Category: Great reads

John Taylor

John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research

by on March 8, 2016 11:00 pm
Economist JOHN TAYLOR has been recognized with the 2016 Central Banking Award for Economics. The award, given by Central Banking Publications, recognizes “the most significant contribution to economics within the field of central banking.” The George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, Taylor received the award for his paper “A Rules-Based… Read more John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research
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Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

by on March 6, 2016 10:00 pm
“Foreign corruption is a pervasive and growing problem,” says JOSEPH A. GRUNDFEST, a professor of law and business at Stanford Law School. Grundfest led a team that recently launched a free public database that fosters awareness of the fight against global corruption. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse allows users to search and sort data… Read more Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube

by on March 3, 2016 4:00 am
Celebrated filmmaker WERNER HERZOG isn’t generally regarded as a literary tastemaker – so his February appearance as a guest of Stanford’s Another Look book club caused surprise as well as excitement. The topic for the public conversation was one of his favorite books: J.A. Baker’s The Peregrine, required reading for his Rogue Film School. Another… Read more Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube
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Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night

by on March 1, 2016 5:20 pm
On Sunday, Stanford alumna SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY took home her second Oscar after winning Best Documentary Short for her film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. But Obaid-Chinoy, an alumna of both the International Policy Studies (‘03) and Communications (‘04) programs at Stanford, won more than a gold statuette and bragging rights. After… Read more Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night
Stanford alumnus and U.S. Senator Cory Booker '91 with ABC’s Nightline anchor and alumna Juju Chang '87 in an OpenXChange conversation at Dinkelspiel Auditorium. 
"United: Saturday with Senator Cory Booker" is sponsored by OpenXChange in partnership with the Stanford Alumni Association, the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford in Government (SIG), and the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).

Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good

by on February 24, 2016 5:06 pm
At 46, CORY BOOKER has an impressive list of academic and professional accomplishments: He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford; won a Rhodes Scholarship; graduated from Yale Law School; served as mayor of Newark, New Jersey; and won a seat in the U.S. Senate. His message to a largely Stanford student audience last Saturday,… Read more Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good
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Stanford researchers contribute to a definitive guide to California's ecosystems

by on February 22, 2016 9:32 pm
With the world’s oldest and biggest trees, North America’s lowest point and the highest peak in the contiguous United States, California is a land of superlatives. Ecosystems of California, a definitive new guide co-edited by Stanford ecologist HAROLD “HAL” MOONEY and with myriad Stanford contributors, provides the first-ever encyclopedic overview of the Golden State’s awe-inspiring… Read more Stanford researchers contribute to a definitive guide to California's ecosystems
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Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists

by on February 16, 2016 4:00 am
ERICA EVANS, a junior majoring in international relations with a minor in communications, is the 2015 winner of the James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. Evans, who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Stanford Daily, wrote a series of articles about the university’s judicial process and the Honor Code. The award was… Read more Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists
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Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort

by on February 9, 2016 4:26 pm
Stanford students have joined the race to save the lives of leukemia patients by rallying their classmates, faculty and staff to register as potential bone marrow donors – particularly if they are of mixed race. The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, in collaboration with the Asian American Donor Program… Read more Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort
Andy Karsner, left, with some of the students in the course Energy Transformation Collaborative, fall 2015. Clockwise from upper left: Tha Zin, Perry Simmons, Ryan Coakly, Ina Quimosing, Mia Bernardino and Laurel Mills. (Credit: Mark Shwartz)

Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan

by on February 8, 2016 2:07 pm
When the East Palo Alto City Council took the final step toward joining a community choice energy program last week, it had the benefit of collaboration with Stanford graduate students behind its decision. The graduate students worked with East Palo Alto staff to evaluate the possible benefits and risks of joining the nonprofit Peninsula Clean… Read more Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan
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Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise

by on February 4, 2016 7:00 pm
ALEX WALTER, 18, has been a Denver Broncos fan for a long time. His mom, Ronda, says it might have something to do with spending the first several years of his life in the Mile-High City, where Alex underwent treatment for his congenital heart disease, which included several surgeries. Alex came to Packard Children’s at… Read more Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise