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May, 2014

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

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 28, 2014

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

May 28, 2014

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

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.