Category: Heard on Campus

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Giving Tuesday, Stanford style

by on November 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Giving Tuesday is a global effort to encourage individuals and groups to commit acts of kindness. Observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, some view it as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here at Stanford, where philanthropy and public service have been part of the fabric since the university’s beginnings, members of the… Read more Giving Tuesday, Stanford style
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Name that voice: Enjoy the 'Stanford 125' video, then take the quiz

by on November 19, 2015 4:37 pm
Created as part of the kick-off of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration, the “Stanford 125″ video includes soundbites from 10 notable campus speakers. How many do you recognize?
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Filmmaker Mira Nair shares the art of portraying the complexities of South Asia

by on November 18, 2015 4:00 am
“Nothing prepared me for the extraordinary hospitality, but also the ancient and deeply modern culture that I was in front of,” MIRA NAIR recalled thinking during her first trip to Lahore, Pakistan. “And that is what led me to make a film about Pakistan.” Nair, a renowned Indian filmmaker, was speaking at a film screening… Read more Filmmaker Mira Nair shares the art of portraying the complexities of South Asia
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Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again

by on November 16, 2015 5:43 pm
Stanford recently received a 2015 Platinum Bicycle Friendly University Award from the League of American Bicyclists, the highest designation in the award program. It is the second time Stanford has received the platinum award for its bicycling program from the league, which hands out the awards – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – every four… Read more Stanford awarded high honors as a bicycle-friendly university – again
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Stanford community gathers in solidarity with students at University of Missouri

by on November 12, 2015 4:20 pm
On Thursday at noon the campus community gathered on White Plaza to take photos in solidarity with the students at the University of Missouri, where racial tensions came to the fore this week. Stanford community members were encouraged to wear Stanford gear. Photographer Tamer Shabani was there.    
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Stanford community pays tribute to military veterans

by on November 11, 2015 4:00 am
Each year, Stanford takes time around Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. In addition to today’s events, Stanford will honor veterans in Stanford Stadium on Saturday and with a 5K run at The Dish on Sunday. The commemoration will begin at 11 a.m. this morning, when Stanford… Read more Stanford community pays tribute to military veterans
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NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe

by on November 9, 2015 5:24 pm
NATO must bolster its presence in Europe as a way to counter Russian aggression in the region. That was the message from General PHILIP M. BREEDLOVE, the supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), when he visited Stanford on Monday. “Europe is clearly at a crossroads,” he said. Breedlove addressed the need… Read more NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe
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Stanford researchers offer new comprehensive conservation strategy

by on October 30, 2015 4:00 am
Costa Rica’s rich biological diversity of birds and other wildlife drives a thriving tourism industry and provides economically vital services to farmers, such as pest suppression, crop pollination and seed dispersal. Perspectives on why and how that diversity should be conserved can be equally varied, and sometimes conflict. A recent study by Stanford researchers may… Read more Stanford researchers offer new comprehensive conservation strategy
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Dean Lloyd Minor on his vision for Stanford Medicine

by on October 28, 2015 4:16 pm
It has been nearly three years since LLOYD MINOR took the helm as dean of the School of Medicine. In a new podcast, he discusses highlights of his tenure to date, the school’s collaborative culture, his commitment to diversity and his vision for the future of Stanford Medicine. Visit the Stanford Medicine website to hear… Read more Dean Lloyd Minor on his vision for Stanford Medicine
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French economist brings message of inequality to Stanford

by on October 26, 2015 4:15 pm
Is inequality rising? Yes, and something can be done about it. That was the word from French economist THOMAS PIKETTY, who spoke at Stanford on Friday, Oct. 23,  about wealth and income inequality. He is the author of the 2014 bestseller, Capital in the 21st Century, which takes a historical and statistical approach to examining… Read more French economist brings message of inequality to Stanford