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Michael Sturtz at TEDx Stanford

Michael Sturtz at TEDxSTanford: 'Did you take no for an answer or did you go for it?'

by on August 29, 2014 4:00 am
MICHAEL STURTZ is known for revolutionizing hands-on learning. He is a lecturer in Stanford’s Mechanical Engineering Design Group. As director of the Stanford d.school’s ReDesigning Theater project, Sturtz applies design thinking to disrupt traditional ideas of theater and explore the integration of new technologies into live performance.  At the 2014 TEDxStanford event, Sturtz gave a… Read more Michael Sturtz at TEDxSTanford: 'Did you take no for an answer or did you go for it?'
Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen argues for the power of legal education in Kurdistan

by on August 27, 2014 4:45 pm
Three years ago in Erbil, ERIK JENSEN, professor of the practice of law and director of the Rule of Law Program, was sitting in the kitchen of Barham Salih, the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the founder of American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). Together with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and ELI… Read more Erik Jensen argues for the power of legal education in Kurdistan
Randy Livingston

Stanford's CFO talks about his wellness regimen

by on August 27, 2014 4:00 am
RANDY LIVINGSTON, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer, recently talked to the BeWell Program about the role fitness plays in his busy life, and how he sticks to his goals for wellness. What do you do for exercise? I like a variety of different activities. Cycling is my primary cardio exercise. I… Read more Stanford's CFO talks about his wellness regimen
Njoroge Mungai

Remembering Stanford alumnus Njoroge Mungai

by on August 25, 2014 5:01 pm
NJOROGE MUNGAI, MD, one Kenya’s elder statesmen and a 1957 graduate of Stanford School of Medicine, died earlier this month at the age of 88.  RUTHANN RICHTER, director of media relations in the medical school, wrote the following remembrance for the SCOPE blog. “On a visit to Kenya in 2005, I spent an extraordinary afternoon… Read more Remembering Stanford alumnus Njoroge Mungai
Iranian poet Simin Behbahani attends a meeting on women's rights, in Tehran, Iran.

Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections

by on August 22, 2014 4:00 am
When Iranian poet SIMIN BEHBAHANI died on Aug. 19 at age 87, it rekindled fond remembrances of her numerous visits to the Stanford campus. An icon of the Iranian literary community, Behbahani was dubbed the “lioness of Iran.” Her poems are quoted like aphorisms and proverbs in her country. ABBAS MILANI, director of the Hamid… Read more Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections
Jerome Witkin's The Devil as a Tailor

The Cantor gives the devil his due

by on August 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Jackson Pollock’s important painting Lucifer is coming to the university as part of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. In preparation, the Cantor Arts Center has opened “Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin and the Underworld.” The 40-work exhibition, which opened Wednesday, explores the visual history of the devil and his realm. Based upon the… Read more The Cantor gives the devil his due
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Windhover contemplative center nearing completion

by on August 20, 2014 4:00 am
Windhover, a sanctuary for quiet contemplation, is nearing completion on the west side of campus on Santa Teresa Street. The center was designed around four large abstract paintings inspired by birds in flight – known as the “Windhover” series – created by the late Nathan Oliveira, an internationally acclaimed artist who taught at Stanford for… Read more Windhover contemplative center nearing completion
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Cardinal football preview

by on August 19, 2014 4:00 am
It’s not often that Cardinal fans get to watch the football team practice, so when the opportunity arose on Saturday, many of the gridiron faithful flocked to the Dan Elliott Practice Fields to catch a live scrimmage. After the practice, the student-athletes joined the community for the annual Fall Sports Open House at Stanford Stadium.… Read more Cardinal football preview
Henry Samueli, co-founder, chairman of the board and chief technical officer of Broadcom, with  Stanford graduate student Jonathon Spaulding

Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device

by on August 18, 2014 4:00 am
A Stanford Engineering student won the $10,000 first place prize at the third annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. JONATHON SPAULDING, a Stanford doctoral  candidate in electrical engineering, hopes to build smaller, cheaper and more efficient handheld ultrasound systems. “Imagine having these devices in every doctor’s office, or taking ultrasound scanners into the field where… Read more Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device
Anat Admati at TEDxStanford

Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'

by on August 14, 2014 6:30 pm
ANAT ADMATI is the coauthor of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It. She says policymakers have failed to protect the public and reduce the harm inflicted by a reckless financial system. Admati believes that explaining the issues to a broad audience is essential for bringing about policy… Read more Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'