Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says
Stanford scholar Héctor Hoyos' research goes beyond famed writers to uncover a whole generation of Latin American authors who are contributing novel perspectives on the evolving landscape of global culture.
TEDxStanford presenters tell tales of past 'turning points' and future opportunities
The fourth annual TEDxStanford conference was a rich experience for everyone.
Stanford music scholar redefines the jazz and cabaret culture of 1920s Harlem
Musicologist Nate Sloan's investigation of Harlem Renaissance jazz portrays a diverse, multisensory experience where music, place and race influenced each other in profound and lasting ways.
Stanford Repertory Theater explores the ethics of science with Brecht's Life of Galileo
Do scientists have an ethical responsibility to serve the greater good? In two free performances on May 15 and 16, Stanford students, professors and professional actors will present Bertolt Brecht's masterful exploration of the roles of commerce, politics and religion in shaping the future of scientific research.
Stanford students celebrate release of graphic novel American Heathen
Students researched, wrote and illustrated the work about Wong Chin Foo, an advocate for Chinese immigrants in 19th-century America.
More honored than read? Stanford's Another Look book club reconsiders Camus' 'The Stranger'
Albert Camus' 1942 classic, "The Stranger," raises tough questions about culture clash and how we find meaning in our lives – and the narratives we create to absolve ourselves. The final event in the three-year Another Look series will take place on June 1.
Stanford literary scholar: White whales and the 'Melville Effect'
With a resurgence of Melville-themed art across the multimedia landscape, Stanford Humanities Center Fellow Joseph Boone says the legendary writer has become a 21st-century muse for artists – including Boone himself.
Jane Shaw officially welcomed into the Stanford community
During a service that featured the official investiture by President John Hennessy and a sermon by actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, the Rev. Professor Jane Shaw was formally installed as dean for religious life.
Perseverance key to children's intellectual growth, Stanford scholar says
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says that children are more motivated when they are told their intelligence or talents can grow and expand. "Grit" is also important for children and adults alike because, when facing challenges, setbacks are inevitable.
Online 'mindset' interventions help students do better in school, Stanford research shows
Stanford researchers found that brief Internet-based interventions that instill a "growth mindset" and a sense of purpose can improve learning, especially for struggling students. These interventions could potentially reach vast numbers of students at low cost.
Stanford Live expands its mission with 2015-16 season
Next year's Stanford Live season will feature three events with Anna Deavere Smith and a new work by Stanford composer Jonathan Berger for the Kronos Quartet. Other highlights include appearances by Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, Bernadette Peters, Arlo Guthrie and scratch DJ Kid Koala.
Stanford historian uncovers the dark roots of humanitarianism
Through a study of the history of the French colonial Congo-Océan Railway, Stanford historian JP Daughton has discovered how modern humanitarianism arose from the brutality of European colonialism.
Oprah Winfrey delivers 2015 "Harry's Last Lecture" at Stanford University
Oprah Winfrey shared her vision for a meaning life with the Stanford community as the Rathbun Visiting Fellow for 2015.
A spiritual practice is the foundation of a meaningful life, Oprah Winfrey tells Stanford audience
At the end of her daylong visit to Stanford, Oprah Winfrey delivered "Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life."
Stanford scholar reveals how fears of damnation undergird American history
Drawing on 18th-and 19th-century writings, religious studies scholar Kathryn Gin Lum shows how the concept of "hell" influenced religion, politics and social reform.