Fenner recently reported that daily electricity use in Building 170 is down approximately 20 percent since the project began in… Read more Building 170's Green Team