Category: Seen on Campus

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New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research

by Alex Shashkevich on April 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Twenty-five undergraduate students will gather today, April 21, to talk about their research and creative projects during the Humanities Showcase on campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Humanities Center and will include short talks, a gallery walk with posters and several digital presentations, as well as creative performances by the… Read more New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research
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The first 100 days of guest artists

by Robin Wander on April 10, 2017 4:47 pm
We’re just 100 days into 2017, but it has already been a great year for guest artists on campus. Two visiting artists are kicking off spring quarter this week. The groundbreaking polymath Paul D. Miller, aka DJ SPOOKY, presents his “Pioneers of African American Cinema” film series and his ideas about music, media, technology and race… Read more The first 100 days of guest artists
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Teaching middle-school students to love the humanities

by Milenko Martinovich on March 30, 2017 4:33 pm
The Stanford Humanities Circle, an after-school academic enrichment program for middle-school and high school students, concluded its first session on March 15, instilling some 50 pre-collegiate students with an appreciation for the humanities. The students, chosen by lottery, attended weekly sessions on campus, where they received instruction from Stanford faculty and Bay Area humanities experts.… Read more Teaching middle-school students to love the humanities
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After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs

by Tracie White on March 21, 2017 3:14 pm
At 8:55 a.m., as NURIEL MOGHAVEM got up from his table to accept the sealed, red envelope with his future hidden inside, his two younger brothers punched him in the shoulder — for luck. The neurologist-in-training was, for the moment, at loose ends. “Oh yeah, now I’m nervous,” said Moghavem, taking deep breaths and staring… Read more After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs
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Residential & Dining Enterprises food plan for mind, body and soul

by Kim Ratcliff on March 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Give credit to RESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES (R&DE) for coming up with the perfect mixture of sustenance for the mind and the body. This time the occasion was Mardi Gras. The place was Lakeside Dining and the chef was none other than Tanya Holland, author and executive chef-owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. Holland… Read more Residential & Dining Enterprises food plan for mind, body and soul
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Bringing Baby back at Dinkelspiel Auditorium

by Robin Wander on February 23, 2017 10:12 am
Sixty years ago, one of the first successful American operas, The Ballad of Baby Doe, made its West Coast premiere at Stanford’s then brand-new Dinkelspiel Auditorium. The opera, based on the true and tragic story of Elizabeth “Baby” Doe Tabor and her romance with the wealthy silver king Horace Tabor, was commissioned by Colorado’s Central… Read more Bringing Baby back at Dinkelspiel Auditorium
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Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days

by Kate Chesley on February 11, 2017 12:00 pm
RAY PURPUR, deputy athletic director, traced the early days of Stanford athletics back to 1891 during a recent talk to the Stanford Historical Society. It’s unlikely JANE and LELAND STANFORD could have ever imagined today’s intercollegiate athletics program. But, Purpur noted, the Stanfords apparently believed in the value of exercise. Their Founding Grant notes that… Read more Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days
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Look at what's in Lake Lagunita: Water!

by Kate Chesley on February 3, 2017 3:04 pm
The normally dry Lake Lagunita, which is located behind Roble Hall, is filled with enough water from the winter rains to evoke memories of its former life as a recreational area. Lake Lagunita was created as a reservoir to provide irrigation for the orchards and alfalfa fields of the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Stock Farm. Today,… Read more Look at what's in Lake Lagunita: Water!
Terraforming

Exhibit explores the intersection of art and engineering and its impact on California’s water history

by Gabrielle Karampelas on February 1, 2017 3:36 pm
The archive of HELEN and NEWTON HARRISON is featured in an interdisciplinary exhibit now on display at the Green Library. Terraforming: Art and Engineering in the Sacramento Watershed is on view in the Peterson Gallery, Green Library Bing Wing, through April 30. Curated by PhD candidates LAURA CASSIDY ROGERS (Modern Thought and Literature) and EMILY… Read more Exhibit explores the intersection of art and engineering and its impact on California’s water history
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VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting

by Pamela Moreland on January 31, 2017 3:35 pm
The signs that TARA VANDERVEER is on the brink of making college basketball history are everywhere. Online:                 On campus:           On the airwaves:                   VanDerveer is one game away from joining a handful of Division… Read more VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting