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December 29, 2009

Stanford's Native American Cultural Center helps American
Indian students thrive academically, culturally and socially by
providing a sense of community.

December 29, 2009

Washington Post, December 15, 2009

December 27, 2009

Cantor Center's "Splendid Grief" and "Frank Lobdell Figure Drawings" are among the top ten exhibits of 2009.

December 23, 2009

Cantor Center to reveal Noguchi bronze, "Victim",

December 21, 2009

Professors Dan Edelstein and Paula Findlen use computers to map letters exchanged during the Enlightenment.

December 19, 2009

A review of Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time, by Stanford
professor emeritus Joseph Frank.

December 17, 2009

Researchers map thousands of letters exchanged in the 18th century's
"Republic of Letters" – and learn at a
glance what
it once took a lifetime of study to comprehend.

December 15, 2009

Quotes Robert Harrison, professor of French and Italian, from his
"Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition.".

December 14, 2009

Discusses The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and quotes
Edward Zalta, senior research scholar at the Center for the Study of
Language and Information (CSLI).

December 14, 2009

Music professor Jonathan Berger's research has revealed
new findings
about new generations of music listeners.

December 8, 2009

Mentions computer music system developed by Stanford and UC San

December 8, 2009

Peter Bhatia (AB History 1975) has been named Editor of Portland's
award-winning newspaper.

December 8, 2009

Profiles art on campus including the Cantor Arts Center and
Memorial Church mosaics, and Hanna House.

December 6, 2009

Carol Loeb Shloss, a consulting professor of English at Stanford,
questions the policies that should protect humanities scholars.

December 4, 2009

The Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra members, led by assistant professor of music, Ge Wang, 'play' a symphony of iPhones.

December 4, 2009

Digital humanities project, Mapping the Republic of Letters, wins
into Data Challenge' NEH grant.

December 3, 2009

Stanford students learn about the prison system in a dance course
incarcerated youth, taught by Drama department professor Janice

December 2, 2009

Designer and Art & Art History lecturer John Edmark
installed a
"Geometry Playground" at San Francisco's
science museum.

December 1, 2009

Paul Wetenhall, who holds a Ph.D. from Stanford, will oversee the
Art Museum.

December 1, 2009

Professor emeritus of history David Kennedy is quoted on Obama's
for Afghanistan.

November 25, 2009

Dan Edelstein, assistant professor of French and author of The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature and the French Revolution, discusses natural right during the French Revolution.

November 22, 2009

An Op-Ed written by Edith Sheffer, history department lecturer

November 19, 2009

English professor emeritus George Brown publishes new book on the
Northumbrian monk, Bede.

November 16, 2009

Art History professor emeritus Wanda Corn is honored for her
contributions to the discipline of American art.

November 16, 2009

Google publishes Stanford dissertations online

November 15, 2009

Professor emeritus of history James Sheehan on whether we learnt
wrong lessons from the fall of the Berlin Wall

November 15, 2009

Stanford history professor Jack N. Rakove publishes "The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence"

November 13, 2009

An exhibition of more than 50 drawings by professor emeritus of
art Frank
Lobdell opens at Cantor Arts Center

November 13, 2009

Recent Stanford graduate wins "write like David Mamet"
playwriting contest

November 12, 2009

Stanford's Archaeology Center attempts to recreate Incan
pots from
before the Spanish Conquest.

November 12, 2009

Art professor emeritus Frank Lobdell's figurative drawings
featured at Cantor Arts Center.

November 11, 2009

Stanford professor Matthew Sommer comments on the historical
for social behaviors in China today.

November 11, 2009

Stanford author Adam Johnson receives 2009 Whiting Award.

November 10, 2009

Stanford scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin's new book
highlights Mark
Twain's role as an animal advocate.

November 9, 2009

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will perform at Carnegie Hall.
professor Cai Jindong comments.

November 8, 2009

Professor of history and science Robert Proctor is accused of
the law after challenging the employment of four graduate students
the University of Florida as researchers assisting tobacco companies

November 6, 2009

Stanford alumni Jonathan Parker and David Lang complete "(Untitled),"
a new film that pokes fun of the New York art scene.

