Connie Wolf ’81 abruptly announced that she was leaving her post as director of the Cantor Arts Center after four years in the role. In the meantime, Cantor has elected not to appoint an interim director, leaving the museum temporarily without a director.
Professor of medicine and writer Abraham Verghese was awarded the National Humanities Medal for the 2015 year at the White House on Sept. 22.
From drones acting as tour guides to mass-analyzed cookie recipes, the projects on display at the Brown Institute’s first ever media innovation showcase were anything but conventional. Funded by Brown’s year-long Magic Grants, interdisciplinary teams from Stanford and Columbia pioneered new techniques for every step of the storytelling process — from research tools for journalists to new ways of telling a story.
Stanford’s endowment grew 0.8 percent to $22.4 billion over the past fiscal year that ended Aug. 31 2016, Stanford Management Company announced.
In their first meeting of the current school year, the 18th Undergraduate Senate announced an upcoming University report on Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ) and debated a resolution on a Santa Clara County public transportation measure.
In his opening remarks Thursday at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry charged today’s entrepreneurs with the task of tackling violent extremism, climate change and government corruption around the world.
“You provide a highly visible and very effective rebuttal to the propaganda of violent extremist groups,” Kerry said to the crowd of entrepreneurs. “Your optimism provides an alternative to their nihilism.”
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, which kicked off today at Stanford, is geared to give youth and women a leg up in the entrepreneurial scene. Half of the elite entrepreneurs present were women, while the youngest participant was an 11-year-old.
During his tenure as University President, John Hennessy has not been immune from criticism. Yet, implicit in every criticism is the belief that Hennessy has shaped Stanford indelibly.