Category: Heard on Campus

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Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

by on March 15, 2016 5:45 pm
Stanford Creative Writing professor ELIZABETH TALLENT has been named a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Tallent earned the nomination for her latest short story collection, Mendocino Fire. The PEN/Faulkner Award is one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. Three writers, serving as judges, selected Tallent and four other finalists… Read more Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award
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Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses

by on March 15, 2016 4:00 am
When ROBERT MOSES was a young member of Twyla Tharp Dance and ODC, he threw himself into performance with the spirit of an athlete. Today, his artistic life is less about performance, the “jumping over people’s heads,” and more about sharing – with himself, with students, with other dancers. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Moses… Read more Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses
Arjay Miller at the Graduation Ceremony for the Graduate School of Business last June. (Credit: Saul Bromberger)

Stanford Graduate School of Business marks former dean's 100th birthday

by on March 13, 2016 10:00 pm
When ARJAY MILLER was named the sixth dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the former Ford Motor president had never set foot on the Stanford campus, according to the school’s historical documents. Yet he very quickly changed the school forever. On March 6, the GSB marked Miller’s centennial year. A near-mythic figure who… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Business marks former dean's 100th birthday
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Stanford partners with Univision, Televisa Foundation to promote STEM education

by on March 10, 2016 5:31 pm
Nearly everyone who gathered last week at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) for a discussion on getting Latinos into STEM careers had a smartphone. Before the opening presentation, the crowd of more than 200 texted; they snapped photos; they browsed social media; they listened to music and they played games. But when the lights… Read more Stanford partners with Univision, Televisa Foundation to promote STEM education
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Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos

by on March 8, 2016 4:00 am
  The nationally syndicated Philosophy Talk radio show received a $200,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to produce an eight-episode series focused on the nature of the universe. Titled A Philosophical Guide to the Cosmos, the series aims to take listeners on a “grand philosophical journey” through the cosmos, tackling puzzling questions about the… Read more Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos
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Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

by on March 6, 2016 10:00 pm
“Foreign corruption is a pervasive and growing problem,” says JOSEPH A. GRUNDFEST, a professor of law and business at Stanford Law School. Grundfest led a team that recently launched a free public database that fosters awareness of the fight against global corruption. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse allows users to search and sort data… Read more Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube

by on March 3, 2016 4:00 am
Celebrated filmmaker WERNER HERZOG isn’t generally regarded as a literary tastemaker – so his February appearance as a guest of Stanford’s Another Look book club caused surprise as well as excitement. The topic for the public conversation was one of his favorite books: J.A. Baker’s The Peregrine, required reading for his Rogue Film School. Another… Read more Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube
Sally Dickson (Photo Credit: Joy Leighton / Stanford University Student Affairs

New lecture series honors Sally Dickson

by on March 1, 2016 4:00 am
SALLY DICKSON retired from Stanford late last year after 23 years of service. However, the legacy of her work and commitment to community-building and engagement endures through the annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection. GREG BOARDMAN, vice provost for student affairs, wanted to honor the contributions of Dickson, former associate vice provost… Read more New lecture series honors Sally Dickson
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U.S. trade chief visits Stanford

by on February 28, 2016 11:50 am
Globalization has lifted more than a billion people out of extreme poverty, but as inequality and barriers to trade remain worldwide, improved trade standards are needed, America’s top trade official told a Stanford audience earlier this month. Those improvements come in the form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, said U.S. Trade Representative MICHAEL FROMAN. The Obama… Read more U.S. trade chief visits Stanford
Stanford alumnus and U.S. Senator Cory Booker '91 with ABC’s Nightline anchor and alumna Juju Chang '87 in an OpenXChange conversation at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. 
"United: Saturday with Senator Cory Booker" is sponsored by OpenXChange in partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association, the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford in Government (SIG), and the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).

Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good

by on February 24, 2016 5:06 pm
At 46, CORY BOOKER has an impressive list of academic and professional accomplishments: He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford; won a Rhodes Scholarship; graduated from Yale Law School; served as mayor of Newark, New Jersey; and won a seat in the U.S. Senate. His message to a largely Stanford student audience last Saturday,… Read more Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good