November 5, 2009

Three day event at Stanford explores music of Sergei Prokofiev.

November 5, 2009

Professor of philosophy Kenneth Taylor and professor emeritus of
philosophy John Perry discuss the continuing success of their weekly
radio show

November 2, 2009

Five artists at Stanford discuss what happens when artists become

November 1, 2009

British Scholar online, November, 2009

October 31, 2009

For almost 50 years, professor of art and art history Matt Kahn
has led a
yearly art class in pumpkin carving for his students.

October 27, 2009

Stanford University Press publishes letters between Robinson and

October 26, 2009

University plans to expand Middle East, South Asia and East Asia

October 26, 2009

Elizabeth Wahl is the new executive director of CCRSE

October 26, 2009

Assistant professor of French, Dan Edelstein, argues the
importance of
foreign language skills

October 23, 2009

Technology changes the way classical music is made; assistant professor Ge Wang comments

October 22, 2009

Why a liberal education matters

October 21, 2009

Assistant professor of history, Priya Satia, on the use of drones
by the
American military in Afghanistan

October 19, 2009

A discussion of the culture of black hair includes quotes from
assistant history professor Allyson Hobbs.

October 17, 2009

Stanford's creative writing program recognized for its
impact on the
San Francisco literary scene

October 16, 2009

Stanford graduate Vienna Teng establishes herself in the musical

October 16, 2009

Anonymous 4 will sing 13th-century monastic at Memorial Church.

October 15, 2009

Professors Ken Taylor and John Perry will discuss our generation's obligation to the future.

October 15, 2009

Stanford's Jody Maxmin, associate professor of art history
classics, reflects on Bothmer's contributions to the field

October 14, 2009

History professor Richard White reviews Rebirth of a Nation: The
Making of Modern America, 1877-1920.

October 12, 2009

Stanford one of 10 leading research universities studied in an
investigation into the length of time needed to earn humanities

October 12, 2009

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company seeks Professor Robert Proctor's
unpublished manuscript.

October 12, 2009

Stanford study finds richness and complexity in students'

October 9, 2009

Assistant prof. Ben Wang explains the science behind his iPhone
application, Leaf Trombone.

October 9, 2009

Cantor Arts Center's new exhibit displays art from 13

October 7, 2009

History professor emeritus David Kennedy writes about the original
of the national park.

October 6, 2009

Professor Walter Scheidel studies coin hoards to determine the
of Ancient Rome.

October 2, 2009

Palo Alto Weekly

October 2, 2009

Drama and classics professor Rush Rehm takes on a role in Othello.

October 1, 2009

English professor Carol Shloss wins settlement against James Joyce

October 1, 2009

Memorial service for former Philosophy Dept. chair Julius

September 30, 2009

Stanford students team with their peers at Ugandan university.

September 28, 2009

Stanford scholar Carol Shloss" breakthrough settlement
against the
James Joyce Estate gives hope to beleaguered researchers.

September 25, 2009

Westport News, September 25, 2009

September 23, 2009

Utne, September 23, 2009

September 17, 2009

Cantor exhibit shows numerous professors and students'

September 16, 2009

Q&A with alumna Marina Luz

September 14, 2009

Quotes Joel Beinin, professor of history

September 12, 2009

Mentions that history Professor Al Camarillo was a featured

September 2, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 2009

September 1, 2009

Missing Schumann Fourth Sonata discovered at Stanford

September 1, 2009

Mentions the work of Andrea Lunsford, English professor, in assessing the development of college students' writing

September 1, 2009

Palo Alto Online, September, 2009

September 1, 2009

History professor Albert Camarillo revisits Compton in a new

August 27, 2009

Recommends "From Their Studios" exhibit at
Cantor Arts

August 24, 2009

Examines prose research of English professor Andrea Lunsford

August 22, 2009

Interviews Reverend Scotty McLennan, Stanford Dean for Religious

August 22, 2009

Quotes professor emeritus of history David M. Kennedy

August 21, 2009

Mentions David Straub, associate director of the Korean Studies
at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at the Freeman
Institute for International Studies

August 21, 2009

Mummy scanned with whole-body scanner at med center. Images will
studied and some displayed at an upcoming exhibition in San

August 20, 2009

The university's library has a Second Life version of its
where exhibits and documents are on display.

