Tag: Stanford University

Stanford Libraries launches user-friendly website; changes name

by on September 5, 2012 4:00 am
The Stanford University Libraries’ website, which gets about 10,000 visits a day, hasn’t had a major overhaul in a decade. “In web years, that’s 200,” said CHRIS BOURG, assistant university librarian for public services. Now the libraries’ Internet presence has been revamped to match the times: A brand-new website went “live” on Aug. 28 –… Read more Stanford Libraries launches user-friendly website; changes name

Community celebrates Roland Prize, partnership awards

by on April 30, 2012 4:00 am
During an April 25 luncheon at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, Calif., School of Medicine Professor GABRIEL GARCIA was honored with the Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize. Garcia is co-founder of the Patient Advocacy Program, a program that trains Stanford students to serve as volunteers in local health clinics. The Haas Center… Read more Community celebrates Roland Prize, partnership awards

SLAC’s Phil Bucksbaum elected VP of Optical Society

by on October 20, 2011 4:00 am
PHILIP H. BUCKSBAUM, director of the PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science, has been elected vice president of The Optical Society, putting him on a track to serve as president of the organization in 2014. Bucksbaum has been active in the OSA for more than 20 years, serving on the board of directors and taking… Read more SLAC’s Phil Bucksbaum elected VP of Optical Society

Filled to the rafters

by on September 11, 2011 9:20 pm
The voices of the Peninsula choral community and a standing-room-only crowd filled Stanford Memorial Church on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Led by Schola Cantorum, an 80-member chorus based in Mountain View, and in partnership with the university’s Office for Religious Life and Department of Music, singers and musicians from throughout the Bay Area paid tribute to… Read more Filled to the rafters

Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa tours the Bing Concert Hall

by on August 2, 2011 4:00 am
Palo Alto Mayor SID ESPINOSA, wearing a webcam, recently toured the Bing Concert Hall, which is taking shape on the north end of campus at the corner of Campus Drive East and Lasuen Street. The mayor featured the resulting video in a message to Palo Alto residents. That message also includes the mayor’s perspective on… Read more Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa tours the Bing Concert Hall

Bing Overseas Studies Program directors gather in Santiago

by on July 27, 2011 4:00 am
The nine directors of the Bing Overseas Studies Program recently gathered at the Stanford center in Santiago for the program’s annual director’s meeting. They were joined this year by ADRIENNE JAMIESON, the MaryLou and George Boone Centennial Director of Bing Stanford in Washington. According to DAVID BOYER, associate director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program,… Read more Bing Overseas Studies Program directors gather in Santiago

Pakistani interns Ping SLAC

by on July 26, 2011 4:00 am
When AMBER MADEEHA ZEB and SADIA REHMAN arrived at SLAC from Pakistan in April to work on the PingER project, they knew they would be beginning quite an adventure. To their delight, it has been entirely positive, both technically and personally. Both women are studying for their master’s degrees in communications systems at the School… Read more Pakistani interns Ping SLAC

Twin Stanford alumnae to premiere documentary 'The Power of Two'

by on July 7, 2011 4:00 am
Identical twins are accustomed to sharing everything. But twins ANABEL STENZEL and ISABEL STENZEL BYRNES, both ’94, share more than just a love of hiking and the same bright smile. Both were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an often fatal genetic lung disease, at three days old. And both received lifesaving double lung transplants from Stanford… Read more Twin Stanford alumnae to premiere documentary 'The Power of Two'

Football coach David Shaw stands on the shoulders of his father

by on June 23, 2011 4:00 am
DAVID SHAW, the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football at Stanford, was once known as “Little Shaw,” the son of WILLIE SHAW, one of the most respected defensive coaches in football. “My father’s work ethic, his intelligence and relationship with coaches and players probably gave me a foot in the door more often than I… Read more Football coach David Shaw stands on the shoulders of his father

Music Professor Brian Ferneyhough wins another award from the Royal Philharmonic Society

by on June 22, 2011 4:00 am
Last month, the Royal Philharmonic Society awarded music professor BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH for his “String Quartet No. 6” in a ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel.  Nearly 400 attended the ceremony, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, which broadcast the program. According to the society’s website, his quartet is “one of the essential experiences in contemporary… Read more Music Professor Brian Ferneyhough wins another award from the Royal Philharmonic Society