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Fleet Street members try out the acoustics in Stanford's new library

by on September 7, 2014 10:40 pm
While scouting new campus locations for rehearsals and performances, four members of STANFORD FLEET STREET SINGERS, an all-male a cappella group, tried out the acoustics in a seminar room in the new Lathrop Library. They liked what they heard. So did ROBERT EMERY SMITH, director of technology services for the University Registrar, who encountered them… Read more Fleet Street members try out the acoustics in Stanford's new library
Margot Gerritsen, director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford, speaks during a celebration of the institute's 10th anniversary. (Photo: Norbert von der Groeben)

Stanford Engineering institute celebrates 10 years of using 'big math'

by on September 5, 2014 4:00 am
The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) was founded in 2004 to bring advanced mathematics and computing techniques to bear in understanding and solving a wide array of complex problems. Ten years later, it remains grounded in computational mathematics – a set of tools and techniques with a myriad of applications such as simulating… Read more Stanford Engineering institute celebrates 10 years of using 'big math'
Cameron Fleming

Twenty-two former Cardinal Football players make NFL active rosters

by on September 3, 2014 4:00 am
Former Stanford football players filled 22 slots on active rosters in the NFL as teams cut to 53 players today. Each team was required to trim its roster to the regular season maximum ahead of this week’s season opener. Of the 22 Cardinal, four head into their rookie seasons. Three other rookies were signed to… Read more Twenty-two former Cardinal Football players make NFL active rosters
Mariano-Florentino "Tino" Cuellar

Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar receives confirmation for spot on California Supreme Court

by on September 2, 2014 4:00 am
Stanford Law School’s MARIANO-FLORENTINO CUÉLLAR won unanimous confirmation on Aug. 28 to the California Supreme Court during an hour-long hearing before the state Commission on Judicial Appointments. Cuéllar, known as “Tino” among colleagues, is the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and director of the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Prior to the hearing,… Read more Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar receives confirmation for spot on California Supreme Court
Michael Sturtz at TEDx Stanford

Michael Sturtz at TEDxStanford: 'Did you take no for an answer or did you go for it?'

by on August 29, 2014 4:00 am
MICHAEL STURTZ is known for revolutionizing hands-on learning. He is a lecturer in Stanford’s Mechanical Engineering Design Group. As director of the Stanford d.school’s ReDesigning Theater project, Sturtz applies design thinking to disrupt traditional ideas of theater and explore the integration of new technologies into live performance.  At the 2014 TEDxStanford event, Sturtz gave a… Read more Michael Sturtz at TEDxStanford: 'Did you take no for an answer or did you go for it?'
Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen argues for the power of legal education in Kurdistan

by on August 27, 2014 4:45 pm
Three years ago in Erbil, ERIK JENSEN, professor of the practice of law and director of the Rule of Law Program, was sitting in the kitchen of Barham Salih, the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the founder of American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). Together with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and ELI… Read more Erik Jensen argues for the power of legal education in Kurdistan
Randy Livingston

Stanford's CFO talks about his wellness regimen

by on August 27, 2014 4:00 am
RANDY LIVINGSTON, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer, recently talked to the BeWell Program about the role fitness plays in his busy life, and how he sticks to his goals for wellness. What do you do for exercise? I like a variety of different activities. Cycling is my primary cardio exercise. I… Read more Stanford's CFO talks about his wellness regimen
Njoroge Mungai

Remembering Stanford alumnus Njoroge Mungai

by on August 25, 2014 5:01 pm
NJOROGE MUNGAI, MD, one Kenya’s elder statesmen and a 1957 graduate of Stanford School of Medicine, died earlier this month at the age of 88.  RUTHANN RICHTER, director of media relations in the medical school, wrote the following remembrance for the SCOPE blog. “On a visit to Kenya in 2005, I spent an extraordinary afternoon… Read more Remembering Stanford alumnus Njoroge Mungai
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Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections

by on August 22, 2014 4:00 am
When Iranian poet SIMIN BEHBAHANI died on Aug. 19 at age 87, it rekindled fond remembrances of her numerous visits to the Stanford campus. An icon of the Iranian literary community, Behbahani was dubbed the “lioness of Iran.” Her poems are quoted like aphorisms and proverbs in her country. ABBAS MILANI, director of the Hamid… Read more Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections
Jerome Witkin's The Devil as a Tailor

The Cantor gives the devil his due

by on August 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Jackson Pollock’s important painting Lucifer is coming to the university as part of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. In preparation, the Cantor Arts Center has opened “Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin and the Underworld.” The 40-work exhibition, which opened Wednesday, explores the visual history of the devil and his realm. Based upon the… Read more The Cantor gives the devil his due