Category: Great reads

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
a stack of books

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
Book recommendations

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
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

Summer reading: Illuminating our relationship with the planet

by Barbara Buell on July 5, 2018 12:15 am
This year’s informal survey of faculty at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) yielded a panoply of diverse summer reading suggestions – more than we could list and hope a reader could get through. Here are just a few of the 31 titles selected for you to peruse and consider packing along on… Read more Summer reading: Illuminating our relationship with the planet
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Looking for a new page-turner this summer?

by Stanford Law School on June 21, 2018 4:30 pm
A world threatened by mysterious floating obelisks, a man bent on defending existentialism, stressed-out zebras?! You might be surprised by what some of our Stanford Law School professors are reading this summer. Law faculty have compiled a wide variety of page-turners from various genres to explore over the summer. Here are just a few of their… Read more Looking for a new page-turner this summer?
books

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