Category: Heard on Campus

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
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
Tessier-Lavigne

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
Philosophy Talk hosts

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