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2012

December 26, 2012

The New Yorker, December 26, 2012

November 30, 2012

Nearly completed Bing Concert Hall draws praise.

November 27, 2012

An OpEd by Stanford History Professor Richard White.

November 23, 2012

Stanford Philosophy Professor John Perry calls his book of musings
;"a
sort of philosophical self-help program for depressed
procrastinators"
and, according to the Palo Alto Weekly, ;he doesn't
disappoint.

November 23, 2012

The private preview of Christian Marclay's "Video
Quartet"
at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center on Nov. 13 celebrated the
first
major video installation at the museum.

November 22, 2012

A new biography by Stanford English Professor Denise Gigante shows
John Keats as an adventurous, athletic fellow who enjoyed dodgy
sports
and loved wine.

November 19, 2012

"Silicon Valley culture really rewards a certain kind of
single-minded pursuit of success," said Leslie Berlin, a
historian
with Stanford University's Silicon Valley archives and a
fellow at
Stanford's Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral...

November 18, 2012

An overview of Stanford Linguistic Professor Penny Eckert's
Voices
of California Project featuring quotes from graduate students
Janneke Van Hofwegen, Ed King and Roey Gafter.

November 17, 2012

Referencing a post WWI surveillance campaign, Stanford historian
Priya
Satia argues against the use of unmanned drones.

November 15, 2012

At October's Lorenz Eitner Lecture at Stanford University,
Meinick discussed his radical shift away from the text of ancient
plays
towards understnadign the importance of masks and movements by
teaming
his theatrical knowledge with cognative neuroscience...

November 14, 2012

High school student and jazz prodegy Kevin Coelho discusses
attending the Stanford Jazz Workshop and hopes to attend Stanford as
a
computer science undergraduate.

November 11, 2012

"Stanford University Libraries established the first
university-based collection of materials on the Bahai religion this
month," the New York Times reports.

November 8, 2012

'We can change Stockton,' the Stanford graduate
says. 'I
never said I was going to do it by myself. But I can be the
catalyst. I
can bring ideas and the research. I have a sense of hope.'
[Michael
Tubbs (BA Comparative Studies In Race And...

November 7, 2012

Her new book examines how the French became synonymous with amour.
[Yalom
is a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.].

November 7, 2012

An OpEd written by Stanford History Professor and Director of
the Bill Lane Center for the American West David Kennedy.

November 1, 2012

A profile on Stanford alumni Anne Sage (BA English '05)
and her
diverse career as a stylist and blogger.

November 1, 2012

Stanford Art and Art History lecturer Britta Erickson is among
those
quoted in an article examining works by contemporary Chinese
artists.

October 29, 2012

The Sacremento Bee reviews a recent publication by Marilyn
Yalom, senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

October 27, 2012

Phil Hubbard, a senior lecturer in linguistics, weighs in on the
challenges of learning a second language.

October 26, 2012

An article on Terry Berlier, assistant professor of art and art
history,
and her exhibit at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery on campus.

October 26, 2012

The Stanford Daily reported on the recent Ian Watt lecture
that featured a reading from Nobel Prize winning author J.M.
Coetzee.

October 25, 2012

Stanford Libraries will experience their first significant funding
increase since 2009 this year.

October 23, 2012

Forget beautiful or sublime. Stanford English scholar Sianne Ngai
says
zany, cute, and interesting are the words that define our discourse
today.

October 22, 2012

A Scientific American blog post citing research done
at Stanford's Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological
Training.

October 19, 2012

Guy Walker has finally done what many collectors only dream of:
discovering a previously unknown recording, circa 1940, by the
German composer Kurt Weill. Professor of music Stephen Hinton helped
bring the discs to Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound.

October 15, 2012

Harvard economist Alvin Roth, who is transitioning to Stanford,
has been
awarded the Nobel Memorial Proze in Economic Sciences for his work
on
market design.

October 2, 2012

At San Francisco's premier literary festival Stanford and Berkeley professors examine how language influences politics.

BY CORRIE GOLDMAN

From quips about budget cuts to...

September 15, 2012

In a paper posted on the Republics of Letters Stanford French
scholar
Josh Landy offers a wry perspective on René Girard's
truly
outlandish theories.

September 10, 2012

"John Perry, a professor emeritus from Stanford
University, thinks
people like Caine [who procrastinate] are too hard on
themselves."

