The exhibit, part of a traveling mural project organized by Quaker organization American Friends Service Committee, was brought to campus by student organization Stanford Says No to War, in time for this week’s 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
The Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) announced its move from the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) to the Graduate School of Business (GSB) on Sept. 13. The privately and independently funded SPRIE, established in 1998, is an interdisciplinary, international research program focused on how high-tech regions grow and are sustained over time.
Stanford’s first study-abroad venture in the Middle East will be a three-week summer 2012 seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, according to Robert Sinclair, director of the Bing Overseas Study Program (BOSP).
Felipe Munera ’14 speaks about Salsa, a social-networking startup he recently co-founded with Luke Knepper ’14 and Bryant Tan ’14.
The Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) hosted a conference on social media and the globalization of business on Wednesday. The conference featured two main presentations on social media and the workplace, which focused on trends in using social media platforms (SMPs) for various business functions.
On Saturday afternoon, White Plaza was home to “A Taste of Palo Alto,” an annual food festival organized by fraternity Phi Kappa Psi and sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi) to benefit the Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP), a food bank in East Palo Alto. The event brought food vendors from Palo Alto to campus, so attendees could buy food and watch student groups perform. Corporate sponsors covered the event’s costs, and all proceeds went to EHP.
David Arnold, president of the Asia Foundation, delivered a talk yesterday on the current popular uprisings in the Middle East and the lessons they lend to Asian regimes. The talk, titled “The Arab Awakening: Governance Lessons for Asia and Beyond” was sponsored by the Center for Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).
Matt Cooper is the first blind member of Stanford’s archery team.