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Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe eyed for UN post

by Elaine Ray on November 11, 2009 4:05 am
The title is quite a mouthful. EILEEN CHAMBERLAIN DONAHOE, an affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), will be nominated to the post of “Representative to the United States Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, with rank of Ambassador, United States Mission to the United Nations,” by President Barack Obama.… Read more Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe eyed for UN post

Darling-Hammond honored

by Elaine Ray on November 11, 2009 4:01 am
School of Education Professor LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND recently was one of three people to receive the 2009 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. The annual prize, given for the past 22 years, recognizes outstanding individuals whose dedication to learning is having a significant impact in America. Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, also… Read more Darling-Hammond honored

Berlin on film

by Elaine Ray on November 10, 2009 4:00 am
For some of us, it is hard to imagine that many members of the freshman and sophomore classes were not even born when the Berlin Wall came down. But they might have gotten a taste of what it was like during a “reenactment” of the event on White Plaza sponsored by the Krupp Internship Program,… Read more Berlin on film

Philosophy Talk celebrates 200 episodes with top 10 list

by Kate Chesley on November 9, 2009 4:00 am
“Philosophy Talk,” featuring KEN TAYLOR, the Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy, and JOHN PERRY, the Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, will air its 200th episode on Nov. 15. The show will feature a Top 10 list of issues that listeners think philosophers should tackle in the coming years, according to a press… Read more Philosophy Talk celebrates 200 episodes with top 10 list

BaBar celebrates 400th scientific publication

by Elaine Ray on November 6, 2009 4:00 am
The BaBar Collaboration at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently celebrated its 400th scientific publication just in time for the group’s meeting. The collaboration published its 400th paper Tuesday, less than nine years after publishing its first in 2001. That’s an average of one publication per week, every week, for nearly nine years straight. “I… Read more BaBar celebrates 400th scientific publication

Kramer gets winning verdict

by Elaine Ray on November 5, 2009 4:00 am
It’s a judgment LARRY KRAMER, pictured below, is certainly happy with: The Stanford Law School dean has been honored for his role in building an institution that nurtures a spirit of public service. Kramer recently received the John R. Kramer Award for Outstanding Law School Dean from Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit group that focuses… Read more Kramer gets winning verdict

Undisputed champs!

by Elaine Ray on November 4, 2009 4:00 am
For the third year in a row, Stanford has won the title of most physically active campus in the Pac-10 division. Thousands of students, staff, faculty, alumni and supporters throughout the conference logged their exercise minutes last week to score for their schools in the Pac-10 Fitness Challenge. The annual competition began in 2007 as… Read more Undisputed champs!

Bringing down the house

by Elaine Ray on November 3, 2009 4:00 am
Casa Naranja Resident Fellow ROD TAYLOR, a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, brought the house down in Roble Hall theater last week when he jammed with renowned bass guitarist Steve Bailey. Taylor, a bass guitarist himself, and his wife, KRISTEN TAYLOR, program administrator in mechanical engineering, applied to Resident Education’s Riddell Funds… Read more Bringing down the house

Readings and writings

by Elaine Ray on November 2, 2009 4:00 am
It’s National Novel Writing Month and at least one hardy  – and unnamed – Stanford staffer has taken the month off and is taking seriously the challenge of producing a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, Nov. 30. . . . If you’ve already got a piece of fiction you think might be prize worthy, the… Read more Readings and writings

Silicon Valley leaders honor President Hennessy

by Elaine Ray on October 30, 2009 4:00 am
President JOHN HENNESSY will receive a Spirit of Silicon Valley – Lifetime Achievement Award this afternoon at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group‘s annual Public Policy Luncheon. Dan Warmenhoven, executive board chairman of NetApp Inc., also will be honored. “Silicon Valley is proud to have such outstanding individuals to celebrate this year,” said Carl Guardino, president… Read more Silicon Valley leaders honor President Hennessy