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Faculty in the News Archive:

July, 2012

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.