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2014

December 19, 2014

John Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, and alumnus Lex Bayer on co-authoring the book "Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century."

December 17, 2014

Jerry McBride, head librarian at the music library; George Barth, professor (teaching) of music; and Kumaran Arul, lecturer in music all discuss the Stanford's Player Piano Project, an effort to restore and study instruments known as reproducing pianos that recorded major composers performing their own work in the early 20th century.

December 13, 2014

The Economist reviews "The Language of Food," by Dan Jurafsky and discusses decoding food-related texts. 

December 12, 2014

The Hoover Institution's current exhibit, "Women and the Great War" focuses on individual women and the roles women played in all the belligerent countries.

December 10, 2014

Ryan Heuser, graduate student in English and humanities research programmer at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis Operations, co-authored an article on six myths about a large demonstration in San Francisco that took place on Black Friday. The protest was in response to the separate killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice...

December 10, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science, has created a "flirtation-detection system" which judges flirting with 71 percent accuracy. 

December 10, 2014

"Inside Higher Ed" reviews "Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age," a book by Robert Harrison, professor of French and Italian.

December 7, 2014

"Salon" interviews with John Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, on “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart,” a new book that he co-authored with alumnus Lex Bayer. 

December 5, 2014

Lanchester reviews “The Language of Food,” a study of the ways food is described by Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science.

December 3, 2014

An obituary of Patrick Suppes, professor emeritus of philosophy at Stanford.

December 3, 2014

Interview with Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, the role he played in the broader movement for human rights and what many people misunderstand about nonviolence.

December 1, 2014

Researchers from Stanford, Utrecht University and Wageningen University suggest that one of the factors that led to the downfall of the Roman Empire could be related to how the ancient Romans managed their food supply amid rapid population growth and climate change.

November 30, 2014

Chris Chafe, a professor of music and director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, orchestrated a recent concert among 13 musicians playing at Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Virginia Tech and Mexico's University of Guanajuato. 

November 26, 2014

"Who We Be," by Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts is discussed.

November 25, 2014

Stanford student theater group, At the Fountain Theatricals, recently performed the cabaret "Did We Offend You?" in place of the originally scheduled play "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson," which was cancelled due to student protest. 

November 25, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, responds to new data findings that real time to degree in doctoral programs is shorter than many people think it is, and that it’s decreasing in some disciplines.

November 23, 2014

Arthur Barnes, professor (performance) emeritus of music at Stanford, receives an Arts and Culture Award.

November 22, 2014

Anne Austin, lecturer in history, talks about her research into an ancient Egyptian village where residents were beneficiaries of "the world's first documented health-care plan."

November 21, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, hopes that all the preparation for violence following the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson, won’t turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

November 21, 2014

A review of "A Chosen Exile," by Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history, about individuals who chose to cross the color line — black to white — from the late 1800s up through the 1950s.

November 20, 2014

A new book by John Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, and alumnus Lex Bayer, offers a philosophical roadmap to essential beliefs for nonbelievers.

November 18, 2014

The Windhover Contemplative Center, home to a series of paintings from former Stanford professor Nathan Oliveira's "Windhover" series, is discussed.

November 17, 2014

Stanford and Warner Music Group recently announced a project to identify student talent across a range of disciplines who could be future leaders in the music business; Matthew Tiews, executive director of arts programs, will chair the selection committee.

November 13, 2014

Richard White, professor of history, talks about how John Muir's late-19th-century, Anglo-Saxon brand of environmentalism and bias toward untouched wilderness skewed the way nature has been portrayed in popular culture.

November 13, 2014

Abraham Sofaer, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution; Scott Sagan, professor of political science and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and Norman Naimark, professor of history and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution participated in a...

November 13, 2014

Robert Proctor, professor of history, is mentioned for his recent book on the history of smoking, "Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition."

November 13, 2014

John Figdor, a humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, discusses co-authoring with Lex Bayer the book "Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century."

November 13, 2014

President John Hennessy and Matthew Tiews, executive director of arts programs offer views on Stanford's arts district.

November 12, 2014

John Rick, Stanford anthropology professor discusses two recently found sites of high-altitude Andes settlement in southern Peru.

November 12, 2014

Mark Braude, a Stanford postdoctoral scholar in French and Italian, writes a primer for how to actually finish a humanities dissertation.

November 12, 2014

Jeff Chang, the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, has recently published a book about the cultural history of race in American popular culture.

