Category: Great reads

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Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner

by on January 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Earlier this week, New York Times columnist David Brooks referenced Stanford’s 100th Commencement address, delivered by the late JOHN GARDNER,in a column about finding meaning. Gardner, a Stanford alumnus, had a distinguished career in public service before he was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford in 1989.… Read more Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner
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Finding a workout plan that works for you

by on January 7, 2015 12:01 am
As we head into the New Year, many of us will make a resolution that involves exercise. But how do we make sure that 2015 is the year our exercise program succeeds? To find out, BeWell sat down with ASHLEY GEPHART, a BeWell health adviser. Starting a fitness routine seems easy, but maintaining that plan… Read more Finding a workout plan that works for you
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Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'

by on January 6, 2015 4:00 am
TRISTAN WALKER is the founder of Walker & Company, which makes health and beauty products for people of color, and Code 2040, which fosters and supports minority engineering and tech talent. A former executive from Twitter and Foursquare, Walker pitched multiple ambitious, high-tech ideas to the venture capitalists at Andreessen Horowitz before discovering a relatively… Read more Stanford alumnus and entrepreneur says always ask 'What if'
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Tips for healthy aging

by on December 15, 2014 4:00 am
  In two separate articles on Stanford’s BeWell website, experts offer advice on how to navigate the physical and emotional challenges of aging. In “The Upside of Aging,” MANJULA WALDRON, consulting professor at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, talks about the often-overlooked positive side of aging and how having a plan for healthy aging can… Read more Tips for healthy aging
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Stanford's own mystery house

by on December 8, 2014 5:45 pm
Nestled between the Faculty Club and Lomita Drive, shrouded by groomed hedges and twisted, ancient oaks, the lush lawn and flowerbeds of the Kingscote Gardens Apartments offer tranquil respite from the bustling campus. Yet few students or alumni are familiar with the accidental oasis, if they even know it exists. Opened in fall of 1917… Read more Stanford's own mystery house
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Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures

by on November 25, 2014 4:00 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, TEMPLE GRANDIN, one of the most accomplished adults with autism, spoke to an overflow crowd at the School of Medicine. Her talk focused on understanding animal behavior and reducing animals’ stress, but she interwove descriptions of her research with comments on how living with autism has influenced her work – and, indeed,… Read more Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures
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Stanford's annual tribute to veterans

by on November 11, 2014 4:54 pm
Each year Stanford takes time around Veteran’s Day to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. This year’s events included  “Honoring the Ghosts: Celebrating Veteran’s Day at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University,” on Monday, Nov. 10.  The exhibit and discussion featured paintings in Stanford’s newest art space that were created by veterans… Read more Stanford's annual tribute to veterans
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Law School's Michele Dauber recognized for first book

by on November 10, 2014 4:00 am
The American Society for Legal History is among the many organizations recognizing MICHELE LANDIS DAUBER for her first book, The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State. The society recently announced that it had awarded its 2014 John Philip Reid Award to Dauber, professor of law and Bernard D. Bergreen… Read more Law School's Michele Dauber recognized for first book
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Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva

by on October 13, 2014 4:00 am
Born on the Black Sea in Odessa, Regina Derieva was more than a loner. She was an outcast among outcasts: a Jew in the Soviet Union, a Ukrainian coming of age in Kazakhstan, and eventually an important poet in the Russian language living in Stockholm. The prominent Swedish author and translator Bengt Jangfeldt said, “Her… Read more Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva
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Stanford anthropology professor's book on sickle cell anemia wins another prize

by on October 6, 2014 4:00 am
  The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa, by DUANA FULLWILEY, associate professor of anthropology at Stanford, has been awarded the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology. The 2011 book, Fullwiley’s first, won the Amaury Talbot Prize for most valuable work of African anthropology… Read more Stanford anthropology professor's book on sickle cell anemia wins another prize