Category: Great reads

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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
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Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream

by on September 30, 2014 4:00 am
  Need to make an important decision? Have to hit that deadline? Maybe you should rest or daydream first. BeWell@Stanford spoke with VINOD MENON, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to learn more about the different systems our minds use to solve problems and the benefits of allowing your mind to wander. In a world… Read more Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream
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Stanford lecturer named a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner

by on September 18, 2014 4:00 am
Poet SOLMAZ SHARIF, a current Jones Lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, has received a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. The award is given annually to six women writers who demonstrate exceptional talent in the early stages of their careers. Sharif will receive the $30,000 award on Sept.… Read more Stanford lecturer named a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner
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Stanford study finds that clean energy is good politics

by on September 15, 2014 4:00 am
Renewable energy seems like good politics on either side of the aisle, according to a new Stanford study that scrutinized how states across America use clean energy. Dubbed The State Clean Energy Cookbook, the study was created by Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy… Read more Stanford study finds that clean energy is good politics