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Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

by on July 1, 2014 4:00 am
At TEDxStanford on May 10, GE WANG, assistant professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, offered a primer on computer music. He invited the audience to join him in “geeking out,” as he wrote code. He showed the audience a speaker array created out of salad bowls from Ikea. He made… Read more This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford
book cover: A Baby Elephant in the Wild

Children’s book by Stanford researcher chronicles a baby elephant’s life

by on June 30, 2014 4:00 am
In the new children’s book written by CAITLIN O’CONNELL, a consulting assistant professor at Stanford Medical School, the adorable baby Liza steals every scene – taking her first steps, playing with other babies, taking a bath, letting her older brother help her get to her feet. Except the baby at the center of this captivating… Read more Children’s book by Stanford researcher chronicles a baby elephant’s life
Jane Stanford

Tales from the Farm: Stanford history stories

by on June 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Ever wanted to know more about the origins of the Big Game, the death of Jane Stanford, the first inhabitants of Encina Hall or Stanford’s first African American student? To commemorate its 40th year, Stanford magazine has published a compilation of its best historical stories that have published since the magazine has had an online… Read more Tales from the Farm: Stanford history stories
Renata Kallosh

Stanford physicist Renata Kallosh honored as part of University of Groningen's 400th anniversary celebration

by on June 25, 2014 4:00 am
Physics Professor RENATA KALLOSH has been awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, as part of its 400th anniversary celebrations. The university announced that Kallosh was nominated for the honor by the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences there because of her “great influence on the field of theoretical… Read more Stanford physicist Renata Kallosh honored as part of University of Groningen's 400th anniversary celebration
Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

by on June 23, 2014 4:22 pm
ISABEL STENZEL BYRNES has lived with cystic fibrosis for 42 years. She received a lung transplant at Stanford Hospital 10 years ago. In a talk she gave at TEDxStanford May 10, Byrnes, a bereavement counselor, described her illness journey and the lessons she has learned about grief and loss. Before the death of her sister,… Read more The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

Two graduating seniors celebrate their commencement on the Arctic Ocean

by on June 15, 2014 2:00 pm
On a bright, frigid Tuesday afternoon, two Stanford seniors were honored in their own private commencement ceremony aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker located in the Arctic Ocean, some 3,400 miles from Stanford’s main campus. For the past several weeks, the students, ERIN DILLON and CAROLINE FERGUSON, have been active members… Read more Two graduating seniors celebrate their commencement on the Arctic Ocean

Awards honor Stanford student organizations, individuals for their service

by on June 13, 2014 4:00 am
Four Stanford student organizations have received Student Activities and Leadership Campus Impact Awards, which recognize contributions to the community. In addition, the Dean of Student Life Office honored eight individual students for their exceptional contributions. SAL Campus Impact Award Given by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, the awards honor organizations for their contributions… Read more Awards honor Stanford student organizations, individuals for their service

Stanford's 'robo-shuttle' goes to Washington

by on June 10, 2014 2:48 pm
Engineers have spent the last decade developing and improving autonomous vehicles that use sensors and software systems to replace human drivers. Now one Stanford professor is working on the next challenge: developing software systems to manage fleets of autonomous taxis, buses or shuttles. “The work that we do can be viewed essentially as a giant… Read more Stanford's 'robo-shuttle' goes to Washington

Motion Picture Academy awards Stanford alums gold and silver for their documentary films

by on June 9, 2014 3:41 pm
On Saturday, June 7, two alumni of Stanford’s MFA program in Documentary Film and Video won gold and silver medals from the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2014 Student Academy Awards. The gold went to HELEN HOOD SCHEER for The Apothecary, about the sole pharmacist in a 4,000-square-mile region in the American Southwest. … Read more Motion Picture Academy awards Stanford alums gold and silver for their documentary films

Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

by on June 9, 2014 4:00 am
Submissions from Stanford students who entered the inaugural Taube Center for Jewish Studies undergraduate short story contest illustrate the depth, breadth and diversity of the Jewish experience. The grand prize of $600 was awarded to Stanford sophomore BEATRICE GARRARD for her story, “A Man Without a Watch.” The seed of Garrard’s story comes from a… Read more Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest