Category: Heard on Campus

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In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow

by on May 11, 2015 4:22 pm
Every year since the early 1970s, Stanford has hosted a Powwow that celebrates indigenous art and culture. The student-run event, sponsored by the Stanford American Indian Organization, draws about 30,000 visitors annually from as far away as Canada. It is traditionally held Mother’s Day weekend and honors the spirit of motherhood. The weekend also honors… Read more In pictures: The 44th annual Stanford Powwow
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Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger

by on May 10, 2015 11:00 pm
Earlier this spring, when members of the community gathered for a breakfast celebration at Hillel at Stanford, attendees found themselves awash in living history. In addition to GEORGE SHULTZ, a former U.S. secretary of state, secretary of labor and secretary of the treasury, there was former Secretary of State HENRY KISSINGER, who showed up to… Read more Four young Stanford scholars honored by George Shultz, Henry Kissinger
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French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change

by on May 1, 2015 4:40 pm
France is grappling with rising terrorism and the climate change problem, French Ambassador GÉRARD ARAUD said during a talk Friday at Stanford. “We had been expecting a terrorist attack for some time,” said Araud, referencing the January massacre in Paris in which two shooters who identified themselves as Islamic terrorists killed 12 people at the… Read more French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change
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Science and theater come together at Stanford

by on April 24, 2015 4:00 am
In her Science of the Impossible seminar, JENNIFER DIONNE tells students stories of how basic science research has made things that were once thought impossible a part of daily life. Now, she is using theater to get them to think about the potential social impacts of future science breakthroughs. Dionne, an assistant professor of materials… Read more Science and theater come together at Stanford
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Francis Fukuyama to lead Stanford democracy center

by on April 21, 2015 4:00 am
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA, a political scientist and senior fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, will be the next director of the institute’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). Fukuyama will take the helm as CDDRL’s fourth director on Sept. 1. He will succeed LARRY DIAMOND, a senior fellow at… Read more Francis Fukuyama to lead Stanford democracy center
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Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners

by on April 19, 2015 11:00 pm
The Stanford Center on Longevity last week chose students NICHOLAS STEIGMANN and MAIYA JENSEN from the California College of the Arts and their project, SPAN, as the winner of the second annual Design Challenge. The contest aims to encourage students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year, the… Read more Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners
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Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend

by on April 17, 2015 5:32 pm
If you missed the 2014 Stanford Roundtable, titled “The Climate Conversation You Haven’t Heard,” you’ll have an opportunity to do so on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. on KQED Television. LESLIE STAHL, correspondent for 60 Minutes, moderated the discussion featuring global leaders on one of the most compelling issues of our time. Panelists included… Read more Catch the 2014 Stanford Roundtable on KQED this weekend
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Video: Stanford unveils its comprehensive new energy system

by on April 16, 2015 7:03 pm
On April 16, Stanford announced an innovative new approach to meeting its energy needs that will make it one of the world’s most energy-efficient universities.
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Wanted: a new handbook on macroeconomics

by on April 14, 2015 4:00 am
Stanford economist JOHN TAYLOR last week convened a meeting among some of the world’s most distinguished economists at the Hoover Institution to lay out the second volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics.   Taylor, the Hoover senior fellow and professor of economics at Stanford, edited the highly acclaimed first volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics, along with MICHAEL WOODFORD, an economics… Read more Wanted: a new handbook on macroeconomics