Category: Heard on Campus

Paul Kalanithi

A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care

by on October 24, 2014 4:16 pm
The doctor and patient sat in comfortable leather armchairs, facing each other onstage in the School of Medicine’s Berg Hall. Timothy Quill, MD, a palliative care specialist, leaned forward, hands clasped on his knees, head tilted to one side. For about an hour, he asked short, pointed questions of PAUL KALANITHI, MD, a 37-year-old Stanford… Read more A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care
Photo of Jane Lubchenco with an American flag in the background.

Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head

by on October 20, 2014 4:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t believe his ears. It was 2010, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco had just briefed Biden on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. “Now wait a minute,” Biden said. “I thought you were a scientist. But I just understood everything you told me.” Lubchenco, who recounted… Read more Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head
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Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost

by on October 16, 2014 4:45 pm
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University will be better prepared to spread its impact thanks to $1.8 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Fellowships each year bring 20 domestic and international journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to Stanford for 10 months. During that time they… Read more Stanford’s Knight Fellowships program gets $1.8 million boost
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Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award

by on October 3, 2014 4:00 am
CONDOLEEZZA RICE, professor of political science and Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business, will receive West Point’s Sylvanus Thayer Award on Monday, Oct. 6, at the U.S. Military Academy. The West Point Association of Graduates will present the award to Rice, a former U.S. Secretary of State… Read more Stanford's Condoleezza Rice wins West Point award
Peter Thiel

Thiel says Stanford is where 'my whole life began'

by on September 30, 2014 4:51 pm
If he had it to do over again, PETER THIEL said, “I’d still go to Stanford, I’d probably go to law school.” But, he told a packed audience at Stanford on Monday night, when he was young he was probably too driven by the need for prestige. Now he believes, “There is no wisdom in… Read more Thiel says Stanford is where 'my whole life began'
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Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream

by on September 30, 2014 4:00 am
  Need to make an important decision? Have to hit that deadline? Maybe you should rest or daydream first. BeWell@Stanford spoke with VINOD MENON, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to learn more about the different systems our minds use to solve problems and the benefits of allowing your mind to wander. In a world… Read more Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream
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Stanford music professor wins Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement

by on September 26, 2014 4:00 am
Music Professor KAROL BERGER has received a 2014 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The 60,000 Euro award enables a scholar to spend a year working at a research institute in Germany and collaborating with other experts in the field. A scholar of Austro-German music, Berger intends to complete a long-term study… Read more Stanford music professor wins Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement
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Animation illustrates how countries can make progress on global climate cooperation

by on September 24, 2014 4:00 am
KENNETH SCHEVE thought a comic animation could help make serious discussions about global warming action more productive at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City this week. Such international climate negotiations have been much maligned for ineffectiveness, but there is a clear path to achieving breakthroughs, according to a study co-authored by Scheve, a political science professor… Read more Animation illustrates how countries can make progress on global climate cooperation
Student named Toke, no last name given, who is a Stanford junior and one of the interviewees for the Office for Religious LIfe's welcome video.

Stanford's Office for Religious Life welcomes new students

by on September 16, 2014 4:00 am
The Office for Religious Life (ORL) oversees and provides support for Stanford Associated Religions (SAR), some 40 religious organizations invited to offer their spiritual services to the campus. The New Student Orientation community coordinators for ORL put together a video to welcome freshmen and transfer students to Stanford and to introduce them to Stanford’s broad… Read more Stanford's Office for Religious Life welcomes new students
Grant Miller (Photo by Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News Service)

Grant Miller to lead Stanford Center for International Development

by on September 10, 2014 4:00 am
  GRANT MILLER, associate professor of medicine, recently became the director of the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID). Longtime director NICK HOPE is stepping down, but will remain as director of the center’s China Program. SCID is one of the largest and most active centers at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR),… Read more Grant Miller to lead Stanford Center for International Development