August 18, 2009

Cites history professor Joel Beinin

August 17, 2009

Story on the 'Office Hours' interviews with
Philosophy Talk
hosts, and Stanford philosophy professors, Kenneth Taylor and John

August 16, 2009

The 2,000 files of research on the acoustics of string instruments
violin maker Carleen Hutchins are now held by Stanford University.

August 14, 2009

Cites assistant professors of history Sean Hanretta and Priya

August 13, 2009

Quotes Dan Edelstein, assistant professor of French and Italian

August 12, 2009

Examination of professor Lera Boroditsky's research on

August 12, 2009

Professor Rickford, a professor of Humanities and Linguistics,
hosts a
radio show on 'ebonics'.

August 10, 2009

Quotes associate professor of art Richard Vinograd

August 7, 2009

Quotes Priya Satia, assistant professor of history

August 6, 2009

Quotes Political Science professor, Rob Reich

August 5, 2009

Stanford University Libraries holds manuscript of fragment of
piano sonata. The manuscript was donated to Stanford by the Hewlett
Foundation in honor of Condoleezza Rice, who was provost at the

August 5, 2009

Cites David Straub, associate director of the Korean Studies
Program at
the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at the Freeman Spogli
Institute for International Studies.

August 4, 2009

Article by Priya Satia, assistant professor of history

August 3, 2009

Bliss Carnochan, professor emeritus of English, explains the
semiotics of
book gifts among scholars—a topic that could keep many an
anthropologist occupied for quite some time.

August 2, 2009

Tribute to Stanford's first jazz artist in residence

January 18, 2019

Emeritus French professor René Girard is one of only 40
or immortels, of the Académie Francaise, France's
intellectual honor. In this rare interview he admits that few people
here understand quite what he does.

July 31, 2009

Review of Stanford's summer staging of Electra

July 30, 2009

Profiles Madeline Eastman, an instructor at the Stanford Jazz
for 18 years

July 29, 2009

Discusses Stanford's summer language training program in
with the Chinese Guest Teacher Program

July 28, 2009

Review of Stanford Summer Theater's staging of Sophocles'

July 24, 2009

Scultor's Exhibition Article, Stanford Grad who Studied

July 23, 2009

Stanford Undergrad Does Linguistics Research in Grad School in

July 22, 2009

Coverage of the Great Books Summer Program, a youth program held
at Stanford University.

July 21, 2009

Quotes Professor Al Camarillo

July 21, 2009

Quotes Shirley Brice Heath, professor of English, emerita

July 21, 2009

Review and story about "Cutting for Stone" by
Stanford medical
professor Verghese

July 17, 2009

Quotes co-founder of SST and professor of drama and of classics
Rehm; lecturer in drama Aleta Hayes; classics professor Richard P.
Martin; and associate professor of drama, emeritus William Eddelman

July 17, 2009

Work by Kazumi Shiho (MFA 2009) is part of the exhibit "Fresh
Things: New Talent From Northern California" at the Jay Jay
in Sacramento

July 16, 2009

Stanford English professor named a consulting editor for
Literary Quarterly

July 16, 2009

Quotes Robert Kelley (AB English 1969) who is founding artistic
of TheatreWorks. The 40th anniversary program includes the regional
premiere of David Henry Hwang's "Yellow Face",
which was
workshopped at Stanford.

