Category: Heard on Campus

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Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation

by on May 22, 2015 4:00 am
Millennials have grown up in a world full of mass collaboration, surrounded by projects like Wikipedia that harness what’s been called the “wisdom of crowds.” With that concept in mind, Stanford Law School’s Class of 2015 is using its collective voice to transform the school’s diploma ceremony set for Saturday, June 13. “There is no… Read more Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation
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Conference of Champions: Stanford's Jessica Reed

by on May 20, 2015 3:51 pm
“Conference of Champions” showcases the talented and inspiring scholars that make Pac-12 institutions some of the nation’s best. Jessica Reed, a senior majoring in African- and African-American studies, recalls her growth from her first year at Stanford to where she is today.
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Stanford senior Daniel Levy Knapp wins Sterling Award

by on May 20, 2015 4:00 am
Graduating senior DANIEL LEVY KNAPP has received the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2015 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to the university. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association, presented the award at the association’s board meeting on May 14. Knapp, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, and society, and with… Read more
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Stanford Humanities Center names 2015-16 fellows

by on May 18, 2015 5:44 pm
The Stanford Humanities Center has announced the recipients of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year, after receiving a record number of applications. The 25 scholars were selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions. Each fellow will pursue individual research… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2015-16 fellows
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In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow

by on May 11, 2015 4:22 pm
Every year since the early 1970s, Stanford has hosted a Powwow that celebrates indigenous art and culture. The student-run event, sponsored by the Stanford American Indian Organization, draws about 30,000 visitors annually from as far away as Canada. It is traditionally held Mother’s Day weekend and honors the spirit of motherhood. The weekend also honors… Read more In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow
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Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger

by on May 10, 2015 11:00 pm
Earlier this spring, when members of the community gathered for a breakfast celebration at Hillel at Stanford, attendees found themselves awash in living history. In addition to GEORGE SHULTZ, a former U.S. secretary of state, secretary of labor and secretary of the treasury, there was former Secretary of State HENRY KISSINGER, who showed up to… Read more Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger
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French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change

by on May 1, 2015 4:40 pm
France is grappling with rising terrorism and the climate change problem, French Ambassador GÉRARD ARAUD said during a talk Friday at Stanford. “We had been expecting a terrorist attack for some time,” said Araud, referencing the January massacre in Paris in which two shooters who identified themselves as Islamic terrorists killed 12 people at the… Read more French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change
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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