Category: Heard on Campus

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Stanford's Anderson Collection wins prestigious architecture award

by on September 23, 2015 6:30 pm
The Anderson Collection at Stanford University has won a 2015 Award of Excellence, the highest level of honor, from the American Institute of Architects, New York State (AIANY). Designed by RICHARD OLCOTT/Ennead Architects, the collection, located in the heart of Stanford’s arts district, also celebrates its first anniversary this month. It is a gift from Harry… Read more Stanford's Anderson Collection wins prestigious architecture award
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Stanford scholars co-author book featuring the faces of extinction

by on September 22, 2015 2:57 pm
What are the faces of extinction? In a photo-rich new book, The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals, Stanford renowned population biologist PAUL EHRLICH tells the stories of animals that have gone extinct and those that face an uncertain future. The book also calls for increased engagement and action for environmental restoration. Ehrlich’s co-authors… Read more Stanford scholars co-author book featuring the faces of extinction
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with participants at the Hoover Institution's recent Media Roundtable.

Media roundtable at Stanford's Hoover Institution provides opportunity to think beyond the sound bite

by on September 21, 2015 10:45 pm
The Hoover Institution’s fall media roundtable was a prime opportunity to showcase the think tank’s brainpower as the 2016 presidential campaign ramps up. Indeed, the theme of the two-day roundtable on Sept. 14-15 was “The 2017 White House Agenda,” and there was plenty of dialogue, analyses, viewpoints and plain old political talk. Sessions focused on… Read more Media roundtable at Stanford's Hoover Institution provides opportunity to think beyond the sound bite
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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