Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved a plan for the current Hotel Parmani to be demolished and replaced with a four-story, 99-room building intended to serve visitors of Stanford Research Park (SRP).
At next Wednesday’s Palo Alto Unified School District Board meeting, two names will be recommended to replace the names of Jordan Middle School and Terman Middle School, respectively. Among the nine finalists, which include seven deceased individuals and two geographic landmarks, are William Hewlett ’39, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, and Ellen Fletcher, former Palo Alto city councilwoman.
Passion, self-advocacy and hard work — these are some of the traits Meg Whitman, ranked ninth on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in the World list, says are necessary to succeed as a woman in business.
Casual visitors to the David W. Packard Electrical Engineering Building last Friday afternoon— had there been any, on the first day of a long weekend—might have wondered about the art exhibition displayed on a forest of small easels. This was no regular art exhibition, but “Art of Science,” (AoS) a popular show, now in its third year, organized by the Stanford Materials Research Society. AoS challenges Stanford faculty, staff and students to “show their work”— or, rather artwork, with a scientific angle, in no uncertain terms: “Science is boring. Art is stupid. PROVE US WRONG!”
School of Engineering undergrad program is top 10, says U.S. News… Computer science team releases tool to uncover online activity on PC’s… School of Medicine Dean’s Medal to be awarded Sept. 10… HP awards research grant to mechanical engineering professor… Stanford news from around the Web for September 7, 2011.
Hewlett Packard (HP) announced yesterday that it plans to contribute $25 million over 10 years for the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) and for cutting-edge treatments and technologies there. The additional funding will also foster collaboration between researchers at HP Labs and LPCH.
Stanford’s ties to Silicon Valley have made it synonymous with entrepreneurship. The university carefully cultivates its image as an estuary for new companies. The names of some of our most notable alumni — Yang, Hewlett, Packard — are fixtures on both our campus and in the entrepreneurial world. Stanford’s reputation as a center of innovation affords the university enormous prestige, as well as high quality applicants and faculty. Yet, despite the obvious benefit the University receives from successful and entrepreneurial alumni, Stanford gives very little practical support to the students who wish to follow in the footsteps of our most famous graduates.
The Stanford Hospital Corporate Partners Program announced yesterday that it would donate up to $150 million over 10 years to the hospital expansion project. A deal was also reached at the latest Palo Alto City Council meeting on Jan. 31 to accelerate negotiations over a development agreement.