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Faculty in the News Archive:

May, 2010

May 27, 2010

San Jose Mercury News

May 25, 2010

Scholars at Stanford consider how one of the leading thinkers of
the 20th
century helps us link the future and the past – and a
former
Stanford president recalls a friendship.

May 23, 2010

David A. Hollinger, a professor of American history at UC
Berkeley,
praises Jack Rakove's new "refreshingly accessible
and deeply
informed" book, Revolutionaries.

May 22, 2010

David Kennedy, Stanford Professor emeritus of History welcomes
novelist
Junot Diaz (author of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
to Pulitzer board.

May 21, 2010

At the School of Education, doctoral students will study Jewish
culture,
history, literature.

May 20, 2010

Stanford Art and Art History Professor Enrique Chagoya's
humorous and
satirical prints, paintings, and drawings are showcased in Sanchez
Art
Center's exhibit "YTREBIL: Prints and and Drawings
by Enrique
Chagoya."

May 19, 2010

iPhone app developer Smule and Stanford computer music researcher
and
professor Ge Wang take music in a new experimental direction.

May 19, 2010

The Pasternak family celebrates the English publication of the
writer's
letters – and its own survival – on the 50th
anniversary of
the poet's death. The university houses the largest archive
of
Pasternak material in the world.

May 18, 2010

One chapter is closing — and another is opening —
as Stanford
University moves toward the creation of its first "bookless
library."

May 18, 2010

Since 1992, Richard Powers" social dance class has
become an
immensely popular campus hallmark and a rite of passage for many
students. On average, Powers instructs 1,000 students per
quarter — not including his nationwide and international
workshops.

May 14, 2010

Cantor show explores ancient Europe — and the artists
from
centuries past who were fascinated with it.

May 14, 2010

Big names, local names and up-and-coming names are on the bill for
this
year's Stanford Jazz Festival, now in its 39th season. The
season
starts June 16 with a pre-festival concert and then runs June 25
through
Aug. 7

May 14, 2010

Illegal immigration issue has returned with a vengeance to
California's
political scene.

May 14, 2010

When Stanford profs and students jam with their band, classics get a soulful spin.

November 20, 2017

Leo Holub, who snapped pictures with his first camera at 14 and
went on
to found Stanford University's photography program, died at
his Noe
Valley home on April 27. He was 93.

May 13, 2010

Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida' is
set in a world that
is demoralized, treacherous and morally exhausted –
modern-day
Iraq?

May 12, 2010

The profound ambiguity of radicalism, and indeed of fervent commitment to the Enlightenment, is the subject Dan Edelstein's The Terror of Natural Right. It is one of the most memorable and absorbing books on the era, because it refuses simple answers, and does so with considerable style.

May 12, 2010

We all listen to compressed music on our computers and portable
players
and we all know that compression is supposed to hurt sound quality.
But
does it hurt it enough to affect our listening pleasure?

May 11, 2010

The San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation has awarded $12
million to
Stanford's School of Education to create a concentration in
education and Jewish studies focused exclusively on preparing
doctoral
scholars and researchers.

May 11, 2010

In the weeks following the January 12 earthquake, the relief
effort in
Haiti relied in part on crowdsourcing: an army of volunteers in the
United States and elsewhere helped sift through emergency text
messages,
translated them and send them on to first...

May 6, 2010

Leo Holub founded Stanford's photography program and
taught from 1970
to 1980. He was a notable photographer and friend of Ansel Adams and
Imogen Cunningham.

May 6, 2010

Generous legacy: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and
Botanical
Gardens in San Marino -- named as an heir in the will of arts patron
Frances Brody -- may receive the largest cash gift in its history
after
the sale of Brody's home and of a collection...

May 6, 2010

Stanford's Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies hosts
panelists from
three California universities to discuss interpretations of
post-9/11
Muslim identity.

May 5, 2010

Department of French and Italian professor Robert Harrison, assistant professor Daniel Edelstein, and graduate student Christy Wampole form the band Glass Wave.