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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… 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
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Stanford historian's first book wins two prizes

by on May 28, 2015 4:11 pm
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has recognized ALLYSON HOBBS, assistant professor of history at Stanford, with two of their annual awards for her book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life. The prizes are the 2015 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, which is given to a first scholarly book about American… Read more Stanford historian's first book wins two prizes
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Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation

by on May 22, 2015 4:00 am
Millennials have grown up in a world full of mass collaboration, surrounded by projects like Wikipedia that harness what’s been called the “wisdom of crowds.” With that concept in mind, Stanford Law School’s Class of 2015 is using its collective voice to transform the school’s diploma ceremony set for Saturday, June 13. “There is no… Read more Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation
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Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

by on April 30, 2015 7:45 pm
SHAHZAD BASHIR, professor of Islamic studies, and IAN MORRIS, professor of classics, will receive 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Morris and Bashir will join an elite cohort of 32 fellows whose work advances the study of crucial aspects of the human experience. According to the Carnegie website, the new program aims to identify “extraordinary senior, junior,… Read more Two Stanford scholars awarded inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowships
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Stanford medical experts poised to provide aid in Nepal

by on April 28, 2015 8:51 pm
PAUL AUERBACH, a professor and chief of emergency medicine at Stanford, is in Nepal to help provide medical assistance in the aftermath of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. He has written the following post for the Medical School’s SCOPE blog. Under the auspices of International Medical Corps, I’ve just joined a team that will be growing to… Read more Stanford medical experts poised to provide aid in Nepal
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Stanford's Leah Gordon wins a Ryskamp award

by on April 15, 2015 4:00 am
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded LEAH GORDON, an assistant professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a 2015 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship to support her research on the concept of “equal educational opportunity” in the United States in the 20th century. A cultural and intellectual historian, Gordon draws on histories of… Read more Stanford's Leah Gordon wins a Ryskamp award