Posts published in July, 2011

Trustee Goodwin Liu tapped for California Supreme Court

by on July 28, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford trustee and alum GOODWIN LIU, whose nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit was thwarted by a Republican filibuster, has been tapped for another bench. California Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Liu, a UC-Berkeley law professor, to the state Supreme Court. In announcing his pick, Brown called Liu “an extraordinary… Read more Trustee Goodwin Liu tapped for California Supreme Court

Bing Overseas Studies Program directors gather in Santiago

by on July 27, 2011 4:00 am
The nine directors of the Bing Overseas Studies Program recently gathered at the Stanford center in Santiago for the program’s annual director’s meeting. They were joined this year by ADRIENNE JAMIESON, the MaryLou and George Boone Centennial Director of Bing Stanford in Washington. According to DAVID BOYER, associate director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program,… Read more Bing Overseas Studies Program directors gather in Santiago

Pakistani interns Ping SLAC

by on July 26, 2011 4:00 am
When AMBER MADEEHA ZEB and SADIA REHMAN arrived at SLAC from Pakistan in April to work on the PingER project, they knew they would be beginning quite an adventure. To their delight, it has been entirely positive, both technically and personally. Both women are studying for their master’s degrees in communications systems at the School… Read more Pakistani interns Ping SLAC

SLAC's Lance Lougée gives local firefighters tours of the lab

by on July 21, 2011 4:00 am
LANCE LOUGÉE, assistant fire marshal/emergency management coordinator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, spent the early part of this week showing firefighters from local organizations such as the Woodside Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, better known as Cal Fire, around the lab. Lougée’s tour included some of the usual SLAC… Read more

Stanford hosts students from Asia in new summer program

by on July 20, 2011 4:00 am
Twenty-five women from South and Southeast Asia are spending the next month on campus studying the history of women in Western civilization and experiencing Stanford student life as they prepare to become leaders in Asia and beyond. “Educating women for leadership roles is both just and beneficial to society,” said RICHARD SALLER, dean of the… Read more

Successful Jasper Ridge burn helps research efforts

by on July 19, 2011 4:00 am
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) conducted a small, prescribed burn at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Monday morning. According to PHILIPPE COHEN, administrative director of the preserve, the burn went perfectly. The burn was designed to test how climate change affects grassland restoration and probe whether wildfire can improve the ability… Read more Successful Jasper Ridge burn helps research efforts

Recent MBA grad appears on 'The Price is Right'

by on July 18, 2011 4:00 am
JOSEPH O’BRIEN may be a newly minted Stanford MBA, but he also gets bragging rights for appearing on daytime game show, “The Price is Right.” According to a recent article in the Menlo Park Almanac, O’Brien said he walked away with a bedroom set, a mattress, some E-readers and a flat-screen TV. He also got… Read more

Bowlsby and Ogwumike sisters to attend ESPY awards

by on July 13, 2011 4:00 am
  Athletic Director BOB BOWLSBY and women’s  basketball stars NNEMKADI and CHINEY OGWUMIKE will accept the inaugural Capital One Cup trophy on behalf of Stanford women’s athletics as part of the ESPY Awards, which will be televised live on ESPN Wednesday evening, July 13. The award will be presented by performer JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, who has… Read more Bowlsby and Ogwumike sisters to attend ESPY awards

Learning Mandarin with iPad apps

by on July 12, 2011 4:00 am
About two dozen rising ninth graders who will attend Palo Alto and other neighboring high schools in the fall have been participating in a month-long immersion program in Mandarin Chinese language and culture using iPad apps. For the past four weeks, five hours a day, the beginning Mandarin speakers, who have elected to study Mandarin… Read more

A clean shot

by on July 11, 2011 4:00 am
During the summer months, even the roof tiles get a little sprucing up. University Photographer LINDA CICERO recently captured a moment when the tiles atop a Building 10  got a pressure wash. The roof tile cleaning project in the Main Quad is scheduled to be completed by August.