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Andrea Lewis, 2008 Knight Fellow, radio personality, dies

by on November 20, 2009 4:00 am
ANDREA LEWIS, a long-time broadcast and print journalist best known for her co-anchor roles on KPFA radio, died Nov. 15 of an apparent heart attack. She was 52. Lewis spent the 2007-08 academic year on Stanford’s campus as a Knight Journalism Fellow. “In my mind she was just a real sweetheart, a good person whom… Read more Andrea Lewis, 2008 Knight Fellow, radio personality, dies

GSB alum shares Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

by on October 12, 2009 5:43 am
OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON, Stanford MBA 1960, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences today. Williamson, a professor emeritus of business, economics and law at U.C. Berkeley, was cited  “for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm.”  He shares the prize with Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University.

Cardinal is the new green

by on September 29, 2009 6:26 pm

What's in a name?

by on September 28, 2009 2:13 pm
“Name a well-known university. Move the last letter three places earlier in the name. The result will be a phrase meaning ‘represent.’ What’s the university and what’s the phrase?” “Stanford” and “Stand for.” Joe Gregory of Windsor, Colo., said it didn’t take him long to come up with the answers to the Sept. 20 Sunday… Read more What's in a name?

What they did during summer vacation

by on September 23, 2009 12:00 am
In a new twist on “How I spent my summer vacation,” here’s what some Stanford students didn’t do: tie the knot. In response to the passage last November of Proposition 8, a group of undergrads launched the National Marriage Boycott (NMB) and have vowed to swear off marriage until the federal government repeals the Defense… Read more What they did during summer vacation

Stanford joins forces with its peers

by on September 12, 2009 12:00 am
“There’s something very authentic about universities working together to share knowledge,” says LISA LAPIN, assistant vice president for communications at Stanford, and a founder of Futurity, an online channel covering the latest scientific research taking place at 35 American and Canadian universities. Lapin calls the site an ad-free, agenda-free approach to reporting discoveries in science, engineering, the environment… Read more

Memories of the Farm: Valerie Jarrett; other teachable moments

by on September 9, 2009 12:00 am
A Stanford Quad photograph of First-Friend-to-be Valerie Jarrett as an undergraduate student with her dormmates from Olivo-Magnolia, now known as Ujamaa. Gracing the cover of the September/October issue of Stanford magazine is alum VALERIE JARRETT. In a profile written by alum ROY JOHNSON, Jarrett, White House adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental relations… Read more Memories of the Farm: Valerie Jarrett; other teachable moments

Building 170's Green Team

by on September 7, 2009 12:00 am
The Building 170 Green Team pilot project to increase building sustainability through individual effort has officially ended, but the savings continue, according to TOM FENNER, the deputy general counsel affectionately referred to as Capt. Compost. Fenner recently reported that daily electricity use in Building 170 is down approximately 20 percent since the project began in… Read more

Multitasking experts juggle multitude of media calls

by on August 31, 2009 12:00 am
… The authors of a study released last week on media multitasking did quite a bit of media juggling of their own. Communication Professor CLIFFORD NASS and his colleagues, lead author EYAL OPHIR, a researcher in Stanford’s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab, and ANTHONY WAGNER, associate professor of psychology, found that those of… Read more

Alum primed to be Japan's next premier . . .

by on August 31, 2009 12:00 am
Redesigning Japan’s government and economy probably wasn’t what YUKIO HATOYAMA had in mind when he studied engineering at Stanford. But more than three decades after leaving the Farm, a promise to shrink his country’s bureaucracy and shore up its economy helped Hatoyama lead his Democratic Party to a landslide victory in Sunday’s election, and secure… Read more