Category: Great reads

Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen makes Esquire's list of geniuses who give us hope

by on December 1, 2010 4:00 am
KWABENA BOAHEN, associate professor of bioengineering and, by courtesy, of electrical engineering, is on Esquire magazine’s current list of “The Brightest: 16 geniuses who give us hope.” Boahen, who grew up in Ghana, has been programming computers since he got his first one at age 16 and was surprised at the amount of energy consumption… Read more Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen makes Esquire's list of geniuses who give us hope

A 'must-read souvenir' of the 113th Big Game!

by on November 19, 2010 4:00 am
Before the Big Game begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, a less heralded Stanford-Cal match will take place between the Stanford Daily and the Daily Californian. It’s a friendly rivalry – no pads or helmets required – known as the Ink Bowl, said ELIZABETH TITUS, editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily. After the match, the journalists… Read more A 'must-read souvenir' of the 113th Big Game!

Neurologist named a rock star of science

by on November 18, 2010 4:00 am
For just one day, Stanford neurologist FRANK LONGO got to hang up his white coat and step into the shoes of a rock star. He is featured in the December issue of GQ magazine alongside musician/singer and reality-television star Bret Michaels. The magazine teamed up with Geoffrey Beene Gives Back and the Entertainment Industry Foundation/Stand… Read more Neurologist named a rock star of science

Haas Center, Bookstore hold book drive

by on October 27, 2010 4:00 am
The Haas Center for Public Service and the Stanford Bookstore are hosting a book drive to foster a love of reading in young people. Now through Nov. 18, you can contribute to the cause by purchasing one of the books on the center’s lists of recommended books. Look for the book drive display in the… Read more Haas Center, Bookstore hold book drive

Hoover launches a new blog

by on October 26, 2010 4:00 am
The Hoover Institution launched a new blog/aggregating website this week. Titled  Advancing a Free Society, it features material on current policy matters by Hoover Institution fellows and affiliates. The site, which promises to address the policy issues of the day through op-eds, blog posts and online audio and video, is headed by Keith Hennessey, a… Read more Hoover launches a new blog

Condoleezza Rice signs her memoir at Stanford Bookstore

by on October 19, 2010 4:00 am
CONDOLEEZZA RICE didn’t talk about the controversial Bush years, during which she served as national security adviser and secretary of state. Everyone expects the obligatory policy memoir with names and insider’s details, she said during a book signing at the Stanford Bookstore Monday. “Indeed, I have started and will finish that book.” Instead, the professor… Read more Condoleezza Rice signs her memoir at Stanford Bookstore

East Palo Alto preschoolers get a 'jumpstart' on reading with the help of Stanford students

by on October 6, 2010 4:00 am
The HAAS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE is encouraging the Stanford community to join it on Thursday, Oct. 7, in a national literacy campaign called Read for the Record. The campaign is sponsored by Jumpstart, a national organization that links college students and community volunteers with preschool students. The goal of this year’s Read for the… Read more East Palo Alto preschoolers get a 'jumpstart' on reading with the help of Stanford students

'What on Earth?' cartoon features Stanford science

by on July 26, 2010 4:00 am
Cartoon characters Bebbo, a polar bear, and Kito, a puffin, referred to a recent Stanford study in Neil Wagner’s comic strip/blog “What on Earth?” which is featured on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday” website. Wagner’s recent post includes a link to the article written earlier this month by MARK SHWARTZ of the Woods Institute for… Read more 'What on Earth?' cartoon features Stanford science

What's new in 'The Book Haven'

by on July 22, 2010 4:00 am
In her blog, The Book Haven, Stanford News Service writer Cynthia Haven writes about L. Peter Callender, who plays the title character in the Stanford Summer Theater’s performance of Wanderings of Odysseus, which opens tonight at the Nitery Theater. The Trinidadian actor, who was trained at Julliard and the Berkeley Rep, also is the founding… Read more What's new in 'The Book Haven'

'Florence turns 50'

by on July 20, 2010 4:01 am
Stanford’s overseas program in Italy celebrated a milestone birthday in June – 50 years. According to IRENE KENNEDY, executive director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program,   450 alumni and guests were on hand to celebrate in Florence. A feature in the latest Stanford magazine also dropped a few names of alumni who had participated in… Read more 'Florence turns 50'