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Faculty in the News Archive:

October, 2011

October 31, 2011

Composer Mark Applebaum's cryptic, painfully fastidious, wildly elaborate, and unreasonably behemoth pictographic score "The Metaphysics of Notation" received forty-five weekly performances from interpreters from around the world.

October 28, 2011

Immigration, global migration, and matters of citizenship are some
the topics being studied by students and scholars at the The Center
for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Now in its 15th year,
the Center is being led by Ramón Saldívar,

October 28, 2011

The troupe's farewell tour comes to Stanford two years
after the
death of its founder, who collaborated with Stanford composer Mark
Applebaum and whose work is described by dance lecturer Diane Frank
having "tremendous clarity".

October 27, 2011

Richard Serra's Sequence is temporarily installed at the
Arts Center. This month, the SFMOMA presents a rare collection of
his drawings with Drawing: A Retrospective.

October 26, 2011

Abbas Milani, the director of Stanford's Iranian Studies
considers Iran, Turkey and Egypt in the context of current changes
in the Middle East.

October 26, 2011

"The Keats Brothers" by Stanford professor
Denise Gigante,
with a transatlantic sweep and epic narrative, offers a detailed
study of the stunning vicissitudes of the Keats brothers'

October 26, 2011

PayPal founder and Stanford alum Thiel has launched a new program,
Breakout Labs, that will fund early stage science and technology
research by independent scientists and companies pursuing "radical

October 26, 2011

Professor emeritus of philosophy John Perry has been awarded a
Ig Nobel Prize for an essay published 15 years ago explaining how
procrastinators can exploit their tendencies to make themselves
"effective human beings".

October 20, 2011

Playwright and Stanford alum David Henry Hwang has been in high
demand in China recently, much as a result of his standing as "the
only son of Asia to be represtened regularly on Broadway".

October 20, 2011

Stanford's new controversial writer-in-residence has been called Russia's greatest living writer.

October 17, 2011

Michael Shanks, the director of the Stanford Archaeology Center's
Metamedia Lab believes that the ways in which humans relate to their
things is a core component of archaeology.

October 16, 2011

The Telegraph, October 16, 2011

October 15, 2011

The concept of a flexible core curriculum, as outlined by Stanford French and Italian scholar Dan Edelstein, is cited as a potential solution to inter-departmental conflict in a time of Humanities budget crises.

October 12, 2011

In a new book, Assistant Professor Marisa Galvez finds that the
as we know it came to exist as a result of 12th century troubadours
and their insistence on singing the profane.

October 11, 2011

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has donated a $1.4 million grant
to a
multi-year, multi-school project supporting dance studies to
Stanford, Northwestern and Brown.

October 10, 2011

Choreographer Ann Carlson will stage live reenactments of archival
photos taken at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve,
visiting artist role designed to highlight the artistic significance
of the site.

October 9, 2011

The curator of the History of Science & Technology and
Film &
Media collections, Henry Lowood, recalls Steve Jobs'
donation of
various pieces of Apple history to Stanford's Silicon Valley

October 6, 2011

Assistant Professor at the Center for Computer Research Ge Wang says that Steve Jobs will continue to be an icon because of his ability to change our lives through technology.

October 3, 2011

Assistant Professor in Modern European History Edith Sheffer wins
2011 Fraenkel Prize, awarded by the Wiener Library Institute of
Contemporary History, for her book manuscript Burned

October 3, 2011

The $2.5 million gift to Stanford, along with matching money from
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, will pay for an endowed chair
Buddhist Studies.