September 10, 2012

Stanford University researchers are using MRI images to study the
brain
patterns of literary Ph.D. candidates while they read Jane Austen.

September 9, 2012

A NYTimes Opinion piece co-authored by H. Samy Alim, the director
of the
Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language

September 6, 2012

A NYTimes blog post on the archive of photographer Doug Menuez now
at
Stanford University Libraries.

September 5, 2012

An article on local author and Stanford alum Max Doty's
work as a
creative writer for the Redwood City tech firm, Electronic Arts

September 4, 2012

An article on Glen McLaughlin's noted map collection that
was
recently acquired by Stanford University Libraries.

August 24, 2012

Stanford professor Estelle Freedman discusses the historical
significance
of the Akin rape comment in a Washington Post Op-Ed.

August 22, 2012

"The recording is intriguing to Clayborne Carson, a
professor of
history and founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Research
and Education Institute at Stanford University."

August 21, 2012

"Ever since his first play ‘FOB" (‘fresh
off the
boat"), was staged in his dorm at Stanford in 1980, the
playwright
has been the bard of multiculturalism…"

August 20, 2012

Eavan Boland, director of Stanford's Creative Writing
Program and one
of Ireland's leading poets, has won a 2012 PEN award for
creative
nonfiction with her acclaimed collection of essays.

August 17, 2012

Nancy Packer, a retired Stanford University English professor who
headed up the creative-writing program for four years, starts with
the
germ of an idea, then creates characters that are far more than a
conglomeration of people she knows.

August 14, 2012

NY Times editorial on Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan written by Stanford
Associate History Professor Jennifer Burns.

August 8, 2012

"As far as online encyclopedias go, the Stanford
Encyclopedia of
Philosophy may be the best."

August 5, 2012

Stanford film student Theo Rigby quickly persuaded the family to
provide
intimate access to their unfolding drama.

August 3, 2012

Actor Max Sosna-Spear takes KQED through Stanford
University's summer celebration of the works of a renowned
American playwright, actor and screenwriter with Stanford Summer
Theater"s
Sam Shepard Festival.

August 2, 2012

Seminars based on philosopher Montaigne's Renaissance
writings
are among the top choices of freshmen for satisfying Stanford's
new
Thinking Matters undergraduate requirement.

August 1, 2012

Awards honor short story writer who tells of the trauma in
everyday
routine and a bedridden author who chronicles her life with a
gastropod.

December 15, 2017

Ayn Rand is being talked about like never before. Stanford
historian
Jennifer Burns discusses Rand's connection to the upcoming
election.

July 31, 2012

A new exhibition of politically satirical drawings by Daumier and
La
Caricature at the Cantor Arts Center proves that 180 years later,
some
jokes never get old.

July 30, 2012

Reading Like a Historian, a set of free secondary school lessons
in U.S.
history, was created by Stanford scholar Sam Wineburg. The lessons
have been downloaded from the Stanford History Education Group
website more than 330,000 times in 2½ years.

July 30, 2012

"Many Chinese Parents see classical music as a way to
develop
disciplined minds," says Cai-Jindong, a Chinese-born
conductor at
Stanford University when asked about the the legendary U.S.
conservatory's plans to develop its first overseas campus in...

July 25, 2012

A photojournalist surreptitiously captures in pictures female
guards
proudly protecting Russia's national treasures and becoming
art
subjects themselves.

July 24, 2012

Chairs created in a Stanford theory-design-fabrication class are
currently on view in Cummings Art Building.

July 24, 2012

Stanford exhibition shows that the e-book era has not entirely
displaced
the fine craftsmanship of the bookbinders" art.

July 23, 2012

Human rights are rapidly entering the academic curriculum, with
programs
appearing all over the country—including at Duke, Harvard,
Northeastern, and Stanford Universities; the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; the Universities of Chicago, of
...

July 19, 2012

A profile on Stanford Alum Neil Adler and his career in music.

July 19, 2012

An editorial for the Chicago Tribune by Victor Davis
Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution,
Stanford
University, and the author of the just-released 'The End of
Sparta.'

July 19, 2012

German Studies doctoral student Melissa Kagen examines where music
was
played in Nazi concentration camps, uncovering how music can
function as
a means for controlling and torturing prisoners in present-day
detention
facilities.

