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Crawfish, yoga, boating popular at Stanford Sierra Camp Faculty-Staff Weekend

by on October 20, 2010 4:00 am
It was Faculty-Staff Weekend recently at the beautiful and remote Stanford Sierra Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe. Some 30 faculty and staff members, accompanied by about 70 family members, bunked down in the 12-room Main Lodge or 52 guest cabins and enjoyed activities ranging from hiking and boating to disco bingo.… Read more Crawfish, yoga, boating popular at Stanford Sierra Camp Faculty-Staff Weekend

Advisory council of the Center for the American West welcomes new members

by on April 29, 2010 4:00 am
The Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West is meeting Friday and will welcome WILLIAM K. REILLY and TIMOTHY WIRTH as new members. Reilly is a founding partner of Aqua International Partners, a private equity fund dedicated to investing in companies engaged in water and renewable energy, and a senior adviser… Read more Advisory council of the Center for the American West welcomes new members

National Science Foundation awards $10 million for national election study

by on February 26, 2010 4:00 am
The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to fund the American National Election Studies (ANES) to study voter participation and decision-making in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and in the mid-term elections of 2010. The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) shares the award with the University of Michigan Institute for Social… Read more National Science Foundation awards $10 million for national election study

Valerie Bellande '09 thanks the campus for its support of her homeland

by on January 25, 2010 4:01 am
VALERIE BELLANDE, ’09, sent the following email Jan. 15, addressed to Stanford students KICHELLE WEBSTER and GABRIELA SPENCER, and to JAN BARKER-ALEXANDER, director of the Black Community Services Center, just before Stanford’s Caribbean Students Association was to meet to develop a strategy for responding to the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Bellande, who is Haitian-American,… Read more Valerie Bellande '09 thanks the campus for its support of her homeland

Give a gift, donate blood

by on December 22, 2009 9:34 am
The Stanford Blood Center has a slate of holiday promotions to encourage donors to give during a time of year when there’s often a shortfall in blood supplies. Currently, the blood center is below its minimum inventory in five out of eight blood types, particularly types O-negative and B-negative. During the center’s “It’s a fare… Read more Give a gift, donate blood

Canines, kitchens and Katrina

by on December 8, 2009 4:00 am
SARAH WOODWARD, who graduated last spring with a degree in psychology and a minor in studio art, recently began painting portraits of pets, a direction inspired by the recent death of her family dog. One of her clients is JEFF WACHTEL, senior assistant to the president, whose kitchen ceiling figures prominently in a feature in… Read more Canines, kitchens and Katrina

Give us your cans, your toys

by on December 1, 2009 4:00 am
Collection barrels and boxes abound across campus for those inclined to support local charities.  STANFORD’S NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY is teaming up with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe’s Education and Youth Committee once again to sponsor a Christmas toy drive for needy Native American children. Last year, the Committee gave presents to more than 200 Native American… Read more

1994 grad was among fallen Americans saluted by Obama

by on November 30, 2009 4:00 am
When President Barack Obama made his overnight trip to Dover Air Force Base late last month, one of the fallen Americans to whom he offered a somber salute was 1994 Stanford graduate MICHAEL WESTON, an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who was killed along with two other colleagues in a helicopter crash in… Read more 1994 grad was among fallen Americans saluted by Obama

The holiday season: What's on your mind?

by on November 23, 2009 4:00 am
As Thanksgiving approaches and the December holiday break is just a month away, we’d like to hear your thoughts about how you plan to spend the holiday season. What do the holidays mean personally, politically, intellectually? How will you spend them and with whom? If you are traveling, where will you go? What will you… Read more The holiday season: What's on your mind?

Stanford's winning Facebook efforts; Apps course exceeds 4 million mark

by on November 20, 2009 4:01 am
IAN HSU, Stanford’s director of Internet media outreach, traveled to Cambridge, Mass., earlier this month to pick up an award for Stanford’s cutting-edge Facebook strategy and Fan Page. The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR)  –  a global nonprofit research and education foundation and think tank dedicated to the study of new media and communications,… Read more Stanford's winning Facebook efforts; Apps course exceeds 4 million mark