November 11, 2014

Robert Harrison, professor of French and Italian, discusses his new book "Juvenescence," on how Western society is increasingly populated by those who refuse to grow up.

November 3, 2014

Anna Schultz, assistant professor of music, talks about the potential cultural loss threatening the Bene Israel Jews, believed to be the largest Jewish community in India. 

November 1, 2014

A profile on the digital humanities research happening at Stanford and mentions the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA).  

October 31, 2014

Richard White, professor of history, writes an Op-ed on the role of money in elections.

October 31, 2014

If Stanford isn’t careful, CS+X could send the message that the humanities are secondary to technical fields and only worth pursuing for their pre-professional value.

October 28, 2014

Robert Proctor, professor of history, talks about the lack of a municipal ban on tobacco products in nearly a century.

October 24, 2014

Over the last decade, the University has seen a soaring interest in what is often referred to as the “Digital Humanities,” a term that has become more and more a part of the University’s lexicon.

October 23, 2014

Stanford will add a new building designed by to house the department of art and art history as well as its art and architecture library.

October 21, 2014

The SF Chronicle profiles Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, and his new book "Who We Be: The Colorization of America.”

October 21, 2014

Mildred Cho, professor (research) of pediatrics and associate director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, says that consultations with drug firms are treated as both a scholarly activity and a service.

October 18, 2014

ArtLifting, a website that sells high-quality art by homeless and disabled people is curated by a Stanford art history alumna. 

October 17, 2014

"The New Yorker" profiles Adrienne Mayor's latest book, "The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World" and discusses her expertise on these female warriors. 

October 15, 2014

Carl Djerassi, professor emeritus of chemistry, talks about his latest plays and his literary career.

October 14, 2014

Jeff Smith, 
a serial tech entrepreneur who got a doctorate in computer music from Stanford, talks about launching Smule in 2008 with Stanford assistant professor Ge Wang. 


October 12, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, talks about MLK's focus on the triple threat of racism, poverty and war since the earliest parts of his career.

October 10, 2014

Kathryn Gin Lum, assistant professor of religious studies, talks about her research into the history of Americans' beliefs about hell.

October 9, 2014

English Professor Saikat’s Majumdar writes about Stanford's new curricular experimentation, specifically the new dual major between Computer Science and English & Music. 

October 9, 2014

Ian Beacock, a doctoral student in history, writes about Facebook’s controversial decision to delete the accounts of several San Francisco drag queens, enforcing a longstanding policy that users go by their real names on the site.

October 8, 2014

NPR's "All Things Considered" features Stanford historian Allyson Hobbs' book on racial passing, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life.

October 8, 2014

Pete Mohanty, a Thinking Matters lecturer, writes on the recently sharpened debate about the relationship between immigrant integration and Muslim extremism in Europe.

October 8, 2014

The Times Literary Supplement highlights Stanford Libraries' recent acquisition of Russian poet Regina Derieva's archive of work.

October 8, 2014

Eight of the international festival’s 70 offerings represent the work of students and alumni of Stanford’s Documentary Film & Video Program.

October 7, 2014

Linguist Dan Jurafsky's book, "The Language of Food" garners praise from "The Boston Globe." 

October 7, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science talks about researching the language used to describe food. 

October 6, 2014

Classics Professor Ian Morris's latest book,"War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robot" is reviewed. 

October 6, 2014

The course Shanks teaches called "Eight Great Archeological Sites in Europe" uses archeology as a way of looking at the world. 

September 23, 2014

In the forthcoming study of pottery dating from 550 B.C. to 450 B.C., lead author and Stanford Professor Adrienne Mayor and J. Paul Getty Museum assistant curator David Saunders translated Greek inscriptions into their phonetic sounds for ancient vases from Athens. 

September 17, 2014

The Anderson Collection is praised for catapulting Stanford into the top tier of American university museum art collections.

September 17, 2014

James Daughton, associate professor of history, expresses skepticism that soil can explain away all of today's economic inequalities.

September 17, 2014

Professor David Palumbo-Liu interviews novelist Ruth Ozeki about her book “A Tale for the Time Being,” which was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

September 16, 2014

Jennifer Eberhardt, associate professor of psychology, has won a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" for her examination of how racial biases on a small scale ultimately skew large-scale institutions such as the criminal justice system. 

September 15, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science, talks about his recent book "The Language of Food."

September 15, 2014

All Things Considered's Robert Siegel interviews Dan Jurafsky about his book, “The Language of Food.”

