Category: Heard on Campus

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
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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
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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
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Fake news takes center stage at Stanford's third Cardinal Conversations event

by Melissa De Witte on April 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Fake news and the “toxic” influences of opinion, ideology and propaganda in journalism were topics of a lively conversation at Stanford University on April 9 among journalists Anne Applebaum, Ted Koppel and Jessica Lessin. Moderated by Stanford political scientist MICHAEL MCFAUL, the discussion was part of the Cardinal Conversations initiative, a series of talks sponsored… Read more Fake news takes center stage at Stanford's third Cardinal Conversations event
Jane Kessner (left) and Kelsey Woodford

Stanford’s Religious Liberty Clinic leads two Ninth Circuit appeals

by By Stanford Law School on March 14, 2018 3:41 pm
This winter term, Religious Liberty Clinic students have represented clients in two high-profile cases pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The first case involves a challenge to a state prison’s mistreatment of an inmate’s right to religious observance; the second concerns the denial of a full-time job to a retail… Read more Stanford’s Religious Liberty Clinic leads two Ninth Circuit appeals
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Stanford alumna Gretchen Carlson returns to encourage others to 'Be Fierce'

by Stanford Libraries on March 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Former Fox News anchor and Stanford alumna GRETCHEN CARLSON returns to The Farm on Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss her recently released book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back.” Carlson won the 1989 Miss America pageant and graduated from Stanford with honors. After Stanford, she pursued a distinguished journalism career.  In 2016,… Read more Stanford alumna Gretchen Carlson returns to encourage others to 'Be Fierce'
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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focuses on making a difference

by Stanford Libraries on March 6, 2018 2:28 pm
The Bowes Art & Architecture Library will host an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Thursday, March 8, which is also International Women’s Day. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to drop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to participate. Turns out that less than 10 percent of Wikipedia contributors identify as women, according… Read more Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focuses on making a difference