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Spreading life design thinking to other universities

Educators from across the country gathered at the d.school to learn how design thinking can help students’ career development. Dave Evans of the Design Program is co-founder of the Life Design Lab, which hosted the event.

U.S. drug policy needs a dose of neuroscience

Legal and illegal drugs are killing more people than AIDS ever did, yet the nation’s drug policies are based on unproven assumptions about addiction. Neuroscience could help shape more effective policies and save lives.

Annotation tool helps students beyond Stanford

Lacuna, a free online annotation platform developed at Stanford, promotes collaborative learning and interdisciplinary conversations. The platform is being used at higher education institutions around the world.

Insider threats often go undetected

Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan says the evidence shows that while insider threats may be low-probability events on a day-to-day basis, over time they have a high probability of occurring.  

Examining mixed-race identity in literature

English doctoral student Vanessa Seals studies contemporary American novels and memoirs about multiracial people’s experiences to examine the role families play in their search for identity.

Violent crime increases in right-to-carry states

Stanford Law School Professor John Donohue found that states that adopted right-to-carry concealed handgun laws have experienced a 13 to 15 percent increase in violent crime in the 10 years after enacting those laws.

University’s chilled water curtailed

Stanford facilities officials have instituted a Stage 1 chilled water curtailment for this week because of the unseasonably warm weather.