Category: Heard on Campus

Anna Deavere Smith

Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars

by on July 11, 2014 4:00 am
  ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, actress, playwright and New York University professor, performed parts of a work-in-progress and discussed her ongoing research for a new play she is writing on the subject of the school-to-prison pipeline at the annual Cubberley Lecture, sponsored by the Graduate School of Education(GSE). Smith’s performance was followed by a conversation with GSE… Read more Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars
Eric Smalls at TEDxStanford

Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment

by on July 9, 2014 4:00 am
As a child, ERIC SMALLS was an inquisitive kid who was fascinated by the world around him. But school was often a place where curiosity was not encouraged. “If it wasn’t in the curriculum, I didn’t get my questions answered,” Smalls recalled during a talk he gave May 10 at the 2014 TEDxStanford conference.  Far… Read more Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment
Eni Award medal

Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award

by on July 7, 2014 4:30 pm
Three researchers from Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences were recently honored with a 2014 Eni Award, a prize aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers. The researchers, TAPAN MUKERJI, associate professor of energy resources engineering and of geophysics, GARY MAVKO, professor of geophysics, and JACK DVORKIN, a senior… Read more Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award
Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

by on July 1, 2014 4:00 am
At TEDxStanford on May 10, GE WANG, assistant professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, offered a primer on computer music. He invited the audience to join him in “geeking out,” as he wrote code. He showed the audience a speaker array created out of salad bowls from Ikea. He made… Read more This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford
Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

by on June 23, 2014 4:22 pm
ISABEL STENZEL BYRNES has lived with cystic fibrosis for 42 years. She received a lung transplant at Stanford Hospital 10 years ago. In a talk she gave at TEDxStanford May 10, Byrnes, a bereavement counselor, described her illness journey and the lessons she has learned about grief and loss. Before the death of her sister,… Read more The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

by on June 9, 2014 4:00 am
Submissions from Stanford students who entered the inaugural Taube Center for Jewish Studies undergraduate short story contest illustrate the depth, breadth and diversity of the Jewish experience. The grand prize of $600 was awarded to Stanford sophomore BEATRICE GARRARD for her story, “A Man Without a Watch.” The seed of Garrard’s story comes from a… Read more Four Stanford undergraduates win Taube Center for Jewish Studies short story contest

From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

by on June 6, 2014 4:00 am
For the past half-century, CARMELO COGLIANDRO has had clippers and comb at the ready as one generation after another has taken a seat in his chair at Stanford Hair, the barbershop he now owns. Cogliandro, 73, has counted some of the biggest names on the Farm as friends and clients, including the past six Stanford… Read more From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships

by on June 2, 2014 4:00 am
Two doctoral students at Stanford Graduate School of Education – ERIC TAYLOR and ILANA UMANSKY  –  have been awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2014-2015. About 600 students applied for the highly competitive dissertation grants, which went this year to 31 candidates, according to the NAEd, which administers the awards in partnership with the Spencer… Read more Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships

Laurette Beeson wins Fidler Award for contributions to Stanford Student Affairs

by on May 28, 2014 3:52 pm
The nameplate had just been sealed onto her plaque for the Amy J. Blue Award when LAURETTE BEESON learned that she had received another honor last week. On Tuesday, May 20, Beeson, an assistant dean for graduate life, was awarded the Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. The highest honor given… Read more Laurette Beeson wins Fidler Award for contributions to Stanford Student Affairs

Graduating senior Kaela Farrise receives Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award

by on May 28, 2014 4:00 am
KAELA FARRISE, ‘14 has received the Stanford Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for making a significant impact on the campus community. HOWARD WOLF, vice president for alumni affairs and president of the Stanford Alumni Association, announced the award at a private reception on Friday, May 23. Farrise has been actively engaged in the Stanford community… Read more Graduating senior Kaela Farrise receives Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award