The Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center was dedicated in front of a crowd of 150 on Tuesday, inaugurating the latest addition to the Science and Engineering Quad. The formal dedication of the $30 million building was held in the Huang Center Amphitheatre and featured School of Engineering Dean Jim Plummer, President John Hennessy, lead donor Jen-Hsun Huang M.S. ’92 and Board of Trustees Chair Leslie Hume.
The Stanford School of Medicine on Wednesday opened the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, which the school expects will help transform the way in which physicians are trained.
The Cantor Arts Center announced the appointment of Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell as the new Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Drawings, Prints and Photographs. Mitchell will begin her duties, which include overseeing almost 7,000 artworks from the 15th to the 20th century, in November.
Much of the brainpower behind social games like Farmville comes from alumni of the Graduate School of Business, many of whom are involved in the founding and management of tech companies such as Zynga Game Network Inc. and Tapulous Inc.
Rains Houses, an apartment complex traditionally reserved for graduate students, welcomed 39 undergraduates this fall.
The Stanford Store is known for offering some of the lowest prices on University apparel — that is, for the students who can find it. Now, the store is planning on moving this quarter from its current location behind Tresidder Union in an attempt to increase visibility.
A group of Stanford professors are pushing to increase the University’s focus on foreign language and culture, and leading the charge is French & Italian professor Dan Edelstein.
While cardinal and white have adorned Stanford’s halls for more than a century, some University researchers are favoring another color — green — these days as Stanford establishes itself as a leader in the clean-tech, or green-tech, movement that has swept Silicon Valley.