Category: Seen on Campus

A juvenile Minke whale by Hanna Payne

Stanford Earth photos inspire science and wonder

by Barbara Buell on December 11, 2018 2:54 pm
An undergraduate, a graduate student and a staff member have won the 2018 Stanford Earth Photo Contest. Winners were human biology major HANNA PAYNE for best field photo, doctoral candidate MEREDITH GOEBEL for best lab photo and Stanford Earth Materials Lab manager KATIE DUNN for best landscape photo. The photo contest, hosted by the Stanford School… Read more Stanford Earth photos inspire science and wonder
Stanford Redwood City

Stanford Redwood City staff members get a taste – literally – of their new workplace

by Kate Chesley on November 8, 2018 3:24 pm
LISA SIMPSON was hoping at least 500 of the 2,300 staff members moving to the new Stanford Redwood City campus would come to the Thursday resource fair designed to give people a taste of their new work place. By noon, the number of fair participants had easily exceeded 500 with still two more hours of… Read more Stanford Redwood City staff members get a taste – literally – of their new workplace
Macintosh

Find out what happened when biologist Tim Stearns turned on his 35-year-old Mac

by Taylor Kubota on November 6, 2018 2:41 pm
While cleaning out his lab space in preparation for the move to the new Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Biology Building, TIM STEARNS decided to have a little fun. From up on one of his shelves, the chair of the Department of Biology took down a machine of yesteryear and plugged it in. Up… Read more Find out what happened when biologist Tim Stearns turned on his 35-year-old Mac
Stanford Mausoleum

What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?

by Kate Chesley on October 30, 2018 8:52 pm
What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum? The only problem is that it’s actually not that scary. Granted, beginning in the 1980s, students have held irreverent Halloween celebrations at the mausoleum. But even their off-and-on commemorations have been nothing to fear. Among Stanford students, you’re just as likely to… Read more What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?
Food truck

Food trucks on the Farm expand options for a tasty nosh on campus

by Alex Kekauoha on October 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Whether you’re new to campus or you’ve been here a while, you probably frequently find yourself on the hunt for something good to eat. For those looking for something different midday, food trucks are among the many dining options on campus. Each weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., two food trucks park at the… Read more Food trucks on the Farm expand options for a tasty nosh on campus
Dawes Garden

Children’s garden honors Christopher Dawes, former Lucile Packard CEO

by Kate Chesley on October 21, 2018 2:24 pm
A children’s garden located at the entrance of the new main building of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has been named in honor of CHRISTOPHER DAWES, who recently retired as the hospital’s president and CEO. In addition, an endowed hospital directorship in quality and safety has also been established to honor Dawes’ 30 years of service.… Read more Children’s garden honors Christopher Dawes, former Lucile Packard CEO
LGBTQ forum

Visible and valued: Stanford Medicine's first LGBTQ+ Forum

by Julie Greicius on October 16, 2018 2:07 pm
A “chosen family” is how some of the speakers described their colleagues here during the first Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum. Too often those letters — which stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning — describe individuals whose sexual orientation or gender identity is kept hidden because it can be so personally and professionally risky… Read more Visible and valued: Stanford Medicine's first LGBTQ+ Forum
neuroscience

First came the burritos, then the brains, for students interested in the neurosciences

by Nathan Collins on October 9, 2018 2:27 pm
First came the burritos, then the brains. Somewhere in between, more than 50 undergraduates who showed up for the Stanford Undergraduate Neuroscience Society’s “Brains and Burritos” heard from researchers and mingled with others curious about brain science. PANOS VANDRIS, a sophomore studying biology and comparative literature and an organizer of the event, said the organization… Read more First came the burritos, then the brains, for students interested in the neurosciences
Women of the Gulag

Hoover Press book, Women of the Gulag, featured in new documentary

by Clifton B. Parker on October 4, 2018 2:35 pm
Women of the Gulag, a new film documentary based on Hoover scholar PAUL GREGORY’s book by that name, is now being screened. Drawing upon the 2013 Hoover Institution Press book, Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives, the film tells compelling and tragic stories of women who survived the Gulag – the brutal system of repression and… Read more Hoover Press book, Women of the Gulag, featured in new documentary
Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta

Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives

by Maciej Siekierski on September 9, 2018 2:25 pm
Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Count Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, have been added to HOOVER INSTITUTION holdings. The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America. The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian… Read more Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives