Posts published in July, 2010

Finding romance by commuting on the VTA

by on July 29, 2010 4:00 am
Sure, commuting is good for the environment and good for the pocketbook. But who would ever expect that commuting to Stanford would lead to romance? Well, it did for MARIA FRANK, student services officer in the Physics Department, and Jose Guadalupe. The story was revealed when the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority recently profiled Frank… Read more Finding romance by commuting on the VTA

Astrophysics graduate student wins San Francisco Marathon

by on July 28, 2010 4:00 am
KEITH BECHTOL, a graduate student in astrophysics, won the San Francisco Marathon this past weekend. Local news outlets reported that this was his first road marathon. Not only did Bechtol win the race, but he also set a course record, finishing in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 28 seconds. The San Francisco Chronicle reported this:… Read more Astrophysics graduate student wins San Francisco Marathon

Panel moderated by Tavis Smiley now online

by on July 26, 2010 10:00 pm
If you were unable to attend the peace and justice conference sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute on July 16 and 17, you still have an opportunity to hear some of the dialogue that took place that day. Audio of the session hosted by television and radio personality Tavis Smiley… Read more

'What on Earth?' cartoon features Stanford science

by on July 26, 2010 4:00 am
Cartoon characters Bebbo, a polar bear, and Kito, a puffin, referred to a recent Stanford study in Neil Wagner’s comic strip/blog “What on Earth?” which is featured on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday” website. Wagner’s recent post includes a link to the article written earlier this month by MARK SHWARTZ of the Woods Institute for… Read more 'What on Earth?' cartoon features Stanford science

What's new in 'The Book Haven'

by on July 22, 2010 4:00 am
In her blog, The Book Haven, Stanford News Service writer Cynthia Haven writes about L. Peter Callender, who plays the title character in the Stanford Summer Theater’s performance of Wanderings of Odysseus, which opens tonight at the Nitery Theater. The Trinidadian actor, who was trained at Julliard and the Berkeley Rep, also is the founding… Read more What's new in 'The Book Haven'

'Florence turns 50'

by on July 20, 2010 4:01 am
Stanford’s overseas program in Italy celebrated a milestone birthday in June – 50 years. According to IRENE KENNEDY, executive director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program,   450 alumni and guests were on hand to celebrate in Florence. A feature in the latest Stanford magazine also dropped a few names of alumni who had participated in… Read more 'Florence turns 50'

Rikhil Bhavnani and Hilary Chart win Clayman Institute graduate essay prize

by on July 15, 2010 4:00 am
RIKHIL BHAVNANI and HILARY CHART, graduate students in political science and anthropology, respectively, are the recipients of this year’s Marjorie Lozoff Graduate Essay Prize from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. The prize, established in 2002, is given to a graduate student conducting research on issues related to reproductive rights for women, equal rights for… Read more Rikhil Bhavnani and Hilary Chart win Clayman Institute graduate essay prize

'The Scientist' names Stanford one of the best places to work

by on July 14, 2010 4:00 am
In the eighth annual Best Places to Work in Academia survey of The Scientist, STANFORD is ranked 13th out of 119 possible U.S. academic and non-commercial organizations for employment. Through the survey, The Scientist purports to determine how tenured, permanent or tenure-track life scientists at academic and non-commercial institutions rate the quality of their experience… Read more 'The Scientist' names Stanford one of the best places to work

Photographing Stanford one day at a time

by on July 13, 2010 4:00 am
Alumni relations officer CINDY PEARSON has been taking a photograph of Stanford a day, chronicling the life of the university in delightful and unexpected ways. From busy bees at the Arizona Cactus Garden to students bedecked in rain wear to colorful wild flowers, her daily blog offers a slice of life that often goes unnoticed… Read more Photographing Stanford one day at a time

Law professor to be appointed by President Obama to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

by on July 12, 2010 4:00 am
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint law Professor MARIANO-FLORENTINO CUÉLLAR, an expert on federal regulatory policy, public safety and international security, to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), an independent agency charged with improving the efficiency and fairness of federal agencies. Cuéllar, who is the Deane F.… Read more Law professor to be appointed by President Obama to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States