July 19, 2012

Accessible only at Special Collections for decades, hundreds of
oral
history interviews are now available online.

July 17, 2012

The Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani was a history
major at
Stanford who considered going to law school before deciding to
pursue
his musical passions.

July 16, 2012

The 76 new recordings now available at Stanford's Archive
of Recorded
Sound include collections about everything from WWII and the civil
rights movement, to rare jazz and opera.

July 15, 2012

Russell Berman, past president of the Modern Language Association
(MLA)
and Stanford University professor, has put forth a proposal together
with five other Stanford colleagues to rethink the humanities Phd
there.

July 12, 2012

A NY Daily News article on Stanford associate professor of French
and Italian Joshua Landy's theory on works of fiction that
have
strengthend their reader's mental capacity throughout
history.

June 11, 2012

Russell Berman, a professor of comparative literature and director
of the
German studies program at Stanford University, said that as a result
of
what he heard at the Teagle meeting, he had a better understanding
of
e-portfolios and how...

June 8, 2012

As Stanford's uber-modern Bing Concert Hall takes shape,
its opening
season will have a decidedly classical feel. The 2013 season
promises a
14-concert "Beethoven Project," a partnership with
the
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and big-...

June 5, 2012

Stanford anthropology team prepares artifacts from San Jose's
19th
century Market Street Chinatown for an art gallery debut.

June 3, 2012

On Thursday, May 21, we took a field trip to visit the 2012 U.C.
Berkeley
and Stanford MFA exhibitions. Both schools featured relatively small
graduating classes (7 students at Berkeley; 5 at Stanford).

June 1, 2012

Favianna Rodriguez, a California-based artist, taught a class of
14
Stanford undergrads the art of printmaking in the name of fighting
the
government policies on immigration.

May 31, 2012

Stanford scholar Adrienne Mayor studies the earliest forms of
bio-terrorism, including recipes for arrow poisons, booby traps
rigged
with plague, petroleum-based combustibles, choking gases, and the
deployment of dangerous animals.

May 30, 2012

Linguist Dan Jurafsky investigates the origins of food names like
the
word ketchup, which originally meant "fish sauce."

May 27, 2012

An editorial on race written by Stanford American History
lecturer, Carol
Lynn Mckibben

May 25, 2012

"Class ended half an hour ago, but students still gather
in hopeful
clusters in Stanford's Braun Music Center. When they get
their
moments with the teacher, the famed Indian classical musician Amjad
Ali
Khan, they all look thrilled,...

May 23, 2012

This year's ZERO1 Biennial, North America's most
significant
showcase of contemporary work at the nexus of art and technology,
will
showcase art at Stanford's Center for Creativity and the
Arts along
with 40 other Bay Area locations.

May 20, 2012

Many scholars, including Stanford's cultural
anthropologist Carol
Delany, conclude that Columbus was a deeply religious man whose
purpose
was to sail to Asia to obtain gold in order to finance a crusade to
take
back Jerusalem and rebuild...

May 17, 2012

Classical scholars at Stanford University have created a "Geospatial
network model of the Roman world" which offers the chance
to
calculate journey times along Roman roads in much the same way as is
possible on Google Maps and other online mapping services.

April 30, 2012

In her new book, Tina Seeling provides tools and techniques to
enhance
creativity in individuals, teams and organizations.

April 28, 2012

A new book written by Stanford History lecturer, Carol Lynn
Mckibben,
discusses the development of the Peninsula community Seaside.

April 27, 2012

The #OccupyArt course at Stanford explores how the arts reflect
the
complex, contested, and shifting ideas with the word 'occupation'.

April 20, 2012

Michael Arcaga, Denise Gigante, and Tamar Herzog are among the 181
scholars who were awarded 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships.

April 19, 2012

Jesmyn Ward (BA English / MA Communications), one of Stanford's
former Stegner Fellows, won the National Book Award for fiction for
her
novel, "Salvage the Bones."

April 17, 2012

An interview with Stanford HighWire Press. HighWire was
represented at the
interview by Tim McCormick, senior product manager, Anh Bui, and
Laryssa
Polika, associate director of marketing.

April 2, 2012

A review of Stanford Anthropology Professor Tanya Luhrmann's
new book
"When God Talks Back". The book chronicles the
American
evangelical relationship with God.

March 30, 2012

Cantor Arts Center staff faced technical challenges when they
began the
installation of two large, lighted works by Dan Flavin and Robert
Irwin.

