Posts published in February, 2012

Ask Stanford Med how to ‘spring forward’ without feeling fatigued

by on February 29, 2012 4:00 am
Trouble sleeping has been linked to heart problems, increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, development of Alzheimer’s disease and weight gain. Despite the health risks of not getting enough sleep, recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that more than a third of Americans are sleep deprived. Changes to our sleep… Read more Ask Stanford Med how to ‘spring forward’ without feeling fatigued

Parents' weekend slideshow

by on February 28, 2012 3:46 pm
More than 3,800 moms, dads and other family members flocked to campus for this year’s Parents’ Weekend. Among the highlights: a welcome by Provost and Acting President John Etchemendy, faculty lectures called ‘Back to School Classes,’ campus tours, performances by student groups, and – the biggest highlight – hugs and smiles from their students. University… Read more Parents' weekend slideshow

And the Oscar goes to . . .

by on February 28, 2012 4:00 am
For many, Sunday night’s Academy Awards were an introduction to SHARMEEN OBAID CHINOY. But the Stanford News Service has had the Pakistani-born documentary filmmaker in its sights for nearly a decade. Back in 2003, LISA TREI, then social sciences writer for the News Service, featured Obaid and her first film Terror’s Children. That documentary, which… Read more And the Oscar goes to . . .

What’s on the minds of Stanford parents?

by on February 27, 2012 4:00 am
Stanford parents have a reputation for asking hard questions. PROVOST JOHN ETCHEMENDY’s Friday welcome address for Parents’ Weekend was no exception. During a brief, 15-minute talk, the provost updated them on university news. He also shared email exchanges with freshmen. Then he opened the floor for questions. With the president on sabbatical, the provost explained… Read more What’s on the minds of Stanford parents?

SNL's Seth Meyers does a favor for an old college chum

by on February 24, 2012 4:00 am
Earlier this week a message went out via Facebook and Twitter that was something akin to “get thee to the theater.” Roble, that is. Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) announced through social media channels that it was giving away a very limited number of tickets to see Saturday Night Live head writer… Read more SNL's Seth Meyers does a favor for an old college chum

Casa Zapata celebrates 25 years of Zoot Suit Week

by on February 23, 2012 4:00 am
This weekend, Casa Zapata, the university’s Chicano and Latino residential theme house, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Zoot Suit Week with its production of Zoot Suit, a play about the historic Sleepy Lagoon murder trial in 1940s Los Angeles. The first performance is tonight, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.   Zoot Suit Week has… Read more Casa Zapata celebrates 25 years of Zoot Suit Week

Stanford wins top honors among workplaces for commuters

by on February 22, 2012 4:00 am
For the ninth year in a row, Stanford was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research. Stanford also competed in the Best Workplaces for Commuters 2011 Race to Excellence. The award recognizes those who offer the highest levels of commuter benefits. Stanford was honored with the… Read more Stanford wins top honors among workplaces for commuters

Diving coach, current freshman and alum bound for London

by on February 17, 2012 4:00 am
Stanford’s head diving coach RICK SCHAVONE along with current freshman KRISTIAN IPSEN and Stanford alum CASSIDY KRUG will be part of a 14-diver contingent at the FINA Diving World Cup in London  Feb. 20-26. Schavone is in his 34th year on the Farm and has coached at least one All-American diver nearly every year since… Read more Diving coach, current freshman and alum bound for London

Glynn, Krawinkler and Pelc also elected to National Academy of Engineering

by on February 16, 2012 4:30 pm
The previous Dish item reported that STEVEN M. GORELICK, the Cyrus F. Tolman Professor in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science, had been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). It turns out that in fact three other Stanford faculty also received the honor this year. The four Stanford faculty members are among… Read more Glynn, Krawinkler and Pelc also elected to National Academy of Engineering

Steven Gorelick elected to National Academy of Engineering

by on February 16, 2012 4:00 am
STEVEN GORELICK, the Cyrus F. Tolman Professor in Environmental Earth System Science, is one of 66 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, according to the academy’s press release. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to… Read more Steven Gorelick elected to National Academy of Engineering