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Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

by Tanu Wakefield on March 15, 2016 5:45 pm
Stanford Creative Writing professor ELIZABETH TALLENT has been named a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Tallent earned the nomination for her latest short story collection, Mendocino Fire. The PEN/Faulkner Award is one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. Three writers, serving as judges, selected Tallent and four other finalists… Read more Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award
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Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses

by Staff on March 15, 2016 4:00 am
When ROBERT MOSES was a young member of Twyla Tharp Dance and ODC, he threw himself into performance with the spirit of an athlete. Today, his artistic life is less about performance, the “jumping over people’s heads,” and more about sharing – with himself, with students, with other dancers. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Moses… Read more Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses
Arjay Miller at the Graduation Ceremony for the Graduate School of Business last June. (Credit: Saul Bromberger)

Stanford Graduate School of Business marks former dean's 100th birthday

by Staff on March 13, 2016 10:00 pm
When ARJAY MILLER was named the sixth dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the former Ford Motor president had never set foot on the Stanford campus, according to the school’s historical documents. Yet he very quickly changed the school forever. On March 6, the GSB marked Miller’s centennial year. A near-mythic figure who… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Business marks former dean's 100th birthday
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Stanford partners with Univision, Televisa Foundation to promote STEM education

by Brooke Donald on March 10, 2016 5:31 pm
Nearly everyone who gathered last week at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) for a discussion on getting Latinos into STEM careers had a smartphone. Before the opening presentation, the crowd of more than 200 texted; they snapped photos; they browsed social media; they listened to music and they played games. But when the lights… Read more Stanford partners with Univision, Televisa Foundation to promote STEM education
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John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research

by Jennifer Mayfield on March 8, 2016 11:00 pm
Economist JOHN TAYLOR has been recognized with the 2016 Central Banking Award for Economics. The award, given by Central Banking Publications, recognizes “the most significant contribution to economics within the field of central banking.” The George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, Taylor received the award for his paper “A Rules-Based… Read more John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research
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Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos

by Laura Maguire on March 8, 2016 4:00 am
  The nationally syndicated Philosophy Talk radio show received a $200,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to produce an eight-episode series focused on the nature of the universe. Titled A Philosophical Guide to the Cosmos, the series aims to take listeners on a “grand philosophical journey” through the cosmos, tackling puzzling questions about the… Read more Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos
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Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

by Terry Nagel on March 6, 2016 10:00 pm
“Foreign corruption is a pervasive and growing problem,” says JOSEPH A. GRUNDFEST, a professor of law and business at Stanford Law School. Grundfest led a team that recently launched a free public database that fosters awareness of the fight against global corruption. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse allows users to search and sort data… Read more Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Frederick Berry (Photo courtesy of the Department of Music/Stanford University)

Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame

by Robin Wander on March 3, 2016 5:21 pm
FREDRICK BERRY, lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Music, recently was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the California Alliance for Jazz. Berry was one of three individuals chosen by the alliance’s board, which recognizes the best jazz educators and players in California. “I am both grateful and humbled to be considered a member of… Read more Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame
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Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube

by Cynthia Haven on March 3, 2016 4:00 am
Celebrated filmmaker WERNER HERZOG isn’t generally regarded as a literary tastemaker – so his February appearance as a guest of Stanford’s Another Look book club caused surprise as well as excitement. The topic for the public conversation was one of his favorite books: J.A. Baker’s The Peregrine, required reading for his Rogue Film School. Another… Read more Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube
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Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night

by Kendra Davidson on March 1, 2016 5:20 pm
On Sunday, Stanford alumna SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY took home her second Oscar after winning Best Documentary Short for her film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. But Obaid-Chinoy, an alumna of both the International Policy Studies (‘03) and Communications (‘04) programs at Stanford, won more than a gold statuette and bragging rights. After… Read more Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night