Category: Heard on Campus

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Science and theater come together at Stanford

by on April 24, 2015 4:00 am
In her Science of the Impossible seminar, JENNIFER DIONNE tells students stories of how basic science research has made things that were once thought impossible a part of daily life. Now, she is using theater to get them to think about the potential social impacts of future science breakthroughs. Dionne, an assistant professor of materials… Read more Science and theater come together at Stanford
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Francis Fukuyama to lead Stanford democracy center

by on April 21, 2015 4:00 am
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA, a political scientist and senior fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, will be the next director of the institute’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). Fukuyama will take the helm as CDDRL’s fourth director on Sept. 1. He will succeed LARRY DIAMOND, a senior fellow at… Read more Francis Fukuyama to lead Stanford democracy center
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Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners

by on April 19, 2015 11:00 pm
  The Stanford Center on Longevity last week chose students NICHOLAS STEIGMANN and MAIYA JENSEN from the California College of the Arts and their project, SPAN, as the winner of the second annual Design Challenge. The contest aims to encourage students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year,… Read more Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners
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Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend

by on April 17, 2015 5:32 pm
If you missed the 2014 Stanford Roundtable, titled “The Climate Conversation You Haven’t Heard,” you’ll have an opportunity to do so on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. on KQED Television. LESLIE STAHL, correspondent for 60 Minutes, moderated the discussion featuring global leaders on one of the most compelling issues of our time. Panelists included… Read more Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend
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Video: Stanford unveils its comprehensive new energy system

by on April 16, 2015 7:03 pm
On April 16, Stanford announced an innovative new approach to meeting its energy needs that will make it one of the world’s most energy-efficient universities.
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Wanted: a new handbook on macroeconomics

by on April 14, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford economist JOHN TAYLOR last week convened a meeting among some of the world’s most distinguished economists at the Hoover Institution to lay out the second volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics.   Taylor, the Hoover senior fellow and professor of economics at Stanford, edited the highly acclaimed first volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics, along with MICHAEL WOODFORD, an economics… Read more Wanted: a new handbook on macroeconomics
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Stanford center honors Asia correspondent with journalism award

by on April 7, 2015 10:50 pm
  Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) recently honored Wall Street Journal reporter JACOB SCHLESINGER with the Shorenstein Journalism Award. Schlesinger received the honor, which includes a $10,000 cash prize, for his work on Japan that spans nearly three decades. Since 2002, the annual award has recognized journalists who are outstanding in their… Read more Stanford center honors Asia correspondent with journalism award
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Help Stanford sophomores 'Fill the Fountain'

by on March 4, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford’s sophomore class leaders decided to forgo their traditional winter formal this year and instead engage their class in something more meaningful to students and the broader community. They came up with Fill the Fountain, a project centered at the Claw in White Plaza, where they are accepting gently worn clothing this week to benefit… Read more Help Stanford sophomores 'Fill the Fountain'
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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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It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability

by on February 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford is competing against 450-plus colleges and universities across the country currently participating in RecycleMania – an effort to encourage members of the campus community to waste less and recycle and compost more. Sustainable Stanford hopes students, staff and faculty will unite to reduce the university’s collective waste footprint. At the end of March, Stanford will report… Read more It's all about Stanford's commitment to sustainability