Category: In Memoriam

Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak

Victim of attack on American University of Afghanistan was former Stanford fellow

by University Communications on August 25, 2016 5:13 pm
NAQIB AHMAD KHPULWAK, who studied at Stanford as a visiting fellow at Stanford Law School, was apparently killed in the attack on the American University of Afghanistan, where he was teaching law. On Thursday, Aug. 25, national and international media reported his death, but misidentified him as a Stanford alumnus and/or a Stanford faculty member.… Read more Victim of attack on American University of Afghanistan was former Stanford fellow
During a full military ceremony, complete with an honor guard and music by the U.S. Air Force’s Band of the Golden West, the center of attention was a large bronze plaque that was recently unearthed in a basement storeroom at the law school. On it are the names of 18 Stanford Law School alumni who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War II. The plaque will be mounted on a boulder sculpted with a folded American flag on top that will remain in The Grove.

Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII

by Terry Nagel and Kurt HIckman on May 27, 2016 2:56 pm
Stanford Law School graduate WILLIAM BEITLER BRUNTON, AB ’35, LLB ’37, volunteered for duty in the Philippines in 1941 under Gen. George Marshall and fought during the bitter siege of Bataan. After the surrender to Japan, he was taken prisoner. Survivors told his parents that he was a “morale builder” who endured the starvation, humiliation… Read more Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII
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Stanford community pays tribute to military veterans

by Kathleen Sullivan 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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Public Safety's Red passes away

by Staff on September 27, 2015 10:51 am
Police Chief LAURA WILSON recently announced the sad passing of RED, the Department of Public Safety’s (SUPDS) first EOD (Explosive Ordinance Detection) K-9. Following is her message: “Red joined the department on 02/01/2007 and immediately became a valuable contributor and welcomed addition to the department. With her handler, ADAM CULLEN, Red responded to suspicious package… Read more Public Safety's Red passes away
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Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections

by Clifton Parker on August 22, 2014 4:00 am
When Iranian poet SIMIN BEHBAHANI died on Aug. 19 at age 87, it rekindled fond remembrances of her numerous visits to the Stanford campus. An icon of the Iranian literary community, Behbahani was dubbed the “lioness of Iran.” Her poems are quoted like aphorisms and proverbs in her country. ABBAS MILANI, director of the Hamid… Read more Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections
Joep Lange

Medical community mourns loss of leading international HIV/AIDS researcher

by Elaine Ray 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

World's first radio sundial dedicated in memory of Ron Bracewell

by Bjorn Carey on October 2, 2013 4:00 am
The world’s first and only radio sundial has been erected in memory of RON BRACEWELL, a professor of electrical engineering and a pioneer in radio astronomy. The sundial was unveiled at the Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope Observatory in New Mexico. It was constructed using pieces of a famous radio telescope that Bracewell built… Read more World's first radio sundial dedicated in memory of Ron Bracewell

Al Gore dedicates bench in memory of Stephen Schneider

by Elaine Ray on April 25, 2013 4:00 am
Former Vice President AL GORE was on campus Tuesday to remember a friend. Gore spoke at a private ceremony dedicating a stone bench in the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden in memory of renowned climate scientist STEPHEN SCHNEIDER, a former Stanford biology professor and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, who… Read more Al Gore dedicates bench in memory of Stephen Schneider

Stanford Athletics remembers Peter Sauer

by Elaine Ray on July 11, 2012 4:00 am
PETER SAUER, a co-captain and starter on the 1998 Stanford Final Four basketball team, collapsed and died Sunday night after he fell and hit his head on the concrete court during a pickup basketball game in White Plains, N.Y. He was 35. The outgoing Sauer, who played four seasons for the Cardinal and graduated with… Read more Stanford Athletics remembers Peter Sauer

Statement by Stanford President John Hennessy on the legacy of Steve Jobs

by Elaine Ray on October 6, 2011 11:05 am
“Steve Jobs was an extraordinary man, and I am deeply saddened to learn of his death. A pioneer in the computer industry, his creativity and vision are legend. But he was also a great communicator, who was able to cultivate innovation in others. When he spoke at Stanford’s 2005 Commencement, he told our students that… Read more Statement by Stanford President John Hennessy on the legacy of Steve Jobs