Category: Great reads

Jane Stanford

Tales from the Farm: Stanford history stories

by on June 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Ever wanted to know more about the origins of the Big Game, the death of Jane Stanford, the first inhabitants of Encina Hall or Stanford’s first African American student? To commemorate its 40th year, Stanford magazine has published a compilation of its best historical stories that have published since the magazine has had an online… Read more Tales from the Farm: Stanford history stories

Two graduating seniors celebrate their commencement on the Arctic Ocean

by on June 15, 2014 2:00 pm
On a bright, frigid Tuesday afternoon, two Stanford seniors were honored in their own private commencement ceremony aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker located in the Arctic Ocean, some 3,400 miles from Stanford’s main campus. For the past several weeks, the students, ERIN DILLON and CAROLINE FERGUSON, have been active members… Read more Two graduating seniors celebrate their commencement on the Arctic Ocean

Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

by on June 9, 2014 4:00 am
Submissions from Stanford students who entered the inaugural Taube Center for Jewish Studies undergraduate short story contest illustrate the depth, breadth and diversity of the Jewish experience. The grand prize of $600 was awarded to Stanford sophomore BEATRICE GARRARD for her story, “A Man Without a Watch.” The seed of Garrard’s story comes from a… Read more Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

by on May 14, 2014 6:07 pm
On Sunday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. in CEMEX Auditorium on Stanford’s campus, there will be a screening of True Son, a documenatary that chronicles MICHAEL TUBBS‘s, campaign to win a seat on the Stockton, Calif. City Council. Tubbs, ’12, MA ’12, ran for office while completing his bachelor’s degree in comparative studies in race… Read more Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

Three Stanford alums are national finalists for 2014 Student Academy Awards for their thesis films

by on May 13, 2014 4:00 am
Three of the 35 films selected as national finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards competition are from Stanford students in the MFA in Documentary Film and Video class of 2013. LESLIE TAI is a finalist in the alternative category for The Private Life of Fenfen, a documentary film… Read more Three Stanford alums are national finalists for 2014 Student Academy Awards for their thesis films

Why does Stanford have streets named Electioneer Road and Samuel Morris Way?

by on April 30, 2014 4:55 pm
Ever wondered why Stanford streets bear names like Electioneer, Lasuen, Charles Marx, Olmsted or Santa Teresa? If so, you have a kindred spirit in RICHARD COTTLE, professor emeritus of management science and engineering. In the early 1990s, Cottle started exploring archival records, local histories and maps to document the stories behind more than 130 street… Read more Why does Stanford have streets named Electioneer Road and Samuel Morris Way?

Stanford Medical School event showcases artistic expression

by on April 25, 2014 3:15 pm
When best-selling author KHALED HOSSEINI took the stage at Stanford’s recent Medicine and the Muse symposium, he smiled, shook his head and said, “Those student performances were amazing. I am not sure how I can follow that.” The performances Hosseini referred to were those of numerous medical students and included a soulful dance set to… Read more Stanford Medical School event showcases artistic expression

Stanford historian Estelle Freedman wins national honor for book on rape, suffrage, segregation

by on April 24, 2014 4:00 am
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has awarded Stanford history Professor ESTELLE FREEDMAN with the 2014 Darlene Clark Hine Award for her book Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation. Given annually, the award was established in honor of Hine, a pioneer in African American women’s and gender history and a… Read more Stanford historian Estelle Freedman wins national honor for book on rape, suffrage, segregation

Verghese to receive Heinz Award

by on February 28, 2014 4:00 am
ABRAHAM VERGHESE, professor of medicine and best-selling author of the novel Cutting for Stone, has been selected to receive the $250,000 Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities. “Dr. Verghese’s widely acclaimed writings touch the heart and inform the soul, giving people of all walks of life a true understanding of what it is to heal… Read more Verghese to receive Heinz Award

Willinsky honored for developing Open Access platform

by on February 14, 2014 4:09 pm
JOHN WILLINSKY had just finished collaborating with a local newspaper on a big project when he made a discovery that would shape his academic career: He was surprised to find out that he couldn’t re-publish his own research online with the package of articles on education. “That was a turning point,” Willinsky, a professor in… Read more Willinsky honored for developing Open Access platform