Category: Great reads

Leah Gordon

Leah Gordon's research wins national award

by Pamela Moreland on November 11, 2016 5:16 pm
In the 1949 musical South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein explained that racial intolerance had to be “carefully taught.” In 2016, LEAH GORDON, an assistant professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, was awarded the prestigious Linda Eisenmann Prize for her research on how racial intolerance was shaped in post-World War II America. The Eisenmann… Read more Leah Gordon's research wins national award
Joseph Brodsky

Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works

by Cynthia Haven on November 1, 2016 5:30 pm
When the Soviet Union exiled the Russian poet JOSEPH BRODSKY in 1972, he already had a few friends waiting for him in the West. One of them, DIANA MYERS, would remain a confidante until the Nobel poet’s death in 1996. The London home she shared with her husband, the translator ALAN MYERS, became his English… Read more Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works
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Lochlann Jain recognized for Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us

by Alex Shashkevich on October 18, 2016 5:21 pm
LOCHLANN JAIN, associate professor of anthropology, has been named the winner of the 2016 J. I. Staley Prize for the 2013 book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, by the School for Advanced Research. The annual $10,000 award honors authors of books that represent the best writing and scholarship in anthropology. The book weaves Jain’s research… Read more Lochlann Jain recognized for Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us
Leland Stanford Jr.

Check out these mathematical brain teasers in honor of Leland Stanford Jr

by Barbara Wilcox on October 15, 2016 10:10 am
Alumnus AZIZ İNAN, who earned his master’s degree from Stanford in 1980 and his PhD in 1983, sees mathematical patterns in the everyday. “I play with ages, dates, ID numbers, building numbers, ZIP Code numbers, everything,” İnan, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Portland, told Stanford magazine. As a loyal Stanford alumnus, İnan… Read more Check out these mathematical brain teasers in honor of Leland Stanford Jr
Center for African Studies

Photo book celebrates Center for African Studies' 50th anniversary

by Barbara Wilcox on September 30, 2016 5:25 pm
For 50 years, Stanford’s CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES has been a hub for rigorous inquiry and a welcoming home for all Stanford students and scholars with an interest in Africa. On Sept. 29, the center highlighted its 50th anniversary by debuting a book of remarkable photos by ALEX NANA-SINKAM, ’13, MA ’14, spiced with reflections… Read more Photo book celebrates Center for African Studies' 50th anniversary
Naomi Cornman

Virtual reality's future in journalism

by Clifton B. Parker on August 29, 2016 5:24 pm
The use of virtual reality in media storytelling is getting a lot of attention – especially in Stanford’s journalism program. Instructors GERI MIGIELICZ and JANINE ZACHARIA recently taught a course – Immersive Journalism – for 12 undergraduate and graduate students. During the 10-week class, they examined virtual reality (VR) stories and packages published by the New York Times, Wall… Read more Virtual reality's future in journalism
Jane Stanford

Read Jane Stanford's ungiven speech in honor of her birthday

by Barbara Wilcox on August 24, 2016 3:48 pm
JANE STANFORD‘s birthday is Aug. 25, and the university founder would have been 188 years old. When Stanford opened 125 years ago this Oct. 1, both co-founders prepared remarks for the opening ceremony. LELAND STANFORD read a 2,000-word talk that touched on the role of education in society, the dignity of labor and the inefficiency… Read more Read Jane Stanford's ungiven speech in honor of her birthday
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Article about bosses most recent popular Stanford Report story

by Victoria Chesley on August 17, 2016 3:39 pm
Turns out that readers of Stanford Report, the university’s official news source, are likeliest to click on health and wellness articles and news about university developments. But when it comes to articles about bosses, that’s when they are really motivated. Every summer since 2010, Stanford Report has analyzed its analytics to track its progress with… Read more Article about bosses most recent popular Stanford Report story
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Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize

by Victoria Chesley on August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
BRITTANY PERHAM, Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program, has won the 2016 Barnard Women Poets Prize. Perham was selected for the honor by poet and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE. The Barnard Women Poets Prize is awarded for the best second collection of poems by a female American poet. The award is designed to support writers… Read more Stanford lecturer wins poetry prize
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Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military

by Clifton Parker on July 29, 2016 4:00 am
Is there a disconnect between the American public and the military? And if so, what does it mean for people in the military and members of the general public? A new Hoover Press book, Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military, addresses this issue and its societal consequences. KORI SCHAKE, a Hoover Institution research… Read more Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military