Category: Heard on Campus

Steve Stedman

FSI scholars join Kofi Annan Foundation commission on democracy in the digital age

by Krysten Crawford on October 11, 2018 2:17 pm
The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly changing role of technology in elections around the world and to recommend ways of ensuring that digital tools strengthen – not undercut – democracy. To… Read more FSI scholars join Kofi Annan Foundation commission on democracy in the digital age
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
Summer Policy Boot Camp

Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp

by Clifton B. Parker on September 2, 2018 11:16 am
At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world. Enter the… Read more Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp
Laila Soudi

Stanford researcher shares her experiences at the Syrian border

by Melissa De Witte on August 28, 2018 2:29 pm
This summer, LAILA SOUDI, the project lead for the Stanford Refugee Research Project, traveled the Syrian border in Jordan and Lebanon to examine opportunities for Stanford University to help the ongoing, global displacement crisis. Soudi, who grew up in Jordan with a Syrian father and a Palestinian refugee mother, has shared her journey in a… Read more Stanford researcher shares her experiences at the Syrian border
Jazz on the Green

Scenes of summer

by Stanford Live on August 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Stanford Live had its busiest summer yet at the Bing with a return by Classic Albums Live and the Merola Opera Program, co-presentations with the Stanford Jazz Festival, HBO star Lucia Micarelli, KQED Silicon Valley Conversations and more. Check out Stanford Live’s slideshow of 2018’s summer performances.
Łukasz Kidziński

Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge

by Nathan Collins on July 20, 2018 12:05 am
The contestant wastes no time. It swings a prosthetic leg violently forward, drags its other leg quickly behind, then collapses into the ground — but it’s okay. This athlete is computer-generated, and what its creators learn from its fall could help them win a contest with a serious goal: designing better prosthetic limbs and helping… Read more Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge
Jill Biden

Jill Biden shares tales of grading papers on Air Force Two

by Barbara Wilcox on May 10, 2018 3:42 pm
“Education is possibility set in motion,” said former Second Lady of the United States and longtime teacher Jill Biden at Stanford as the Graduate School of Education’s Cubberley Lecturer. The Cubberley Lecture, inaugurated in 1938, is the Graduate School of Education’s premier showcase for ideas. “Just as important as the practical argument is the civic one,”… Read more Jill Biden shares tales of grading papers on Air Force Two
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Tech titans talk social media and democracy at Stanford

by Melissa De Witte on May 5, 2018 1:13 pm
Sit down and try to write a fake news statute. Law Professor NATHANIEL PERSILY posed this challenge before a packed audience at Stanford Thursday, May 3, for a panel discussion hosted by the National Constitution Center. Persily was joined by tech industry leaders from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to discuss “Free Speech Online: Social Media… Read more Tech titans talk social media and democracy at Stanford
Heritage Eats

Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford

by Ray Kania on April 25, 2018 2:38 pm
A new café will open May 25 in the now-vacant space on the ground floor of Jordan Hall. The menu will be designed by Ben Koenig, the founder of Heritage Eats in Napa, California. Heritage Eats at Stanford will offer globally inspired cuisine with “a focus on elevated ‘daily life’ food from the Middle East,… Read more Coming soon to campus: Heritage Eats at Stanford
St. Clair lecture

Highlights from the St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture

by Pamela Moreland on April 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Learn to choose your battles in order to achieve small social justice victories. Turn perceived setbacks into career-expanding opportunities. Know how to refresh your psyche for the battle. These were just a few of the takeaways from the recent 15th annual St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture, presented by the Program in African and African American… Read more Highlights from the St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture