Posts published in January, 2013

FabLab goes to Thailand

by on January 31, 2013 4:00 am
Stanford’s PAULO BLIKSTEIN received a warm welcome from Thailand’s Prime Minister YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA in Bangkok earlier this month to celebrate the opening of his latest educational FabLab. Blikstein, assistant professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE), is at the forefront of a movement to improve the teaching of science, engineering and math by… Read more FabLab goes to Thailand

Stanford freshman’s documentary chronicles Huntington's disease decision

by on January 30, 2013 4:00 am
Freshman KRISTEN POWERS was recently featured on a CBS Sunday Morning segment on genetic disease testing. The Roble Hall resident was filmed in the residence hall’s theater and on the hiking trails around Lake Lagunita. Powers was chosen to appear on the national television show because she is producing a documentary about her decision to… Read more Stanford freshman’s documentary chronicles Huntington's disease decision

Stanford physicist wins 2013 Rossi Prize

by on January 29, 2013 4:00 am
Stanford physics Professor ROGER W. ROMANI will share the 2013 Rossi Prize with ALICE HARDING of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The prize is being awarded to them by the American Astronomical Society for establishing a theoretical framework for understanding gamma-ray pulsars. Gamma-ray pulsars are unusual cosmic objects: They are the remnants of massive stars… Read more

René Girard honored by the King of Spain

by on January 25, 2013 4:00 am
Professor Emeritus RENÉ GIRARD will be granted the Order of Isabella the Catholic, Commander by Number, by the Spanish head of state, H.M. King Juan Carlos. Girard is receiving the decoration “for his outstanding work, during the past decades, in the fields of philosophy and anthropology.” A French historian, literary critic and philosopher of social… Read more

Apps class updated for iOS 6

by on January 24, 2013 4:00 am
It’s back! The wildly popular iTunes U course, Coding Together: Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad, has been updated for iOS 6, the software that runs the latest versions of iPhones and iPads. It’s the sixth time around for this class, which draws hundreds of thousands of followers around the world. The class rocketed to… Read more Apps class updated for iOS 6

Bill Clebsch elected board chair of networking nonprofit

by on January 23, 2013 4:00 am
BILL CLEBSCH, associate vice president for information technology services at Stanford, has been named chair of the board of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). Clebsch, who succeeded the University of California’s chief information officer, DAVID ERNST, assumed the role Jan. 1. CENIC is a nonprofit corporation created in 1996 by members of… Read more

Celebrate Women in Sports Day

by on January 22, 2013 4:00 am
Stanford’s female athletes are honoring National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which takes place Sunday, Jan. 27,  with a video titled “Women in Sports – Be Inspired.” More inspiration is in store at Maples Pavilion on Sunday. Prior to the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s 4 p.m. game against Colorado, there will be activity stations… Read more Celebrate Women in Sports Day

Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound offers traditional jazz 24/7

by on January 17, 2013 4:00 am
In an effort to broaden public access to its jazz holdings, Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound recently began continuous web streaming of more than 400 hours of historic radio broadcasts. Jazz critic and music historian TED GIOIA writes in an article in Stanford magazine that the project is a partnership with jazz veteran JIM CULLUM,… Read more Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound offers traditional jazz 24/7

Stanford compassion classes named among 2012’s Top 10 findings in the "Science of a Meaningful Life"

by on January 16, 2013 4:00 am
A Stanford study demonstrating that compassion training can make participants more compassionate has been named one of the Greater Good Science Center‘s “Top 10 Insights” in 2012. The July 2012 paper evaluated students who completed Compassion Cultivation Training, or CCT—an 8-week-long course at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. The training program… Read more

Stanford shines in 2013 'Edu-Scholar' ranking

by on January 15, 2013 4:00 am
Stanford led the pack in an annual list of the scholars who have the greatest influence on the public debate on schools and schooling, according to a Jan. 9 posting on a blog on the Education Week website. Out of a total of 168 featured on the annual ranking, there were 17 academics who were… Read more