“You guys are my test audience,” said Victor Lin, Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty advisor and star of the night, within the first several minutes of his July 24 “Jazz Meets Classical” concert at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. He wore a half-apologetic smile. Casually dressed down in a two-piece suit, Lin explained the night’s experiment, which was to determine if he could find a synergistic middle ground between jazz and classical music. “Previous crossovers have yielded awkward hybrids,” Lin said. “Tonight, the verdict of Lin’s attempt — successful or not — rests in the audience’s hands. But please clap anyway,” he urged with a cheeky grin.
Stanford researchers have developed small, implantable electronic devices that could offer an alternative to drugs using bioelectronics. The pacemaker-like devices stimulate the nervous system and treat illnesses through a therapy known as neurostimulation.
On July 1, George Spindler, Stanford professor emeritus of education and anthropology, died at the age of 94.
The final addition to Stanford’s Science and Engineering Quad, a bioengineering and chemical engineering building, will be named after University trustee Kavitark “Ram” Shriram and his wife, Vidjealatchoumy “Vijay” Shriram.