September 11, 2014

Vivek Wadhwa, fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance; Anaïs Saint-Jude, student engagement manager at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and co-founder of Bibliotech, a program connecting Stanford humanities doctoral students with the Silicon...

September 10, 2014

Holly Herndon, a doctoral student in music, has created the mysterious, interactive website "Call."

September 10, 2014

Charles Junkerman, associate provost and dean of Stanford Continuing Studies, discusses how the program's adult students see their courses as part of a complete and fulfilled life, rather than looking for a particular takeaway.

September 10, 2014

Art Critic Kenneth Baker praises the Cantor Arts Center's new exhibition "Robert Frank in America" for offering a clearer understanding of Frank's editorial process. 

September 9, 2014

Stanford researchers on the Voices of California project, which studies the way Californians speak, will talk with native-born Sacramento residents.

September 6, 2014

Stanford's Revs Digital Library, featuring a large collection of materials spanning most of the automobile's history, was recently published online.

September 6, 2014

Linguistics doctoral students, Annette D’Onofrio and Teresa Pratt, talk about studying regional differences in the way people speak English across California's Central Valley part of their work on The...

September 5, 2014

Sam Wineburg, professor education and history, dicusses the "Big History Project," an approach to teaching high school history, supported by Bill Gates, that weaves history, biology, chemistry, astronomy and other disparate fields into conceptual narratives. 

September 3, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center's upcoming exhibition, "Robert Frank in America," is a collection of more than 100 of Frank's photographs that place the photographer’s work in a fresh context.

September 3, 2014

Adrienne Mayor's latest book will be published by Princeton University Press in October 2014.

September 1, 2014

Saikat Majumdar writes about the history of Calcutta's professional theatre. 

August 30, 2014

David Kennedy, professor emeritus of history, discusses the world of proliferating aggressors and the palpable exhaustion of the American people for military engagement that President Barack Obama faces.

August 29, 2014

Jason Linetzky, director of The Anderson Collection at Stanford, talks about the growing art scene at Stanford.  

August 29, 2014

The danceroom Spectroscopy exhibition at the Stanford Art Gallery is featured. David Glowacki, physical science research associate in chemistry weighs in on the exhibit, the first of its kind in the world. 

August 28, 2014

Jennifer Aaker, marketing professor at the Graduate School of Business, talks about the value of storytelling in the business sector. 

August 27, 2014

David Palumbo-Liu, professor in comparative literature, writes about the University of Illinois's rescindment of an official offer of a tenured professorial appointment.

August 22, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, writes about how we talk and write about food. 

August 20, 2014

Rush Rehm, a professor of theater and performance studies and of classics, discusses Stanford Repertory Theater's production of Welles' famous 1938 radio drama based on H.G. Wells' novel "War of the Worlds."

August 20, 2014

Stanford Repertory Theater's play "The War of the Worlds" is featured. 

August 19, 2014

The Cantor Art Center features Robert Rauschenberg's work "Collection," part of a collection on loan from SFMOMA.

August 18, 2014

David Riggs, professor emeritus of English, talks about anti-lawyer sentiments during the 16th century, when William Shakespeare's "Henry VI, Part 2," was written. 

August 13, 2014

Sebastian Thrun, research professor of computer science, offers his vision of the fate of higher education.

August 13, 2014

Tanya Luhrmann, professor of anthropology, talks about her research findings that the "voices" heard by people suffering from schizophrenia may differ depending on their culture.

August 13, 2014

Review of a recent book, "War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots," by Ian Morris, professor of classics, on how war has made humanity safer and richer over the last 10,000 years, with governments played an essential role in this process. 

August 11, 2014

Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history, describes how "passing," which usually meant blacks living as whites to escape bias, showed the complexity and even absurdity of racial categories.

August 10, 2014

Joshua Cohen, professor of political science, of philosophy and at the law school, compares Central Park's transformation with Steve Jobs' goal of making complex computer technologies feel understandable and natural.

August 7, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, describes common tropes in online reviews.

July 31, 2014

The Anderson Collection at Stanford's upcoming opening, and three recent gifts to the Cantor Arts Center: sketches by Richard Diebenkorn, art by Jacob Lawrence, and contact sheets and photographic negatives shot by Andy Warhol are catching the art community's attention.

July 28, 2014

A review of Stanford Repertory Theater's current play, "Moby Dick - Rehearsed"quotes Rush Rehm, professor of theater and performance studies and of classics, and the play's director.

July 28, 2014

David M. Kennedy, professor emeritus of history reflects on lessons from World War I that can be applied a century later. 

