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Faculty in the News Archive:

June, 2015

June 30, 2015

Reflecting on his mentor's tough love teaching, Stanford French professor Dan Edelstein questions his own friendly style.

June 26, 2015

Stanford history professsor James Campbell weighs in on President Barack Obama's access, symbolically and rhetorically, to a tradition of black oratory.

June 26, 2015

Stanford history professor Richard White discusses how at the turn of the last century, industrial philanthropists made large donations to "justify great fortune and attempt to use that to control the direction of societal and cultural change."

June 26, 2015

In the wake of the Charleston shootings, Stanford historian James Campbell writes about the history of African-Americans and the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

June 25, 2015

The Braden Grant, launched in 2011 by Stanford Storytelling Project founder Jonah Willihnganz, introduces undergraduates to the art of spoken storytelling.

June 25, 2015

Stanford announced today that art historian Alexander Nemerov has been named the new chair of its Art & Art History Department. Nemerov will follow former department head Nancy J. Troy with a tenure that begins this fall.

June 25, 2015

Jeff Chang, Executive Director of Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the Arts, discusses the dark side of the Asian "model minority" myth.

June 24, 2015

Stanford linguist Penelope Eckert explains how pop-punk singer Tom DeLonge's phrasing comes from something known as "The California Shift."

June 23, 2015

Stanford Professor of History Joel Beinin discusses Egyptian television series, "The Jewish Quarter."

June 18, 2015

Summer means it's time for the annual Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW), an internationally recognized camp for middle school through adult students, and the Stanford Jazz Festival, a series of related concerts on campus featuring many of the SJW faculty members and world-class performing artists. The events run from June 20 to August 8...

June 10, 2015

Stanford alumnus, UC professor and son of migrant farm workers Juan Felipe Herrera will be the next U.S. poet laureate. The Library of Congress announced the appointment of Herrera as the nation's 21st poet laureate for 2015 through 2016, beginning in September. Herrera, 66, whose parents emigrated from Mexico, will be the nation's first Latino...

June 6, 2015

Chinese Consul General in San Francisco Luo Linquan praised the historic restoration and preservation efforts of Stanford scholars who have helped create the Chinese Railroad Workers project.  

June 5, 2015

Henry Lowood, curator of the history of science and technology and of film and media studies at Stanford University Libraries, is mentioned in a discussion about Game Canon, a list of games under consideration for preservation in the Library of Congress.

June 1, 2015

Janice Ross, a professor of theater and performance studies at Stanford, has written a book about Leonid Yakobson, a Soviet Cold War choreographer whose work was experimental and groundbreaking.