After nearly calling it quits three times throughout the TreeHacks, all-sophomore team Recon was awarded “Most Technically Challenging Project” for their search and delivery hacks on consumer drones at the end of the weekend. The award was one of the three hackathon final prizes.
Poet Dana Gioia ’73 MBA ’77, was appointed Poet Laureate of California by Governor Jerry Brown on Dec. 5. During his two-year term, Gioia will serve as an advocate for the education and practice of poetry by giving public readings, educating civic and state leaders and bringing poetry to students less acquainted with the arts through a cultural project.
Ertharin Cousin, the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, came to campus Nov. 20 as part of the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium Series, giving a talk about “Food and nutrition security in an era of conflict and climate change.”
Jason Mayden, a native of Chicago’s South Side and former global design director for Nike’s Jordan Brand, faced 44 East Palo Alto residents the morning of Nov. 14. They ranged from elementary school students to adults, most of whom had never worked with code before — until that weekend.
Annual Asian American issues conference Listen to the Silence (LTS) saw an increased number of attendees this past Saturday. This event is the largest event of the year hosted by Stanford Asian American Students’ Association (AASA). This year, the theme of LTS was “Towards Healing: Letting Go, Lifting Up,” centralized around “anger as a process of healing,” according to this year’s mission statement.
Among the list of concerts, plays and exhibits lined up on campus, “The Table,” put on by Blind Summit Theater, is a refreshing blend of puppetry, theater, stand-up comedy and improvisation. Meet the protagonist Moses — he is destined to lead the Exodus, and is also a cranky and vulgar old man whose head is…
Triple CCRMAlite reopened our ears to music. It was a reminder that music could be as simple as the static popping of applause, that all we had to do was listen a little harder to the wind swirling in our ears and to the clinking of bottles at the dining table, to be reminded that elements of music are all around us — that music is what we make of it.
Reality is merely an illusion, as Einstein said, but illusion is merely a reality, as Bay Area artists Betsy Kendall and Larry Morace show. Their works are part of a current Stanford Art Spaces (SAS) exhibit open until Oct. 31. Their works are on display in the CIS building, several rooms in Jordan Hall, and the second and third floors of David W. Packard Electrical Engineering.