Category: Seen on Campus

Art student Vivienne Le ’19, at work on her mural. (Photo credit: Jeffrey Ball)

Student's mural honors vitality of residential life at Stanford

by Barbara Wilcox on June 26, 2016 10:00 pm
Roble Hall opened in 1918 as Stanford’s women’s residence. Partly because Stanford was then so rural, partly because of early Stanford leaders’ educational philosophy, having students live and learn in community was from the start a key aspect of the Stanford experience. Much has changed at Stanford since 1918, but Roble is still a dormitory – albeit… Read more Student's mural honors vitality of residential life at Stanford
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Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing

by Elaine Ray on June 21, 2016 5:59 pm
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized Stanford with several awards in its 2016 Circle of Excellence competition. Articles, publications and videos produced by communications offices across the university received two Gold Awards, four Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards this year. A Strange Reality, a video produced by the Stanford… Read more Stanford wins eight CASE Awards for excellence in feature writing, videos and magazine publishing
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125 sealed capsules hold mementos of student life

by Barbara Wilcox on June 12, 2016 10:38 am
A museum lies beneath the arcades of the Inner Quad, unseen and all but uncataloged—and the 125th anniversary office wants you to know about it. BARBARA WILCOX writes in an article on the 125th anniversary website that the museum “rests in the time capsules beneath the class-year plaques that each Stanford graduating class has placed… Read more 125 sealed capsules hold mementos of student life
Nicole Coleman and Dan Edelstein (Credit: Pui Shiau, Office of International Affairs)

Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'

by Lisa Trei on June 3, 2016 4:00 am
The fallout from the world’s biggest data-based journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers continues to reverberate across the world. Millions of documents have revealed in great detail how political leaders, celebrities and others used offshore bank accounts to hide their wealth and avoid paying taxes. Few may realize that the revelations were made possible… Read more Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'
From left, Kunal Sangani, Lauren E. Wedekind, Jim Lyons, Sarah A. Sadlier, Gabriela Badica

Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities

by Staff on June 1, 2016 4:00 am
Four students have received the 2016 James W. Lyons Award for Service. The award, named in honor of JAMES LYONS, a former dean of students, recognizes students who make exceptional contributions to the university through a variety of activities. Also awarded recently were the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Campus Impact Awards, which are given to student… Read more Students, organizations, advisers recognized for service activities
During a full military ceremony, complete with an honor guard and music by the U.S. Air Force’s Band of the Golden West, the center of attention was a large bronze plaque that was recently unearthed in a basement storeroom at the law school. On it are the names of 18 Stanford Law School alumni who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War II. The plaque will be mounted on a boulder sculpted with a folded American flag on top that will remain in The Grove.

Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII

by Terry Nagel and Kurt HIckman on May 27, 2016 2:56 pm
Stanford Law School graduate WILLIAM BEITLER BRUNTON, AB ’35, LLB ’37, volunteered for duty in the Philippines in 1941 under Gen. George Marshall and fought during the bitter siege of Bataan. After the surrender to Japan, he was taken prisoner. Survivors told his parents that he was a “morale builder” who endured the starvation, humiliation… Read more Stanford Law School honors its students and graduates who served in WWII
Stanford junior Yisroel Quint with former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz. (Photo credit: Hillel@Stanford)
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Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel

by Staff on May 27, 2016 4:00 am
Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior YISROEL QUINT the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies. Quint, a junior from New York, who is majoring in Slavic languages and literatures, will use his fellowship to support research on Israel’s 2006 disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The fellowship was established five years ago in honor… Read more Stanford junior receives Shultz fellowship for research on Israel
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Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain

by Anh-Hoa Truong on May 25, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford researchers and private sector leaders gathered for a one-day mediaX conference on campus that focused on how technology can enhance the intelligence of people. The May 17 event at the Arrillaga Alumni Center included talks, panels and demos that delved into emerging technologies, designs and systems related to intelligence and the human experience. The… Read more Conference explores using technology to upgrade the brain
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Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

by Robert Cable on May 24, 2016 12:00 am
CHRIS LORWAY was named the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall. According to an announcement on Monday by Stanford and the Stanford Live Advisory Council, Lorway will assume the position in late summer, as the fifth season of Stanford Live begins. Lorway was the founding artistic director of Toronto’s internationally recognized… Read more Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall
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Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards

by Kurt Hickman on May 20, 2016 4:00 am
At the 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony on May 17, colleagues, friends and family members gathered in the atrium of Bing Concert Hall to honor three staff members for their exceptional dedication, support of colleagues and passion about their work. The 2016 winners are LYNN DIXON, faculty data systems specialist in Faculty Affairs; JÖRG… Read more Stanford community honors winners of 2016 Amy J. Blue Awards