Lyman, who was known for his unswerving belief in academic freedom and for guiding the university through some of the most turbulent years in its history, died in May.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Stanford Memorial Church for Stanford University President Emeritus Richard W. Lyman.
Stanford Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jack Rakove believes the founding fathers would agree that it’s time to change the 225-year-old Electoral College. Corrie Goldman speaks with Professor Rakove in "Why do we still let the Electoral College pick our president?", Stanford Report, August 20, 2012.
History's new Assistant Professor Jennifer Burns authored an article for the New York Time (August 14, 2012) "Atlas Spurned"
In 16th-century Europe, it was all right to be a rich business person, as long as you followed societal expectations. Selfishness was frowned upon. Assistant Professor Laura Stokes explains in an article by Camille Brown (The Stanford Report, August 2, 2012).
History Professor Londa Schiebinger is featured in the July 26th, 2012 issue of the Stanford Report for her project showing the benefits of applying sex and gender analysis in research projects .
Professor Richard White's Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America (W.W. Norton, 2011) has been awarded the 55th annual Francis Parkman Prize. For more information click here.
“Distorting the Word 'Zionism': Liberal Zionists Speak Out” - Appearing in the Huffington Post on 4/25/2012, this column is part of a series from the Liberal Zionist Speak Out. To view the complete column click here.
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