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Faculty in the News Archive:

November, 2011

November 29, 2011

Aleta Hays, a faculty member in the Drama Department at Stanford
University and SmartlyU board member, will guide the continued
infusion
of drama into SmartlyU programs as a core tenant of the program.

November 28, 2011

In this laboratory, English professor Franco Moretti and English
lecturer
Matt Jockers collaborate with students to examine and analyze
literature
using a technique that they call "distant reading"
or "macro-analysis."

November 27, 2011

The construction of the transcontinental railroads following the
Civil
War is often celebrated as the triumph of American business and
industry, unifying the country and fostering the growth of national
markets. Richard White, Stanford American History scholar,...

November 23, 2011

Ge Wang, an assistant professor in music at Stanford, is also the co-founder of Smule, a profit-driven, private company that recently raised its second round of venture-capital financing, where he devises applications bought by millions.

November 21, 2011

Of four California writers who will receive writing fellowships
from the
National Endowment for the Arts next year, two have Stanford
connections: Richard Holeton, director of academic computing
services,
and Stephanie Solieu, who was a Stegner fellow and...

November 18, 2011

Stanford historian counters the state of California's
claims that
high-speed rail will carry some 30 million a year, argusing that
based
on Acela in the northeast corridor, it would like transport around 5
million.

November 17, 2011

Inside Higher Ed, November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011

Patrick Hunt, a lecturer in the Structured Liberal Education (SLE)
program teaching classes in the anthropology and classics
departments,
is also the director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project.
Each
summer, Hunt takes a group of Stanford students...

November 17, 2011

Russell Berman, the MLA president and a Stanford professor of
comparative literature and German studies, says "we face a
moral obligation to address the career prospects of our students and
the economic pressures they will face,".

November 17, 2011

Anonymous 4, a classical singing group encompassing different
musical
backgrounds, features founding member Marsha Genesky, who now
teaches continuing studies courses at Stanford.

November 17, 2011

Jasper Van der Bruggen, a GIS assistance at Stanford, said the
popularity of Google Maps and Google Earth has led to widespread
interest in GIS technology.

November 16, 2011

The Richard Serra sculpture "Sequence" will move
from its
current location at Stanford to the San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art in 2016.

November 14, 2011

Stanford French scholar Cécile Alduy interviews author
and "New
Yorker" critic Adam Gopnik on his latest book, "The
Table
Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food".

November 11, 2011

Stanford art professor Enrique Chagoya, for one, is exhibiting a
print
edition called "My Tattoos," with skulls and
flames at the
"Taste of Tattoos" exhibition at the Smith
Anderson gallery in
Palo Alto.

November 10, 2011

Chris Paine, a Stanford alum and documentary film director visited
Palo
Alto's Aquarius movie theater, to talk about "Revenge
of the
Electric Car," his new film profiling four men and the cars
they
have championed in the electric car's...

November 9, 2011

Forty-five years ago this week, in a hot, crowded ballroom, a
black boy
sat atop his father's shoulders, peering above hundreds of
others
waiting to hear the newly elected African American senator from
Massachusetts give his acceptance speech.

November 8, 2011

The renowned French director Georges Lavaudant, in collaboration
with
Stanford French professor Jean-Marie Apostolidès, will
put a new
twist on the familiar tale.

November 7, 2011

Anaïs Saint-Jude, director of Stanford's
BiblioTech program,
says that new forms of communication challenged C17-C18 Europeans
much
like social media does today.

November 7, 2011

The name of late Edith Head, Stanford alumna and eight time Oscar
winning
costume, is "synonymous with Hollywood glamour".

November 7, 2011

Muriel Maffre, former principal dancer with the San Francisco
Ballet,
leads a series of performance workshops at the Cantor Arts Center
that
bring the work of sculptor Auguste Rodin to life.

November 6, 2011

In an opinion piece, American History scholar Richard White argues
that
the California High-Speed Rail Authority are selling the
legislature,
the governor and the public short.

November 4, 2011

Stanford hosted a panel discussion about how Islam is represented
in wide
range of media platforms, including film, television and print
journalism. The event was the first in a series called "We
the
People: Islam and U.S. Politics" hosted by Abbasi...

November 3, 2011

"Culture is the place where our consciousness can be
moved,"
says Jeff Chang, the executive director of the Institute for
Diversity
in the Arts at Stanford. "If you look at it that way, then
artists
are, in fact, just as crucial to the...

November 3, 2011

The information overload facing us today is simply a replay of the
avalanche of communication that challenged Europeans in the 17th and
18th centuries, says Anaïs Saint-Jude, director of Stanford"s
BiblioTech program.

November 1, 2011

Occupy art might be the movement's most politically potent
tool, in
its dramatic reframing of the racial dynamics of a populist uprising
frequently characterized as largely white, says Stanford English
scholar
Michele Elam.

November 1, 2011

Londa Schiebinger, former director of Stanford's Clayman
Institute on
Gender Research, believes that we all need to demonstrate more
interest
on sex and gender, intellectually, stating that public policy and
research often fail to account for key...

November 1, 2011

Stanford is to use $4 million endowed by a Beijing organization to
host a
professorship in classical Chinese poetry. Chao Fen Sun, professor
of
East Asian Languages and Cultures, helped bring a Confucius
Institute
there.