Category: Heard on Campus

Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

by on May 14, 2014 6:07 pm
On Sunday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. in CEMEX Auditorium on Stanford’s campus, there will be a screening of True Son, a documenatary that chronicles MICHAEL TUBBS‘s, campaign to win a seat on the Stockton, Calif. City Council. Tubbs, ’12, MA ’12, ran for office while completing his bachelor’s degree in comparative studies in race… Read more Stanford alumnus Michael Tubbs the subject of 'True Son' documentary; screening and discussion Sunday

Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

by on May 14, 2014 4:00 am
Physicist STEVEN CHU, Stanford professor and Nobel laureate, has been elected as a foreign member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society, one of the world’s most prominent groups of scientists. Chu is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He is a professor of physics and of molecular… Read more Steven Chu, Stanford Nobel physicist, former U. S. energy secretary, elected to Royal Society

Stanford community comes out for Cardinal Walk 2014

by on May 10, 2014 12:19 am
Members of the Stanford community brought their walking shoes and good cheer to the eighth annual Cardinal Walk. Walkers gathered at Stanford Stadium before embarking on the 1.5-mile trek around campus. The event, which took place Friday, May 9, was sponsored by BeWell at Stanford. University Photographer LINDA A. CICERO captured the spirit in pictures.

George W. Bush shares presidential insights with Stanford students

by on May 6, 2014 3:14 pm
On Monday, May 5, former President GEORGE W. BUSH met with Stanford students for an hour-long conversation that touched on many of the defining moments and policies of his presidency. In a relaxed and sometimes self-deprecating exchange, Bush talked about the limits of congressional power and his relationships and personal diplomacy with other world leaders.… Read more George W. Bush shares presidential insights with Stanford students

Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

by on May 5, 2014 2:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center announced recently the winners of its competition for full-year residency research fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year. The Humanities Center has selected 26 scholars from Stanford and other U.S. and international institutions who were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 applicants. Each fellow will pursue individual research and writing projects… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2014-15 Fellows

Stanford receives $5 million gift to endow a nuclear security professorship

by on May 1, 2014 5:50 pm
In a move intended to bolster Stanford’s already impressive cohort of global security experts, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has received a gift of $5 million from the Stanton Foundation to establish a professorship in nuclear security. The professorship, which will be housed at the institute’s Center for International Security and Cooperation… Read more Stanford receives $5 million gift to endow a nuclear security professorship

Stanford historian Estelle Freedman wins national honor for book on rape, suffrage, segregation

by on April 24, 2014 4:00 am
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has awarded Stanford history Professor ESTELLE FREEDMAN with the 2014 Darlene Clark Hine Award for her book Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation. Given annually, the award was established in honor of Hine, a pioneer in African American women’s and gender history and a… Read more Stanford historian Estelle Freedman wins national honor for book on rape, suffrage, segregation

Verghese to receive Heinz Award

by on February 28, 2014 4:00 am
ABRAHAM VERGHESE, professor of medicine and best-selling author of the novel Cutting for Stone, has been selected to receive the $250,000 Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities. “Dr. Verghese’s widely acclaimed writings touch the heart and inform the soul, giving people of all walks of life a true understanding of what it is to heal… Read more Verghese to receive Heinz Award

Help Stanford win the PAC-12 Fitness Challenge

by on February 24, 2014 4:32 pm
Whether you walk, bike, run, swim, spin, lift weights or do any other fitness-related activity, your exercise routine can put Stanford back on top! By tracking your exercise this week as part of the PAC-12 Fitness Challenge, you can help Stanford beat our competitors. Stanford won first place in each of the first three challenges, but… Read more Help Stanford win the PAC-12 Fitness Challenge

Ethiopian lawyer receives human rights award from Stanford Law School

by on February 24, 2014 4:00 am
Stanford Law School has selected prominent Ethiopian human rights activist SEIFE AYALEW ASFAW as the inaugural recipient of its Rubin Family International Human Rights Award. The new award recognizes young leaders in the international social justice movement by bringing one such individual to Stanford Law School as a practitioner-in-residence for two weeks every year. During… Read more Ethiopian lawyer receives human rights award from Stanford Law School