Category: Seen on Campus

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Tim Wise and activists focus on racism, white privilege at Sally Dickson Lecture

by Cynthia Haven on May 23, 2017 3:45 pm
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans a dozen years ago, natural forces weren’t the biggest cause of flooding: a misallocation of government resources left the levees unprepared for the rising floodwaters. People rushed into New Orleans from all over the country, armed with their good intentions. TIM WISE, a prominent voice on racism, inequality and… Read more Tim Wise and activists focus on racism, white privilege at Sally Dickson Lecture
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The surprising educational history of the Stanford Federal Credit Union building

by Barbara Wilcox on May 22, 2017 2:54 pm
As part of its centennial celebrations, the Graduate School of Education is featuring “Ideas Born at GSE” on its website. The story called “A gleaming pavilion for teaching and learning” by BARBARA WILCOX reveals the surprising fact that the Stanford Federal Credit Union building on Pampas Lane was once a prototype of School Construction Systems… Read more The surprising educational history of the Stanford Federal Credit Union building
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Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable

by Carrie Spector on May 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Congressional representatives from around the country gathered at Stanford Graduate School of Education this week for a meeting with a small group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Stanford faculty, where they talked about the future of educational technology and its role in sustaining a vital American workforce. Six members of the House Committee on Education… Read more Congressional and tech leaders convene at Stanford for educational roundtable
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New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients

by Kim Ratcliff on May 3, 2017 4:07 pm
It was Thursday night and cauliflower kuku, the evening’s starter, had just been served at Executive Chef Erica Holland-Toll’s weekly Chef’s Table in Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. Made with eggs, cauliflower, turmeric and caramelized onions, the Persian dish rose soufflé-like from brown ramekins. “Eggs are a canvas ripe for experimentation,” explained Holland-Toll. Ten students reached… Read more New monthly R&DE Stanford Dining program emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients
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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