Stories published in 2018

Faculty diversity in the spotlight at senate meeting

At Thursday’s meeting the Faculty Senate heard a report on initiatives aimed at increasing faculty diversity and a presentation of the annual report on faculty gains, losses and composition.

Feminism debated at Cardinal Conversations event

Philosopher Christina Sommers, journalist Andrew Sullivan and Stanford law Professor Deborah Rhode discussed sexuality, politics and feminism as part of the fourth event of the Cardinal Conversations initiative.

Numbers about inequality don’t speak for themselves

In a new research paper, Stanford scholars Rebecca Hetey and Jennifer Eberhardt propose new ways to talk about racial disparities that exist across society, from education to health care and criminal justice systems.

Stanford readies for new EU privacy regulations

In a Q&A, Wendi Wright, Stanford’s chief privacy officer, explains how new data protection regulations going into effect May 25 in European Union countries will affect offices throughout the university, including Bing Overseas Study Program sites in the EU.

Reducing emissions could save trillions

Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.

Two faculty are announced as HHMI investigators

Howard Chang and Elizabeth Sattely join 22 other Stanford faculty as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The seven-year term frees faculty to pursue the most innovative biomedical research.