Category: On the Move

What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations

by Brian Risso on September 1, 2015 5:35 pm
As the calendar flips to September, Stanford Athletics looked back at five Cardinal standouts who made the most of their summer experience. The Stanford Athletics website features water polo’s BRET BONANNI,  swimmer SIMONE MANUEL, women’s basketball forward ERICA MCCALL,  golfer MAVERICK MCNEALY and track and field star and decathlete HARRISON WILLIAMS.  Read the full story… Read more What Stanford athletes did during their summer vacations

Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

by Elaine Ray on August 31, 2015 4:00 am
MEG SMAKER, who recently earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford, is among the 15 winners of the 2015 Student Academy Awards. Her entry, Boxeadora is the story of Cuba’s first known female boxer. Even before the Student Academy Award nod, Boxeadora was enjoying accolades. It won first place for nonfiction at… Read more Stanford filmmaker wins Student Academy Award

Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community

by Elaine Ray on August 26, 2015 4:25 pm
Stanford’s Health Improvement Program (HIP) and Stanford Recreation are offering free group fitness classes for members of the Stanford community Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4. Try TRX or Jungle Gym, Boxing or Aqua Zumba. All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Signups open 15 minutes before classes begin. You will need… Read more Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community

'MythBusters' tests the myth of hands-free driving at Stanford's automotive facility

by Staff on August 21, 2015 5:21 pm
Is talking on a hands-free device more or less dangerous than talking while holding a cell phone? ADAM SAVAGE and JAMIE HYNEMAN, hosts of the Discovery Channel show MythBusters, put the question to the test during a visit to Stanford’s Automotive Innovation Facility. They enlisted volunteers and the facility’s state-of-the-art technology to simulate driving on… Read more 'MythBusters' tests the myth of hands-free driving at Stanford's automotive facility

From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple

by Robin Wander on August 11, 2015 4:33 pm
“Surreal and wonderful” is how Stanford alumnus LOUIS LAGALANTE described presenting the opening number from his original musical Mirror Image at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer. Mirror Image, with music and lyrics by Lagalante, premiered at Stanford in March 2015 as Lagalante’s senior capstone project in music composition. The story follows three individuals… Read more From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple

White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance

by Clifton Parker on August 7, 2015 4:07 pm
When the White House announced last Wednesday it had formed a new alliance to stop wildlife trafficking in the wake of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, there was a Stanford connection at the center of it all. DAVID J. HAYES, a distinguished visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, will head the U.S.… Read more White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance

Staff, faculty weigh in on managing tourist visits

by Kate Chesley on August 5, 2015 3:44 pm
Beginning later this month, Stanford will institute its third tour-bus policy change in less than five years to better manage the overwhelming number of campus visitors. Tourist buses, which have been parked on Roth Way between Palm and Lomita drives since 2011, will be moving to Lasuen Street at Campus Drive. Picnic tables and a… Read more Staff, faculty weigh in on managing tourist visits

Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey

by Clifton Parker on August 3, 2015 5:00 pm
The dawn of human history is coming to light in a Neolithic village in modern-day Turkey, thanks to a joint effort by scholars at Stanford University and the University of Stirling in Scotland. Starting this month, IAN HODDER, a professor of anthropology at Stanford, will begin work with Stirling archaeologist ALEX BAYLISS to conduct radiocarbon… Read more Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey

Stanford alums create performance piece on the California drought

by Robin Wander on July 29, 2015 4:00 am
Two Stanford alums and an undergraduate walk into a bar…  Actually, they aren’t in a bar; they are on stage putting on a show about the California drought. So no drinks, but there is plenty of talk of being parched. The alumnae are MARI AMEND and DORIA CHARLSON, both of the Class of ’13, who… Read more Stanford alums create performance piece on the California drought

Stanford women's water polo team enjoys fun and games in South Korea

by Stanford Athletics on July 25, 2015 1:00 pm
The Stanford women’s water polo program represented the United States at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, earlier this summer. Over its final days in the country, the team attended a USA women’s basketball game featuring fellow Stanford student-athlete ERICA MCCALL, saw singer, songwriter and rapper PSY, of Gangnam Style fame, live in… Read more Stanford women's water polo team enjoys fun and games in South Korea