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Faculty in the News Archive:

April, 2015

April 29, 2015

Stanford literature professor and Modern Language Association president Roland Greene talks with KQED Forum's Michael Krasny about whether courses focused solely on Shakespeare should be required in universities.

April 27, 2015

In an article by Leonard Cassuto, Stanford professors Russell Berman and Josiah Ober contribute to a discussion about how to provide coursework that effectively prepares humanities students for success in graduate education.

April 18, 2015

KQED's California Report features Stanford's new Player Piano Project, through which we can now hear performances by composers such as George Gershwin and Igor Stravinsky "live" thanks to rolls that captured their recordings.

April 15, 2015

Exhibition at Cantor Art Center presents provocative work by leading Middle Eastern female artists that illuminates the inner lives of Middle Eastern women

April 15, 2015

Stanford undergrad who brings together philosophy, mathematics and computer science is named one of the "30 Top Thinkers Under 30" by Pacific Standard Magazine. Maya Krishnan is currently a Hume Undergraduate Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center and was awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship.

April 15, 2015

"Capturing Grace" documents an innovative project that partners dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group with people who have Parkinson's disease. The Department of Theater and Performance Studies and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival have brought the film to Stanford.

April 14, 2015

Stanford to host fashion designer Zac Posen and Town & Country editor Jay Fielden in discussion for the latest installment of Fashion at Stanford.

April 14, 2015

Kenneth Taylor, Stanford professor of philosophy, comments on how the film "Memento" is a philosophical exploration of the nature of the self, and the role of memory in the making and unmaking of identity.

April 13, 2015

Estelle Freedman, professor of history, talks about why the movement against sexual assault started at elite colleges; the story also mentions a Stanford student who wrote about his experience of being coerced into sex by a woman.

April 13, 2015

Ram's Head Theatrical Society, Stanford's oldest student-run theater group, puts on a performance of the musical "Hairspray" that evokes civil rights issues in the 1960s and into today. 

April 13, 2015

In a new data-based digital humanities project, a Stanford University research group maps London's “emotional geography” by categorizing what feelings or sensations common settings convey in the novels of Dickens, Thackeray, Austen and 738 other mostly 19th-century authors.

April 10, 2015

Stanford French Studies scholar Cécile Alduy weighs in on the heightening conflict between Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front party, and her father and party founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen.

April 2, 2015

Rachel Smith, a Wallace Stegner Fellow, wries about the unusual story behind Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

April 2, 2015

In an opinion piece about French politics, Cécile Alduy, associate professor of French and Italian weighs in on “laïcité,” the strict, very French, version of secularism, as "a weapon against Muslim communitarianism."

April 1, 2015

"Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor" features work that showcases the painter's bold graphic style. Connie Wolf, director of the Cantor Arts Center, says the vivid colors of his paintings have been preserved in this collection. Historian Clayborne Carson has written an essay on Lawrence for the exhibition’s catalog.