July 28, 2014

Cécile Alduy addresses how France’s political scandals play into the hands of the extreme right

July 28, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution discusses one of the goals of the recent report of the MLA Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature.

July 28, 2014

Priya Satia, associate professor of history, writes about drones' roots in Western aerial control of the Middle East, beginning in World War I.

July 25, 2014

On August 2 Bing Concert Hall will host Shawn Colvin, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. 

July 24, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center has received three significant gifts of contemporary art by Richard Diebenkorn, Andy Warhol and Jacob Lawrence from separate donors. 

July 23, 2014

David Palumbo-Liu, professor of comparative literature, expresses dismay over the U.S. Senate's unanimous vote in support of Israeli defense forces in Gaza.

July 21, 2014

Provost John Etchemendy discusses the new dean for religious life at Stanford, the Very Rev. Jane Shaw, former dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. 

July 21, 2014

Stanford Repertory Theater's production of "Moby Dick—Rehearsed" in the Stanford Rep summer festival, "Orson Welles: Substantial Shadows" is reviewed. 

July 21, 2014

Stanford scholar Robert Harrison Pogue posits in "The New York Review of Books" that Silicon Valley doesn't change the world, just the way we interact with it.

July 21, 2014

Andrea Lunsford, professor emerita of English, discusses college students' transactional style of writing.

July 21, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative studies and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, has written an Op-ed piece responding to feedback on the Modern Language Association report on the Ph.D. in languages and literatures.

July 19, 2014

Stanford's Roble Gym will be remodeled into an "arts gym," a drop-in studio and performing arts space, another step to expand Stanford's new arts district. 

July 16, 2014

John Perry, professor emeritus of philosophy, addresses the historical value of dawdling offline and the questionable value of dawdling online.

July 14, 2014

Elijah Meeks, a digital humanities specialist, and Walter Scheidel, professor of history and of classics, have created a map that shows how long it would have taken to travel around the Roman empire and how much the trip would have cost, on average and according to simulations based on historical evidence.

July 11, 2014

In a video, Robert Proctor, professor of history, talks about the tobacco company Reynolds American's potential acquisition of rival Lorillard.

July 11, 2014

The upcoming Anderson Collection of art works that is being transferred to Stanford is featured this story that also mentions the Arts Initiative, accelerating an emphasis on the arts at Stanford.

July 10, 2014

Chris Chafe, professor of music and director of the  Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) calls the program a hotbed of innovation and experimentation in computer music and the science of sound. Marlo Kohn, lecturer in mechanical engineering, also weighs in on the 50-year old program. 

July 10, 2014

H. Samy Alim co-author with Geneva Smitherman of "Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S." and Stanford professor at the Graduate School of Education, is cited for coining the term "languaging race" to describe how attitudes toward language varieties are attitudes toward the people who speak these varieties.

July 9, 2014

Scott Hutchins, lecturer in English and former fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program, addresses public anxiety about Silicon Valley startups, which can lead to essential storytelling elements in narratives.

July 2, 2014

Jack Rakove, professor of history and of political science, weighs in on a scholar's claim that a significant punctuation error exists in the official transcript of the Declaration of Independence.

June 30, 2014

Jason Heppler, academic technology specialist in the History Department, reviews the text editing app Editorial. 

June 27, 2014

Ronald Kaplan, a consulting professor of computational linguistics at Stanford discusses the future of voice technology.

June 26, 2014

Robert Proctor, professor of history, explains why he is a co-signer on a letter to the World Health Organization that calls for worldwide control and regulation of e-cigarettes.

June 23, 2014

James Chan, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, discusses incorporating sculptures by Auguste Rodin into his teaching.

June 19, 2014

"The Camouflage Closet" is a Veteran-led artistic film about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans' experiences with PTSD, trauma and recovery. 

June 19, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute participated in a panel discussion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Senate's passage of the Civil Rights Act.

June 17, 2014

The column features The Cantor Arts Center's exhibition "Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums."

June 16, 2014

The best-selling author also told graduates not to let technology push them too far from the patient’s bedside.

June 16, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center's exhibition "Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums" is featured in this review. 

June 16, 2014

The program supports faculty-graduate student course development, team-teaching, and provides a plenum forum for collaborators to discuss humanities research and their teaching experiences.

June 11, 2014

Helen Hood Scheer and J. Christian Jensen, alumni of the MFA in Documentary Film and Video, won the gold medal and the silver medal in the documentary category for the 2014 Student Academy Awards. 

