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Faculty in the News Archive:

September, 2011

September 21, 2017

Stanford mathematics historian Raviel Netz was the first scholar
to do a
thorough study and transcription of Archimedes works hidden in a
palimpsest parchment discovered in a Constantinople prayer book
mapped
by x-rays.

September 29, 2011

John R. Perry, a professor emeritus of philosophy at Stanford, has
won
the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in Literature for an essay titled "How
to
Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done" published in 1996.

September 27, 2011

In research published by Stanford Literary Lab, Ed Finn - who
received
his Ph.D. in English at Stanford, argues that writers must look at
the
real market of consumption, and not the literary elite, in judging
their
own influence and...

September 27, 2011

As colleges across the country cut foreign language programs,
Stanford
professor and MLA president Russell Berman asks whether our
educational
system will succumb to the temptations of isolation and xenophobia.

September 27, 2011

In the PBS documentary series "Picturing America",
Art History
professor Bryan Wolf discusses how Albert Bierstadt used light to
draw
viewers into his famous panoramic landscape of the Yosemite Valley.

September 23, 2011

Heidi Lerner, Hebraica and Judaica cataloger at Stanford,
describes a
project to Romanize non-Latin script alphabets to make unique
materials
more easily findable for Stanford students and researchers.

September 23, 2011

Stanford graduate student in Religious Studies Kathryn Dickason
discussed
recent Stanford Library medieval acquisitions, including a fifteenth
century manuscript with important provenance of a key text, Gregory
the
Great's "Dialogues"

September 22, 2011

"Lady Razorbacks", a film by Art and Art History
graduate
student Laura Green, is to be shown at Lunafest. The documentary
follows
an East Palo Alto rugby team dominated by Pacific Islander women
ranging
in age and situation.

September 21, 2011

Stanford scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin says that "Eve's
Diary"
- banned in 1906 but now back on Charlton Public Library's
shelves -
was infused with Twain's appreciation of the women he was
close to,
writing it shortly after his wife's...

September 20, 2011

Senior associate Humanities dean Debra Satz discusses how and why
the
number of Stanford students majoring in Humanities disciplines has
fallen from 1-to-3 in the 1960s to 1-in-10 in 1995, and failed to
improve since.

September 20, 2011

Five poets and five fiction writers are entering this fall as the
2011-013 Stanford Creative Writing Program's Wallace Stegner
Fellows, chosen from a pool of 1,900 applicants.

September 19, 2011

Wallace Stegner Fellow Justin Torres has penned the publishing
industry's
latest sensation, earning praise from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael
Cunningham for a fragmented tale of three brothers growing up in a
turbulent marriage.

September 19, 2011

Stanford Libraries is calling for entries for the $5,000 William
Saroyan
International Prize for Writing, to encourage emerging fiction and
non-fiction writers.

September 19, 2011

The Nation, September 19, 2011

September 16, 2011

(pages 15 and 18) Palo Alto Weekly, September 16, 2011

September 15, 2011

Stanford philosophy professor John Perry takes the side of a
beleaguered
theory, that predetermination and free will are not mutually
exclusive.

September 12, 2011

A Stanford study on the mind and music showcases how learning a
new
instrument is able to improve the brain's processing of
language.

September 7, 2011

Stanford language professors have created a handy list of subjects
to
chat with strangers at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
using
Verbling.

September 1, 2011

BBC, September 2011