Posts published in October, 2010

Palo Alto applauds emergency planners' efforts

by on October 29, 2010 4:00 am
Last week, the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council honored 12 individuals for their work in emergency planning. Three of the honorees have Stanford affiliations. BERNADETTE BURNES-LINE, administrative director for emergency management at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and TOM PRUSSING, facility manager in IT Services for the university, were among… Read more Palo Alto applauds emergency planners' efforts

Stanford earns high marks on the sustainability report card

by on October 28, 2010 4:00 am
The Sustainable Endowment Institute released its 2011 Green Report Card this week. Stanford maintains an A- and the “overall college sustainability leader” designation for the fourth time in the past five years. The university earned A’s in all areas but one – endowment transparency, for which it earned a C. Three schools got straight A’s this… Read more Stanford earns high marks on the sustainability report card

Haas Center, Bookstore hold book drive

by on October 27, 2010 4:00 am
The Haas Center for Public Service and the Stanford Bookstore are hosting a book drive to foster a love of reading in young people. Now through Nov. 18, you can contribute to the cause by purchasing one of the books on the center’s lists of recommended books. Look for the book drive display in the… Read more

Hoover launches a new blog

by on October 26, 2010 4:00 am
The Hoover Institution launched a new blog/aggregating website this week. Titled  Advancing a Free Society, it features material on current policy matters by Hoover Institution fellows and affiliates. The site, which promises to address the policy issues of the day through op-eds, blog posts and online audio and video, is headed by Keith Hennessey, a… Read more

Four inducted into Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame

by on October 25, 2010 4:00 am
“Based on the values that are important to me, Stanford is the best university in the world,” said ROGER CLAY, ’66, a former Stanford trustee, who was one of four alumni inducted into the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame during Reunion Homecoming Weekend. Clay, president of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development in Oakland,… Read more Four inducted into Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame

'Why do we age?'

by on October 22, 2010 4:00 am
If you submitted questions to LAURA CARSTENSEN on Facebook Open Office Hours, you might find her answers on the new video posted on the Stanford Facebook page. “Collectively, a group of you really posed the questions that most scientists and most policy makers are asking now,” Carstensen, director of the Center on Longevity, says on… Read more 'Why do we age?'

President Hennessy to receive award from Global Semiconductor Alliance

by on October 21, 2010 4:00 am
The Global Semiconductor Alliance Tuesday named PRESIDENT JOHN HENNESSY the winner of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. Hennessy will receive this lifetime achievement award during the GSA’s awards celebration Dec. 9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Hennessy is the first university president to receive this award. Established in 1999, the first GSA… Read more President Hennessy to receive award from Global Semiconductor Alliance

Crawfish, yoga, boating popular at Stanford Sierra Camp Faculty-Staff Weekend

by on October 20, 2010 4:00 am
It was Faculty-Staff Weekend recently at the beautiful and remote Stanford Sierra Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe. Some 30 faculty and staff members, accompanied by about 70 family members, bunked down in the 12-room Main Lodge or 52 guest cabins and enjoyed activities ranging from hiking and boating to disco bingo.… Read more Crawfish, yoga, boating popular at Stanford Sierra Camp Faculty-Staff Weekend

Condoleezza Rice signs her memoir at Stanford Bookstore

by on October 19, 2010 4:00 am
CONDOLEEZZA RICE didn’t talk about the controversial Bush years, during which she served as national security adviser and secretary of state. Everyone expects the obligatory policy memoir with names and insider’s details, she said during a book signing at the Stanford Bookstore Monday. “Indeed, I have started and will finish that book.” Instead, the professor… Read more

The Chilean mining story has a Stanford connection

by on October 18, 2010 4:00 am
While 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground for 69 days, LAURENCE GOLBORNE, Stanford Executive Program ’96, was busy overseeing the rescue operation, fielding questions from journalists from around the globe and comforting the family members of the men nearly a half mile beneath the activity on the surface. His work – and his Tweets –… Read more The Chilean mining story has a Stanford connection