Category: Seen on Campus

Marcia McNutt

Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk

by on April 28, 2016 4:00 am
In a recent talk on campus, MARCIA MCNUTT, shared lessons she’s learned from leading top U.S scientific institutions, including the journal Science, where she’s currently the editor-in-chief. McNutt’s talk was part of the Dean’s Lecture Series at the School of Medicine, and Dean LLOYD MINOR, MD, who introduced her, said he was in part motivated… Read more Editor-in-chief of 'Science' offers leadership lessons during Stanford talk
us-jskfellows-2017

John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows

by on April 27, 2016 4:00 am
Twelve U.S. journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. The U.S. fellows join six international fellows who were announced earlier this month. Fellows spend a significant part of their time pursuing their journalism challenges, while also participating fully in the intellectual life of Stanford and… Read more John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows
(Credit: thinglass/shutterstock.com)

Authors in good company at Stanford

by on April 22, 2016 4:00 am
For 13 years, PETER STANSKY, professor emeritus of history, has brought to the Stanford community “A Company of Authors,” the speed-dating version of a book fair. This year’s event was held April 16 at the Stanford Humanities Center, where scholars from various disciplines discussed their recently published books with an audience of more than a… Read more Authors in good company at Stanford
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala

Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students

by on April 18, 2016 4:00 am
Quick quiz: What’s the topic of discussion when you bring together a media entrepreneur, a NBA basketball player and a narcolepsy expert? Answer: Sleep! Or rather, the lack of it, the importance of it and our quirky cultural norms surrounding that oh-so-essential daily activity. Sleep was the topic of a conversation last week on Stanford’s… Read more Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students
book cover - sharing the work

Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
drawing of Serra House

Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by on April 11, 2016 9:30 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford has announced plans to create “Seeds of Change,” a program to encourage, support and sustain young women in computer science and engineering as they journey from high school through college and into successful careers in technology. The program was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million gift… Read more Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers
man on floor and man in wheelchair facing off

Stanford Live explores the realities of modern American warfare

by on April 7, 2016 5:33 pm
STANFORD LIVE’s two Live Context: Art + Ideas series, “War: Return & Recovery” and “Arts & Social Change,” culminate in April with events that lay bare the realities of modern American warfare. The events begin with a discussion, “Who Bleeds, Who Pays? Ethics and Strategy in the Era of the All-Volunteer Force,” at Bing Concert… Read more Stanford Live explores the realities of modern American warfare
large bull elephant and two retreating elephants

Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants

by on April 6, 2016 4:24 pm
“On the Shoulders of Giants,” an exhibition by SUSAN McCONNELL, professor of biology, and starring the largest land-dwelling mammals on Earth, presents an educational journey and call to action through wildlife conservation photography. Now on view at the Stanford Art Gallery, McConnell’s work examines the sweetness of elephants’ social world and confronts the horror of… Read more Art Gallery features amazing photographic exhibit on elephants
(Photo courtesy of Population Services International)

New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

by on March 29, 2016 4:00 am
Many women in the developing world say they don’t want to get pregnant in the 18 months after childbirth, but they don’t have access to family planning services. Now a Stanford researcher has invented a new, low-cost option for these women that would enable them to obtain long-term contraception just after delivery. The device consists… Read more New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world
dish_feigenbaum_1966

Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department

by on March 25, 2016 4:00 am
Computer scientist and AI pioneer EDWARD A. FEIGENBAUM has partnered with Stanford Libraries to make his personal papers available online, including more than 16,500 notes, scientific development documents, correspondence, Artificial Intelligence Lab memos, audio tapes and videos. Starting with the dawn of artificial intelligence research and computer science in 1956, the Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers… Read more Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department