June 9, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, defends a recent report from the Modern Language Association on doctoral study in literature and languages.

June 7, 2014

Alumni of the MFA in Documentary Film and Video Helen Hood Scheer and J. Christian Jensen won the gold medal and the silver medal in the documentary category for the 2014 Student Academy Awards.  

June 5, 2014

MFA in Documentary Film and Video alumni, Helen Hood Scheer and J. Christian Jensen, win 2014 Student Academy Awards.

June 5, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and comparative literature, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, says the Modern Language Association takes the notion of accessibility seriously in its most recent report on how doctoral study in modern languages and literature might be improved. 

June 4, 2014

Russell A. Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution defends the Modern Language Association’s recent task-force led report to reform the Ph.D. in language and literature.

June 4, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, says that the Modern Language Association's not approving a resolution critical of Israel is extraneous to the MLA's core mission. 

June 4, 2014

 Wigodsky was an expert on Stoic and Epicurean philosophy and taught at Stanford for over 35 years.

May 30, 2014

The blog features images from the exhibit “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums” at the Cantor Arts Center. Museum curator Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell discusses the artist’s process. 

May 29, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center’s current exhibit, “Inside Rodin’s Hand: Art, Technology, and Surgery” is featured along with three other exhibits and Connie Wolf, director of the Cantor Arts Center, is quoted. 

May 29, 2014

Charles Kronengold, assistant professor of music, talks about the significance of contemporary music festivals in giving people a chance to interact with one another. 

May 28, 2014

The inclusion of first and early editions will allow scholars to compare first performances to revivals. 

May 28, 2014

Interview with Molly Antopol, lecturer in English, on how author Grace Paley influenced her writing. 

May 28, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is quoted on the recent report from the Modern Language Association on doctoral study in modern literature.

May 28, 2014

Cécile Alduy, associate professor of French and Italian, describes how the ultra right-wing National Front party came first in a national election, an unprecedented event in recorded history.

May 28, 2014

Arnold Rampersad, professor emeritus of English, sheds light on the impact of Maya Angelou.

May 27, 2014

Gregory Freidin, professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literature, remembers how kitchens became debating societies when Nikita Khrushchev led the Soviet Union.

May 27, 2014

The blogger cites Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, and Christopher Tim Althoff, doctoral student in computer science, and the study they conducted and paper they authored that examines the kinds of requests that are most successful in getting a response.

May 27, 2014

Stanford University has used grant funds from the Teagle Foundation to pair professors and graduate-student teachers to develop and teach undergraduate courses.  Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution offers his perspective on how the PhD should be transformed.

May 25, 2014

 The award recognizes those who offer exceptional service to undergraduate education.

May 22, 2014

Journalist Zahera Harb, a 2014 Stanford Humanities Center International Visitor and an expert on journalism ethics, conflict and war reporting, political communication and representation of Muslims and Islam in western media, discussed the role of social media in recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt on Ramzi Salti's "Arabology" radio show.

May 16, 2014

 J. Christian Jensen and Helen Hood Scheer, alumni ('13) from the MFA program in Documentary Film and Video, are mentioned among the winners of this year's Student Academy Awards. 

May 13, 2014

Stanford professors Gordon Chang and Shelley Fishkin honor Chinese railway workers as co-directors of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. 

May 13, 2014

David Kennedy, professor emeritus of history, weighs in on the effect of the Progressive era on policy discussion in America; and Kenneth Scheve, professor of political science and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, discusses attempts to justify the hefty taxation of the wealthy after the...

May 10, 2014

This story features the Stanford Arts Initiative, which includes new faculty hires, new courses and new construction to advance the arts at the university. 

May 10, 2014

Primarily featuring Stanford's Bing Concert Hall, the story also mentions the Anderson Collection and McMurtry Building for Art and Art History. 

May 10, 2014

Stanford linguist Dan Jurafsky talks about drumming, mysteries and Chinese pickles. 

May 9, 2014

Joshua Landy was on NPR's "To the Best of our Knowledge" on May 4, 2014. Landy, who co-directs the Literature and Philosophy Initiatives at Stanford said that reading literature can transform people - just not morally.

May 5, 2014

Stanford doctoral students discuss their experiences with “Preparing Future Professors,” a joint program between Stanford and San Jose State University. 

May 4, 2014

Gary Segura, professor of political science and director of Chicano/a-Latina/o Studies, weighs in on the Republican strategy for appealing to minority voters. The story also features alumna Amanda Renteria, a Democratic candidate for Congress. 

April 30, 2014

Stanford researchers--alumna Marily Oppezzo and Daniel Schwartz, professor in of the Graduate School of Education--have found that walking can significantly increase creativity. 

April 28, 2014

Robert Dawson, lecturer in art and art history discusses his new book, "The Public Library: A Photographic Essay."

April 25, 2014

The Bob Fitch Photography Archive, developed by Stanford University Libraries, highlights Fitch's career photographing social justice movements. 

April 25, 2014

The Stanford Cantor Arts Center's new exhibition, "Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums," is put into historical perspective by art critic Kenneth Baker. 

April 25, 2014

Classics Professor Ian Morris makes the case that war creates larger, more peaceful societies. 

April 25, 2014

Richard Powers, lecturer in dance, says social dancing has intelligence-enhancing benefits. 

April 24, 2014

Professor of Linguistics Penelope Eckert weighs in on the role gender plays in uptalk--presenting facts as if the speaker is asking a question.

April 23, 2014

Cantor Arts Center's new exhibition, "Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums" is featured and Elizabeth Mitchell, the exhibit's curator, discusses the artist's method and significance. 

April 23, 2014

The Stanford Jazz Festival's 2014 line-up is presented. 

April 23, 2014

Interview with Franco Moretti, professor of English and of comparative literature, about his work as director of the Stanford Literary Lab.

April 23, 2014

Ian Morris, professor of classics considers the possible meanings of military exercises along the Ukraine border.

April 22, 2014

Stephen Sano, director of choral studies and professor (teaching) of music talks about the ukulele's history;  musician Jake Shimabukuro will perform at Bing Concert Hall in a sold-out performance. 

April 21, 2014

In an interview Martin Paul Eve, co-founder of  a high-volume open-access publisher called the Open Library of the Humanities, Eve notes that David Palumbo Liu, professor of comparative literature, is a member of the academic steering board for the organization. 

April 21, 2014

"The San Francisco Chronicle" previews the upcoming events in Stanford Live's current season including a world premiere by composer-performer Mikel Rouse about computer scientist...

April 20, 2014

Rush Rehm, professor of theatre and performance studies and of classics, discusses the impact of director Peter Brook.

April 16, 2014

Robert Trujillo, Head of Special Collections at Stanford, comments on the significance of Bob Fitch's photographs of United Farmworkers Union activism during Cesar Chavez’ presidency (1968 to 1974). The photos are now available in an online gallery through Stanford Library.

April 16, 2014

Ian Morris, professor of classics, writes about war in this excerpt from his book, "War! What is it Good For?"

April 16, 2014

 Nikil Saval, a doctoral student in English at Stanford, writes about the significance of the book "White Collar: The American Middle Classes," by C. Wright Mills. 

April 15, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, is cited on the "linguistic structure" of Yelp restaurant reviews. 

April 14, 2014

Stanford Alumnus Josh Haner is featured for winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for his images of the recovery of a Boston Marathon bombing survivor. 

April 14, 2014

Ten Humanities students are selected each year to attend the CCNY-Stanford Summer ProgramEach summer ten City College Humanities and Arts students spend eight weeks at Stanford University. Stanford matches each CCNY student with a Stanford faculty member who will mentor the student's research project. 

April 14, 2014

The Pacific Northwest choir Cappella Romana is sited as recently helping Stanford scientists re-create the celebrated ancient acoustic of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, now Istanbul.

April 11, 2014

Wesley Trimpi was a former professor emeritus of English at Stanford.

April 11, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, and a team of reseachers, studied the language used in nearly one million Yelp restaurant reviews. Jurafsky is widely quoted in the story. 

April 10, 2014

Cantor Arts Center's new exhibit, showing a selection of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures of hands alongside medical scans of real hands suffering from similar diseases, is featured in the story. 

April 8, 2014

Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history, is quoted on the traditional dynamic of a male writer thoroughly supported by his wife.

April 7, 2014

Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford professor of anthropology, discusses the increasing acceptance of gays among young people.

April 5, 2014

Londa Schiebinger, professor of history and director of the Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment project, talks about the growth of women as market consumers of technology. 

April 4, 2014

Two novelists and Stanford faculty members, Richard Powers and Scott Hutchins, both lead courses on the intersection of the humanities and technology. Stanford English Professor, Nicholas Jenkins, also weighs in on the new joint major offered at Stanford combining computer science, English, and music.

