Category: Heard on Campus

Stanford Libraries' Masquaraders come to rescue with COVID-19 face masks

by Julie Sweetkind-Singer on August 3, 2020 3:39 pm
Staff members in Stanford Libraries have taken the need to wear masks in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to heart. Staff from across the library — including those who were expert sewists, those with rusty skills and those who could not sew but still wanted to be involved — have been involved in a… Read more Stanford Libraries' Masquaraders come to rescue with COVID-19 face masks

Law School faculty share their end-of-year reading and podcast recommendations

by Stanford Law School on June 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Faculty members of the Stanford Law School are offering up their end-of-year reading and podcast list, with books focusing on subjects ranging from sci-fi to autobiographical to the apocalypse as depicted in Revelations. RICHARD FORD, professor of law, recommends The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin: “More terrific sci-fi with a theme that is spot on… Read more Law School faculty share their end-of-year reading and podcast recommendations
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Who ya gonna call? Celebrating Stanford’s Operator Services Center

by University IT communications on May 7, 2020 3:36 pm
  They are among Stanford’s unsung heroes during this time of crisis. So University IT has produced a video that spotlights the OPERATOR SERVICES CENTER (OSC) team whose members respond to both university and hospital calls. The group’s on-campus work has not stopped during COVID-19 shelter-in-place. The OSC is a central hub for much of… Read more Who ya gonna call? Celebrating Stanford’s Operator Services Center

50 years ago, tragedy created triumph at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

by Mike Gaetani on April 28, 2020 3:16 pm
In 1970, an arson at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) partially destroyed two buildings — and the work of several fellows. One of them lost almost everything. Yet from the ashes, he managed to write a book considered a classic of social anthropology. The fire happened on April 24, 1970… Read more 50 years ago, tragedy created triumph at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
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[email protected]: Listen as Steve Sano performs ‘Nocturne'

by Kurt Hickman on April 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Professor of Music STEVE SANO is using time at home due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders to compose and arrange new material for his next slack key guitar album. In this video, Sano performs “Nocturne,” playing a Pepe Romero tenor guilele. The top of the custom instrument is made from scraps of Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall… Read more [email protected]: Listen as Steve Sano performs ‘Nocturne'
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GSB's Matt Abrahams teaches us to 'Think Fast, Talk Smart' in podcast series

by Kate Chesley on February 25, 2020 3:59 pm
MATT ABRAHAMS, a lecturer of strategic communication at the Graduate School of Business, has sat down with communication experts from across campus to discuss public speaking anxiety, speaking off the cuff, nailing a question and answer period and more. The resulting podcast series, “Think Fast, Talk Smart,” is available on the Graduate School of Business… Read more GSB's Matt Abrahams teaches us to 'Think Fast, Talk Smart' in podcast series

GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays

by Jenna Garden on December 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Several Stanford Graduate School of Business professors picked a book that they would likely give to a friend for the holidays. Their suggestions would make an eclectic gift basket, ranging from classic fantasy to modern comedy to a history of genetic sequencing. Among the suggestions: JENNIFER AAKER, the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing: Give and… Read more GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays
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Deans Debra Satz and Jennifer Widom offer students words of wisdom

by Schools of Engineering and Humanities & Sciences on October 20, 2019 1:31 pm
JENNIFER WIDOM, dean of the School of Engineering, and DEBRA SATZ, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, sat down to chat about their unlikely paths to their current academic positions and to offer words of wisdom to undergraduates.
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Stanford sophomore, YouTube star publishes cookbook

by Alex Kekauoha on July 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Before joining Stanford, engineering student RACHEL FONG, ’21, became an internet celebrity with her popular YouTube channel, Kawaii Sweet World, which features her baking and crafting tutorials. Now, she’s following up the success of her channel with a book, Kawaii Sweet World Cookbook: 75 Yummy Recipes for Baking That’s (Almost) Too Cute to Eat, which will… Read more Stanford sophomore, YouTube star publishes cookbook
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Senior Edan Armas named student Baccalaureate speaker

by Alex Kekauoha on May 19, 2019 2:55 pm
The Senior Class Presidents of the Class of 2019 and the Office for Religious Life have named senior EDAN ARMAS, a poet and spoken word artist, as this year’s Baccalaureate student speaker. “Baccalaureate reminds us that this is not a time for us to celebrate an achievement so much as it is a time for… Read more Senior Edan Armas named student Baccalaureate speaker