Posts published in April, 2010

Bienenstock named to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

by on April 30, 2010 4:00 am
On March 31,  ARTHUR BIENENSTOCK, professor emeritus in the Department of Applied Physics and currently special assistant to the president for federal research policy, and director of the Wallenberg Research Link/Swedish Contact Center here at Stanford, received the following fax from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences: Dear Professor Bienenstock, The Royal Swedish Academy… Read more Bienenstock named to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Advisory council of the Center for the American West welcomes new members

by on April 29, 2010 4:00 am
The Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West is meeting Friday and will welcome WILLIAM K. REILLY and TIMOTHY WIRTH as new members. Reilly is a founding partner of Aqua International Partners, a private equity fund dedicated to investing in companies engaged in water and renewable energy, and a senior adviser… Read more Advisory council of the Center for the American West welcomes new members

David Kennedy elected co-chair of Pulitzer board

by on April 28, 2010 4:00 am
History Professor DAVID KENNEDY has been elected co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Kennedy, the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, shares the post with AMANDA BENNETT, an executive editor for Bloomberg News who is noted for her leadership in investigative journalism. Kennedy has served on the Pulitzer Board since 2002 – two years… Read more David Kennedy elected co-chair of Pulitzer board

Stanford Video wins two TELLY Awards

by on April 26, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford Video has been awarded two bronze 2010 TELLY Awards, which honor the best in television commercials and programs, video and film production, and online film and video. In the “Institutional/Corporate” category, the Stanford Video group won for Leadership, a commercial featuring Cardinal Women’s Basketball guard ROSALYN GOLD-ONWUDE. In the “Education” category, Discovery Science: Personalized… Read more Stanford Video wins two TELLY Awards

Toby to the Vikings

by on April 23, 2010 5:03 pm
Cardinal football star and Heisman Trophy runner-up TOBY GERHART was drafted by the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings on Friday. Gerhart was the 51st draft choice overall. The Vikings grabbed Gerhart with their second, 2nd-round pick. He joins basketball star JAYNE APPEL in professional sports. Appel was recently drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars of the… Read more Toby to the Vikings

Clay Carson: Living in the Movement

by on April 23, 2010 4:00 am
It’s been a heady week for CLAYBORNE CARSON, founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. Last weekend Carson was in Raleigh, N.C, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, where such civil rights heavyweights as CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS and HARRY BELAFONTE gathered (and in the latter’s… Read more Clay Carson: Living in the Movement

Stanford team takes National Quiz Bowl

by on April 23, 2010 4:00 am
A team of Stanford undergraduate and graduate students won a Quiz Bowl tournament held at the University of Maryland April 17-18. Quiz Bowl is an academic, general knowledge competition similar to Jeopardy! but played between teams of four. Stanford’s team included senior ARNAV MOUDGIL; graduate students BRIAN LINDQUIST and KRISTIAAN DE GREVE; and law student… Read more Stanford team takes National Quiz Bowl

President Hennessy named among America's favorite bosses

by on April 22, 2010 4:03 am
Stanford President JOHN HENNESSY is featured as one of “America’s Favorite Bosses” on Forbes.com. In recent rankings Glassdoor.com, a website that posts salaries as well as employee reviews of their companies and bosses, Hennessy came in second, beating out Apple’s Steve Jobs (#3), Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein (#4), Google’s Eric Schmidt (#5) and Southwest Airlines’… Read more President Hennessy named among America's favorite bosses

Happy Earth Day!

by on April 22, 2010 4:02 am
In honor of Earth Day, the Nature Conservancy is celebrating with the release of The Atlas of Global Conservation, a new book that goes beyond the traditional atlas, providing an in-depth picture of the Earth’s animals, plants and habitats. The story is largely told through maps — you can get a preview of them here.… Read more Happy Earth Day!

A big month for Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Mark Twain

by on April 21, 2010 4:00 am
At 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Stanford Bookstore, SHELLEY FISHER FISHKIN will share excerpts from The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works. The anthology includes writings by George Orwell, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, T.S. Eliot, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, William Dean Howells, William James, Helen Keller, Ursula LeGuin,… Read more A big month for Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Mark Twain