March 28, 2012

Stanford English and Women's Studies Professor Barbara
Gelpi is
quoted in an obituary for the late Adrienne Rich.

March 23, 2012

A review of a new novella by Stanford English Lecturer Jennifer
duBois.

March 22, 2012

Willow Oaks Middle School's "Willow Oaks Sings"
choir from
Menlo Park participated in a musical exchange with the Stanford
Chamber
Chorale at the Braun Music Center on March 15th.

March 21, 2012

Juan Felipe Herrera (MA Social Anthropology) was named California
Poet
Laurate, becoming the first Latino to hold that title.

March 20, 2012

Michael Bratman, Professor of Philosophy, gave a lecture at the
University of Delaware's David Norton Memorial Lecture on
March
15th. Professor Bratman used an example of a busy Manhattan street
to demonstrate the human ability to plan - the focus of his lecture.

March 19, 2012

Orrin W Robinson III, a professor of German Studies at Stanford
corrected
the common peception that the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
travelled
around Germanic principalities in the early 19th Century.

March 19, 2012

Jesse Rodin, Assistant Professor of Music is a recipient of a 2012
Digital Innovation Fellowship with the American Council of Learned
Societies. Rodin's Josquin Research Project will develop new
tools
for making Renaissance music searchable.

March 12, 2012

Robert Munro, a graduate fellow at Stanford, will examine
differences in
how people express place, distance and space among the world's
500-plus languages at Where Conference 2012: The Art and Business
of Location.

March 12, 2012

In the "LA Review of Books," French literature
professor Cécile
Alduy, says the new novel by controversial and award-winning French
author, Michel Houellebecq "captures with perfect irony the
tone
and texture of twenty-first-century discourse.

March 9, 2012

Stanford assistant professor and music app developer, Ge Wan and
his
company, Smule, develop social music-making apps for the iPad and
iPhone
that allow users to simultaneously play duets with other iOS
musicians
anywhere across the globe...

March 1, 2012

A papyri digitization project leads Stanford's associate
curator of
paleological materials to consider the challenges of posting the
entire
legacy of ancient and medieval Western written culture online.

February 28, 2012

Stanford's new Bing Concert Hall will open in January with
concerts
headlined by the San Francisco Symphony and the rock group Los
Lobos.

February 27, 2012

Book review describing Stanford English Professor Adam Johnson's
novel The Orphan Master's Son as a "chilling
but wonderfully written novel about present-day North Korea ranks as
a
contemporary 'Darkness at Noon.'"

February 27, 2012

Tablet.com, February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

Stanford linguist Penny Eckert says young girls use slang not just
to be
cute but to "achieve some kind of interactional and
stylistic end."

February 27, 2012

Stanford linguistics professor Arnold Zwicky comments on the
linguistics
of porn and its realtion to a porn star's stage name.

February 17, 2012

In his February 16th lecutre entitled "Why the West Rules
- For Now" Stanford
Classics and History Professor, Ian Morris, said that the world at
the
21st century will differ more from today than how present day is
currently comparted the the world of...

February 16, 2012

Renowned artist Camille Utterback, known for her interactive
insallations
and reactive sculptures, teaches an art practice course to Stanford
undergraduates

February 15, 2012

Stanford researchers have found that classical music activates
parts
of the brain that involve paying attention, making predictions, and
committing details to memory.

February 15, 2012

Princeton University held a conference dedicated to music
historian,
Richard Taruskin, entitled "After the End of Music
History."

February 14, 2012

Historian, Paula Findlen discusses how "the specter of
Galileo
haunts conversations about science and religion to the present day."

February 13, 2012

Professor Librandi-Rocha, originall from Brazil, told the audience
that
moving to the United States and experiencing daily life as a
foreigner
profoundly affected her habits of thinking.

February 13, 2012

Stanford is among the universities to provide support to Anvil
Academic,
a new platform for digital humanists to publish nontraditional
scholarship. Michael Keller, university librarian, is on Anvil's
board of directors.

February 12, 2012

A collection of book reviews that includes a recommendation for
Stanford
associate professor of English Adam Johnson's novel, The
Orphan Master's Son.

February 10, 2012

An article on the sound quality of modern, digitally produced
music
citing the research of Stanford Music Professor Jonathan
Berger.

