Category: Heard on Campus

Steve Denning

What matters to Steve Denning and why

by Kate Chesley on February 8, 2018 2:46 pm
People and institutions have shaped STEVEN DENNING’s life – so much so that he feels compelled out of gratitude to give back where he can. Denning, a Stanford MBA alumnus who served as chair of the Stanford Board of Trustees until July 2017, recently spoke as part of the popular “What Matters to Me and… Read more What matters to Steve Denning and why
Syrian refugee camp

New campus-wide initiative to address Syrian refugee crisis

by Stanford School of Medicine on January 29, 2018 12:15 am
A team of Stanford researchers has launched an initiative to explore how universities can best respond to the large and growing number of Syrian refugees. Based at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project aims to create a campus-wide collaborative of organizations and individuals committed to improving the health and well-being of… Read more New campus-wide initiative to address Syrian refugee crisis
Greg Walker

Resisting tyranny with humor: Timely lessons from the 1500s

by Tanu Wakefield on January 26, 2018 12:15 am
GREG WALKER is the Bliss Carnochan International Visitor and a professor of English literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He studies late medieval and early Tudor literature and drama. His numerous books include, most recently, Imagining Spectatorship: From the Mysteries to the Shakespearian Stage (Oxford, 2016), co-authored with John J. McGavin, and Textual Distortion: Essays and… Read more Resisting tyranny with humor: Timely lessons from the 1500s
Bill Koski, Michael Wald

Homeschooling, the law and state oversight

by William S. Koski Michael S. Wald Q&A with Sharon Driscoll on January 22, 2018 10:43 am
This week, law enforcement officials in Riverside County discovered 13 siblings, malnourished and allegedly held captive, living in squalid circumstances in their parents’ home. The father had registered his home as a school and the children were reportedly homeschooled. The case raises questions about state oversight of children in alternative schooling and how cases of… Read more Homeschooling, the law and state oversight
Fake alert

‘This is not a drill’: Those 38 minutes of nuclear false alarm

by Melinda Sacks on January 16, 2018 4:00 pm
The following is from Stanford senior writer MELINDA SACKS, who was in Hawaii when the missile alert came across her phone. This is what she went through. This Saturday morning at 8:10 a.m., I was lying in bed, about to meditate. I try to do this most days. This time, I was on vacation in… Read more ‘This is not a drill’: Those 38 minutes of nuclear false alarm
Stanford

Stanford scholars named among most influential in education public policy

by Pamela Moreland on January 11, 2018 5:00 pm
The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., put the spotlight on 200 influential scholars it said did the most to shape educational practice and policy in the past year. Stanford  scholars recognized by the AEI survey  came from a wide range of units and schools, including the Hoover Institution, the Graduate School of Education, the… Read more Stanford scholars named among most influential in education public policy
Karlan and Bankman

Stanford Legal to launch on SiriusXM

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 7, 2017 4:47 pm
Stanford Law School is launching Stanford Legal, a new biweekly radio show that will get to the core of some of the legal issues making headlines today. Stanford Legal, part of SiriusXM’s programming arrangement with Stanford, will premiere on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121 starting Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. ET. Co-hosted by Stanford Law… Read more Stanford Legal to launch on SiriusXM
Mayfield band

Education Professor John Willinsky rocks free sharing in music and scholarship

by Barbara Wilcox on November 28, 2017 2:15 pm
When JOHN WILLINSKY, the Khosla Family Professor of Education, came to Stanford a decade ago from Vancouver, Canada, he brought his leadership of the Public Knowledge Project, which promotes and studies the sharing of research and scholarship as a public good. He also brought his electric guitar. Today, Willinsky’s band Mayfield brings Graduate School of… Read more Education Professor John Willinsky rocks free sharing in music and scholarship
Howard Wolf

Stanford Pathfinders to launch on SiriusXM

by Stanford News Service on November 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Stanford Pathfinders, a new biweekly show featuring some of the university’s most prominent alumni, will premiere on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121 on Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PST). The show, part of SiriusXM’s joint venture with the university, will feature in-depth conversations about the life stories and paths to success of Stanford… Read more Stanford Pathfinders to launch on SiriusXM
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Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers

by Erin Digitale on October 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Three years ago, soon after Minal Patel started receiving treatment for an aggressive form of cancer, she informed her favorite oncologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford that she hoped to become an academic physician. “I had no doubt you would do it,” the physician, EMILY JOHNSTON, told Patel recently. “You already had more scientific publications than… Read more Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers