Category: Heard on Campus

Junot Diaz

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
Sally Dickson

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?'
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SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers

by May Wong on March 17, 2017 3:39 pm
The 2017 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit on March 10 drew a mix of insights from experts in academia, industry and policy, who took participants from the dark days of Wall Street and the Golden Age of Hollywood to the uncertain future of the world’s geopolitical shifts. The annual event, in its… Read more SIEPR Summit engages business leaders, scholars and policymakers
Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity

by Shana Lynch on March 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Artificial intelligence already powers many of our interactions today. When you ask Siri for directions, peruse Netflix’s recommendations or get a fraud alert from your bank, these interactions are led by computer systems using large amounts of data to predict your needs. The market is only going to grow. By 2020, the research firm IDC… Read more Andrew Ng: Why AI is the new electricity
Stanford students supporting Our Tomorrow civic engagement campaign

Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses

by Colleen Schwartz Coffey on February 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Following the 2016 elections, many colleges and universities are experiencing renewed energy and interest in civic engagement. In response, campuses across the nation have joined together in #OurTomorrow, a national campaign showcasing students making a difference in a variety of ways, including through volunteering, community organizing and activism, and policy and governance. In a new… Read more Stanford students participate in video to promote civic engagement on college campuses
Nicole Taylor

Taylor reflects on election during 'What Matters to Me and Why'

by Kate Chesley and Kathleen Sullivan on November 9, 2016 4:20 pm
NICOLE TAYLOR may have had one of the hardest jobs on campus Wednesday. Taylor, associate vice provost and dean of community engagement and diversity, gave the “What Matters to Me and Why” talk the day after a presidential election that had many members of the campus community reeling. The “What Matters to Me and Why”… Read more Taylor reflects on election during 'What Matters to Me and Why'
Megan Palmer

CISAC seeks to cultivate future leaders in biosecurity

by Clifton B. Parker on September 15, 2016 5:39 pm
Biosecurity leaders gathered at Stanford recently to participate in “Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity,” sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) with the UPMC Center for Health Security. Biosecurity and its relationship to global health is a key issue for CISAC. With rapid advances in technology and science, biosecurity is increasingly focused on how… Read more CISAC seeks to cultivate future leaders in biosecurity