Category: Great reads

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
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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
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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
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Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar

by Ruthann Richter on July 28, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford emergency physician S.V. Mahadevan, right, had no idea when he visited Madagascar recently that he would help save a newborn’s life. The chair of emergency medicine at Stanford, Mahadevan traveled to the island country in April to teach  essential medical procedures to health care workers there, using simple equipment he provided. Those same health… Read more Just one needle saves a life following Stanford physician’s trip to Madagascar
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What Stanford Humanities Center scholars are reading

by Tanu Wakefield on June 30, 2016 5:00 pm
The weather is warmer, the daylight hours are longer,  and another academic year at the Stanford Humanities Center has come to a close.  After months of concentrated work on their book projects, outgoing Humanities Center fellows and other scholars are fleshing out their summer reading lists. Humanities Center Director CAROLINE WINTERER’s top reading pick for the summer… Read more What Stanford Humanities Center scholars are reading
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Some summertime reading suggestions

by By Kate Chesley on June 29, 2016 5:42 pm
Faculty members and teaching staff at the SCHOOL of EARTH, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES have a few suggestions for summertime reading if you are looking for an opportunity to lose yourself in a good book. The list includes some predictable titles that reflect the faculty members’ areas of expertise. But there are a few surprises,… Read more Some summertime reading suggestions
Chef Jamie Oliver in Stanford’s Teaching Kitchen. (Photo credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver