Posts published in January, 2010

Hello and goodbye

by on January 29, 2010 4:00 am
Now that fifth-year senior TAVITA PRITCHARD has exhausted his eligibility in football, the former Cardinal quarterback is joining the men’s basketball team. Traveling with the team this week during its road trip to Arizona and Arizona State, he will wear number 42. Meanwhile, another multi-sport athlete said his final farewell to the Farm. “I leave… Read more

Nuclear Tipping Point

by on January 28, 2010 4:00 am
If you missed the 2010 Drell Lecture earlier this week, you’ll have another opportunity to hear former Secretary of State GEORGE SHULTZ, and several other former Cold Warriors, including former Secretary of Defense WILLIAM PERRY in Nuclear Tipping Point, a new documentary. In addition to Shultz, a Hoover fellow, and Perry, a fellow at Stanford’s… Read more Nuclear Tipping Point

Freshman attends State of the Union address

by on January 27, 2010 11:30 am
The White House announced on Wednesday that freshman GABRIELA FARFAN from Madison, WI, would be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama during the president’s State of the Union address. Here is what the White House said in a press statement: “Gabriela is a 19-year old from Madison, Wisconsin whose passion for geology started at… Read more Freshman attends State of the Union address

Hoover unveils correspondence between philanthropist and African and African American activists

by on January 27, 2010 4:01 am
The Hoover Institution Library and Archives have opened the papers of William X. Scheinman (1927–1999), a longtime friend of and correspondent with Kenyan independence leader Tom Mboya, who served in the first cabinet of Kenya after that East African nation achieved independence from Great Britain in 1963. The highlight of the collection is the rich… Read more

Djerassi's Four Jews on Parnassus in two adaptations

by on January 27, 2010 4:00 am
Four Jews on Parnassus, the 2008 book by chemistry Professor Emeritus CARL DJERASSI, which features a dramatized posthumous conversation between Arnold Schoenberg, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem and Theodor Adorno, will come to life in two distinct adaptations Feb. 6 and 7 on the Stanford University campus and at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco,… Read more

Anil Menon sends dispatches from Haiti

by on January 25, 2010 4:02 am
ANIL MENON, a clinical instructor in the School of Medicine, who focuses on surgery and emergency medicine, has been sending messages from Haiti, where he and a medical team from the school are providing care. Following is a recent dispatch. From: Anil Menon Date: Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 23:07 Subject: Translater roro hiding from… Read more Anil Menon sends dispatches from Haiti

Valerie Bellande '09 thanks the campus for its support of her homeland

by on January 25, 2010 4:01 am
VALERIE BELLANDE, ’09, sent the following email Jan. 15, addressed to Stanford students KICHELLE WEBSTER and GABRIELA SPENCER, and to JAN BARKER-ALEXANDER, director of the Black Community Services Center, just before Stanford’s Caribbean Students Association was to meet to develop a strategy for responding to the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Bellande, who is Haitian-American,… Read more Valerie Bellande '09 thanks the campus for its support of her homeland

Fuchs weighs in on health care reform

by on January 25, 2010 4:00 am
VICTOR FUCHS, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus, has been thinking, writing and speaking about health policy longer than anyone involved in the current reform process. Considered the dean of American health economists, Fuchs is best known for his 1999 book Who Shall Live? In the… Read more Fuchs weighs in on health care reform

Heard on Campus: 'I'm no more enlightened than I was yesterday'

by on January 22, 2010 4:01 am
Just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Med School Dean PHILIP PIZZO was doing his usual run around campus when “in a flash, all the lights on campus went out.” Pizzo, who has made that run almost every morning since his arrival nine years ago, said his initial thought was to just keep going. But the… Read more Heard on Campus: 'I'm no more enlightened than I was yesterday'

Hoover Library and Archives opens papers of H. H. Kung

by on January 22, 2010 4:00 am
The papers of H. H. Kung, a confidant of Chiang Kai-shek, his brother-in-law, and the patriarch of one of the “four big families” of Nationalist China, opened at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives Jan. 19. About one-half of the full collection, which covers the period from 1917 to 1949, will be available on microfilm… Read more Hoover Library and Archives opens papers of H. H. Kung