Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist who studied philosophy as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, is among 32 scholars and leaders worldwide to be elected this year to the American Philosophical Society.
Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July 14, after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old.
Since 2003, Residential & Dining Enterprises has offered a program – Stepping Stones to Success – that gives Stanford employees a chance to advance their education through classes on everything from reading to writing to computer skills.
The three years of research Wanda Corn conducted to produce her exhibition and book, Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, was underwritten by an Andrew W. Mellon Emeritus Fellowship administered by Stanford’s Department of Art and Art History.
Speakers at the May 25 meeting included special guest Jonathan R. Cole, a professor at Columbia University; Harry J. Elam, Jr., vice president for the arts; Alexander Nemerov, chair of art and art history; and Stephen Sano, professor (teaching) of music.