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Forum explores art, culture at the Stanford Center at Peking University

by John Groschwitz on July 20, 2016 6:00 pm
In early July, the Center for East Asian Studies explored contemporary arts development in China in a major event at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The China Arts Forum featured two visual artists, one performing artist, and one art market executive, all of whom were women. JINDONG CAI, associate professor in the Center for… Read more Forum explores art, culture at the Stanford Center at Peking University
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Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic

by Stanford Athletics on July 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Day One of the main draw at the 2016 Bank of the West Classic was punctuated by a three-set duel between former Stanford Cardinal Number Ones, with NICOLE GIBBS defeating CAROL ZHAO 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 under the lights at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Gibbs seized the upper hand early, winning the first set 6-2.… Read more Former Stanford tennis stars face off at the Bank of the West Classic
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Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area

by Staff on July 15, 2016 4:00 am
JOSE ROSARIO, a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program,  loves his job as a high school English teacher, but it does not love him back. In this 2016 talk at TEDxStanford,  Rosario told the audience that he finds himself at a crossroads between making a difference and making ends meet in the Bay Area,… Read more Stanford-trained teacher finds it hard to make ends meet in the Bay Area
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Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement

by Barbara Wilcox on July 13, 2016 4:00 am
Thousands of Chinese immigrant workers helped to build Leland Stanford’s Central Pacific Railroad and the wealth that became Stanford University. Still more worked throughout the West as cooks, caretakers and groundskeepers. Leland and Jane Stanford employed scores of Chinese domestic workers on their several properties, including their Palo Alto farm. The Palo Alto workers lived… Read more Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement
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Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side

by Stanford Athletics on July 12, 2016 4:00 am
Fueled by an NCAA championship in soccer and six top-10 finishes, Stanford captured its first Capital One Cup on the men’s side as the nation’s most successful athletics program during the 2015-16 campaign. The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to the best men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field… Read more Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side
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Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies

by Chris Kark on July 8, 2016 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a consortium of 74 scholarly organizations in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, has awarded six fellowships and one grant to humanities scholars at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. Each year, the ACLS awards fellowships and grants to about 300 U.S.-based scholars working across humanistic disciplines.… Read more Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies
Second place winner of the 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition. "Retinal ganglion cells in the primate retina" submitted by Lauren Grosberg, postdoctoral research fellow, neurosurgery.

Finalists announced for Stanford's 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition

by Amy Adams on July 4, 2016 11:00 pm
Eleven images representing a broad cross section of neuroscience research have been chosen as finalists in the Stanford Neuroscience Institute’s Art of Neuroscience competition. Submitted by students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and other scientists, the images range from the intricately detailed, such as a spider-like neurons or arrays of cells that send visual signals to the… Read more Finalists announced for Stanford's 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition
Chef Jamie Oliver in Stanford’s Teaching Kitchen. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver
Philosophy professors John Perry and Ken Taylor walk the talk in the arcades of the Main Quadrangle at Stanford University.

'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

by Victoria Chesley on June 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Philosophy Talk, a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors KEN TAYLOR  and JOHN PERRY, recently took home a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals International Program Awards in the category of Social Issues. The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was  the first radio interview  with Snowden, an American computer… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award
Art student Vivienne Le ’19, at work on her mural. (Photo credit: Jeffrey Ball)

Student's mural honors vitality of residential life at Stanford

by Barbara Wilcox on June 26, 2016 10:00 pm
Roble Hall opened in 1918 as Stanford’s women’s residence. Partly because Stanford was then so rural, partly because of early Stanford leaders’ educational philosophy, having students live and learn in community was from the start a key aspect of the Stanford experience. Much has changed at Stanford since 1918, but Roble is still a dormitory – albeit… Read more Student's mural honors vitality of residential life at Stanford