April 2, 2014

 James Chang, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, talks about the Cantor Arts Center's upcoming exhibition, "Inside Rodin's Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery."

April 1, 2014

For a group of Stanford students last week, spring break meant plunging into the arts—in New York City.

April 1, 2014

Work by Stanford Dance Artist-in-Residence Robert Moses will premiere at the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater.

April 1, 2014

Tanya Luhrmann, professor of anthropology, remarks on the recent shift toward more informal but also more imaginative prayer.

March 31, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, says the National Civil Rights Museum's renovations help present "the best and most recent scholarship on civil rights available today."

March 26, 2014

Anthony Marra, lecturer in English, is among the winners of the Anisfield-Wolf awards for his novel “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena."

March 25, 2014
Connie Wolf, director of the Stanford Cantor Arts Center, praises SF Moma as being "instrumental to the cultural ecosystem of the Bay Area."
March 23, 2014

Stanford professor of American History Albert Camarillo believes differences in education and social-class levels drive the Asian-Latino disparity when it comes to signing up for insurance under the new healthcare law.

March 21, 2014

Lawrence Friedman, Stanford professor of law talks about his long-standing hobby—writing "The Frank May Chronicles" mystery series.

March 20, 2014

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Franco Moretti's latest collection of essays, "Distant Reading" is reviewed and contextualized in a larger discussion about the digital, big data generated by literary criticism.

March 18, 2014

MarYam G. Hamedani, associate director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, argues that talking about social class helps first-generation and low-income students to succeed in college.

March 17, 2014

NoViolet Bulawayo, a Wallace Stegner Fellow, is this year’s winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her novel “We Need New Names.”

March 15, 2014

NoViolet Bulawayo, a Wallace Stegner Fellow, is this year’s winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for “We Need New Names."

March 9, 2014

Stanford historian Robert Proctor discusses his expertise in agnotology, the study of the cultural production of ignorance. 

March 7, 2014

Professors Jennifer Summit and Nicholas Jenkins discuss two new joint-major programs at Stanford that will allow students to study either English and computer science or music and computer science. 

March 7, 2014

English Professor Nicholas Jenkins comments on two new joint majors Stanford will offer in the fall. 

March 6, 2014

Stanford scholar Estelle Freedman discusses why International Women’s Day tends not to be celebrated in the United States.

March 5, 2014

Damon Horowitz, Google’s in-house philosopher, earned his PhD in philosophy at Stanford. As Horowitz demonstrates, degrees like his are valuable in the tech sector where some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators come from a philosophy background.

March 5, 2014

In "The Nation" Stanford scholar Cécile Alduy says Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front party, "cleverly rebranded her father’s party, cloaking its far-right agenda with liberal rhetoric."

March 5, 2014

Matthew Tiews, executive director of arts programs at Stanford, comments on the engaging quality of the new Anderson Collection set to open this fall.

March 5, 2014

Londa Schiebinger, professor of the history of science, argues that failing to acknowledge sex differences can have costly and even lethal consequences.

March 5, 2014

Josh Groban and Jason Mraz are just two of the famous musicians who will help students unlock their creative potential in a new online course at Stanford called "Creativity: Music to My Ears."

March 5, 2014

Religious Studies scholar Kara Downey argues that in post-Soviet Central Asia a secular government does not guarantee religious freedom.

March 5, 2014

Ignite, a Stanford business program for budding entrepreneurs, encourages humanities graduate students to sign up. 

March 4, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, discusses Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael.

March 4, 2014

The story quotes Franco Moretti, professor of comparative literature and of English, and director of the Stanford Literary Lab, on world literature as a “problem,” rather than an “object”; his book “Distant Reading” is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism. 

March 1, 2014

This story features the Code Poetry Slam, which highlights poems written in code, through code or any combination of the two, at Stanford, and quotes Melissa Kagen, graduate student in German studies, and Michael St. Clair, lecturer in the drama department. 

March 1, 2014

The article quotes Blas Cabrera, professor of physics, on the use of ancient Roman lead in sensitive experiments searching for dark matter and other rare particles. 

February 28, 2014

The story quotes Henry Lowood, curator of the History of Science & Technology, and of the Film and Media Studies collections, on the increasing appearance of tech inventions that are open and flexible.

February 26, 2014

The story notes that Mark Applebaum, associate professor of composition and theory, will open this year’s Other Minds music festival in San Francisco.

February 25, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, discusses the importance of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in the struggle leading to the Montgomery bus boycott.