July 15, 2009

Discusses the finances behind the Stanford Encyclopedia of
and quotes Center for the Study of Language and Information senior
research scholar Ed Zalta

July 15, 2009

Written by the director of the Iranian Studies Program Abbas

July 14, 2009

Alumnus Robert Kelley (AB English 1969) has been with the theater
since 1970

July 13, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives) The Independent, July 13, 2009

July 10, 2009

Quotes John Eilts, curator of the Islamic and Middle Eastern
in Stanford Libraries, who is developing an archive of Middle East
political sites

July 9, 2009

Book on sale at exhibit includes essay written by Richard White, a
Stanford history professor

July 9, 2009

A calendar listing about a live taping of "Philosophy
Talk," a
radio show hosted by two Stanford professors

July 2, 2009

Excerpts of comments made by the Jindong Cai, conductor and music
director of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra

July 2, 2009

London Jewish Chronicle, July 2, 2009

July 1, 2009

Op-ed article by Stanford history professor Priya Satia featured
in the
Financial Times

July 1, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives) Commentary Magazine, July/August 2009

July 1, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives) Standpoint Magazine, July/August 2009

July 1, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives) The New Republic, July 1, 2009

June 29, 2009

Stanford art history professor Wanda Corn to give a special
in July, on artist Andrew Wyeth

June 29, 2009

Featured article on Stanford Ph.D. Robert Hass' poetry in
the San
Francisco Examiner

June 28, 2009

Featured article on Stanford Alumni Alice Hoffman's new
novel, "The
Story Sisters"

June 26, 2009

CNN Featured article on Stanford Alumni Tim Westergren's
music phenomena, Pandora Radio

June 21, 2009

San Francisco events calendar features Stanford Summer Theater

June 18, 2009

Abbas Milani, director of Iranian studies program, interviewed re.
demonstrations in Iran. Milani also interviewed on BBC World
Service and CNN Today broadcasts

June 16, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives) TPM Magazine, June 16, 2009

June 11, 2009

Review of professor of history Steven Zipperstein's "Rosenfeld's

June 11, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives) The Washington Post, June 11, 2009

June 10, 2009

Recent graduates Maggie Mason and Sarah Moser and senior Donell
Hill have
nonspeaking roles in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's "You,
by Amy Freed, artist-in-residence in the drama department

June 9, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives) Literary Review, June 9, 2009

June 1, 2009

Feature article on English professor John Felstiner's book Can Poetry Save the Earth?

May 27, 2009

Michel Serres, a foremost philosopher of France, is a Permanent
Faculty member at Stanford.

May 26, 2009

Cantor Arts Center features associate professor of music Mark
experimental work "The Metaphysics of Notation,"
played by a
different musician every Friday.

May 24, 2009

Quotes Jindong Cai, associate professor (performance) of music and
Symphony Orchestra conductor

May 21, 2009

Review of play by Amy Freed, artist-in-residence in the drama

May 17, 2009

Quotes assistant professor of history Priya Satia from the
alumni magazine

May 15, 2009

Quotes Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, professor of comparative literature
and of
French and Italian

May 14, 2009

Cites John Perry, professor emeritus of philosophy

May 14, 2009

The China Beat, May 14, 2009

May 13, 2009

Feature article on five graduating MFA students' thesis

May 10, 2009

Quotes David M. Kennedy, professor emeritus of history.

May 8, 2009

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 8, 2009

May 8, 2009

"Concerto for Florist and Ensemble" by associate
professor of
music Mark Applebaum

May 8, 2009

"Pop Apocalypse" by Lee Konstantinou, graduate
student in

May 8, 2009

Alumnus Nolan Gasser (PhD Music 2001) is artistic director of
Archives, which is funded by Pierre Schwob, who recently donated $1
million to Stanford's astrophysics department.

May 8, 2009

Professor of History Steven Zipperstein's article on the
and process of writing his book Rosenfeld's Lives

May 7, 2009

Co-founder Ge Wang, assistant professor of music, developed Smule's
Ocarina app. More than 900,000 copies have been sold.

May 7, 2009

Co-founder Ge Wang, assistant professor of music, developed Smule's Ocarina app. More than 900,000 copies have been sold.

May 6, 2009

Greenpeace featured professor of English John Felstiner's personal story and his new book Can Poetry Save the Earth on their Story Center homepage.

