Category: Seen on Campus

Marc Tessier-Lavigne at Gaieties

President Tatertot-Lasagna saves Gaieties from the evil Oski

by Kate Chesley on November 19, 2017 11:46 am
Surprise cameo appearances by university administrators have come to be a tradition for Gaieties, the annual student-written, musical extravaganza that makes fun of all things Cal. The Gaieties performance, produced by Ram’s Head, takes place in the week leading up to Big Game and is one of many events meant to rouse school spirit. Last… Read more President Tatertot-Lasagna saves Gaieties from the evil Oski

American Physical Society commemorates work of Stanford Nobel laureates Felix Bloch and Robert Hofstadter

by Vicky Stein on November 9, 2017 3:00 pm
In recognition of FELIX BLOCH’s and ROBERT HOFSTADTER’s Nobel Award-winning work in physics, the American Physical Society presented Stanford University with a commemorative plaque on Nov. 8. The plaque is now located at the courtyard of the Varian Physics Building, midway between the laboratories where the two men performed their groundbreaking research. Speakers praised the… Read more American Physical Society commemorates work of Stanford Nobel laureates Felix Bloch and Robert Hofstadter
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Jane and Leland Stanford stop by to see how their university is faring

by Kate Chesley on October 31, 2017 4:58 pm
Stanford University’s founders, JANE and LELAND STANFORD stopped by campus yesterday, Oct. 31, to check on how their university is faring. The Stanfords founded Stanford University in 1885 to memorialize their son, LELAND JR. and to “promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization.” The Leland Stanford Junior University… Read more Jane and Leland Stanford stop by to see how their university is faring
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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
Nobel winners

A Nobel moment in memory of the late Kenneth Arrow

by University Communications on October 15, 2017 1:37 pm
The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Department of Economics recently sponsored an academic tribute to the late economist KENNETH ARROW. Arrow died in February. He was the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and professor emeritus of operations research at Stanford. Faculty organizers of the event were economists MATTHEW JACKSON, ALVIN… Read more A Nobel moment in memory of the late Kenneth Arrow
Marcie Bianco

Clayman Institute creates new writing fellowship to support future feminist leaders

by Alex Shashkevich on August 24, 2017 3:39 pm
A new fellowship at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research aims to offer undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to gain and practice writing and journalistic skills. The eight-month fellowship launches in the fall quarter as part of the institute’s mission to foster and educate the next generation of feminist leaders. Fellows will contribute stories about on-campus… Read more Clayman Institute creates new writing fellowship to support future feminist leaders
A scene from The Many Faces of Farce.

Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery

by Robin Wander on August 17, 2017 2:52 pm
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.” The famous observation by Karl Marx provided the inspiration for Stanford Repertory Theater’s 2017 summer festival, “The Many Faces of Farce,” directed by ALEX JOHNSON, SRT associate artistic director. Audiences are responding positively to the festival. Tickets for opening weekend sold out quickly, and this weekend’s… Read more Disaster and humor are a hit at the Nitery
Fallout shelter sign

When fallout shelters dotted the Stanford campus

by Kate Chesley on August 15, 2017 2:08 pm
Recent news coverage of missile attack threats brings to mind a time more than 50 years ago when fallout shelters dotted the Stanford campus. The time was April 1963, about six months after the Cuban missile crisis. Here is the description of the fallout shelters established throughout campus from “A Chronology of Stanford University and… Read more When fallout shelters dotted the Stanford campus
Broken Back

Scar artist visits to remind medical students that patients are people

by Rosanne Spector on August 13, 2017 12:07 pm
TED MEYER’s career as an artist was succeeding beyond his dreams. Though he was often in great physical pain — a result of Gaucher disease — his paintings were critically acclaimed, shown in galleries around the world. Then, in his mid-30s, he lost his muse: He had begun a newly available treatment for Gaucher disease,… Read more Scar artist visits to remind medical students that patients are people
Cactus Garden

BeWell offers destinations for walking-talking meetings

by BeWell at Stanford on August 3, 2017 3:52 pm
BEWELL asks if you have, perhaps, been spending too much time sitting behind your desk or in fluorescent-lit conference rooms? The campus wellness program suggests six scenic campus destinations for walk-and-talk meetings that promise to boost creativity, improve your health and give you a new perspective on the place where you work. Among the suggestions:… Read more BeWell offers destinations for walking-talking meetings