Melissa Ketunuti M.D. ’07, 35, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was found dead in the basement of her home in Center City, Philadelphia on Jan. 21. Exterminator Jason Smith, 36, was arrested and charged with murder, arson, abuse of a corpse and risking a catastrophe on Jan. 23. He is currently being…
This post, asserting the Facebook user's privacy, has made the rounds on Facebook in the past week, appearing on many Stanford students' timelines. Unsurprisingly, the post is a hoax.
Stanford began slowly rolling out a new typeface to be placed on all University-affiliated websites and promotional materials last week.
Mausoleum attendance was roughly equivalent to the attendance last year despite the lack of a bus service to transport students from dorm areas to the party. Freshmen attendance rose sharply to 72 percent of total Mausoleum attendees, compared to 49 percent last year.
Oyekunle Olukotun, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Pervasive Parallelism Laboratory, has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He will share the research grant with Srinivas Aluru, professor of computer engineering at Iowa State University, and Wu-chun Feng, associate professor of computer science and electrical…
Oyekunle Olukotun, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Pervasive Parallelism Laboratory, has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Alvin “Al” Roth, visiting professor of economics, was awarded the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday morning.
Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of advocacy group J Street, advocated for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and open discussion on Israel within the American Jewish community in a talk Wednesday at the Black Community Services Center.
Revolution, rebellion and justice in Islam were the central themes of a Wednesday evening lecture by Abbas Kadhim, an expert on Islamic theology. Kadhim is a visiting scholar at Stanford and assistant professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
Academic advising has been recognized as an important part of undergraduate education at Stanford for over a century and has been delivered poorly for just as long, according to the recent Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) report. But changes may be on the way.
Associate Professor of History Priya Satia discussed the British invention of air control as a military surveillance tactic in Iraq during the interwar years. She said British perceptions of the region, which they called “Arabia,” allowed British officials to reconcile their ethical scruples with the violence of the tactic, and she added that these British experiences in Iraq have influenced Americans’ thinking about the region today.
Egyptian revolutionary Wael Ghonim spoke Tuesday on the situation in Egypt one year after the uprisings that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.
Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, spoke Monday at Stanford Law School on the “fundamental” flaws in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. In the talk, titled, “Imagining Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Why International Law Matters,” Falk expressed his pessimism at the possibility of peace emerging from the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in its current form.
At a moment when technology and journalism increasingly intersect, two former Stanford Knight Journalism Fellows have launched #18DaysInEgypt, a collaborative documentary project about the Egyptian Revolution. Co-creator Jigar Mehta and story producer Hugo Soskin are members of the Knight Fellowship class of 2011.
“We’ve done a lot there. We haven’t done it all well, but we should be proud of what we have done,” former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry M.A. ’94 said during his closing assessment of the United States’ role in Afghanistan. Eikenberry spoke to approximately 140 attendees about the transition to Afghan sovereignty in the Central Asian state Monday in Encina Hall’s Bechtel Conference Center.
“We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same set of rules,” said President Obama in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, identifying income inequality as the “defining issue of our time.” About 100 freshmen gathered in Wilbur Dining to hear about this defining issue, and others issues President Obama touched upon in his address to Congress, through a panel discussion with Stanford faculty members from various disciplines.
"There’s not much support for alternative lifestyles these days," said Richard Korry '77, 35 years ago. A brief history of co-ops at Stanford from 1941 to the present.
Artist Sandow Birk presented his American Qur’an project as part of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies event series “We the People: Islam and U.S. Politics.” The project is Birk’s attempt to hand-transcribe the entire Qur’an, illuminating the text with scenes from contemporary American life.
Evgeny Morozov, visiting scholar in the Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), delivered a talk on Thursday evening on the role of the Internet in the democracy debate in regards to the Arab Spring.
John Pearson, assistant vice provost and director of Bechtel International Center, spoke on Tuesday about the trends, challenges and experiences of international students at Stanford.
A panel on binationalism in Israel and Palestine prompted lively discussion Monday evening and ultimately ended on a hopeful note. The panel, titled “Theory, Art and Action: Jewish and Palestinian voices toward binationalism,” featured American-Israeli artist Udi Aloni, English professor Hilton Obenzinger Ph.D. '97 and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) visiting scholar Miriam Abu Sharkh.
Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) declared the liberation of Libya on Oct. 23 following the Oct. 20 capture and death of military dictator Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi. Col. Qaddafi’s death marks the end of Libya’s six-month civil war, which was preceded by mass protests starting February of this year.
Gilbert Achcar, professor of development studies and international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, delivered a lecture Wednesday evening on the roots and dynamics of the 2011 revolutionary upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Ahmed Benchemsi, visiting scholar at the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies’ Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), delivered a talk on Thursday titled, “The Illusion of Democracy: How Morocco’s Absolute Monarchy Managed the Arab Spring.”