Category: Heard on Campus

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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
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Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford

by on February 23, 2015 4:00 am
  When ISSA RAE was thinking about colleges, the then budding teenage cyber nerd who loved creating her own stories, thought a university in lower Manhattan well known for its school of the arts was the place for her. But after 9/11, her parents told her they wanted her closer to home.  After that, Rae,… Read more Alumna Issa Rae brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford
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Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video

by on February 20, 2015 4:00 am
  Earlier this quarter, when J. CHRISTIAN JENSEN was in the campus video studio to conduct an interview with Al Jazeera, the staff in the studio decided to seize the opportunity to get their own footage of the rising star. Jensen, an alumnus and currently a lecturer in Stanford’s MFA Documentary Film and Video Program,… Read more Academy Award nominee J. Christian Jensen sits down with Stanford Video
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Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown

by on February 17, 2015 5:00 pm
  By tracking how much time you exercise from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, you can help Stanford win the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge — a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. Starting on Feb. 23, students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and supporters can track up to 120 minutes of physical activity per day for Stanford.… Read more Get ready to defend Stanford's Pac-12 Fitness Challenge crown
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan presides over Stanford Law School’s Moot Court final arguments

by on February 6, 2015 2:36 pm
  A sterling reputation is the key driver of success for lawyers, agreed U.S. Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN and U.S. Circuit Judges SRI SRINIVASAN and RAYMOND KETHLEDGE during a recent conversation at Stanford Law School. The event, presented by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, was held prior to this year’s Moot… Read more
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'Philosophy Talk' radio show to record two live episodes at Stanford Friday

by on February 5, 2015 2:28 pm
Each week on the radio show Philosophy Talk, co-hosts KEN TAYLOR and JOHN PERRY, both philosophy professors at Stanford, invite listeners to join them as they talk with guest experts about a wide range of issues. Taylor and Perry have co-hosted the show since 2004, and their lively discussions explore topics from popular culture to… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' radio show to record two live episodes at Stanford Friday
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Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan
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Stanford business professor on how to lead organizational change

by on February 2, 2015 4:00 am
Often when people think about leading change in organizations, they think at the “30,000 feet,” level, says HAYAGREEVA “HUGGY” RAO, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. But Rao likens this 30,000-feet orientation to an “air war” and says if you really want to change organizations from within, you need to think… Read more Stanford business professor on how to lead organizational change
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Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner

by on January 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Earlier this week, New York Times columnist David Brooks referenced Stanford’s 100th Commencement address, delivered by the late JOHN GARDNER,in a column about finding meaning. Gardner, a Stanford alumnus, had a distinguished career in public service before he was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford in 1989.… Read more Life lessons from the late John W. Gardner
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Finding a workout plan that works for you

by on January 7, 2015 12:01 am
As we head into the New Year, many of us will make a resolution that involves exercise. But how do we make sure that 2015 is the year our exercise program succeeds? To find out, BeWell sat down with ASHLEY GEPHART, a BeWell health adviser. Starting a fitness routine seems easy, but maintaining that plan… Read more Finding a workout plan that works for you