There are two breakthrough technologies catching fire on campus these days. One of them, CRISPR-Cas9, is changing our relationship to the physical world through gene editing. The other, Artificial Intelligence (AI), is changing how we generate, process and analyze information.
The 2017 winter close will be from Monday, December 25, 2017, through Friday, January 5, 2018, with the following dates designated as University holidays: Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018. Regular operations will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. Except where operations must continue, all areas of the University are asked to close during this two-week period. Any decision to keep a department open must be approved by the Dean, Vice President, or Vice Provost overseeing the department.
We're happy to report that Vincent Kang has joined the Music Library team as our new Operations Manager. Vincent brings excellent experience in public services, having served as Library Supervisor at Doe Memorial and Moffitt libraries at UC Berkeley, where, among other duties, he oversaw a student work force of 60, covering three service points.
When Mexican graphic artist José Guadalupe Posada died in 1913 he could not have imagined that his satirical calaveras or skulls would become such a ubiquitous presence around Halloween, which happens to coincide with Mexico’s Day of the Dead or Día de muertos, mistranslated as Día de los Muertos and horrifies language purists.
There is a new exhibit in the South Lobby/East Wing of Green Library, highlighting Stanford Special Collections’ trove of Russian satirical journals from the beginning of the 20th century: “The Russian Revolution of 1905: Political Change Reflected in Satire & Caricature.”
Russia had a revolution in 1917. In fact, it had two revolutions in 1917 – the first one in February, and then the one in October. But it also almost had one in 1905.
The Music Library is the recipient of a magnificent collection of classical music compact discs donated by Dr. David R. Kessler. The collection consists of 7,701 titles on 9,546 discs resulting from Dr. Kessler’s lifelong love and involvement with music. He began listening to classical music on the radio in New York in his early teens, where he listened to music several hours daily and took notes on what he heard. He also began seriously studying the piano.