Submitted by email@example.com on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 07:32.
It was on this date in 1830 that photographer Eadweard Muybridge was born in Kingston upon Thames, England. Muybridge emigrated to the United States and in 1855 settled in San Francisco, where he worked first as a bookseller and then as a photographer. In 1872 former governor of California Leland Stanford commissioned Muybridge to settle with photography the question of whether all four of a trotting horse's hooves are off the ground at the same time.
You can read about the photos that resulted—and about the stormy relationship between Muybridge and Stanford—in this Stanford Magazine article.
Today's Google's Doodle celebrates Muybridge's photography, which laid the technological groundwork for motion pictures.
Take a look at SearchWorks for titles and photos by Eadweard Muybridge.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 07:46.
The Orphan Master's Son—English professor Adam Johnson's recently published novel—is set in North Korea and follows the career and misadventures of a character named Jun Do. There's a nice piece in the Stanford Report in which Johnson discusses the novel and the enigmatic nation in which its action takes place.
Submitted by email@example.com on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 07:19.
Great news from the Special Collections blog:
You can read the full blog posting here.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 11:16.
Associate vice provost for undergraduate education and dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising Julie Lythcott-Haims—affectionately known as "Dean Julie"—will be stepping down from her position and leaving Stanford in June to pursue an MFA in Writing (Poetry).