May 4, 2009

"The Metaphysics of Notation", a musical score
composed by
Professor of Music Mark Applebaum, is now on exhibit at the Cantor
Center. It features a collection of "soundsculptures,"
are agglomerations of found objects hardware-...

May 1, 2009

Review of Professor of History Steven Zipperstein's book
Lives in Haaretz, Israel's leading newspaper

April 27, 2009

[Feature article on Stanford English professor John Felstiner's interest in environmentaism in poetry.]

April 27, 2009

[Stanford professor of English Shelley Fisher Fishkins discusses
how she
discovered Mark Twain's play 'Is He Dead?'
which she is
staging for the first time on the West Coast at the Center Theater
Long Beach.]

April 27, 2009

[Feature article re: Lukas Ligeti, who was a visiting composer at
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics from 1994-1996.]

April 27, 2009

(Review of Rosenfeld's Lives), April 27, 2009

April 23, 2009

[Review of Lively Arts performance at Memorial Church. Cut Circle
founded by assistant professor of music Jesse Rodin.]

April 22, 2009

[Assistant professor of music Ge Wang"s iPhone apps. Quotes Steve Sano, professor of music, and two students.]

April 20, 2009

Prof. Wolff was one of twelve Stanford scholars who were elected
as new

April 20, 2009

Writers Read Blog, April 20, 2009

April 16, 2009

[New developments for the company Smule, co-founded by Ge Wang, assistant professor of music.]

April 14, 2009

[Tom McFadden, a Stanford biology instructor, produced "Regulatin'
Genes" and five other rap videos as a teaching aid for his
students. His videos are now gaining attention nationwide for their

April 14, 2009

The 2009-10 fellows were chosen from a pool of more than 400
and include scholars from other institutions, Stanford faculty and
advanced Stanford graduate students.

April 10, 2009

Five poets and five fiction writers have been awarded the 2009-10 Stanford Creative Writing Program's Wallace Stegner Fellowships.

April 7, 2009

[Re: Alex McInturff, graduate student at the School of Earth
His advisers include Professor of history Richard White, and
emeritus of history David Kennedy.]

April 7, 2009

[Quotes Professor emeritus of history David Kennedy.]

April 7, 2009

[Professor of English and Mark Twain scholar Shelly Fisher-Fishkin
discovered the author's manuscript after 100 years of
and helped to initiate its revival as a play.]

January 18, 2019

[The Stanford Laptop Orchestra is led by assistant professor of
music Ge

March 31, 2009

[On the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound.]

March 25, 2009

[A petition drive seeks to reinstate Patricia Parker, professor of
English and of comparative literature, as editor of a new Arden
Shakespeare edition of "A Midsummer Night"s

March 24, 2009

[Quotes Albert Camarillo, professor of history and a Compton
native who
is working on an oral history of his hometown.]

March 23, 2009

[Quotes professor emeritus of history David Kennedy.]

March 23, 2009

[Assistant professor of music Ge Wang"s Mobile Phone

March 20, 2009

[Professor of sculpture Terry Berlier uses art to encourage people
think about the environment.]

March 18, 2009

[Co-written by Joshua Cohen, professor of political science, of
philosophy, and of law.]

March 13, 2009

[Professor of Art Matt Kahn's exhibit will be on view May
8 through
July 12 at the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design.]

March 13, 2009

[Professor of Religious Studies Linda Hess provides information in
article about the medieval Indian poet-weaver Kabir, whom some
the most important poet/philoshoper of the Bhakti tradition in

March 13, 2009

[Assistant professor of music Ge Wang"s iPhone Ocarina
was an instant hit.]

March 11, 2009

[This podcast includes an interview with Henry Lowood, curator for
history of science and technology collections and film and media
collections, on the "Preserving Virtual Worlds"
(starts at 33:22).]

March 11, 2009

[Interesting study by Stanford music professor Jonathan Berger.]

