Category: Great reads

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Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award

by on September 2, 2015 4:36 pm
In the years since VANESSA HUA earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford, she has worked as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant and San Francisco Chronicle. Her work also has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker online, Salon, The Atlantic, Newsweek and San Francisco and Stanford… Read more Stanford alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award
This summer HARRISON WILLIAMS broke a 63-year-old school record in a runner-up finish at Pac-12 and claimed the gold medal at the Pan Am Junior Championships.

What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations

by on September 1, 2015 5:35 pm
As the calendar flips to September, Stanford Athletics looked back at five Cardinal standouts who made the most of their summer experience. The Stanford Athletics website features water polo’s BRET BONANNI,  swimmer SIMONE MANUEL, women’s basketball forward ERICA MCCALL,  golfer MAVERICK MCNEALY and track and field star and decathlete HARRISON WILLIAMS.  Read the full story… Read more What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations
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Stanford Earth hosts middle and high school teachers

by on August 28, 2015 4:00 am
When is the next big earthquake? How do computers predict the weather? How does global environmental change affect me? Do I have to make different choices? According to middle and high school teachers from across Northern California, these are the most common questions their students ask about the changing planet. The teachers were visiting Stanford… Read more Stanford Earth hosts middle and high school teachers
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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours

by on August 20, 2015 3:55 pm
Weekends at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford can be busy, but one recent weekend in July yielded a remarkable 48-hour whirlwind of multiple organ transplants. It started Friday night, July 17, when doctors separately performed a heart-lung transplant and a liver transplant at the hospital. The next day, three hours after completing the heart-lung surgery,… Read more Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1954 file photo, Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, holds a rack of test tubes in his lab in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/File)

Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature

by on August 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Stanford oncologist CHARLOTTE JACOBS, MD, loved reading biographies as a child. But it wasn’t until years later, while on sabbatical at Stanford, that she decided to take a creative writing course and begin cultivating a second career as a biographer. Her first biography, Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease, was published in 2010… Read more Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature
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From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple

by on August 11, 2015 4:33 pm
“Surreal and wonderful” is how Stanford alumnus LOUIS LAGALANTE described presenting the opening number from his original musical Mirror Image at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer. Mirror Image, with music and lyrics by Lagalante, premiered at Stanford in March 2015 as Lagalante’s senior capstone project in music composition. The story follows three individuals… Read more From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple
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Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey

by on August 3, 2015 5:00 pm
The dawn of human history is coming to light in a Neolithic village in modern-day Turkey, thanks to a joint effort by scholars at Stanford University and the University of Stirling in Scotland. Starting this month, IAN HODDER, a professor of anthropology at Stanford, will begin work with Stirling archaeologist ALEX BAYLISS to conduct radiocarbon… Read more Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey
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Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition

by on July 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Stanford is well represented in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend at the 2015 U.S. National Rubik’s Cube Championships Two-time national champion WESTON MIZUMOTO, a senior studying computer science at Stanford, is among the hundreds of speed cubers who are there to compete. He told the Island Packet, a local newspaper that covers the South… Read more Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition
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Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors

by on July 30, 2015 2:28 pm
The last time 70 percent of Californians were white was four decades ago. Yet whites, who make up slightly more than 38 percent of the state’s population, hold nearly 70 percent of prosecutors’ jobs. Thus, a report recently released by Stanford Law School suggests that California prosecutors are “Stuck in the ’70s.” While detailed information… Read more Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors
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Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates

by on July 28, 2015 4:00 am
MICHELLE KWON and CHRISTINA SMITH think the luckiest thing about their living experiences at Stanford is that they’ve largely shared them as roommates. And now they’re headed into senior year together with bonus karma: In a tandem bid, they won the No. 3 slot in the housing draw, guaranteeing them their first choice — the… Read more Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates