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Faculty in the News Archive:

November, 2014

November 30, 2014

Chris Chafe, a professor of music and director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, orchestrated a recent concert among 13 musicians playing at Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Virginia Tech and Mexico's University of Guanajuato. 

November 26, 2014

"Who We Be," by Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts is discussed.

November 25, 2014

Stanford student theater group, At the Fountain Theatricals, recently performed the cabaret "Did We Offend You?" in place of the originally scheduled play "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson," which was cancelled due to student protest. 

November 25, 2014

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, responds to new data findings that real time to degree in doctoral programs is shorter than many people think it is, and that it’s decreasing in some disciplines.

November 23, 2014

Arthur Barnes, professor (performance) emeritus of music at Stanford, receives an Arts and Culture Award.

November 22, 2014

Anne Austin, lecturer in history, talks about her research into an ancient Egyptian village where residents were beneficiaries of "the world's first documented health-care plan."

November 21, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, hopes that all the preparation for violence following the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson, won’t turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

November 21, 2014

A review of "A Chosen Exile," by Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history, about individuals who chose to cross the color line — black to white — from the late 1800s up through the 1950s.

November 20, 2014

A new book by John Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, and alumnus Lex Bayer, offers a philosophical roadmap to essential beliefs for nonbelievers.

November 18, 2014

The Windhover Contemplative Center, home to a series of paintings from former Stanford professor Nathan Oliveira's "Windhover" series, is discussed.

November 17, 2014

Stanford and Warner Music Group recently announced a project to identify student talent across a range of disciplines who could be future leaders in the music business; Matthew Tiews, executive director of arts programs, will chair the selection committee.

November 13, 2014

Abraham Sofaer, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution; Scott Sagan, professor of political science and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and Norman Naimark, professor of history and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution participated in a...

November 13, 2014

John Figdor, a humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, discusses co-authoring with Lex Bayer the book "Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century."

November 13, 2014

Richard White, professor of history, talks about how John Muir's late-19th-century, Anglo-Saxon brand of environmentalism and bias toward untouched wilderness skewed the way nature has been portrayed in popular culture.

November 13, 2014

President John Hennessy and Matthew Tiews, executive director of arts programs offer views on Stanford's arts district.

November 13, 2014

Robert Proctor, professor of history, is mentioned for his recent book on the history of smoking, "Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition."

November 12, 2014

John Rick, Stanford anthropology professor discusses two recently found sites of high-altitude Andes settlement in southern Peru.

November 12, 2014

Mark Braude, a Stanford postdoctoral scholar in French and Italian, writes a primer for how to actually finish a humanities dissertation.

November 12, 2014

Jeff Chang, the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, has recently published a book about the cultural history of race in American popular culture.

November 11, 2014

Robert Harrison, professor of French and Italian, discusses his new book "Juvenescence," on how Western society is increasingly populated by those who refuse to grow up.

November 3, 2014

Anna Schultz, assistant professor of music, talks about the potential cultural loss threatening the Bene Israel Jews, believed to be the largest Jewish community in India. 

November 1, 2014

A profile on the digital humanities research happening at Stanford and mentions the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA).