Category: Great reads

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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
Book cover:The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

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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Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream

by on September 30, 2014 4:00 am
  Need to make an important decision? Have to hit that deadline? Maybe you should rest or daydream first. BeWell@Stanford spoke with VINOD MENON, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to learn more about the different systems our minds use to solve problems and the benefits of allowing your mind to wander. In a world… Read more Stanford psychiatrist tells us why it is healthy to daydream
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Stanford lecturer named a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner

by on September 18, 2014 4:00 am
Poet SOLMAZ SHARIF, a current Jones Lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, has received a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. The award is given annually to six women writers who demonstrate exceptional talent in the early stages of their careers. Sharif will receive the $30,000 award on Sept.… Read more Stanford lecturer named a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner
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Stanford study finds that clean energy is good politics

by on September 15, 2014 4:00 am
Renewable energy seems like good politics on either side of the aisle, according to a new Stanford study that scrutinized how states across America use clean energy. Dubbed The State Clean Energy Cookbook, the study was created by Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy… Read more Stanford study finds that clean energy is good politics
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Stanford researchers explore how the Affordable Care Act affects young adults

by on September 12, 2014 4:00 am
One of the earliest – and most popular – parts of the Affordable Care Act allowed young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until their 26th birthday. Recently, Stanford researchers led by TINA HERNANDEZ-BOUSSARD, assistant professor (research) of surgery in the Stanford School of Medicine, published a paper in the journal Health Affairs that… Read more Stanford researchers explore how the Affordable Care Act affects young adults
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Man on a mission: Working to help veterans who have lost limbs

by on July 14, 2014 4:00 am
  DAN BERSCHINSKI lost both of his legs in 2009 when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan. His immediate thought, the West Point graduate told CBS news, was that his life was over, but soon came to realize that a whole new chapter had begun. “Look, I was an officer,” he… Read more Man on a mission: Working to help veterans who have lost limbs
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Recommended summer reads from Stanford Law School faculty

by on July 6, 2014 1:25 pm
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World Cup men's soccer; then and now

by on July 1, 2014 7:15 pm
On Tuesday, crowds gathered across campus to huddle around TVs to watch the United States battle Belgium in the FIFA World Cup. And despite the heartbreaking loss, the U.S. and Stanford have much to be proud of, given how far the country has come in the soccer world over the past two decades. “To understand… Read more World Cup men's soccer; then and now
book cover: A Baby Elephant in the Wild

Children’s book by Stanford researcher chronicles a baby elephant’s life

by on June 30, 2014 4:00 am
In the new children’s book written by CAITLIN O’CONNELL, a consulting assistant professor at Stanford Medical School, the adorable baby Liza steals every scene – taking her first steps, playing with other babies, taking a bath, letting her older brother help her get to her feet. Except the baby at the center of this captivating… Read more Children’s book by Stanford researcher chronicles a baby elephant’s life