Category: Heard on Campus

Margot Gerritsen, director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford, speaks during a celebration of the institute's 10th anniversary. (Photo: Norbert von der Groeben)

Stanford Engineering institute celebrates 10 years of using 'big math'

by on September 5, 2014 4:00 am
The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) was founded in 2004 to bring advanced mathematics and computing techniques to bear in understanding and solving a wide array of complex problems. Ten years later, it remains grounded in computational mathematics – a set of tools and techniques with a myriad of applications such as simulating… Read more Stanford Engineering institute celebrates 10 years of using 'big math'
Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen argues for the power of legal education in Kurdistan

by on August 27, 2014 4:45 pm
Three years ago in Erbil, ERIK JENSEN, professor of the practice of law and director of the Rule of Law Program, was sitting in the kitchen of Barham Salih, the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the founder of American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). Together with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and ELI… Read more
Anat Admati at TEDxStanford

Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'

by on August 14, 2014 6:30 pm
ANAT ADMATI is the coauthor of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It. She says policymakers have failed to protect the public and reduce the harm inflicted by a reckless financial system. Admati believes that explaining the issues to a broad audience is essential for bringing about policy… Read more Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'
Kristin Richardson and Frances Pasternik

Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows

by on July 22, 2014 4:00 am
Nearly 100 teachers from high poverty, hard-to-staff high schools have been named inaugural Stanford Hollyhock teaching fellows. The teachers, representing 39 districts in 17 states and the District of Columbia, arrived at Stanford Sunday for the beginning of their professional development program. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this cohort of teachers… Read more Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows
Joep Lange

Medical community mourns loss of leading international HIV/AIDS researcher

by on July 20, 2014 3:00 pm
Stanford researchers specializing in HIV/AIDS mourned the loss Friday of Dutch scientist JOEP LANGE, a leading AIDS researcher who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash Thursday in the Ukraine. Lange, a virologist, was particularly well-known for his work in helping expand access to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries. He was among dozens of people on… Read more Medical community mourns loss of leading international HIV/AIDS researcher
Maya Adam at TEDxStanford

Our war on food: Stanford lecturer Maya Adam offers a prescription for making peace

by on July 17, 2014 12:50 am
MAYA ADAM is a medical doctor who has taught at Stanford since 2009. Her courses on child health and nutrition are offered through the Program in Human Biology. At TEDxStanford in May, she talked about our unhealthy relationship with food.
Science of Soils students work in the dirt

Stanford students get their hands dirty in 'Science of Soils' class

by on July 15, 2014 4:00 am
In his perennially popular Science of Soils class, SCOTT FENDORF, professor in Earth sciences, encourages his students – from freshmen to graduate students – to get their hands dirty while learning about the essential properties of soil for life on Earth. In this video, courtesy of the School of Earth Sciences, Fendorf and his students share their experiences.
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