Category: Great reads

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
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Lochlann Jain recognized for Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us

by Alex Shashkevich on October 18, 2016 5:21 pm
LOCHLANN JAIN, associate professor of anthropology, has been named the winner of the 2016 J. I. Staley Prize for the 2013 book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, by the School for Advanced Research. The annual $10,000 award honors authors of books that represent the best writing and scholarship in anthropology. The book weaves Jain’s research… Read more Lochlann Jain recognized for Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us
Leland Stanford Jr.

Check out these mathematical brain teasers in honor of Leland Stanford Jr

by Barbara Wilcox on October 15, 2016 10:10 am
Alumnus AZIZ İNAN, who earned his master’s degree from Stanford in 1980 and his PhD in 1983, sees mathematical patterns in the everyday. “I play with ages, dates, ID numbers, building numbers, ZIP Code numbers, everything,” İnan, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Portland, told Stanford magazine. As a loyal Stanford alumnus, İnan… Read more Check out these mathematical brain teasers in honor of Leland Stanford Jr
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Photo book celebrates Center for African Studies' 50th anniversary

by Barbara Wilcox on September 30, 2016 5:25 pm
For 50 years, Stanford’s CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES has been a hub for rigorous inquiry and a welcoming home for all Stanford students and scholars with an interest in Africa. On Sept. 29, the center highlighted its 50th anniversary by debuting a book of remarkable photos by ALEX NANA-SINKAM, ’13, MA ’14, spiced with reflections… Read more Photo book celebrates Center for African Studies' 50th anniversary
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Virtual reality's future in journalism

by Clifton B. Parker on August 29, 2016 5:24 pm
The use of virtual reality in media storytelling is getting a lot of attention – especially in Stanford’s journalism program. Instructors GERI MIGIELICZ and JANINE ZACHARIA recently taught a course – Immersive Journalism – for 12 undergraduate and graduate students. During the 10-week class, they examined virtual reality (VR) stories and packages published by the New York Times, Wall… Read more Virtual reality's future in journalism