Category: Heard on Campus

Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement

by Barbara Wilcox on July 13, 2016 4:00 am
Thousands of Chinese immigrant workers helped to build Leland Stanford’s Central Pacific Railroad and the wealth that became Stanford University. Still more worked throughout the West as cooks, caretakers and groundskeepers. Leland and Jane Stanford employed scores of Chinese domestic workers on their several properties, including their Palo Alto farm. The Palo Alto workers lived… Read more Stanford student exhibit reveals a legacy of Chinese-American engagement

Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side

by Stanford Athletics on July 12, 2016 4:00 am
Fueled by an NCAA championship in soccer and six top-10 finishes, Stanford captured its first Capital One Cup on the men’s side as the nation’s most successful athletics program during the 2015-16 campaign. The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to the best men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field… Read more Stanford earns its first Capital One Cup on the men's side

Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies

by Chris Kark on July 8, 2016 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a consortium of 74 scholarly organizations in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, has awarded six fellowships and one grant to humanities scholars at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. Each year, the ACLS awards fellowships and grants to about 300 U.S.-based scholars working across humanistic disciplines.… Read more Stanford humanities scholars awarded grants from American Council of Learned Societies

Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

by Staff on June 29, 2016 4:00 am
  Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), was recently awarded a MenuMasters 2016 Best Healthful Innovations award for its partnership with chef JAMIE OLIVER. The award recognizes the Cook Smart Program, which features a nine-week course that teaches students how to prepare nutritious food. The class is held in the Teaching… Read more Stanford Dining wins award for collaboration with Jamie Oliver

'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

by Victoria Chesley on June 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Philosophy Talk, a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors KEN TAYLOR  and JOHN PERRY, recently took home a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals International Program Awards in the category of Social Issues. The specific episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was  the first radio interview  with Snowden, an American computer… Read more 'Philosophy Talk' wins international radio program award

Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award

by Brooke Donald on June 23, 2016 10:00 pm
Three alumni from Stanford Graduate School of Education have been chosen to receive the 2016 Alumni Excellence in Education Award, which honors graduates who are transforming the field, changing communities and influencing policies. This year’s winners are JOSEPH CASTRO, PhD ’98, president of California State University, Fresno; HAYDEE RODRIGUEZ, MA ’02, teacher at Central Union High School… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education names winners of 2016 alumni award

Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'

by Staff on June 16, 2016 4:00 pm
In the aftermath of the mass shooting that targeted members of the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida, a number of vigils have included renditions of “Seasons of Love,” the finale of the Tony Award-winning musical Rent. In April, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Stanford’s oldest and largest student theater organization, performed Rent in Memorial Auditorium, and members… Read more Ram's Head Theatrical Society sings 'Seasons of Love'

'How bittersweet it is': Stanford Engineering grads offer reflections and advice

by Staff on June 13, 2016 4:30 pm
Stanford’s School of Engineering asked 11 seniors to give provide a glimpse into the emotions they were experiencing as they approached graduation.  

Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

by Jonathan Rabinovitz on June 7, 2016 4:00 am
CARL WIEMAN, professor of education and of physics at Stanford, was selected to receive the 2016 Gutenberg Teaching Award for his efforts to raise teaching quality. He is the third winner of the prize, which was established in 2014 to honor researchers, artists and scholars in the humanities and sciences who have made significant contributions… Read more Gutenberg Teaching Award goes to Stanford leader in science education

Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery

by Anita Law on June 6, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition showcased poetry’s incredible diversity of forms in spoken delivery. Last month, 10 student performers took center stage at the Stanford Humanities Center to demonstrate how poetry voices feelings and experiences both marginalized and central to the heart of human life. The participants included graduate and undergraduate students from… Read more Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition showcased a diversity of forms and delivery