Posts published in November, 2010

The numbers are in: Reunion Homecoming attracted 8,553

by on November 29, 2010 4:00 am
LESLIE WINICK, director of alumni and student class outreach, reports that Reunion Homecoming 2010, held in October, attracted 6,070 alumni and 8,553 total attendees. That’s a 3 percent increase in alumni from last year and a 4 percent increase in attendees. Winick credits the success of the annual event to the efforts of more than… Read more The numbers are in: Reunion Homecoming attracted 8,553

Research team led by Mark Schnitzer gets $880,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

by on November 24, 2010 4:00 am
The family foundation of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has awarded $880,000 to Stanford researchers to develop tiny microscopes that can capture real-time images of neurons firing in the brains of research mice. The data will be used to unravel the neural and cellular basis of schizophrenia. MARK SCHNITZER, an associate professor of biology and of… Read more Research team led by Mark Schnitzer gets $880,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Big Game fever hits Japan once again

by on November 23, 2010 4:00 am
Stanford alum JOHN ROOS, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, reprised his Big Game party last weekend at his Tokyo residence. According to TOM TSENG, director of the Office of Development’s international division, who was at the party, more than 120 Stanford and Cal alumni, spouses and friends attended. They gathered around 5:15 a.m. Sunday morning,… Read more Big Game fever hits Japan once again

Natural Capital Project's new managing director

by on November 22, 2010 4:00 am
Marine ecologist MARY RUCKELSHAUS has been named managing director of the Natural Capital Project, a conservation partnership of Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund. A longtime collaborator with the Natural Capital Project, Ruckelshaus will oversee all work at the… Read more Natural Capital Project's new managing director

A 'must-read souvenir' of the 113th Big Game!

by on November 19, 2010 4:00 am
Before the Big Game begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, a less heralded Stanford-Cal match will take place between the Stanford Daily and the Daily Californian. It’s a friendly rivalry – no pads or helmets required – known as the Ink Bowl, said ELIZABETH TITUS, editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily. After the match, the journalists… Read more A 'must-read souvenir' of the 113th Big Game!

Neurologist named a rock star of science

by on November 18, 2010 4:00 am
For just one day, Stanford neurologist FRANK LONGO got to hang up his white coat and step into the shoes of a rock star. He is featured in the December issue of GQ magazine alongside musician/singer and reality-television star Bret Michaels. The magazine teamed up with Geoffrey Beene Gives Back and the Entertainment Industry Foundation/Stand… Read more Neurologist named a rock star of science

Stanford's connection to 'Dancing with the Stars'

by on November 17, 2010 4:00 am
Dancing with the Stars may not be the height of intellectual fare, but in some corners of the Stanford campus it’s must-see TV, or at least a guilty pleasure. As of last night, the finalists in the competition included Bristol Palin, daughter of former Republican veep candidate Sarah;  somewhat grown-up child actor Kyle Massey; and… Read more Stanford's connection to 'Dancing with the Stars'

'Scope' wins a 2010 Excellence in New Communications Award

by on November 16, 2010 4:00 am
Scope, a blog published by the Medical School that focuses on scientific and medical developments around the world, has won a 2010 Excellence in New Communication Award for blogging from the Society for New Communications Research. The Society’s awards program honors individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and media outlets that pioneer the use of… Read more 'Scope' wins a 2010 Excellence in New Communications Award

'The Office' comes to the Farm

by on November 15, 2010 4:00 am
Four-thirty on a Friday afternoon might not seem an ideal time for an American Studies symposium. But if you build an intellectual discussion around a wacky, highly successful television show, the students — as well as a few faculty and staff — will come. The title of the Nov. 12 event was “Boy-Men at The Office —… Read more 'The Office' comes to the Farm

Asian Liver Center hosts Zumbathon on Saturday

by on November 12, 2010 4:00 am
On Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, Zumba Fitness, the Latin-inspired dance fitness craze, will come to Stanford. In partnership with the Asian Liver Center; Stanford Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness; Be Well @ Stanford; and Answer to Cancer, this family-friendly event is open to the public. Enthusiastic Zumba instructors, prizes and games, and two… Read more Asian Liver Center hosts Zumbathon on Saturday