February 9, 2012

A glimpse of the Apple archives at Stanford libraries
featuring an inteview with Stanford's History and Science of
Technology curator Henry Lowood.

February 9, 2012

Artistry, artifacts and scholarship come together in a dance
history
project presented by Stanford Dance, the Clayman Institute for
Gender Research, and Stanford Hillel.

February 8, 2012

Review of "Walker Evans" exhibition at the
Cantor Arts
Center.

February 7, 2012

"Driven", a campus film series, explores the
dymanic
relationship between the cinema and the profound social impact of
the automobile during the 20th century.

February 7, 2012

The Creative Writing Program sponsored a poetry reading by Mohr
Visitng
Poet and Pulizer Prize winner, Louise Glück. An audio
recording of
this reading is now available online on the Creative Writing Program's
website.

February 4, 2012

Review of Walker Evan's exhibition at the Cantor Arts
Center

February 3, 2012

Profile of alumnus and artist Thai Bui.

February 2, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle, February 2, 2012

December 15, 2017

In December 2006, (a month after they became engaged), Otis '00,
and
Elizabeth Chandler, '99, funded Goodreads.com, hoping to
convert
self-identified book-lovers into a profitable social networking
site.

December 15, 2017

Wherein a Stanford professor teaching abroad revels in English
absurdities and Oxford's quirky table manners.

December 15, 2017

Composer Chris Chafe gives new meaning to synthesizing data.

December 15, 2017

Violin maker Alvin Thomas King draws on high tech analysis to
craft
instruments that rival the masters'.

January 30, 2012

As part of the Bill and Jean Lane Lecture Series, the Creative
Writing
Program sponsored a reading by New York Times bestselling
author, Ann Patchett. An audio recording of this reading is now
available online on the Creative Writing Program"s
website.

January 30, 2012

Kenneth Fields, a long-time Stanford professor in the English and
Creative Writing Departments, attributes his success as a poet to
the encouragement
and inspiration he has recieved from individuals in his daily life.

January 27, 2012

Traditional fourth-century Korean instruments are given a new
twist in
the eighth annual Stanford Pan-Asian Festival, themed "Transforming
Tradition".

January 27, 2012

A review of the two works by Composer David Lang ('78)
showcased at
Stanford on January 25, 2012, by Stanford Lively Arts.

January 27, 2012

The Faculty Senate heard the culmination of two years of work by
the
Study on Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) Thursday, a
report
of more than 100 pages that examines the methods and goals of a
Stanford
education.

January 26, 2012

Stanford students and faculty joined students and faculty from UC
Santa
Cruz, UC Berkeley, and Mills College, to participate in a workshop
focused on the history of reading as part of an ongoing campaign
examining the ways in which readers interact with various forms of...

December 15, 2017

Mario Carretero, a professor of psychology at Autonomous
University of
Madrid, gave a presentation on "Historical Construction of
National
Identities" at the Stanford Humanities Center, where he is
currently a research fellow.

January 23, 2012

In the face of challenges posed by an increase in social media,
archivists at the Stanford University Libraries have adapted new
technologies to digitally archive a traditionally community-drive
database of Stanford documents.

January 18, 2012

Stanford's D. School space is the stage for creative
collaboration.
A new book by two of its leaders provides direction for designing
spaces
elsewhere.

January 17, 2012

Stanford University knocks Harvard University off the top spot in
the
arts adn humanities subject rankings. With Pulitzer prizewinners and
MacArthur Fellows leading its liberal-arts programme, the relative
newcomer (founded in 1891) has proved more than a match for its...

January 17, 2012

Washington Post advice columnist Amy Dickenson cites Stanford
University
School of Medicine Professor Abarham Verghese as an example of
interdisciplinary success in both the sciences and humanities.

January 15, 2012

The San Francisco author is fascinated by the faceless multitudes
of the
rigue state. He tries to tell their story in 'The Orphan
Master's
Son'.

January 13, 2012

Civil rights photographer Bob Fitch honored at Stanford for
capturing the
freedom movement.

January 13, 2012

Diavalo dancers brave physical risk and giant props to convey
universal
themes.

January 13, 2012

The 'Thinker" returns to the Cantor Arts Center
at Stanford
University after two years on loan to the North Carolina Museum of
Art.

January 1, 2012

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is quoted about preparing PhD students for a diverse array of career choices.