Posts published in October, 2011

From the Scope Blog: Stanford medical student’s carving tricks – a real treat!

by on October 31, 2011 4:00 am
In the Medical School’s Scope blog, M.A. Malone writes about the skills of third-year medical student RAYMOND TSAI. “Two years ago at the annual first-year student pumpkin-carving extravaganza,” Malone writes, “he blew away classmates with a carved rendition of Michael Jackson. Tsai’s latest Jack-o’-lantern masterpiece pays homage to the late Apple co-founder and creative genius Steve… Read more

Diary of a Stanford MBA

by on October 28, 2011 4:00 am
On the day TEMI OLATUNDE received her acceptance to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she says the tales of acceptance on MBA blogs “followed the sun.” Asia first, extending westward through the afternoon and evening. “Needless to say, when my phone rang, that single call compensated for the sleepless nights, countless essay revisions and… Read more

Stanford student athletes excel in 2011 NCAA Graduation Success Rate report

by on October 27, 2011 4:00 am
A total of 17 Stanford athletics programs compiled graduation rates of 100 percent, and none had a graduation rate lower than 80 percent, according to the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report, released by the NCAA on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The nine men’s programs to receive perfect GSR scores included baseball, fencing, golf, gymnastics, tennis, track… Read more

The best novels you haven't read

by on October 26, 2011 4:00 am
Novels have captured readers’ imaginations for hundreds of years. What is it about this literary form that keeps people coming back for more? Earlier this month, professors from Stanford and UC Berkeley shared their thoughts about the world’s most popular literary form with an audience at Litquake, San Francisco’s largest literary festival. In a dialogue… Read more The best novels you haven't read

Shorenstein APARC announces journalism award

by on October 25, 2011 4:00 am
Caixin Media, a Chinese company that produces several print and online news publications, will receive the 2011 Shorenstein Journalism Award from the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Caixin was selected for its leadership in establishing an independent media in China and its commitment to journalistic integrity. Caixin is the first Asian recipient of the… Read more Shorenstein APARC announces journalism award

Law School honors Vernon Jordan for lifetime of public service

by on October 24, 2011 4:00 am
Veteran civil rights lawyer VERNON E. JORDAN, JR. was honored at the Stanford Law School last week for his lifetime of public service. Jordan, a former president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League and former executive director of the United Negro College Fund, received the National Public Service Award, given by the… Read more Law School honors Vernon Jordan for lifetime of public service

Steve Jobs’ commencement speech, viewed 12 million times

by on October 21, 2011 4:00 am
STEVE JOBS’ Commencement address to the Stanford class of 2005 is by far the most popular video ever posted on the Stanford YouTube channel. Since it first appeared there in 2008, it has been viewed 12 million times. In the years before his death, the Apple founder’s inspirational talk, in which he encouraged graduates to… Read more Steve Jobs’ commencement speech, viewed 12 million times

SLAC’s Phil Bucksbaum elected VP of Optical Society

by on October 20, 2011 4:00 am
PHILIP H. BUCKSBAUM, director of the PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science, has been elected vice president of The Optical Society, putting him on a track to serve as president of the organization in 2014. Bucksbaum has been active in the OSA for more than 20 years, serving on the board of directors and taking… Read more SLAC’s Phil Bucksbaum elected VP of Optical Society

Margaret Fuller, David Relman, Abraham Verghese elected to Institute of Medicine

by on October 19, 2011 4:00 am
Three School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the top professional honors in the fields of health and medicine.They are MARGARET FULLER, a professor of developmental biology and of genetics;  DAVID RELMAN, professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology; and  best-selling author ABRAHAM VERGHESE, professor of… Read more Margaret Fuller, David Relman, Abraham Verghese elected to Institute of Medicine

Deborah Rhode named White House 'Champion of Change'

by on October 18, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford Law Professor DEBORAH RHODE has been selected as a White House Champion of Change for dedicating her professional life to closing the justice gap in America. She was honored recently as part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future Initiative” at an event organized by the “Access to Justice Initiative” of the U.S. Department of Justice.… Read more