Posts published in January, 2012

Sleep research pioneers return to Jerry House

by on January 31, 2012 4:00 am
For a 10-year period starting in the mid-70s, the residence now known as Jerry House served as the site of a series of pioneering sleep studies: Undergraduates and members of the community lent themselves for study during “summer sleep camps” at the house, named for the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. Until that time, the field… Read more

Stanford Hospital & Clinics names new COO

by on January 27, 2012 4:00 am
MARGARET VOSBURGH will join Stanford Hospital & Clinics as chief operating officer on Feb. 13. She will be responsible for overall operations and report directly to President and CEO Amir Dan Rubin. Vosburgh previously served as executive vice president and COO for Tufts Medical Center in Boston and served as deputy executive director and COO… Read more

iDeclare Week gives Stanford sophomores a bit of a nudge

by on January 26, 2012 4:00 am
Everyone needs a nudge every now and then—especially, it seems, Stanford sophomores. Undergraduate Advising and Research, in partnership with the sophomore class presidents, is finishing up iDeclare Week, a series of events designed to help sophomores find their intellectual interest and declare a major. Among the events were a sophomore and faculty dinner, headlined by… Read more

Athletics director Bob Bowlsby talks football in new video

by on January 25, 2012 4:00 am
Big Game on Oct. 20? What’s up with that?   Traditionalist Cal and Stanford football fans shouldn’t worry, according to Athletics Director BOB BOWLSBY, who suspects the scheduling snafus that led to an earlier-than-usual Big Game are likely short term. “Oct. 20 was certainly not our first choice,” he acknowledges in a new segment of… Read more

Forgiveness expert Fred Luskin inaugurates new SCOPE blog feature

by on January 24, 2012 4:00 am
This week, the medical school’s SCOPE blog has introduced a new feature that gives readers the opportunity to send questions on a specific topic to our medical school faculty. Once a month, SCOPE will select a specific topic and invite a professor or researcher to answer your questions on the subject. Editors will take questions… Read more

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk wins Stanford’s Bicycle Safety Dorm Challenge

by on January 23, 2012 4:00 am
  What does it take to motivate undergraduate students to commit to bike safety? Students in 42 undergraduate residences participated in the second annual Bike Safety Dorm Challenge, sponsored by Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) between Sept. 20 and Dec. 16. The challenge promotes bike safety by encouraging undergraduates to pledge to follow the rules… Read more

The Harvard Crimson reacts to Stanford's Marvard University

by on January 20, 2012 4:00 am
Stanford student residences have a long tradition of adopting amusing, satirical themes that are generally a play on the name of the house or dorm. The annual tradition has inspired such unforgettable dorm themes as “Snakes on a Twain,” “The Big Burbank Theory” and “Pirates of the CaRoblean.” This year, residents of Mars, a Row… Read more

Rampersad wins biography award

by on January 19, 2012 4:00 am
ARNOLD RAMPERSAD is the recipient of the 2012 BIO Award, given each year by members of the Biographers International Organization. Rampersad, the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, will receive the honor during the 2012 Compleat Biographer Conference in May in Los Angeles, where he will deliver the keynote address. Rampersad’s biographies include… Read more

Stanford sweeps national soccer coach of the year honors

by on January 18, 2012 4:00 am
Stanford women’s coach PAUL RATCLIFFE and new men’s coach JEREMY GUNN each have been named National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Ratcliffe coached the Cardinal to its first national women’s title this year and Gunn, hired Dec. 21 at Stanford, led Charlotte to the NCAA men’s final. This… Read more

Daily editor named Daniel Pearl intern

by on January 17, 2012 4:00 am
KATHLEEN CHAYKOWSKI, editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily, has been chosen as the 2012 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern. Chaykowski, a junior majoring in English, will work in the Johannesburg bureau of the Wall Street Journal this spring. The internship was established to commemorate the work and ideals of DANIEL PEARL, a Stanford graduate and Wall… Read more Daily editor named Daniel Pearl intern