Category: On the Move

GSB alum shares Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

by Elaine Ray on October 12, 2009 5:43 am
OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON, Stanford MBA 1960, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences today. Williamson, a professor emeritus of business, economics and law at U.C. Berkeley, was cited  “for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm.”  He shares the prize with Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University.

Cardinal is the new green

by Elaine Ray on September 29, 2009 6:26 pm
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What they did during summer vacation

by Elaine Ray on September 23, 2009 12:00 am
In a new twist on “How I spent my summer vacation,” here’s what some Stanford students didn’t do: tie the knot. In response to the passage last November of Proposition 8, a group of undergrads launched the National Marriage Boycott (NMB) and have vowed to swear off marriage until the federal government repeals the Defense… Read more What they did during summer vacation

Congratulations!

by Elaine Ray on September 21, 2009 12:30 pm
Congratulations to . . . Stanford and SLAC physicist AHARON KAPITULNIK, who received the 2009 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for Outstanding Superconductivity Experiments earlier this month at the Ninth International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity in Tokyo. Kapitulnik, who is chair of the Department of Applied Physics, shared the prize with Brookhaven National… Read more Congratulations!

New Student Orientation's baby boom, boom, boom

by Elaine Ray on September 16, 2009 12:00 am
New Student Orientation (NSO) is pregnant with possibility

Walk this way

by Elaine Ray on September 14, 2009 12:00 am
Stanford is wacky for its walks.  In addition to the nontraditional Commencement processional, there is the more reflective  “Walk the Farm” event, led by history professors DAVID KENNEDY and RICHARD WHITE, and based on the Midwestern practice of walking the perimeter of one’s property to stay in touch with the land. There also is the… Read more Walk this way

LIve long and prosper

by Elaine Ray on September 8, 2009 12:00 am
The good news is that we’re living longer, but for many that reality carries its own worries. LAURA CARSTENSEN, professor of psychology and director of the Center on Longevity, says don’t worry, be prepared. Her new book, A Long Bright Future, attempts to shed the myths about aging that keep us from taking the necessary… Read more LIve long and prosper

Meet the new Resident Fellows

by Elaine Ray on September 8, 2009 12:00 am
Resident fellows, who live with their families in residence halls, recently held their first retreat with DEBORAH GOLDER, the new associate vice provost and dean of residential education. Two new RF couples were appointed this year: STEPHEN STEDMAN, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and his wife, CORINNE THOMAS, will… Read more Meet the new Resident Fellows

Weinstein heads to Washington

by Elaine Ray on September 7, 2009 12:00 am
JEREMY M. WEINSTEIN, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed director for democracy at the National Security Council. Weinstein, who is on leave from Stanford, is a faculty member at FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. His academic research focuses on… Read more Weinstein heads to Washington

Alum primed to be Japan's next premier . . .

by Elaine Ray on August 31, 2009 12:00 am
Redesigning Japan’s government and economy probably wasn’t what YUKIO HATOYAMA had in mind when he studied engineering at Stanford. But more than three decades after leaving the Farm, a promise to shrink his country’s bureaucracy and shore up its economy helped Hatoyama lead his Democratic Party to a landslide victory in Sunday’s election, and secure… Read more Alum primed to be Japan's next premier . . .