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Nannerl Keohane

Nannerl Keohane

Reflections on teaching, scholarship, university leadership, and gender in academia.
Sylvia Wynter

Sylvia Wynter

A leading humanities scholar reflects on her life, her scholarship on anti-colonialism, and her time on the Stanford faculty.
Myra Strober

Myra Strober

The career journey of Stanford's pioneering labor economist and memories of founding the Center for Research on Women.
Portrait of Thomas Angell

Thomas Angell

One of the earlier interviews in the collections is that of Thomas Angell, a Stanford alum (1915-16 AB Greek) and the son of Frank Angell, Stanford’s first professor of psychology.

Paul Berg

Biochemist Paul Berg speaks his early life and education, coming to Stanford in 1959 in the new Department of Biochemistry, the founding of the Beckman Center, the Nobel Prize, and more.
John Etchemendy in Stanford Faculty Senate

John Etchemendy

John W. Etchemendy speaks about his research and teaching career in the Stanford Department of Philosophy, his service as an associate dean in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and his tenure as the provost of the university from 2000 to 2017.
Photo of Victor Fuchs

Victor Fuchs

Reflections on a life, teaching, and studying health economics and health care reform from a pioneer in the field.
John Hennessy seated University flags in background

John Hennessy

John L. Hennessy, a Turing Award-winning computer scientist and entrepreneur who served as president of Stanford University from 2000 to 2016, reflects on his family background and education, his research and teaching contributions, and his leadership as
Robert Hofstadter lecturing in front of chalkboard

Robert Hofstadter

Robert Hofstadter on early experiments with electron scattering in atomic nuclei, the body of work for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1961.
Myra Keene in her workroom

Angeline Myra Keen

One woman’s unusual path to tenure in the sciences and insights into the lives of early women faculty.

Lorry Lokey

Lorry I. Lokey, a pioneer in the news service business, discusses the founding and growth of Business Wire, and the sale of the company to Warren Buffet. He also reflects on the impact of his Stanford education and his work on The Stanford Daily.
Eleanor Maccoby speaking while seated at a table. Other panel speakers look on.

Eleanor E. Maccoby

Psychology research and career highlights from one of Stanford's pioneering women faculty members.
Patricia Madson Ryan and her husband dressed as Jane and Leland Stanford wave from a carriage.

Patricia Ryan Madson

Patricia Ryan Madson on teaching improvisation and acting, the creation of the Stanford Improvisors, and her portrayal of Jane Stanford.

Nel Noddings

An interview with Graduate School of Education Professor Emerita Nel Noddings, a philosopher and educational researcher best known for her ethics of care theory .
Artist Nathan Oliveira sitting at his easel.

Nathan Oliveira

Memories of a leading artist in the figurative movement and a professor of art at Stanford for 32 years
Bill Miller seated at his desk.

William F. Miller

Reflections on life and career from a Stanford Provost, Vice President, and computer scientist.
Deborah Rhode

Deborah Rhode

Law professor Deborah Rhode reminisces about her upbringing, education, and career in academia.
Saul Rosenberg wearing white medical jacket

Saul Rosenberg

Candid reflections from a pioneer in the treatment of lymphoma who helped develop the field of medical oncology.
Headshot of Omowale Satterwhite

Omowale Satterwhite

Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite (PhD Education, 1977) describes the Taking the Mic protest in 1968.
Botanist Ira Wiggins looking at a specimen.

Ira Wiggins

Botanist Ira Wiggins served as curator of the Dudley Herbarium and director of Stanford's Natural History Museum.