Maurice Sendak has died at age 83

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of 1963's Where the Wild Things Are and 2011's Bumble-Ardy, has died at age 83. The New York Times has a good obituary that addresses Sendak's "splendid nightmares."

Maurice Sendak spoke last fall with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air; you can listen to that interview here. You can also read here the interview that Sendak did with the Guardian in the fall.

Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture

Frederick Tsao picture

Frederick Chavalit Tsao on
Family Business and Sustainability

Mr. Tsao will address the intersection of family and business in the developing world. As Chairman of a family-owned multinational corporation, he is interested in the peculiar challenges faced by family-owned businesses and the role of such businesses in promoting development. He is particularly concerned with the destabilizing effects of rapid economic growth on traditional social structures. Mr. Tsao will discuss recent efforts to promote development while preserving family, social, and cultural harmony.

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Green Library, Bender Room, Fifth Floor, Bing Wing
RSVP: Sonia Lee if you would like to attend,, 650.736.9538

Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

IT Open House this Wednesday

IT Open House 2012

"IT's in the Cloud" is the theme of this year's IT Open House. More than 70 Stanford exhibitors and over 20 technology vendors will be on hand to talk with from 10:00 to 2:00 and an array of free talks, classes, discussions, and vendor presentations will acquaint you with Stanford and vendor initiatives. A prize raffle will put a silver lining on this cloud, with drawings at 11:00, 12:30 (for the Grand Prize), and 1:45. Finally, starting at 2:00 p.m., featured Stanford presenters John Mitchell, Professor of Computer Science and chair of the new faculty committee on educational technology, and Guru Parulkar, Executive Director of the Open Networking Research Center will speak about technology futures.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

Tours of Green Library for Admit Weekend

Admit Weekend 2012

It's Admit Weekend -- welcome to all the newly admitted students (and families) here to explore campus.

Come get a sense of the amazing resources available here in Green Library during two tours tomorrow, Friday, April 27:

  • 10:00 am
  • 2:00 pm

The tours start just inside Green Library's Bing Wing portal (facing the Main Quad).

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