Category: Great reads

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Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey

by on August 3, 2015 5:00 pm
The dawn of human history is coming to light in a Neolithic village in modern-day Turkey, thanks to a joint effort by scholars at Stanford University and the University of Stirling in Scotland. Starting this month, IAN HODDER, a professor of anthropology at Stanford, will begin work with Stirling archaeologist ALEX BAYLISS to conduct radiocarbon… Read more Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey
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Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition

by on July 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Stanford is well represented in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend at the 2015 U.S. National Rubik’s Cube Championships Two-time national champion WESTON MIZUMOTO, a senior studying computer science at Stanford, is among the hundreds of speed cubers who are there to compete. He told the Island Packet, a local newspaper that covers the South… Read more Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition
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Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors

by on July 30, 2015 2:28 pm
The last time 70 percent of Californians were white was four decades ago. Yet whites, who make up slightly more than 38 percent of the state’s population, hold nearly 70 percent of prosecutors’ jobs. Thus, a report recently released by Stanford Law School suggests that California prosecutors are “Stuck in the ’70s.” While detailed information… Read more Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors
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Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates

by on July 28, 2015 4:00 am
MICHELLE KWON and CHRISTINA SMITH think the luckiest thing about their living experiences at Stanford is that they’ve largely shared them as roommates. And now they’re headed into senior year together with bonus karma: In a tandem bid, they won the No. 3 slot in the housing draw, guaranteeing them their first choice — the… Read more Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates
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Legal eagle summer reading

by on July 13, 2015 4:00 am
From World War II to classical music, Stanford Law School professors are exploring themes in an eclectic variety of books this summer. The law school has put together a list of those reads, and below are a few juicy titles you might also consider carrying in your tote bag all the way through Labor Day:… Read more Legal eagle summer reading
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Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions

by on July 1, 2015 5:26 pm
In recent weeks, as the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a flurry of decisions, many of them game-changing, Stanford law professors have weighed in. The recent flood of decisions by the court provided long-awaited insights on where the court is leaning – and also raised significant questions. With rulings on key issues including lethal injections… Read more Stanford legal scholars weigh in on Supreme Court's end-of-term decisions
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Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing

by on June 25, 2015 3:36 pm
Stanford University Libraries is one of the key players in a major new effort to share images with scholars around the world. The International Image Interoperability Framework, or IIIF, includes Stanford and 10 other institutions. It was formally established June 18. University Librarian MICHAEL KELLER said that digitizing, reproducing and preserving cultural and historical artifacts… Read more Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing
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Teens confused about dangers of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds

by on June 23, 2015 4:33 pm
Today’s teenagers are familiar with the dangers of smoking conventional cigarettes, but they’re much less sure of the risks posed by marijuana and e-cigarettes, according to a Stanford study published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The researchers asked 24 high-school students in one Northern California school district about the benefits and risks they… Read more Teens confused about dangers of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds
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Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards

by on June 18, 2015 3:39 pm
Stanford Medicine magazine earned six awards, including top prize in the category of “best articles of the year,” in a national competition. In all, the magazine took home a platinum, three golds, a silver and a bronze in the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards Program, a contest held by the Council for the Advancement and… Read more Stanford Medicine magazine draws top national awards
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Stanford researchers develop secondary school curriculum to address race and police violence

by on June 9, 2015 4:00 am
TRAVIS BRISTOL, a research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and CLAUDE GOLDENBERG, professor of education at Stanford, have created a curriculum that supports teaching about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, and the protests and civil unrest that followed in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.… Read more Stanford researchers develop secondary school curriculum to address race and police violence