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Giving Tuesday, Stanford style

by on November 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Giving Tuesday is a global effort to encourage individuals and groups to commit acts of kindness. Observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, some view it as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here at Stanford, where philanthropy and public service have been part of the fabric since the university’s beginnings, members of the… Read more Giving Tuesday, Stanford style
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Beethoven in Beijing: Stanford scholar recreates 1922 symphonic achievement

by on November 23, 2015 4:00 am
In 1922, XIAO YOUMEI, a Chinese scholar and composer, created the original Chinese symphony orchestra to bring the sound of Beethoven to his people for the first time. Earlier this month, JINGDONG CAI, associate professor of performance in the Center for East Asian Studies, recreated this historical experience with 15 musicians from the Peking University… Read more Beethoven in Beijing: Stanford scholar recreates 1922 symphonic achievement
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Name that voice: Enjoy the 'Stanford 125' video, then take the quiz

by on November 19, 2015 4:37 pm
Created as part of the kick-off of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration, the “Stanford 125″ video includes soundbites from 10 notable campus speakers. How many do you recognize?
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Filmmaker Mira Nair shares the art of portraying the complexities of South Asia

by on November 18, 2015 4:00 am
“Nothing prepared me for the extraordinary hospitality, but also the ancient and deeply modern culture that I was in front of,” MIRA NAIR recalled thinking during her first trip to Lahore, Pakistan. “And that is what led me to make a film about Pakistan.” Nair, a renowned Indian filmmaker, was speaking at a film screening… Read more Filmmaker Mira Nair shares the art of portraying the complexities of South Asia
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Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again

by on November 16, 2015 5:43 pm
Stanford recently received a 2015 Platinum Bicycle Friendly University Award from the League of American Bicyclists, the highest designation in the award program. It is the second time Stanford has received the platinum award for its bicycling program from the league, which hands out the awards – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – every four… Read more Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again
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Stanford photography instructor's work in national spotlight

by on November 16, 2015 4:00 am
ROBERT DAWSON, instructor of photography in the Department of Art & Art History, spent 21 years photographing public libraries across the United States. Now, his photos will get a national spotlight. The Library of Congress recently announced the acquisition of Dawson’s entire archive from the project “Public Library: An American Commons.” The archive, acquired through… Read more Stanford photography instructor's work in national spotlight
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Stanford community pays tribute to military veterans

by on November 11, 2015 4:00 am
Each year, Stanford takes time around Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. In addition to today’s events, Stanford will honor veterans in Stanford Stadium on Saturday and with a 5K run at The Dish on Sunday. The commemoration will begin at 11 a.m. this morning, when Stanford… Read more Stanford community pays tribute to military veterans
The Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda) is found more often in forested habitats than open, agricultural areas_Credit Daniel Karp

Stanford researchers offer new comprehensive conservation strategy

by on October 30, 2015 4:00 am
Costa Rica’s rich biological diversity of birds and other wildlife drives a thriving tourism industry and provides economically vital services to farmers, such as pest suppression, crop pollination and seed dispersal. Perspectives on why and how that diversity should be conserved can be equally varied, and sometimes conflict. A recent study by Stanford researchers may… Read more Stanford researchers offer new comprehensive conservation strategy
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Stanford education researchers to help measure civic, political discourse among youth

by on October 27, 2015 11:00 pm
The Spencer Foundation has tapped researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) to be part of a $2 million initiative that will create for the first time ways to measure the nature and quality of civic and political discussions among youth, whether face-to-face, in writing or online. The project includes five research teams at… Read more Stanford education researchers to help measure civic, political discourse among youth
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Scientific community honors Stanford's Arthur Bienenstock

by on October 26, 2015 4:00 am
ARTHUR “ARTIE” BIENENSTOCK, professor emeritus of photon science at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, was honored with an all-day symposium in recognition of his outstanding contributions to science, academia, graduate student education and U.S. science policy. In the more than 50 years of his career, Bienenstock has held a variety of positions,… Read more Scientific community honors Stanford's Arthur Bienenstock