Posts published in October, 2009

Silicon Valley leaders honor President Hennessy

by on October 30, 2009 4:00 am
President JOHN HENNESSY will receive a Spirit of Silicon Valley – Lifetime Achievement Award this afternoon at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group‘s annual Public Policy Luncheon. Dan Warmenhoven, executive board chairman of NetApp Inc., also will be honored. “Silicon Valley is proud to have such outstanding individuals to celebrate this year,” said Carl Guardino, president… Read more

And the award goes to . . .

by on October 28, 2009 4:00 am
There were no golden statuettes, slinky gowns or red carpet, but there was a bit of competition on the closing night of the 12th annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF).  On Sunday, Oct. 25, Stanford Video’s Director, CATHERINE O’BRIEN, presented the Stanford Video Awards to two of the festival’s 50 films. Milking The Rhino,… Read more And the award goes to . . .

Star-studded science

by on October 27, 2009 4:00 am
It’s not every scientific project that gets its own concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. But on  Nov. 2, the high-flying Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope will be toasted with a 40-minute symphony, Cosmic Reflection. With major participation from SLAC and the main campus, led by astrophysicist PETER MICHELSON,… Read more Star-studded science

Heard on campus: Charlie Rose's court challenges

by on October 25, 2009 9:56 am
“I’m thrilled to be here because of  JOHNNY DAWKINS, your great basketball coach, and if  [men's basketball Coach Mike] Krzyzewski retires at Duke, we’re coming after him, I’m just telling you right now,” warned venerable interviewer Charlie Rose, a Duke alum, as he introduced the Stanford Roundtable at Maples Pavilion Saturday morning. Dawkins spent more… Read more Heard on campus: Charlie Rose's court challenges

CISAC's Crenshaw gets $500,000 grant to study terror groups; U.S. Senate confirms McNutt

by on October 25, 2009 9:55 am
MARTHA CRENSHAW, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, is getting $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to identify patterns in the evolution of terrorist organizations and to analyze their comparative development. The three-year grant is part of the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative, which focuses on research related to national… Read more

Can Toby Gerhart carry a tune?

by on October 22, 2009 9:30 pm
Join Stanford’s star running back and outfielder TOBY GERHART and the rest of the Cardinal Football team at the Stadium’s Red Zone after Saturday’s game against Arizona State. Gerhart needs help singing Hail, Stanford, Hail. Check out his  “audition tape” for the Fleet Street Singers. Disclaimer: Any resemblance  to the TV show Glee is purely… Read more

Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

by on October 22, 2009 4:00 am
For his efforts to promote science in developing countries, RICHARD N. ZARE, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford, has been elected an associate fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Zare, chair of the Chemistry Department, is one of three Americans among the five new fellows and 45 associate fellows… Read more Zare recognized for contributions to science in Third World

Stanford's Hall of Famers

by on October 21, 2009 4:00 am
Award-winning playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG is one of four alumni who will be honored at the 15th annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Reunion Homecoming. Hwang, who won a Tony Award in 1988 for M. Butterfly, graduated from Stanford in 1979. He will be joined by Dr. V. JOY SIMMONS, ’74, physician… Read more Stanford's Hall of Famers

Heard on campus: 'This is the first minute of my someday'

by on October 19, 2009 4:00 am
Heard on campus: “Upon my acceptance into Stanford, when I informed my grandmother of the news, her initial reply was that this was ‘. . . the first minute of my someday,’ as in the song ‘We Shall Overcome. ‘”  GÜEZ SALINAS, a 34-year-old  Marine who transferred to Stanford as a junior this fall, offered… Read more Heard on campus: 'This is the first minute of my someday'

Recent awards and honors

by on October 13, 2009 4:43 pm
Every year, communicators across the university, from the News Service to the medical and business schools; from Hoover and SIEPR and many of the other campus institutes,  keep a vigil during Nobel Prize week. They sleep with one eye open or wake up in the wee hours of the morning to check the Nobel  announcements… Read more