February 24, 2014

The story quotes Richard White, professor of history, on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta residents. It also mentions David Kennedy, professor emeritus of history. 

February 24, 2014

Written by Melina Platas Izama, doctorate student in political science, the blog entry addresses the emerging trend of morality politics in Africa and beyond, including, though not limited to, criminalizing homosexuality. 

February 24, 2014

The article quotes Catherine Zaw, undergraduate student in biology and linguistics, on her work with Heart and Home, a new all-women shelter organized by Stanford students. 

February 20, 2014

The story notes that Stanford and the Bibliothèque nationale de France have partnered together to digitize thousands of images and a massive trove of historical documents related to the French Revolution.

February 20, 2014

The story features NoViolet Bulawayo, Wallace Stegner Fellow, on her novel, "We Need New Names." 

February 19, 2014

The blogger mentions Stanford NER, Stanford’s natural language processing named entity recognition software; it also cites Stanford’s Mapping the Republic of Letters project as inspiration for the author’s own endeavor.

February 19, 2014

The story notes that Stanford and Warner Music Group have teamed up to offer a new online course in creative problem solving, which will feature appearances from Warner Music's artists; it quotes Tina Seelig, executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, who will teach the class.

February 18, 2014

The article quotes Anthony Marra, lecturer in English, on being one of the first winners of the new literary prize.

February 17, 2014

The story cites Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former president of the Modern Language Association, on graduate education.

February 12, 2014

An editorial by Dan Edelstein, a Professor of French and Italian at Stanford, discussing why neglecting the existential justifications for a humanities major may risk alienating future students, the group most important for the discipline's survival.

February 12, 2014

Stanford German Studies Professor Elaine Treharne condensed 'Beowulf' into a hundred 140 character tweets.

February 6, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, discusses the importance of recognizing pivotal moments in the civil rights movement. 

February 5, 2014

This story quotes Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, on commemorating all the civil rights activists before, during and after 1964’s “Freedom Summer.” 

February 4, 2014

This article mentions Stanford’s seasonal book club, Another Look, which features Roth's novel “The Ghost Writer” at an upcoming event. Cynthia Haven, a visiting scholar at Stanford in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages is also mentioned for her interview with novelist Philip Roth. 

February 4, 2014

 Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history at Stanford, discusses the history of racial passing in America. 

February 3, 2014

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman will join Tobias Wolff to discuss Roth's 1979 classic, The Ghost Writer, on Feb. 25. The discussion will touch on how Roth's novels famously veer from lacerating wit, penetrating observation, historical tradegy, and in recent years, mortality.

January 28, 2014

Jindong Cai, associate professor of music, and director of orchestral studies, describes how he created and continues to curate the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival.

January 23, 2014

David Palumbo-Liu, professor of comparative literature, will teach a course on higher education alongside professors from Duke and UC Santa Barbara as part of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) project on the history and future of higher education.

January 20, 2014

Because of the accolades he received after his martyrdom, King is often viewed as a charismatic leader who was responsible for the success of the campaign for civil rights reform. But many forget his international outlook, including protest of the war in Vietnam. And history reveals that before he was a civil rights leader he was, first, a...

January 14, 2014

Stanford classics scholar Adrienne Mayor counters the hypothesis that Alexander the Great’s death was caused by toxic wine.

January 13, 2014

Music, bioengineering, and government surveillance all inform the development of Stanford English Professor's new novel Orfeo. 

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January 10, 2014

Russell Berman professor of Comparative Literature and the current director of German Studies at Stanford is quoted on the way that anti-Semitic ideas are being given support by some in the movement to boycott Israeli universities.

 

 

January 9, 2014

Arnold Rampersad, professor emeritus of English, celebrates the late Baraka as a "literary giant."

January 7, 2014

This blog quotes Stephen Hinton, director of the Stanford Arts Initiative; Wiley Hausam, executive director of the Bing Concert Hall and Stanford Live; and undergraduate student Peter Kurzner on Stanford’s commitment to arts education.

January 7, 2014

The article quotes David Straub, associate director of the Korean Studies Program, on the North Korean perception of their domestic problems.

 

January 6, 2014

This blog features Elaine Treharne, professor of English, on the practice of dismantling texts for individual resale, and her attempt to restore a unique book.

January 6, 2014

Kathryn Starkey, a professor in the Department of German Studies; Elaine Treharne, professor in the Department of English; and Bissera Pentcheva, associate professor in the Department of Art & Art History, are spearheading the creation of the minor with funding from the Faculty College program.