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Robert Harrison wins distinguished French award

Robert Harrison, professor of Italian literature, was recently awarded the diploma and honorific title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,” one of the highest cultural honors in France, by Aurélie Filippetti, the French Minister of Culture and Communication.

Three Books program to focus on “home”

This summer, the three books for the 2013 Three Books reading program not only arrived at the mailbox of every incoming freshman, but were also featured on OpenEdX, an online open course platform which allows students to discuss the books before they arrive on campus.

Playboy recruitment prompts controversy

An effort to recruit Stanford community members for a Playboy photo shoot met with controversy and backlash yesterday, amidst concerns over the inappropriate use of University resources and the apparent focus of solicitation on communities of color.

Looking back on 40 years of Jasper Ridge

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Located in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains seven miles west of Stanford’s main campus, the preserve is home to about 16 species of mammals and 800 species of vascular plants, providing a natural laboratory for researchers from around the world and an open classroom for students and docent-led tourists.

Second TEDxStanford conference draws 700 attendees

Approximately 700 people gathered at Cemex Auditorium on Saturday for the second annual TEDxStanford event, which featured Stanford-affiliated speakers and performers including football coach David Shaw '94, Indian folk dance group Basmati Raas and Rhodes Scholar Rachel Kolb '12 M.A. '13.

Alum wins National Science Foundation’s Waterman award

Mung Chiang '00 M.S. '00 Ph.D. 03, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, was recently announced as this year’s recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award for his application of mathematical analysis to wireless network design.

CAPS services at El Centro met with high demand

In the two years since El Centro Chicano first began hosting clinical services provided by the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the initiative has received extensive student usage, according to students and administrators.
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