Posts published in October, 2012

Provost John Etchemendy and Dean Phil Pizzo help police educate students about the importance of bike helmets

by on October 31, 2012 4:00 am
Every time a new hour approaches, hell on wheels rolls across the Stanford campus – a wave of student cyclists, in a rush and inevitably without helmets. The rush is something of a tolerated tradition. The “helmetlessness” isn’t. “Our students have some of the best brains in the country,” said PROVOST JOHN ETCHEMENDY. “It would… Read more Provost John Etchemendy and Dean Phil Pizzo help police educate students about the importance of bike helmets

Libraries' acquisition adds to holdings on Bay Area art scene

by on October 30, 2012 4:00 am
The 1970s launched a new era for artists, musicians and writers, as they began to envision an alternative to the commercial gallery system. Not-for-profit exhibition spaces popped up in major cities, run by fellow artists and featuring works that were experimental, sometimes groundbreaking. One of the organizations at the forefront of this change was San… Read more Libraries' acquisition adds to holdings on Bay Area art scene

Stanford's Gordon Brown wins 2012 Ian Campbell Medal

by on October 29, 2012 4:00 am
Stanford’s GORDON BROWN, a professor of geological and environmental sciences, has won the 2012 Ian Campbell Medal for Superlative Service to the Geosciences. The award is given by the American Geosciences Institute. Brown, the Dorrell William Kirby Professor of Earth Sciences and professor of photon science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, was honored for… Read more Stanford's Gordon Brown wins 2012 Ian Campbell Medal

Costumes galore at the Theater and Performance Studies inventory sale

by on October 26, 2012 4:00 am
Need a helmet to be a Roman centurion this Halloween? Maybe a robe to dress as Sir Thomas Aquinas? How about a World War II military jacket and hat to go as Gen. George Patton? If so, the place for you is the costume sale at the Stanford Theater and Performance Studies Costume Shop. We’re… Read more Costumes galore at the Theater and Performance Studies inventory sale

Office of Sustainability seeks building heroes

by on October 25, 2012 4:00 am
The OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY is seeking Stanford “building heroes” to participate in the Building Level Sustainability Program. FAHMIDA AHMED, who heads the Office of Sustainability, estimates that individual actions at Stanford have saved up to 20 percent on electricity bills in some campus buildings. Occupants of 25 buildings have already participated in the program, and… Read more Office of Sustainability seeks building heroes

Olukotun to share $1.3 million “Big Data” grant from NSF

by on October 24, 2012 4:00 am
  OYEKUNLE “KUNLE” OLUKOTUN, a professor of electrical engineering and of computer science at Stanford’s School of Engineering, will share a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address challenges in human genetics and metagenomics – a field that studies DNA samples of diverse cultures found in the environment. Olukotun received the… Read more Olukotun to share $1.3 million “Big Data” grant from NSF

Stanford faculty headline Bay Area Science Festival events

by on October 23, 2012 4:00 am
The Bay Area Science Festival hits full stride this week, and Stanford faculty members will play key roles in several events. Up first, on Oct. 27, Stanford chemistry Professor RICHARD ZARE and author HAROLD MCGEE (On Food & Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen) will make a case that understanding the science of… Read more Stanford faculty headline Bay Area Science Festival events

Today is the last day to register to vote in California

by on October 22, 2012 4:00 am
Even before this year’s freshmen arrived in September, Student Affairs units were working to get the students engaged in the Nov. 6 election. As part of UVote, a nationwide nonpartisan voter registration effort, there were voter registration tables near freshman dorms during New Student Orientation and later near upperclass residences when those students moved in.… Read more Today is the last day to register to vote in California

Provost John Etchemendy and others help count the hours to Big Game

by on October 18, 2012 4:00 am
The horn that sounds like a train whistle? The one that blasts every hour? That’s the sound of BIG GAME approaching. Each year, members of the Axe Committee camp in White Plaza to oversee the annual marking of time until the football game against the University of California at Berkeley, or Cal, by blowing an… Read more Provost John Etchemendy and others help count the hours to Big Game

Nobel Week in pictures

by on October 17, 2012 4:00 am
It begins with a phone call in the wee hours of the morning, and while the media calls eventually come in at a slower pace, the glory of a Nobel Prize lasts for generations. This year the Scandinavians rang twice for Stanford. First, on Oct. 10, BRIAN KOBILKA, professor and chair of molecular and cellular… Read more Nobel Week in pictures