March 11, 2009

[The Journal of Transnational American Studies, whose founding
editor is
English Professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin, has launched its inaugural

March 11, 2009

[Commentator says professor emeritus of history David Kennedy is
the only
political historian to have consulted economists" findings
writing about the New Deal.]

March 5, 2009

[Features research of Jonathan Berger, professor of music.]

March 4, 2009

[Wolff, professor of English, won the annual prize for his
Our Story Begins.]

March 4, 2009

[Mark Twain play "Is He Dead Yet?" discovered
by professor of
English Shelley Fisher Fishkin is being performed at the Olney

March 4, 2009

[Ge Wang, assistant professor of music, and researchers at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, have organized a Mobile Phone Orchestra.]

March 4, 2009

[The metaphor database project began at Stanford. Quotes professor
English Franco Moretti, and English consulting assistant professor
academic technology specialist Matt Jockers.]

February 27, 2009

[Alumna and playwright Joyce Van Dyke (AB English 1972) mentions
her time
at Stanford.]

February 27, 2009

[One of the featured speakers at the Newman Prize for Chinese
Symposia, scheduled for March 5 at the University of Oklahoma is
Lee, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages .]

February 25, 2009

[The Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival, a two-week celebration of
music continues as Jindong Cai leads the Stanford Philharmonia is

February 20, 2009

[Re. the late professor of English. Quotes Nancy Packer, professor
emerita of English, and Tobias Wolff, professor of English.]

February 13, 2009

Time Magazine, February 13, 2009

February 10, 2009

[Interview with Arnold Rampersad, professor emeritus of

February 10, 2009

[Professor emeritus of humanities, Arnold Rampersad discusses
and Political Power in America" at a University of

February 6, 2009

NY Times Book Review on Stanford professor of medicine, Abraham
first novel: "Cutting For Stone"

January 31, 2009

[Quotes Tenzin Tethong, a Stanford fellow in the Tibetan Studies

January 30, 2009

[On Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European
Norman Naimark's talk for the Award-Winning Teachers on
series sponsored by the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning.]

January 28, 2009

[Professor of Classics and Philosophy Reviel Netz's book
about the
newly discovered manscript is highlighted.]

January 26, 2009

[Quotes from professor of history emeritus David M. Kennedy's
book Freedom
From Fear.]

January 23, 2009

[Research of Bradley Pasanek, who began building the database when
he was
an English graduate student at Stanford.]

January 22, 2009

[Quotes Jeffrey Schnapp, professor of French and Italian and of
comparative literature, and head of the Humanities Lab and its

January 21, 2009

[Professor Daniel C. Dennett of Tufts University presents a
Lecture in the Humanities and Arts last week to a packed audience.]

January 20, 2009

[Quotes Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the
Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute.]

January 18, 2009

[Philosophy Professor Ken Taylor talks about Philosophy Talk, the
show that he co-hosts with fellow Stanford Philosophy Professor,

January 18, 2009

[Quotes Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies Program and
research fellow at the Hoover Institution.]

January 18, 2009

[Quotes professor emeritus of history David Kennedy.]

January 18, 2009

[Quotes Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the
Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute.]

January 15, 2009

[On Yoko Ono's visit to Stanford.]

January 15, 2009

[Quotes David Kennedy, professor emeritus of history.]

January 13, 2009

[Elizabeth Streb and STREB company will be on campus for a
residency sponsored by Lively Arts. Quotes Diane Frank, lecturer in
dance, and several students.]

January 13, 2009

[King scholar Clayborne Carson, founding director of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford
University, has been named executive director of the papers and
distinguished professor at Morehouse College.]

January 13, 2009

[Marjorie Perloff, professor emerita at Stanford University and
president of the Modern Language Association will open the American

January 9, 2009

[The new book is by alumna and current Stegner fellow Jesmyn Ward
English 1999 / AM Communication 2000).]

January 8, 2009

[Quotes Marjorie Perloff, professor emerita of English, who will
be the
next guest in the university"s American Book Review

January 1, 2009

[Creative writing lecturer J.M. Tyree reads "My Other