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Hoover unveils correspondence between philanthropist and African and African American activists

by Elaine Ray on January 27, 2010 4:01 am
The Hoover Institution Library and Archives have opened the papers of William X. Scheinman (1927–1999), a longtime friend of and correspondent with Kenyan independence leader Tom Mboya, who served in the first cabinet of Kenya after that East African nation achieved independence from Great Britain in 1963. The highlight of the collection is the rich… Read more Hoover unveils correspondence between philanthropist and African and African American activists

Djerassi's Four Jews on Parnassus in two adaptations

by Elaine Ray on January 27, 2010 4:00 am
Four Jews on Parnassus, the 2008 book by chemistry Professor Emeritus CARL DJERASSI, which features a dramatized posthumous conversation between Arnold Schoenberg, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem and Theodor Adorno, will come to life in two distinct adaptations Feb. 6 and 7 on the Stanford University campus and at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco,… Read more Djerassi's Four Jews on Parnassus in two adaptations

Anil Menon sends dispatches from Haiti

by Elaine Ray on January 25, 2010 4:02 am
ANIL MENON, a clinical instructor in the School of Medicine, who focuses on surgery and emergency medicine, has been sending messages from Haiti, where he and a medical team from the school are providing care. Following is a recent dispatch. From: Anil Menon Date: Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 23:07 Subject: Translater roro hiding from… Read more Anil Menon sends dispatches from Haiti

Valerie Bellande '09 thanks the campus for its support of her homeland

by Elaine Ray on January 25, 2010 4:01 am
VALERIE BELLANDE, ’09, sent the following email Jan. 15, addressed to Stanford students KICHELLE WEBSTER and GABRIELA SPENCER, and to JAN BARKER-ALEXANDER, director of the Black Community Services Center, just before Stanford’s Caribbean Students Association was to meet to develop a strategy for responding to the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Bellande, who is Haitian-American,… Read more Valerie Bellande '09 thanks the campus for its support of her homeland

Fuchs weighs in on health care reform

by Elaine Ray on January 25, 2010 4:00 am
VICTOR FUCHS, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus, has been thinking, writing and speaking about health policy longer than anyone involved in the current reform process. Considered the dean of American health economists, Fuchs is best known for his 1999 book Who Shall Live? In the… Read more Fuchs weighs in on health care reform

Heard on Campus: 'I'm no more enlightened than I was yesterday'

by Elaine Ray on January 22, 2010 4:01 am
Just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Med School Dean PHILIP PIZZO was doing his usual run around campus when “in a flash, all the lights on campus went out.” Pizzo, who has made that run almost every morning since his arrival nine years ago, said his initial thought was to just keep going. But the… Read more Heard on Campus: 'I'm no more enlightened than I was yesterday'

Hoover Library and Archives opens papers of H. H. Kung

by Elaine Ray on January 22, 2010 4:00 am
The papers of H. H. Kung, a confidant of Chiang Kai-shek, his brother-in-law, and the patriarch of one of the “four big families” of Nationalist China, opened at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives Jan. 19. About one-half of the full collection, which covers the period from 1917 to 1949, will be available on microfilm… Read more Hoover Library and Archives opens papers of H. H. Kung

Healing Partners celebrates five years of caring

by Kate Chesley on January 21, 2010 4:00 am
HEALING PARTNERS, a program for breast cancer patients run by Women’s Health at Stanford, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month, according to KATHY TURNER, the research nurse practitioner who directs the program. Healing Partners pairs women diagnosed with breast cancer with a volunteer Healing Touch practitioner. Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy… Read more Healing Partners celebrates five years of caring

Wednesday: Annual MLK lunch; 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'

by Elaine Ray on January 20, 2010 4:02 am
Music and reflections on the civil rights movement will be themes of two events taking place Wednesday, Jan. 20. At noon, “Food and Song for the Soul,” the annual Martin Luther King Jr . commemorative luncheon program sponsored by the African American Staff Group and the Black Community Services Center, will take place in Tresidder’s… Read more Wednesday: Annual MLK lunch; 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'

FACE AIDS responds to the emergency in Haiti

by Ruthann Richter on January 20, 2010 4:00 am
Since 2005, FACE AIDS, a group founded by Stanford students dedicated to fighting AIDS in Africa, has raised more than $1.5 million to support Partners in Health (PIH), a nonprofit working in Africa but with deep roots in Haiti as well. Founded by Paul Farmer, the Harvard physician who is currently serving as deputy U.N.… Read more FACE AIDS responds to the emergency in Haiti