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Faculty in the News Archive:

February, 2014

February 28, 2014

The story quotes Henry Lowood, curator of the History of Science & Technology, and of the Film and Media Studies collections, on the increasing appearance of tech inventions that are open and flexible.

February 26, 2014

The story notes that Mark Applebaum, associate professor of composition and theory, will open this year’s Other Minds music festival in San Francisco.

February 25, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, discusses the importance of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in the struggle leading to the Montgomery bus boycott.

February 24, 2014

The story quotes Richard White, professor of history, on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta residents. It also mentions David Kennedy, professor emeritus of history. 

February 24, 2014

Written by Melina Platas Izama, doctorate student in political science, the blog entry addresses the emerging trend of morality politics in Africa and beyond, including, though not limited to, criminalizing homosexuality. 

February 24, 2014

The article quotes Catherine Zaw, undergraduate student in biology and linguistics, on her work with Heart and Home, a new all-women shelter organized by Stanford students. 

February 20, 2014

The story features NoViolet Bulawayo, Wallace Stegner Fellow, on her novel, "We Need New Names." 

February 20, 2014

The story notes that Stanford and the Bibliothèque nationale de France have partnered together to digitize thousands of images and a massive trove of historical documents related to the French Revolution.

February 19, 2014

The blogger mentions Stanford NER, Stanford’s natural language processing named entity recognition software; it also cites Stanford’s Mapping the Republic of Letters project as inspiration for the author’s own endeavor.

February 19, 2014

The story notes that Stanford and Warner Music Group have teamed up to offer a new online course in creative problem solving, which will feature appearances from Warner Music's artists; it quotes Tina Seelig, executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, who will teach the class.

February 18, 2014

The article quotes Anthony Marra, lecturer in English, on being one of the first winners of the new literary prize.

February 17, 2014

The story cites Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former president of the Modern Language Association, on graduate education.

February 12, 2014

An editorial by Dan Edelstein, a Professor of French and Italian at Stanford, discussing why neglecting the existential justifications for a humanities major may risk alienating future students, the group most important for the discipline's survival.

February 12, 2014

Stanford German Studies Professor Elaine Treharne condensed 'Beowulf' into a hundred 140 character tweets.

February 6, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, discusses the importance of recognizing pivotal moments in the civil rights movement. 

February 5, 2014

This story quotes Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, on commemorating all the civil rights activists before, during and after 1964’s “Freedom Summer.” 

February 4, 2014

This article mentions Stanford’s seasonal book club, Another Look, which features Roth's novel “The Ghost Writer” at an upcoming event. Cynthia Haven, a visiting scholar at Stanford in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages is also mentioned for her interview with novelist Philip Roth. 

February 4, 2014

 Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history at Stanford, discusses the history of racial passing in America. 

February 3, 2014

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman will join Tobias Wolff to discuss Roth's 1979 classic, The Ghost Writer, on Feb. 25. The discussion will touch on how Roth's novels famously veer from lacerating wit, penetrating observation, historical tradegy, and in recent years, mortality.