Category: Great reads

Steve Ringman and Craig Welch (Photo Credit: Steve Castillo)

Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism

by on March 1, 2015 12:00 pm
Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman traversed the Pacific Ocean – from Papua New Guinea’s coral reefs to Alaska’s king crab fisheries – to see how carbon emissions are changing the ground rules for ocean life. Their multimedia series “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn” earned them the 2014 Knight Risser Prize… Read more Stanford prize spotlights Western environmental journalism
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Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford

by on February 23, 2015 4:00 am
  When ISSA RAE was thinking about colleges, the then budding teenage cyber nerd who loved creating her own stories, thought a university in lower Manhattan well known for its school of the arts was the place for her. But after 9/11, her parents told her they wanted her closer to home.  After that, Rae,… Read more Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments

by on February 6, 2015 2:36 pm
  A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN and U.S. Circuit Judges SRI SRINIVASAN and RAYMOND KETHLEDGE during a recent conversation at Stanford Law School. The event, presented by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, was held prior to this year’s Moot… Read more Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments
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Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford

by on January 29, 2015 4:35 pm
For JOSH SIEGEL, there was no question what his favorite sport was. Since early grade school, he’d been in love with jump rope, performing with a traveling team that wowed crowds across Northeast Iowa. But the dawn of Siegel’s Stanford career four years ago didn’t seem like the best time to admit to such a… Read more Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford
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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