Category: Great reads

Blue Box

First-year student pens stories of children in Syria

by Clifton B. Parker on February 6, 2017 2:53 pm
Syria’s civil war has taken a devastating toll on children. Stanford freshman EMMA ABDULLAH puts a young, human face on that tragedy with her book, The Blue Box, which details the plight of Syrian children during the country’s six-year civil war. Published in 2014, the work is a collection of short stories and poems, and… Read more First-year student pens stories of children in Syria
William Barnett

Want to be a better manager?

by Bill Snyder on February 2, 2017 2:05 pm
Do good managers look for consensus and strive to predict the future? Not according to WILLIAM BARNETT, professor of organizational behavior at the Graduate School of Business. “Humans fear being a fool much more than they hope to be a genius,” he says. Rather than risk looking foolish, employees may opt to support a consensus… Read more Want to be a better manager?
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Reassessing your New Year's resolutions

by Krysten Crawford on January 30, 2017 2:30 pm
More than 40 percent of Americans who made New Year’s resolutions abandon them in a matter of weeks — a number that will rise to 90 percent. If you are among them, listen to some good advice from scholars at the Graduate School of Education who study human development and behavior through learning. They say… Read more Reassessing your New Year's resolutions
Yaa Gyasi

Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition

by Pamela Moreland on January 18, 2017 3:04 pm
The reaction on YAA GYASI‘s Facebook page to the news that her debut novel Homegoing  was the 2016 recipient of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize was swift: 379 likes; 22 comments; and 19 shares. And that was before dawn. The John Leonard Prize was established to recognize outstanding first books in any… Read more Stanford alum's debut novel gets National Book Critics recognition
Jennifer Granick

Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book

by Kathleen Gabel on January 10, 2017 7:00 am
JENNIFER GRANICK, lecturer-in-law and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, won the 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for her book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It. The award honors scholarship exploring the tension between civil… Read more Stanford Law’s Jennifer Granick wins Palmer Prize for new book
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Stanford Law School faculty 2016 holiday reading list

by Pamela Moreland on December 14, 2016 5:30 pm
Read any good books lately? Looking for a holiday present for the person who has everything? Got time on your hands during the winter holiday and want to feed your mind with a good read? Then ask a member of the Stanford Law School faculty. That’s right. The folks over at the Stanford Law School… Read more Stanford Law School faculty 2016 holiday reading list
Sandoval sisters

Twin sisters are the third conjoined twins to be successfully separated at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

by Erin Digitale on December 8, 2016 5:30 pm
Two-year-old twin sisters ERIKA and EVA SANDOVAL are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford from their Dec. 6 separation surgery. The two Antelope, California, girls were successfully separated in a 17-hour surgery. Prior to the surgery, the two shared much of their lower body. “They did very well,”… Read more Twin sisters are the third conjoined twins to be successfully separated at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
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Barbara Babcock talks 'Fish Raincoats' and a legal career filled with firsts

by Sharon Driscoll on December 5, 2016 5:38 pm
The first woman appointed to the Stanford Law faculty, BARBARA BABCOCK has taught and written in the fields of civil and criminal procedure. Before coming to Stanford in 1972, Babcock served as the first director of the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. On leave from Stanford, she was assistant attorney general for… Read more Barbara Babcock talks 'Fish Raincoats' and a legal career filled with firsts
Leah Gordon

Leah Gordon's research wins national award

by Pamela Moreland on November 11, 2016 5:16 pm
In the 1949 musical South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein explained that racial intolerance had to be “carefully taught.” In 2016, LEAH GORDON, an assistant professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, was awarded the prestigious Linda Eisenmann Prize for her research on how racial intolerance was shaped in post-World War II America. The Eisenmann… Read more Leah Gordon's research wins national award
Joseph Brodsky

Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works

by Cynthia Haven on November 1, 2016 5:30 pm
When the Soviet Union exiled the Russian poet JOSEPH BRODSKY in 1972, he already had a few friends waiting for him in the West. One of them, DIANA MYERS, would remain a confidante until the Nobel poet’s death in 1996. The London home she shared with her husband, the translator ALAN MYERS, became his English… Read more Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works