Category: Heard on Campus

Photo of the late John W. Gardner in a cap and gown gesturing toward the crowd.

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

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
Stanford Law School students participated in a “Die-In” in December to call attention to events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system

by on January 4, 2015 12:30 pm
  Stanford Law School is organizing a series of events and educational programming focused on race, policing and the criminal justice system.  The first forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6,  and events are planned through winter and spring quarters. The forums are free and open to the public. “For many in the Stanford community,… Read more Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system

On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…

Tips for healthy aging

by on December 15, 2014 4:00 am
  In two separate articles on Stanford’s BeWell website, experts offer advice on how to navigate the physical and emotional challenges of aging. In “The Upside of Aging,” MANJULA WALDRON, consulting professor at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, talks about the often-overlooked positive side of aging and how having a plan for healthy aging can… Read more Tips for healthy aging
Photo of heart tranplant patient Vaness French with his little white dogs

Total artificial heart serves as bridge to Stanford patient's transplant

by on December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
  Stanford Heath Care patient Vaness French had heart disease for most of his life and became too sick to qualify for heart transplantation. The cardiac surgeons at Stanford offered him a new option – a total artificial heart and ultimately a new lease on life.
photo of a violin on a piono keyboard

Introducing Stanford Medicine Music Network

by on December 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Last spring, the Stanford Medicine Music Network (SMMN) was launched to bring together musicians and music lovers in Stanford’s medical community. A natural addition to the Medicine & the Muse Program, which supports the humanities and arts in the medical center, SMMN  – pronounced “summon” – was also created to facilitate opportunities to make connections between… Read more Introducing Stanford Medicine Music Network

­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’

by on December 1, 2014 4:00 am
  The Stanford community is gearing up for Giving Tuesday, a burgeoning effort to establish a global day of philanthropy and volunteering. Tomorrow, Dec. 2, students, faculty and staff will shoot “unselfies” and participate in other activities as part of a hashtag-driven event that has some roots on campus. Giving Tuesday began in 2012 with… Read more ­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’
Temple Grandin standing outside with a read scarf blwoing in the wind.

Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures

by on November 25, 2014 4:00 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, TEMPLE GRANDIN, one of the most accomplished adults with autism, spoke to an overflow crowd at the School of Medicine. Her talk focused on understanding animal behavior and reducing animals’ stress, but she interwove descriptions of her research with comments on how living with autism has influenced her work – and, indeed,… Read more

Stanford's women's basketball team breaks UConn's 47-game winning streak

by on November 18, 2014 3:00 pm
AMBER ORRANGE and the Cardinal women’s basketball team made an impressive national statement while snapping another one of the University of Connecticut’s remarkable winning streaks. Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send No. 6 Stanford to the 88-86 upset of… Read more