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Residence staff welcome first-year students to the punny Farm

by Kate Chesley on September 20, 2018 2:26 pm
The Stanford autumn quarter tradition of adopting witty and memorable themes for residence halls was on full display Thursday when first-year students moved into their new homes. Each year, resident assistants and other staff – upperclass students whose job is to help build community in the university’s dorms and houses – strive to select a… Read more Residence staff welcome first-year students to the punny Farm
George Jedenoff

What advice would a 101-year-old alum give to new students?

by Stanford News Service on September 19, 2018 4:55 pm
GEORGE JEDENOFF, who was born in Russia on July 5, 1917, earned his undergraduate degree in 1940 and his MBA in 1942, both from Stanford. His family moved when the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, eventually landing in Seattle and then California. He served in World War II and later spent most of his career… Read more What advice would a 101-year-old alum give to new students?
Jasmin Kamruddin

Jasmin Kamruddin chosen to give student Convocation address

by Kate Chesley on September 18, 2018 2:40 pm
JASMIN KAMRUDDIN, a senior African American studies and political science major from Atlanta, has been selected to deliver the student Convocation address on Thursday, Sept. 20. Convocation is the official opening of the school year and is the culmination of move-in day for new students. Held on the Main Quad, it features welcomes to Stanford’s… Read more Jasmin Kamruddin chosen to give student Convocation address
Lauren O'Connell

Lauren O’Connell receives NSF award to develop genomic tools

by Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences on September 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Stanford biologist LAUREN O’CONNELL is one of 11 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program. The awardees are tasked with developing and disseminating tools that allow biologists to address mechanistic questions about how genes affect an organism’s physical and functional characteristics. O’Connell will receive $1.6 million over the next… Read more Lauren O’Connell receives NSF award to develop genomic tools
Richard Thompson Ford

New resident fellows appointed in Arroyo and Kimball halls

by Kate Chesley on September 16, 2018 10:16 am
New resident fellows will be overseeing activities in Arroyo and Kimball halls beginning this fall. Arroyo is an all-first-year residence located in the Wilbur Hall complex. It houses 85 first-year students. Kimball Hall is an arts and performance theme house located on the east side of campus in the Gerhard Casper Quad housing 212 upper-class… Read more New resident fellows appointed in Arroyo and Kimball halls
Brenda McComb

New student affairs professionals and ombudsperson join Stanford

by Alex Kekauoha on September 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Stanford recently welcomed several new staff in Student Affairs and the Ombuds Office. Among them is BRENDA MCCOMB, who joined the university as interim associate vice provost and dean of students. McComb comes to Stanford from Oregon State University, where she held several positions, including dean of the Graduate School and senior vice provost for academic affairs.… Read more New student affairs professionals and ombudsperson join Stanford
Press interview

'Journalism Under Siege' course features prominent members of the media

by Stanford Continuing Studies on September 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Prominent journalists, including the executive editor of the Associated Press and the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, will be featured speakers in a new course offered this fall by Stanford Continuing Studies and the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford. The course, Journalism Under Siege? Truth and Trust in a Time… Read more 'Journalism Under Siege' course features prominent members of the media
Lauren Tompkins

Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider

by Ker Than on September 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Stanford’s LAUREN TOMPKINS will collaborate on a $25 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to establish the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP). IRIS-HEP will focus on developing software tools and algorithms to explore and analyze the enormous amount of data that will be generated by the High-Luminosity… Read more Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider
Dean Winslow

Unplanned comment leads Stanford doctor to champion gun violence prevention

by Amy Jeter Hansen on September 10, 2018 2:33 pm
For DEAN WINSLOW, professor of medicine, one comment last fall served as an ending and a beginning. At his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, two days after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the retired Air Force colonel opined that it was “insane … that in the United… Read more Unplanned comment leads Stanford doctor to champion gun violence prevention
Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta

Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives

by Maciej Siekierski on September 9, 2018 2:25 pm
Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Count Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, have been added to HOOVER INSTITUTION holdings. The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America. The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian… Read more Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives