Category: Heard on Campus

The Charged Particles

Stanford-infused jazz band to pay tribute to Michael Brecker

by Clifton Parker on April 20, 2016 5:11 pm
Charged Particles Trio, a Stanford-infused band, will perform Friday, April 22, on campus in tribute to legendary saxophonist MICHAEL BRECKER. Charged Particles is an electric jazz band that includes two Stanford faculty members – communication professor and drummer JON KROSNICK, music lecturer and keyboardist MURRAY LOW – and bassist AARON GERMAIN. Bay Area saxophonist TOD DICKOW… Read more Stanford-infused jazz band to pay tribute to Michael Brecker

Stanford scholars tapped for Carnegie Fellowships

by Clifton Parker on April 19, 2016 3:35 pm
NATE PERSILY, professor of law, and JENS HAINMUELLER, associate professor of political science, are winners of 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Persily and Hainmueller are among 33 scholars across the country who have been selected as Carnegie fellows this year. The winners were chosen from almost 200 nominations; this is the second year the fellowships have been… Read more Stanford scholars tapped for Carnegie Fellowships
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala

Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students

by Becky Bach on April 18, 2016 4:00 am
Quick quiz: What’s the topic of discussion when you bring together a media entrepreneur, a NBA basketball player and a narcolepsy expert? Answer: Sleep! Or rather, the lack of it, the importance of it and our quirky cultural norms surrounding that oh-so-essential daily activity. Sleep was the topic of a conversation last week on Stanford’s… Read more Arianna Huffington, Andre Iguodala share benefits of sleep with Stanford students
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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by Clifton Parker on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
Daniel Schwartz

Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education

by Brooke Donald on April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
The American Educational Research Association has honored Stanford faculty, students and alumni with awards for their scholarship. Most of the awards were announced during AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Researchers and practitioners from around the country attended the meeting, where scholars presented new research, delivered lectures on diversity, democracy and equity… Read more Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education
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Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by Kathleen Sullivan on April 11, 2016 9:30 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford has announced plans to create “Seeds of Change,” a program to encourage, support and sustain young women in computer science and engineering as they journey from high school through college and into successful careers in technology. The program was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million gift… Read more Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers
Matt Abrahams

A big data approach to public speaking

by Staff on April 5, 2016 5:51 pm
The Graduate School of Business’ news website features an article by MATT ABRAHAMS, an organizational behavior lecturer, author and communications coach, about the core characteristics of effective communicators. Abrahams cites the work of Quantified Communications, which offers an analytics platform to measure, evaluate and improve corporate executives’ communications skills. The company analyzed more than 100,000… Read more A big data approach to public speaking
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Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

by Tracie White on April 3, 2016 5:57 pm
Sometimes scientists discover the best new stuff by disproving their own hypotheses. This seems to be what happened for a group of sleep researchers who recently set out to study sleep in the senior population. The plan was for the researchers to set up high-tech equipment in the bedrooms of 150 older adults and examine a phenomenon… Read more Stanford researchers uncover secrets in the brains of sleeping seniors

New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

by Ruthann Richter on March 29, 2016 4:00 am
Many women in the developing world say they don’t want to get pregnant in the 18 months after childbirth, but they don’t have access to family planning services. Now a Stanford researcher has invented a new, low-cost option for these women that would enable them to obtain long-term contraception just after delivery. The device consists… Read more New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

Stanford names next men's basketball coach

by Stanford Athletics on March 27, 2016 4:40 pm
JEROD HAASE has been named Stanford’s men’s basketball coach. Haase recently completed his fourth season as the head coach at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Stanford’s Director of Athletics BERNARD MUIR  announced Haase’s appointment last week. “I could not be more excited to welcome Jerod, Mindy and their children to the Stanford family,” said… Read more Stanford names next men's basketball coach