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Faculty in the News Archive:

April, 2014

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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.