Category: Great reads

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

Give her a hand

by on February 13, 2014 3:16 pm
LYDIA-MARIE JOUBERT, an electon microscopist and senior scientist at Stanford’s Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, won the People’s Choice Award in the illustration category of the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Her illustration — a hand covered with Pseudomonas bacteria — is titled Human Hand Controlling Bacterial Biofilms. It began as a… Read more Give her a hand

Stanford student journalists win James Robinson awards

by on February 10, 2014 4:10 am
KURT CHIRBAS, a Stanford senior and a staff writer for the Stanford Daily, has received first prize for the 2013 James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. WINSTON SHI, a sophomore, received second prize. The award was established in honor of the late JAMES ROBINSON, an award-winning journalist who served as editor of Stanford Report. Chirbas,… Read more Stanford student journalists win James Robinson awards