Category: Seen on Campus

Rice and Kennedy

Rice and Kennedy inspire the 'American Creed' documentary

by Clifton B. Parker on February 19, 2018 10:00 am
What is our national character as Americans? Has it been lost? That question begs a larger dialogue that begins later this month when PBS airs a new documentary—”American Creed”—inspired by political scientist CONDOLEEZZA RICE and historian DAVID KENNEDY.  The two serve as hosts for the documentary, which originated with classroom discussions with Stanford students. On Feb.… Read more Rice and Kennedy inspire the 'American Creed' documentary
Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling Brown

Theater heroes return to campus

by Robin Wander on February 10, 2018 3:09 am
Before actor/alums RYAN MICHELLE BATHE and STERLING K. BROWN, both Class of ’98, took to the CEMEX Auditorium stage on Friday to perform scenes from August Wilson’s plays and converse with their former professor, HARRY J. ELAM JR., in front of a sold-out audience, the duo took to the more intimate Pigott stage to meet… Read more Theater heroes return to campus
Hanna House

GSE tells the story of Paul Hanna and Hanna House

by Barbara Wilcox on December 20, 2017 4:01 pm
As part of its centennial celebrations, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) tells the story of PAUL HANNA, an enterprising education professor, and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home that he and his wife, JEAN, gave to Stanford. The house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and nestled into a hill of faculty housing on Stanford’s Frenchman’s… Read more GSE tells the story of Paul Hanna and Hanna House
Ann Arvin

'Topping out' new life sciences building

by Nathan Collins on December 12, 2017 4:15 pm
A new home for interdisciplinary life sciences at Stanford, set to open in mid-2019, reached an important milestone on Friday when workers put the building’s highest steel beam in place, an event known as “topping out.” Located just across campus drive from the James H. Clark Center, home to Stanford Bio-X, the new facility will… Read more 'Topping out' new life sciences building
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
Jane and Leland Stanford

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