Category: In the Spotlight

Open Studios, Winter 2016

Stanford students show off their art at Open Studios

by on March 17, 2016 5:00 pm
After putting in long hours all quarter, students who took courses in the Department of Art and Art History threw open the studio doors recently and invited the Stanford community to see what they’d been working on. Spaces throughout the McMurtry Building were filled with drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia projects and more. The Open Studios… Read more Stanford students show off their art at Open Studios
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Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

by on March 15, 2016 5:45 pm
Stanford Creative Writing professor ELIZABETH TALLENT has been named a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Tallent earned the nomination for her latest short story collection, Mendocino Fire. The PEN/Faulkner Award is one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. Three writers, serving as judges, selected Tallent and four other finalists… Read more Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award
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Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses

by on March 15, 2016 4:00 am
When ROBERT MOSES was a young member of Twyla Tharp Dance and ODC, he threw himself into performance with the spirit of an athlete. Today, his artistic life is less about performance, the “jumping over people’s heads,” and more about sharing – with himself, with students, with other dancers. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Moses… Read more Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses
Arjay Miller at the Graduation Ceremony for the Graduate School of Business last June. (Credit: Saul Bromberger)

Stanford Graduate School of Business marks former dean's 100th birthday

by on March 13, 2016 10:00 pm
When ARJAY MILLER was named the sixth dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the former Ford Motor president had never set foot on the Stanford campus, according to the school’s historical documents. Yet he very quickly changed the school forever. On March 6, the GSB marked Miller’s centennial year. A near-mythic figure who… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Business marks former dean's 100th birthday
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John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research

by on March 8, 2016 11:00 pm
Economist JOHN TAYLOR has been recognized with the 2016 Central Banking Award for Economics. The award, given by Central Banking Publications, recognizes “the most significant contribution to economics within the field of central banking.” The George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, Taylor received the award for his paper “A Rules-Based… Read more John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research
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Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos

by on March 8, 2016 4:00 am
  The nationally syndicated Philosophy Talk radio show received a $200,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to produce an eight-episode series focused on the nature of the universe. Titled A Philosophical Guide to the Cosmos, the series aims to take listeners on a “grand philosophical journey” through the cosmos, tackling puzzling questions about the… Read more Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos
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Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

by on March 6, 2016 10:00 pm
“Foreign corruption is a pervasive and growing problem,” says JOSEPH A. GRUNDFEST, a professor of law and business at Stanford Law School. Grundfest led a team that recently launched a free public database that fosters awareness of the fight against global corruption. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse allows users to search and sort data… Read more Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Frederick Berry (Photo courtesy of the Department of Music/Stanford University)

Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame

by on March 3, 2016 5:21 pm
FREDRICK BERRY, lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Music, recently was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the California Alliance for Jazz. Berry was one of three individuals chosen by the alliance’s board, which recognizes the best jazz educators and players in California. “I am both grateful and humbled to be considered a member of… Read more Stanford lecturer inducted into California's jazz Hall of Fame
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Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night

by on March 1, 2016 5:20 pm
On Sunday, Stanford alumna SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY took home her second Oscar after winning Best Documentary Short for her film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. But Obaid-Chinoy, an alumna of both the International Policy Studies (‘03) and Communications (‘04) programs at Stanford, won more than a gold statuette and bragging rights. After… Read more Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night
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New lecture series honors Sally Dickson

by on March 1, 2016 4:00 am
SALLY DICKSON retired from Stanford late last year after 23 years of service. However, the legacy of her work and commitment to community-building and engagement endures through the annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection. GREG BOARDMAN, vice provost for student affairs, wanted to honor the contributions of Dickson, former associate vice provost… Read more New lecture series honors Sally Dickson