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Letter to the Editor: A $25 million potential

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. 

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam shows the person behind the photo

At first glance, the new photography exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion seems simple. White space is used consistently throughout the exhibit, the empty walls displaying only a few black and white photographs each. Two short films are projected in a makeshift theater tucked away in the corners of the Pavilion, and four wooden tables in the center of the room display photographs, letters, books, music scores and newspaper clippings, all dating back to the Vietnam War era.

This simplicity is the true beauty of the exhibit “We Shot the War: ‘Overseas Weekly’ in Vietnam.” The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” seems to be the central focus of this exhibit, each brutally human photograph speaking for itself. While walking through the exhibit, one can see that these pictures do not aim to show the violence of the war, but rather to highlight the lives of soldiers and citizens alike.

‘Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of ‘Frankenstein’’ at the Cantor Arts Center

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” the Cantor Arts Center recently featured “Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of ‘Frankenstein.’” The exhibition explored what it means to be human, raising the questions Shelley posed when she published the novel in 1818. The exhibition features 38 works of American and European…

‘The Baltic Way’ exhibition commemorates 100 years of history

Nestled in the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Green Library lies “The Baltic Way,” an exhibition showcasing 100 years of Baltic history through artifacts and documents. The gallery, curated by Stanford and the Hoover Institution, aims to demonstrate the Baltic republics’ combined strength throughout decades of persecution, while also highlighting each country’s unique heritage and culture.

Fun on the Farm: Twenty-five years of Earth systems

The Earth Systems department recently celebrated its 25th birthday, with a fun and “Farm casual” gathering on the O’Donahue Family Stanford Educational Farm. Students, prospective majors, alumni, faculty and friends gathered and raised glasses of wine and hors d’oeuvres on compostable sticks to 25 years of Earth systems excellence. Folks gathered in the newly opened…

Student art meets student passion in the juried exhibition ‘InTransit’

“InTransit,” an annual exhibition here on campus from the Stanford department of art and art history, features a collection of art by Stanford students and local artists at the Coulter Art Gallery. This campus-wide tradition invites students, faculty members and nearby residents to enjoy a unique array of carefully selected art pieces. Through the one-of-a-kind…