Category: Heard on Campus

Aanchal Johri, left, and Jason Li

Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars

by Pamela Moreland on July 10, 2017 3:03 pm
AANCHAL JOHRI, ’18, a mathematical and computational science major, and JASON LI, ’18, a human biology major, have been awarded scholarships from the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation for their commitment to public service, outstanding leadership potential and desire to make a difference in local, regional, national and international communities. The program was… Read more Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars
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Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge

by Mark Shwartz on July 9, 2017 3:58 pm
Members of the STANFORD SOLAR CAR PROJECT have unveiled their newest entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback that takes place in October. The unveiling was held on July 1 at the Stanford Automotive Innovation Facility before family, friends and supporters. The Stanford team of undergraduates spent… Read more Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge
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2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy

by Michael Gaetani on July 5, 2017 4:31 pm
The CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES  (CASBS) AT STANFORD played a preeminent role in the early decades of the study of organizations. Some of the foundational work in the field was conducted at the Center by economists, political scientists, social psychologists and sociologists. But an important goal at CASBS is not only to… Read more 2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy
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Stanford Live celebrates Canada Day as part of its Summer Series at Bing Concert Hall

by Robert Cable on June 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Summer is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the arts are going on vacation. Many Stanford concerts, performances and events are scheduled on campus in the coming months, including the Stanford Jazz Festival, Stanford Repertory Theater‘s summer festival, “The Many Faces of Farce,” Department of Music and Stanford Live performances at Bing Concert Hall, starting… Read more Stanford Live celebrates Canada Day as part of its Summer Series at Bing Concert Hall

Cath in College helps explain Stanford's long-range planning to students

by University Communications on May 30, 2017 12:16 pm
PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE got a hand recently from the blog CATH IN COLLEGE in encouraging Stanford students to participate in the university’s long-range planning initiative. The planning process is currently in phase one, which extends through June. During this phase, members of the campus community—including students—are strongly encouraged to submit ideas and proposals that suggest… Read more Cath in College helps explain Stanford's long-range planning to students
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Pulitzer Prize winner promotes community activism

by Alex Shashkevich on May 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist JUNOT DÍAZ encouraged people of color, undocumented immigrants and other minority group members to stick together and help each other during a turbulent political climate as part of his lecture last week at Stanford. “We must steal fire because we must transform this world that conserves and hoards fire for… Read more Pulitzer Prize winner promotes community activism
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Tim Wise and activists focus on racism, white privilege at Sally Dickson Lecture

by Cynthia Haven on May 23, 2017 3:45 pm
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans a dozen years ago, natural forces weren’t the biggest cause of flooding: a misallocation of government resources left the levees unprepared for the rising floodwaters. People rushed into New Orleans from all over the country, armed with their good intentions. TIM WISE, a prominent voice on racism, inequality and… Read more Tim Wise and activists focus on racism, white privilege at Sally Dickson Lecture
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New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients

by Kim Ratcliff on May 3, 2017 4:07 pm
It was Thursday night and cauliflower kuku, the evening’s starter, had just been served at Executive Chef Erica Holland-Toll’s weekly Chef’s Table in Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. Made with eggs, cauliflower, turmeric and caramelized onions, the Persian dish rose soufflé-like from brown ramekins. “Eggs are a canvas ripe for experimentation,” explained Holland-Toll. Ten students reached… Read more New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients
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Stanford workshop offers a different kind of math lesson

by Carrie Spector on March 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Math should be a team activity. Nobody is born with – or without – a “math brain.” And when it comes to solving math problems, it’s good to be slow about it. These unconventional words of wisdom were just some of the takeaways from a workshop at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) on March… Read more Stanford workshop offers a different kind of math lesson
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Student Affairs asks: 'What do millennials want?'

by Elaine Ray on March 23, 2017 12:56 pm
What do they want? Customized choices, mentoring, self-expression and transparency. When do they want it? Now! The “they” is Generation Y, more commonly referred to as millennials. At a recent Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) conference, LINDSEY POLLAK, an expert on millennials, provided insight into how to navigate a landscape in which the nation’s… Read more Student Affairs asks: 'What do millennials want?'