Category: Seen on Campus

Kristin Richardson and Frances Pasternik

Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows

by on July 22, 2014 4:00 am
Nearly 100 teachers from high poverty, hard-to-staff high schools have been named inaugural Stanford Hollyhock teaching fellows. The teachers, representing 39 districts in 17 states and the District of Columbia, arrived at Stanford Sunday for the beginning of their professional development program. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this cohort of teachers… Read more Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows
Maya Adam at TEDxStanford

Our war on food: Stanford lecturer Maya Adam offers a prescription for making peace

by on July 17, 2014 12:50 am
MAYA ADAM is a medical doctor who has taught at Stanford since 2009. Her courses on child health and nutrition are offered through the Program in Human Biology. At TEDxStanford in May, she talked about our unhealthy relationship with food.
Science of Soils students work in the dirt

Stanford students get their hands dirty in 'Science of Soils' class

by on July 15, 2014 4:00 am
In his perennially popular Science of Soils class, SCOTT FENDORF, professor in Earth sciences, encourages his students – from freshmen to graduate students – to get their hands dirty while learning about the essential properties of soil for life on Earth. In this video, courtesy of the School of Earth Sciences, Fendorf and his students share their experiences.
Drew Miraglia fitting a Youth Impact Program participant

Stanford football works to make an impact on and off the field for local youths

by on July 10, 2014 4:00 am
Last week more than 100 students from local middle schools were greeted on campus by Stanford football players and staff, representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps and teachers from the Ravenswood Unified School District. They are participating in the Youth Impact Program (YIP), a three-week summer program in academics and life skills for at-risk youths,… Read more Stanford football works to make an impact on and off the field for local youths
Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford

by on July 1, 2014 4:00 am
At TEDxStanford on May 10, GE WANG, assistant professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, offered a primer on computer music. He invited the audience to join him in “geeking out,” as he wrote code. He showed the audience a speaker array created out of salad bowls from Ikea. He made… Read more This is computer music: Ge Wang at TEDxStanford
Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford

by on June 23, 2014 4:22 pm
ISABEL STENZEL BYRNES has lived with cystic fibrosis for 42 years. She received a lung transplant at Stanford Hospital 10 years ago. In a talk she gave at TEDxStanford May 10, Byrnes, a bereavement counselor, described her illness journey and the lessons she has learned about grief and loss. Before the death of her sister,… Read more The art of saying goodbye: Isabel Stenzel Byrnes at TEDxStanford
boys play with quicksand made of cornstarch and water

What better way to spend an afternoon than letting gooey cornstarch ooze between your fingers?

by on June 17, 2014 4:22 pm
What better way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon than letting a gooey cornstarch slurry ooze between your grubby fingers? Perhaps investigating the bacteria of your nose (the outside) is more of an end-of-the-week treat. Or, as in the case of some visitors to the 10th annual Stanford Bio-X Kids Science Day, maybe high-fiving a… Read more What better way to spend an afternoon than letting gooey cornstarch ooze between your fingers?

How do you Wacky Walk?

by on June 16, 2014 2:05 pm
Watch members of the men’s and women’s Ultimate Frisbee teams build a collaborative Commencement prop for ‘Wacky Walk.’

From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

by on June 6, 2014 4:00 am
For the past half-century, CARMELO COGLIANDRO has had clippers and comb at the ready as one generation after another has taken a seat in his chair at Stanford Hair, the barbershop he now owns. Cogliandro, 73, has counted some of the biggest names on the Farm as friends and clients, including the past six Stanford… Read more From Stanford magazine: What you might not know about Stanford's barber

Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships

by on June 2, 2014 4:00 am
Two doctoral students at Stanford Graduate School of Education – ERIC TAYLOR and ILANA UMANSKY  –  have been awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2014-2015. About 600 students applied for the highly competitive dissertation grants, which went this year to 31 candidates, according to the NAEd, which administers the awards in partnership with the Spencer… Read more Doctoral candidates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education win national dissertation fellowships