Category: Heard on Campus

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
Robert Harrison

Robert Harrison's radio show, 'Entitled Opinions,' gets a new look

by University Communications on October 17, 2017 2:55 pm
ROBERT HARRISON‘s radio show Entitled Opinions has devoted fans all over the world – from Australia to China, Mexico to Russia. One blogger called the intellectually powered interviews, broadcast from KZSU (90.1 FM) and available for free download on iTunes, “one of the most fascinating, engaging podcasts in any possible universe.” Harrison, the Rosina Pierotti… Read more Robert Harrison's radio show, 'Entitled Opinions,' gets a new look
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President Marc Tessier-Lavigne talks to fellow first-gen students

by Tracie White on September 18, 2017 4:12 pm
As the first in his family to attend college, ALVARO AMORIN was forced to tackle many challenges on his own. His parents, who immigrated to the United States from Peru when he was 12, didn’t have the experience needed to help answer his many questions about college, starting with how to apply. “I wasn’t really… Read more President Marc Tessier-Lavigne talks to fellow first-gen students
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Debra Satz and Joshua Landy join the team at Philosophy Talk

by University Communications on September 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Philosophy Talk, the popular radio show starring Stanford philosophers KEN TAYLOR and JOHN PERRY, has added two new voices to its broadcast team: DEBRA SATZ and JOSHUA LANDY. Satz and Landy will join Taylor on alternating weeks. Perry will become host emeritus. Philosophy Talk, which calls itself “the program that questions everything….except your intelligence,” celebrates… Read more Debra Satz and Joshua Landy join the team at Philosophy Talk
SLAC's 2017 DOE Early Career Award winners, from left: Frederico Fiuza, Emilio Nanni and Zeeshan Ahmed. (Dawn Harmer/ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants

by By Angela Anderson, Glennda Chui and Amanda Solliday on August 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Three scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive DOE Early Career Research Program grants for research to find evidence of cosmic inflation, understand how plasmas excite particles to high energies and develop a way to accelerate particles in much shorter distances with terahertz radiation. ZEESHAN AHMED, FREDERICO FIUZA and EMILIO NANNI were… Read more Three SLAC scientists receive DOE early career research grants
A scene from The Many Faces of Farce.

Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery

by Robin Wander on August 17, 2017 2:52 pm
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.” The famous observation by Karl Marx provided the inspiration for Stanford Repertory Theater’s 2017 summer festival, “The Many Faces of Farce,” directed by ALEX JOHNSON, SRT associate artistic director. Audiences are responding positively to the festival. Tickets for opening weekend sold out quickly, and this weekend’s… Read more Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery
Aanchal Johri, left, and Jason Li

Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars

by Pamela Moreland on July 10, 2017 3:03 pm
AANCHAL JOHRI, ’18, a mathematical and computational science major, and JASON LI, ’18, a human biology major, have been awarded scholarships from the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation for their commitment to public service, outstanding leadership potential and desire to make a difference in local, regional, national and international communities. The program was… Read more Stanford juniors selected as Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholars
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Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge

by Mark Shwartz on July 9, 2017 3:58 pm
Members of the STANFORD SOLAR CAR PROJECT have unveiled their newest entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback that takes place in October. The unveiling was held on July 1 at the Stanford Automotive Innovation Facility before family, friends and supporters. The Stanford team of undergraduates spent… Read more Stanford Solar Car Project unveils new car for the 2017 Australia challenge
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2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy

by Michael Gaetani on July 5, 2017 4:31 pm
The CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES  (CASBS) AT STANFORD played a preeminent role in the early decades of the study of organizations. Some of the foundational work in the field was conducted at the Center by economists, political scientists, social psychologists and sociologists. But an important goal at CASBS is not only to… Read more 2017 CASBS summer institute builds on storied legacy