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Join author Dave Eggers as he discusses topics related to his recent book, The Circle, in conversation with Tobias Wolff. Eggers' other works include A Hologram for the KingThe Wild ThingsZeitoun, and What Is the What. Tobias Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Department of English at Stanford University. He is also the author of The Barracks ThiefThis Boy's LifeIn Pharaoh's ArmyOld School, and Our Story Begins.

This event is the Stanford Humanities Center's Martha Sutton Weeks Lecture. It is also sponsored by the Stanford Creative Writing Program and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Books will be sold and signed at the event.

The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize celebrates student collections of books, manuscripts, and other printed works on paper; it rewards three students for presenting well-written, thoughtful, and competent essays on the importance of their personal collections, from the standpoint of the significance or appeal of their form or content.  The first-prize winner at Stanford will be eligible to compete for an additional $2500 national prize.

Applicants for the Wreden Prize must submit a short essay and a bibliography. To read winning essays from prior years and for detailed contest guidelines, please visit this page.

Inquiries and applications may be sent to David Jordan. Please express interest in advance to verify eligibility and receive any updates to this announcement.

  • First Prize: $2,000
  • Second Prize: $1,000
  • Third Prize: $500

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Open to full-time students enrolled in a Stanford undergraduate or graduate degree program.

 

 

In 2011 Stanford submitted its proposal to partner with New York City to build StanfordNYC, a world-class applied sciences and engineering campus that was expected to attract new talent to the University and to become a new hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship.  StanfordNYC would occupy an iconic, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable campus on 10 acres on Roosevelt Island.

The colorful two-volume proposal now is available on reserve in Green Library and in the Terman Engineering Library in the Huang Engineering Center with call number LD3049.5 .N4 S73 2011. The document is also available in an electronic version.

After months of negotiations at end of 2011 Stanford “determined it would not be in the best interest of the university to continue to pursue the opportunity”; the proposal was withdrawn that December.  Nevertheless, the proposal presents a grand vision of Stanford’s values and position in relation to research collaboration with industry.

The October 27, 2011, announcement of the proposal submission can be found here; the December 16, 2011, announcement of the withdrawal of proposal is available here.

 

Thanks to the Stanford News Readership Program, we have 470 digital daily passes to NYTimes.com. Just log in with your SUNet ID to nytimes.com/passes for a 24 hour pass. For locations of print issues in our libraries and links to online sources, see this record in our catalog Searchworks.

 

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Interested in balancing your portfolio or partnering with companies that have a “greener” footprint? It isn't just about carbon or fossil fuels; it's also about water, land use, waste and pollutants. It's about which raw materials are used and where they are sourced, from energy and water to metals, minerals and agricultural products.  And it's about how those materials are extracted, processed and distributed. 

The Stanford Libraries provide access to the Trucost academic research portal for faculty, students and staff. The Trucost academic research portal provides access to time–series data on over 4,800 global companies to help you analyze companies and industries based on the natural resources used and environmental impacts across company operations, product lifecycles and supply chains.  Additional information for researchers is also available on the Trucost website.

The East Asia Library, now in its new home at Lathrop Library, will have an opening celebration on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. With three floors of open stacks, an on-site special collection, siminar and teaching rooms and ample study spaces, the library has already been attracting much footprint since it opened on September 15.

The celebration will start at 4pm, to be kicked off by Stanford Taiko performance. There will also be performances by Stanford Wushu and Stanford Hwimori. If you are a tea lover, the tea ceremony will give you a great opportunity to enjoy teas from all around China. Library tours and light refreshments will be provided.

Please come join us for the celebration and the fun!

Festivities will take place at the base of the grand staircase on Lasuen Mall. It is located outside of the Lathrop Library, directly east of the Oval on Palm Drive, and adjacent to Memorial Hall.

For more information, please contact Qi Qiu at (650)384.9872.

 

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Finding the best tool for your research and using it efficiently is a challenge for all students.  The Stanford Libraries offer workshops to help you increase your skill level and explore new resources.  Sign-up to learn about citation management tools such as Mendeley, EndNote and RefWorks as well as how to search for grants, patents, chemical information, energy information and how to keep current with new research.  This year we have added a new workshop on tips and tools for publishing. The Stanford Geospatial Center in the Branner Library offers workshops on GIS data creation and management, GPS and mobile data collection and ArcGIS.  All workshops are free and all Stanford students, faculty and staff are welcome.  Workshops are held in the Green Library, Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, Branner Earth Sciences Library and the Huang Engineering Center. View the list of Fall 2014 workshops and sign-up.

Steinway Red Welte (1922), detail

In support of a major initiative to bring attention to the study of roll playing musical instruments, the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound and Department of Music have acquired the Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls, a collection of over 7500 rolls and ten players. The Condon Collection has long been known as one of the most important collections of reproducing pianos and piano rolls in private hands. Leading figures in the field of rolls and players are working along with Stanford faculty and staff on the project. The initiative will include roll preservation through scanning and digitization, restoration of instruments for playback, item level cataloging to allow for content discovery, and research into under-represented or rare systems and rolls. Plans for the collection include making streaming audio files of the recordings available to the public at large.

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