Category: Great reads

Alexa Corse

Alexa Corse named 2019 Daniel Pearl intern

by Department of Communication on January 6, 2019 10:48 am
ALEXA CORSE has been chosen the 2019 DANIEL PEARL Memorial Journalism Intern. Corse is a senior majoring in political science. She has previously interned at the Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau and covered sports for the Stanford Daily. She also is a competing member of the Stanford Equestrian Team. A committee of Stanford Department of… Read more Alexa Corse named 2019 Daniel Pearl intern
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The 10 most popular stories in Stanford Report for 2018

by Kate Chesley and Alex Harvison on December 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Thanks for reading Stanford Report. We watch closely the analytics reflecting what stories readers select and what subjects interest them the most with the hope of consistently creating a daily e-newsletter that best reflects the values of Stanford University and the accomplishments of those who live, learn, teach and work here. Below are the 10… Read more The 10 most popular stories in Stanford Report for 2018
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Stanford Law School faculty offer their end-of-year reading list

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Faculty members of the Stanford Law School are offering up their end-of-year reading list, with books focusing on subjects ranging from Lizzie Borden to the inner workings of the federal government. GREGORY ABLAVSKY, associate professor of law, for instance, recommends The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age,… Read more Stanford Law School faculty offer their end-of-year reading list
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Business faculty members have reading recommendations for the break

by Steve Hawk and Jenny Luna on December 9, 2018 10:54 am
Looking for a good book to read in front of the fireplace during the upcoming holidays? Stanford Graduate School of Business professors suggest their favorite books. Pour yourself some eggnog and read on. For instance, SUSAN ATHEY, the Economics of Technology Professor, recommends Prediction Machines, by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb. She explains,… Read more Business faculty members have reading recommendations for the break
John Adler

Neurosurgeon John Adler is a reluctant entrepreneur

by Stacey Paris McCutcheon on November 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, recently profiled JOHN ADLER, a neurosurgeon and innovator whose desire to help patients has led him down an entrepreneurial path multiple times. Speaking recently at the 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture, an event co-sponsored by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Adler said that bringing new medical technologies from an idea… Read more Neurosurgeon John Adler is a reluctant entrepreneur
Kam and Levi

Samuel Beckett letter at Stanford opens new opportunities for scholarship

by Gabrielle Karampelas on November 5, 2018 2:14 pm
A coffee-stained handwritten letter from renowned Irish playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett to Radomir Konstantinović, a Yugoslav and Serbian writer and philosopher, is now available in Stanford Libraries’ SPECIAL COLLECTIONS. The Beckett-Konstantinović letter at Stanford is one of only about two dozen surviving letters between the two literary figures. Much of their correspondence was lost… Read more Samuel Beckett letter at Stanford opens new opportunities for scholarship
John Hennessy

Former president John Hennessy shares leadership lessons learned

by Kathleen Sullivan on October 5, 2018 2:58 pm
In his new book, Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey, John Hennessy describes the four pillars that bolstered his courage at key moments during his tenure as president of Stanford: Remember the core mission; step up when the community needs you; sometimes courage means standing firm; and don’t be afraid to take risks. In the… Read more Former president John Hennessy shares leadership lessons learned
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So much for summer reading

by CISAC Communications on August 30, 2018 2:50 pm
Faculty affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) have apparently moved on from the usual summer reading of spy thrillers and detective mysteries. Instead, they offer some serious reading recommendations about subjects ranging from national security policies to the Vietnam War to post-Soviet Union reality. It’s no wonder: CISAC tackles critical security issues in the… Read more So much for summer reading
2018 Saroyan Award

Hernán Diaz and Robert Moor win Stanford Libraries’ 2018 Saroyan Prize for Writing

by Gabrielle Karampelas on August 3, 2018 4:30 pm
Writers Hernán Díaz and Robert Moor are the 2018 winners of the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Every two years, the prize, established in 2003 by Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, honors emerging authors who have found a distinctive creative voice. The award commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of the late… Read more Hernán Diaz and Robert Moor win Stanford Libraries’ 2018 Saroyan Prize for Writing
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Stanford Alumni Association summer reading list 2018

by Stanford Alumni Association on July 6, 2018 4:30 pm
Ready to move your reading stack from bedside to poolside? We collected recommendations from SAA’s Book Salon faculty hosts, Stanford’s new-student Three Books program, Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program and Stanford magazine’s book editor, and sorted them for your summer reading. We’re also collecting community (that’s you) recommendations. Tweet or Instagram your favorite books using #CardinalBookClub and find great reads that… Read more Stanford Alumni Association summer reading list 2018