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Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva

by on October 13, 2014 4:00 am
Born on the Black Sea in Odessa, Regina Derieva was more than a loner. She was an outcast among outcasts: a Jew in the Soviet Union, a Ukrainian coming of age in Kazakhstan, and eventually an important poet in the Russian language living in Stockholm. The prominent Swedish author and translator Bengt Jangfeldt said, “Her… Read more Stanford University Libraries acquires archives of poet Regina Derieva
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Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court

by on October 9, 2014 5:00 pm
Students from Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic traveled with Professor JEFFREY FISHER to Washington, D.C. this week for oral arguments in the clinic’s case Heien v. North Carolina.  At issue in the case was whether a police officer’s mistake of law can provide the individualized suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires. The clinic represented the petitioner… Read more Stanford law students hear arguments before the Supreme Court
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Documentaries by Stanford affiliates to show at international film festival

by on October 8, 2014 4:00 am
The 17th United Nations Association Film Festival, an international feast of documentaries, will run Oct. 16-26 at various locations on Stanford’s campus and at other local venues. The theme of this year’s festival is “Bridging the Gap,” and films include a range of settings from Syria to Stockton. Topics run the gamut from dance and… Read more Documentaries by Stanford affiliates to show at international film festival
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AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford

by on October 7, 2014 4:00 am
    MEGAN SWEZEY FOGARTY, deputy executive director of the Haas Center for Public Service, was honored recently as a Service Trailblazer as part of AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary celebration. She was one of 20 trailblazers honored last month by CaliforniaVolunteers, the state office that manages programs and initiatives to increase the number of California residents… Read more AmeriCorps' roots at Stanford
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Stanford anthropology professor's book on sickle cell anemia wins another prize

by on October 6, 2014 4:00 am
  The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa, by DUANA FULLWILEY, associate professor of anthropology at Stanford, has been awarded the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology. The 2011 book, Fullwiley’s first, won the Amaury Talbot Prize for most valuable work of African anthropology… Read more Stanford anthropology professor's book on sickle cell anemia wins another prize
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Efforts to refine tools for recording brain activity get $1 million boost with NIH grant

by on October 2, 2014 4:00 am
This week the National Institutes of Health handed out the first $46 million in funding for their BRAIN initiative, announced in 2013. Stanford got one of those awards worth almost $1 million to develop improved ways of recording activity in the brain. That award went to MARK SCHNITZER, associate professor of biology and of applied… Read more Efforts to refine tools for recording brain activity get $1 million boost with NIH grant
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Stanford music professor wins Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement

by on September 26, 2014 4:00 am
Music Professor KAROL BERGER has received a 2014 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The 60,000 Euro award enables a scholar to spend a year working at a research institute in Germany and collaborating with other experts in the field. A scholar of Austro-German music, Berger intends to complete a long-term study… Read more Stanford music professor wins Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement
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Animation illustrates how countries can make progress on global climate cooperation

by on September 24, 2014 4:00 am
KENNETH SCHEVE thought a comic animation could help make serious discussions about global warming action more productive at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City this week. Such international climate negotiations have been much maligned for ineffectiveness, but there is a clear path to achieving breakthroughs, according to a study co-authored by Scheve, a political science professor… Read more Animation illustrates how countries can make progress on global climate cooperation
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The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is a feast with all the trimmings

by on September 23, 2014 4:00 am
One of HUNK ANDERSON’s favorite observations about the remarkable artwork that once hung in his dining room, including Jackson Pollock’s Lucifer and Willem de Kooning’s Woman Standing – Pink, among others, is that one could enjoy a feast in the room without ever having a meal, thanks to the rich visual display. The feast proved… Read more The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is a feast with all the trimmings
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Stanford Graduate School of Education scholar to be honored for research on teaching history

by on September 19, 2014 4:00 am
The National Council for the Social Studies recently named JOEL BREAKSTONE a recipient of its 2014 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award for his doctoral research at Stanford Graduate School of Education on the use of formative assessments in the teaching of history. Breakstone, who earned his doctorate from the school in 2013, is now director… Read more Stanford Graduate School of Education scholar to be honored for research on teaching history