As a long time friend and supporter of the Silicon Valley Archive, since an initial mid 1980’s research visit to interview its founder, innovative librarian, Henry Lowood, as part of an NSF sponsored study of the entrepreneurial university, with Stanford as a strategic research site, I would like to pushback against violating the ‘quasi-sacred space’ of Green Library’ east wing, a “…calm refuge” for reflection.
Let’s set the scene. You are a Stanford freshman in the class of 2024, taking your first load of courses for the fall quarter. You’re undeclared, so you decide to try lots of different things: you’ll take CS 106A, of course, but you also like writing, so perhaps you’re in English 10A, a historical class in the English core.
In the hands of Maggie Nelson, the creation of art precipitates the destruction of categories. The MacArthur grant awardee and USC professor visited Stanford on January 28 as the second Lane Lecturer of the academic year. Eavan Boland, director of the Creative Writing Program, introduced Nelson as an author who “challenges orthodoxies” and “displays her…
This past week, in my second class that required me to awkwardly introduce myself, my professor asked us students to share where we hoped we would be in 10 years. Although not an uncommon question, I was taken aback by my instinctual response: I hope to be writing children’s books. My affinity for childish things…
In celebration of Halloween, Reads beat writers share a few of their favorite works that probe at the unsettling and the horrific, with recommendations that range from classic mysteries to thrillers that delve into the darkest parts of the human mind.
Whether you’re a devoted reader hungry for a new book or in need of a good read after a long day of work, we’ve assembled for you a short list of light summer reads. Peruse it to find historical fiction, novels, memoirs and magazines destined to impress the pickiest of readers.
On Saturday, the Stanford Humanities Center will hold its annual book fair, “A Company of Authors,” which invites members of the Stanford community and broader public to indulge an afternoon discussing Stanford scholars’ recently-published books with the authors themselves.
Stanford’s first South Asian and Islamic Studies librarian, Ryan Perkins, has traveled the world to collect some of the rarest materials related to Indian, Pakistani and Persian history.