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15th annual book fair celebrates Stanford authors' recent work

by Alex Shashkevich on April 17, 2018 1:44 pm
More than a dozen Stanford faculty members and Stanford-affiliated authors will gather to talk about their recently published work during the 15th annual “A Company of Authors” event from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Stanford Humanities Center’s Levinthal Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The… Read more 15th annual book fair celebrates Stanford authors' recent work
Kiley Roache

Stanford senior turned novelist talks about her book, Frat Girl

by Kate Chesley on March 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Menlo Park’s Kepler’s Books and Magazines recently helped senior KILEY ROACHE launch her new novel, Frat Girl. Here is how the website Goodreads describes the book: “For Cassandra Davis, the F-word is fraternity – specifically, Delta Tau Chi, a house on probation and on the verge of being banned from campus. Accused of offensive, sexist behavior,… Read more Stanford senior turned novelist talks about her book, Frat Girl
Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss talks to BeWell about integrating work and life

by Julie Croteau on March 8, 2018 3:48 pm
You’ll spend about 90,000 hours of your life working. LEAH WEISS, lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, suggests you make the most of them. BeWell spoke with her about how you can use research-based insights to create a thriving work environment. Are the traditional boundaries between “work” and “personal” still relevant? No; the two… Read more Leah Weiss talks to BeWell about integrating work and life
Jessica Watkins

Stanford Earth graduate a future Mars-bound astronaut

by Ker Than on February 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Stanford Earth recently profiled Stanford alumna and future Mars-bound astronaut JESSICA WATKINS, one of eight women astronauts with Stanford degrees. Watkins is one of a dozen men and women selected from more than 18,300 applicants to be part of NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Class, which began training at Johnson Space Center in Houston last August. For… Read more Stanford Earth graduate a future Mars-bound astronaut
Walking the Farm

Stanford history unfolds while Walking the Farm

by Bill Lane Center for the American West on October 12, 2017 4:44 pm
In collaboration with author TOM DEMUND, the Bill Lane Center for the American West has published Walking the Farm, a book that offers 18 themed walks around the Stanford campus plus 16 hikes in the foothills and four more along the frontage of San Francisco Bay in East Palo Alto. On Monday, Oct. 16, DeMund… Read more Stanford history unfolds while Walking the Farm
Pam Karlan

Law Professor Pamela Karlan remembers marriage rights activist Edith Windsor

by Stanford Law School on September 14, 2017 3:43 pm
The Stanford Law School posted a remembrance of Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic client Edith Windsor by Law Professor PAMELA KARLAN. Windsor was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case United States v. Windsor, which successfully overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was the legal landmark… Read more Law Professor Pamela Karlan remembers marriage rights activist Edith Windsor
Partition document

Tales from the world's largest refugee crisis find a home at Stanford

by Gabrielle Karampelas on August 21, 2017 3:37 pm
To mark the 70th anniversary of Partition, the creation of modern India and Pakistan, the 1947 Partition Archive in partnership with Stanford Libraries has made thousands of unheard stories from witnesses and survivors available online.  The online collection will bring more than 4,300 oral histories and 30,000 digital photos and documents into the public domain. The oral… Read more Tales from the world's largest refugee crisis find a home at Stanford
Yaa Gyasi

The story behind alumna Yaa Gyasi's "Homegoing"

by University Communications on August 7, 2017 2:57 pm
In the July/August issue of Stanford magazine, writer SAM SCOTT tells the story of alumna YAA GYASI, whose remarkable book Homegoing will be featured as part of Stanford’s Three Books program during New Student Orientation. Homegoing follows the lineage of two half-sisters born in different villages in Ghana and their descendants through eight generations. It… Read more The story behind alumna Yaa Gyasi's "Homegoing"
Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs' A Chosen Exile makes summer reading lists

by Alex Shashkevich on July 14, 2017 5:44 pm
A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, written by historian ALLYSON HOBBS, made it to the 2017 summer reading lists of Harvard University Press and The Paris Review. The 2014 book examines the phenomenon of racial passing, which is an intentional attempt by a person to assume a different racial identity,… Read more Allyson Hobbs' A Chosen Exile makes summer reading lists
Doomed to Cooperate

Siegfried Hecker's book on nuclear dangers recognized

by Clifton B. Parker on June 20, 2017 1:15 pm
SIEGFRIED HECKER has won a national award from the American Association for State and Local History for his book, Doomed to Cooperate. Subtitled “How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Great Post–Cold War Nuclear Dangers,” the work tells the story of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations who reached across political,… Read more Siegfried Hecker's book on nuclear dangers recognized