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July, 2014

July 31, 2014

The Anderson Collection at Stanford's upcoming opening, and three recent gifts to the Cantor Arts Center: sketches by Richard Diebenkorn, art by Jacob Lawrence, and contact sheets and photographic negatives shot by Andy Warhol are catching the art community's attention.

July 28, 2014

David M. Kennedy, professor emeritus of history reflects on lessons from World War I that can be applied a century later. 

July 28, 2014

Cécile Alduy addresses how France’s political scandals play into the hands of the extreme right

July 28, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution discusses one of the goals of the recent report of the MLA Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature.

July 28, 2014

Priya Satia, associate professor of history, writes about drones' roots in Western aerial control of the Middle East, beginning in World War I.

July 28, 2014

A review of Stanford Repertory Theater's current play, "Moby Dick - Rehearsed"quotes Rush Rehm, professor of theater and performance studies and of classics, and the play's director.

July 25, 2014

On August 2 Bing Concert Hall will host Shawn Colvin, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. 

July 24, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center has received three significant gifts of contemporary art by Richard Diebenkorn, Andy Warhol and Jacob Lawrence from separate donors. 

July 23, 2014

David Palumbo-Liu, professor of comparative literature, expresses dismay over the U.S. Senate's unanimous vote in support of Israeli defense forces in Gaza.

July 21, 2014

Provost John Etchemendy discusses the new dean for religious life at Stanford, the Very Rev. Jane Shaw, former dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. 

July 21, 2014

Stanford Repertory Theater's production of "Moby Dick—Rehearsed" in the Stanford Rep summer festival, "Orson Welles: Substantial Shadows" is reviewed. 

July 21, 2014

Andrea Lunsford, professor emerita of English, discusses college students' transactional style of writing.

July 21, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative studies and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, has written an Op-ed piece responding to feedback on the Modern Language Association report on the Ph.D. in languages and literatures.

July 21, 2014

Stanford scholar Robert Harrison Pogue posits in "The New York Review of Books" that Silicon Valley doesn't change the world, just the way we interact with it.

July 19, 2014

Stanford's Roble Gym will be remodeled into an "arts gym," a drop-in studio and performing arts space, another step to expand Stanford's new arts district. 

July 16, 2014

John Perry, professor emeritus of philosophy, addresses the historical value of dawdling offline and the questionable value of dawdling online.

July 14, 2014

Elijah Meeks, a digital humanities specialist, and Walter Scheidel, professor of history and of classics, have created a map that shows how long it would have taken to travel around the Roman empire and how much the trip would have cost, on average and according to simulations based on historical evidence.

July 11, 2014

In a video, Robert Proctor, professor of history, talks about the tobacco company Reynolds American's potential acquisition of rival Lorillard.

July 11, 2014

The upcoming Anderson Collection of art works that is being transferred to Stanford is featured this story that also mentions the Arts Initiative, accelerating an emphasis on the arts at Stanford.

July 10, 2014

H. Samy Alim co-author with Geneva Smitherman of "Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S." and Stanford professor at the Graduate School of Education, is cited for coining the term "languaging race" to describe how attitudes toward language varieties are attitudes toward the people who speak these varieties.

July 10, 2014

Chris Chafe, professor of music and director of the  Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) calls the program a hotbed of innovation and experimentation in computer music and the science of sound. Marlo Kohn, lecturer in mechanical engineering, also weighs in on the 50-year old program. 

July 9, 2014

Scott Hutchins, lecturer in English and former fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program, addresses public anxiety about Silicon Valley startups, which can lead to essential storytelling elements in narratives.

July 2, 2014

Jack Rakove, professor of history and of political science, weighs in on a scholar's claim that a significant punctuation error exists in the official transcript of the Declaration of Independence.