Category: Great reads

Neal Rogin, writer, filmmaker and the Planet Earth arts curator, and Michael Fried, co-founder and artistic executive producer of Planet Earth Arts & New Play Festival, flank two of the Planet Earth Arts Creative Writing Prize winners: Josh Lappen '17, 3rd place, and Scott Reid '17, 2nd place. Photo by Katherine Batanero.

Stanford Students win Creative Program Writing prizes

by Christina Ablaza on June 8, 2016 4:00 am
There is nothing quite like finding your voice as a writer. And getting noticed along the way can help, too. That’s what happened May 26 at the Creative Writing Program’s 2016 Undergraduate Prize Reading, where 14 student winners read from their works in front of faculty, friends and family. In addition to long-standing prizes in… Read more Stanford Students win Creative Program Writing prizes
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125 years at Stanford Earth

by Staff on May 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Multimedia producer MILES TRAER has created an interactive timeline illustrating the 125-year history of groundbreaking research at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. He explains, “For this project, we identified every word used in every PhD thesis title published by the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences going back to the late… Read more 125 years at Stanford Earth
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Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership

by Ruth Schechter on May 18, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford School of Medicine has announced the winners of the annual Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award and Inspiring Change Leadership Award. Spirit Award winners are selected for their outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude and customer service. This year’s recipients are TACY ABBOTT FRAMHEIN, a program coordinator in the Department of Genetics, and CHARLENE… Read more Stanford medical school staffers honored for spirit of dedication, leadership
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Constitution at root of political dysfunction

by Staff on May 9, 2016 5:38 pm
What are the causes of our political dysfunction today? While some may find it hard to accept, one scholar says the Constitution itself is at the root of the problem. TERRY MOE, a political science professor and Hoover senior fellow, argues that we need to give more expansive powers to the presidency. His point of… Read more Constitution at root of political dysfunction
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Authors in good company at Stanford

by Veronica Marian on April 22, 2016 4:00 am
For 13 years, PETER STANSKY, professor emeritus of history, has brought to the Stanford community “A Company of Authors,” the speed-dating version of a book fair. This year’s event was held April 16 at the Stanford Humanities Center, where scholars from various disciplines discussed their recently published books with an audience of more than a… Read more Authors in good company at Stanford
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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by Clifton Parker on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
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Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

by Tracie White on April 3, 2016 5:57 pm
Sometimes scientists discover the best new stuff by disproving their own hypotheses. This seems to be what happened for a group of sleep researchers who recently set out to study sleep in the senior population. The plan was for the researchers to set up high-tech equipment in the bedrooms of 150 older adults and examine a phenomenon… Read more Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors
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Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues

by Geoff McGhee on March 31, 2016 9:40 pm
Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West recently held its fourth annual scholarly conference on rural Western issues. The Eccles Rural West Conference took place March 17-19 in Missoula, Montana, bringing together more than 70 scholars, journalists, lawyers, and policymakers from across the western United States. Stanford political scientists BRUCE E. CAIN, DAVID BRADY,… Read more Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues
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New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

by Ruthann Richter on March 29, 2016 4:00 am
Many women in the developing world say they don’t want to get pregnant in the 18 months after childbirth, but they don’t have access to family planning services. Now a Stanford researcher has invented a new, low-cost option for these women that would enable them to obtain long-term contraception just after delivery. The device consists… Read more New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world
Katie Ransohoff , and Patrick Sullivan, celebrate at Match Day 2016, on  Friday, March 18, 2016, at Berg Hall at Stanford School of Medicine at Stanford University. ( Norbert von der Groeben / Stanford School of Medicine )

Match Day pride

by Tracie White on March 21, 2016 8:00 pm
At exactly 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 18, JACOB ROSENBERG, a soon-to-be Stanford medical school graduate, ran a finger across the envelope that held his future. He looked around the table at his friends and family, paused for dramatic effect, then ripped it open. “Hah!” he laughed, throwing back his head. Then he turned a… Read more Match Day pride