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February, 2015

February 27, 2015

The choir book used by Father Junipero Serra has returned to Stanford after being loaned for a major exhibition at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

February 26, 2015

The Washington Post reviews Like a Bomb Going Off, the new book by Stanford professor of theater and performance studies Janice Ross about Soviet dance choreographer Leonid Yakobson.

February 26, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education reviews the forthcoming book, The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece by Stanford political scientist and classicist Josiah Ober, in which he imports the tools of contemporary social science to answer big questions about the ancient world.

February 23, 2015

Stanford alumna (African and African American Studies ’07) and actor Issa Ray, who produces "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford.

February 21, 2015

Stanford professor in computer science Ron Fedkiw won an Academy Award for developing software that makes the art of destroying things look realistic in visual effects.

February 21, 2015

KQED features Stanford lecturer in art and art history Christian Jensen, who was nominated for an Oscar for his short documentary film "White Earth,” about the North Dakota oil fields.

February 19, 2015

Mellon Fellow Anne Austin writes in “Slate” about the state-supported health care that ancient Egyptian tomb builders had access to.

February 19, 2015

Clayborne Carson, Stanford professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, is quoted by “The Washington Post” on the similarities and differences between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

February 18, 2015

Henry Lowood, curator of the history of science and technology and of film and media studies in the Social Sciences Resource Group, discusses studying the final moments of EA-Land, a web-based version of the video game "The Sims."

February 16, 2015

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science, examines how the language people use to describe a bad restaurant experience is akin to the language used to desribe personal trauma.

February 16, 2015

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, suggests Malcolm X be remembered not just as a firebrand but as an inspiration to understand and be vigilant about liberties for all.

February 15, 2015

A recent study by Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science, found that diners who left one-star reviews on the website Yelp adopted the same phrases as trauma victims.

February 14, 2015

Irvin Yalom, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, writes about responding to a request for a consultation to deal with writer's block.

February 14, 2015

Jonathan Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, discusses  the AHA’s mission to build, educate and nurture a diverse community of atheists, humanists, agnostics and the non-religious.

February 13, 2015

Stanford lecturer Petra Dierkes-Thrun discuss integrating technology into comparative literature curricula.

February 12, 2015

The story mentions Stanford's degree in symbolic systems, a mix of computer science, linguistics, mathematics, cognitive science and philosophy.

February 10, 2015

The story features the work of UC Berkeley Associate Professor Scott Saul while he was a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center working closely with Stanford's Spatial History Project and Center for...

February 9, 2015

David Palumbo-Liu, professor in comparative literature, writes about interviewing Anita Hill, following her keynote speech at Stanford.

February 9, 2015

Cantor Arts Center's exhibit "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Middle East" is reviewed.

February 7, 2015

Jay Kadis, audio engineer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, talks about the subjective experience of listening to music. 

February 5, 2015

The history of a cappella groups at Stanford is discussed with a focus on the group, Talisman. 

February 4, 2015

"The Atlantic" discusses a recent Stanford study combining linguistics and biology that found that in most parts of the world, languages and genes occupy the same areas and even appear to have traveled along similar trajectories.

February 4, 2015

Stanford lecturer in art and art history Christian Jensen’s documentary short “White Earth,” about the North Dakotan oil fields, has been nominated for a 2015 Academy Award.

February 4, 2015

The new exhibit "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" at the Stanford Cantor Arts Center is the first in the U.S. to feature images of women taken by women across a wide range of Middle Eastern countries.

February 4, 2015

Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann is quoted on the place of prayer in religion.

February 4, 2015

The San Francisco Chronicle features the new exhibit at the Stanford Cantor Arts Center, “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Arab World.”