Posts published in August, 2010

ASSU asks campus to support Pakistan relief fund

by on August 31, 2010 4:00 am
ASSU President ANGELINA CARDONA, ASSU Vice President KELSEI WHARTON and ASFANDYAR MIR, director of flood relief effort, have emailed members of the campus community, asking everyone to support a Pakistan flood relief effort. We share their message below: Dear Stanford, As many of you have heard, Pakistan was hit by torrential flooding a few weeks… Read more ASSU asks campus to support Pakistan relief fund

Nick Melosh and Zhi-Xun Shen awarded $1.8 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

by on August 30, 2010 4:00 am
It has been quite a month for Stanford’s NICK MELOSH and ZHI-XUN SHEN. Melosh, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and Shen, the Paul Pigott Professor in Physical Sciences and chief scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, are part of a team that has discovered PETE, a solar energy conversion process that shows… Read more Nick Melosh and Zhi-Xun Shen awarded $1.8 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

iTunes U reaches milestone with 300 million downloads

by on August 26, 2010 4:00 am
Apple’s iTunes U program has reached a milestone: more than 300 million downloads. An educational branch of the iTunes music store, iTunes U hosts content from more than 800 universities worldwide. Stanford was the first university to offer free academic content to the public via the iTunes Store when the project launched in October 2005.… Read more iTunes U reaches milestone with 300 million downloads

A tour guide, a National Geographic and a used bookstore

by on August 25, 2010 12:40 am
Student tour guide and Symbolic Systems major DAN SCHWARTZ recently posted the following on the tour guide chat list. We thought the rest of the campus community would appreciate it, as well: “I was in a hole-in-the-wall used bookstore in Seattle on a family trip last week, and I picked up an archived National Geographic… Read more A tour guide, a National Geographic and a used bookstore

Rapper-poet DANIEL LEE returns to Stanford to clear his name

by on August 24, 2010 4:00 am
DANIEL LEE, better known as the rapper-poet “Tablo” of the Asian hip-hop group Epik High, was on campus last week with a crew from the public broadcasting corporation MBC in Seoul, South Korea. The visit is part of Lee’s continuing effort to prove that he attended the university and to clear his name. Lee, who… Read more Rapper-poet DANIEL LEE returns to Stanford to clear his name

Now showing at Stanford Hospital: movies, news, sunsets

by on August 23, 2010 4:00 am
Patients and visitors at Stanford Hospital will notice something new on the patient room walls. Televisions in patient rooms have been a fixture for decades. But few hospitals now have what Stanford offers its patients on new 26-inch high-definition monitors. The Stanford At Your Service (SAYS) system will offer the latest movies and entertainment selections… Read more Now showing at Stanford Hospital: movies, news, sunsets

Sierra magazine recognizes Stanford’s sustainability efforts

by on August 18, 2010 4:00 am
Sierramagazine has published its “Cool Schools” survey, which purports to rank the sustainability efforts of colleges and universities. Stanford ranked fifth this year, behind Green Mountain College, Dickinson College, Evergreen College and the University of Washington. The publication singled out in particular the university’s Global Climate and Energy Project. On a 10-point scale, the publication… Read more Sierra magazine recognizes Stanford’s sustainability efforts

U.S. News & World Report publishes its annual ranking

by on August 17, 2010 4:00 am
U.S. News & World Report published its annual ranking of colleges and universities today. Nothing much has changed. Stanford, which has ranked between first and sixth since the ranking debuted in the 1980s, ranks fifth this year, tied with Penn. The top four are Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Columbia. Last year, Stanford tied for fourth… Read more U.S. News & World Report publishes its annual ranking

Stanford's billionaire alums

by on August 16, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford boasts Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and a generally impressive array of scholars, students, athletes, artists and public servants. Now it can add the number of billionaire alumni to its list of bragging rights. According to Forbes, Stanford has 28 billionaire graduates. That’s fewer than Harvard, which is said to have 62, and more… Read more Stanford's billionaire alums

Sang-Hun Choe named Korean Studies Program's Koret Fellow

by on August 12, 2010 4:00 am
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist SANG-HUN CHOE is the 2010-2011 Koret Fellow of the Korean Studies Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Choe has written extensively on U.S.-Korea relations for the international news media, including 11 years with the Associated Press and more than five years with the International Herald Tribune,where he currently serves… Read more Sang-Hun Choe named Korean Studies Program's Koret Fellow