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Stanford Law School —

Stanford Law’s Shirin Sinnar on the travel ban, three years on

Monday, Jan. 27, marks the three-year anniversary of the travel ban. Law Professor Shirin Sinnar, an expert in national security and civil rights, discusses the current version of the order, challenges to it, and the administration’s potential plans to expand it.

More rain, less snow increases flooding

By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western U.S., scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world with less snow.

Stanford Medicine —

Single number IDs deadly cancer cells

Stanford data scientists have shown that figuring out a single number can help them find the most dangerous cancer cells.

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

Is workplace equality the economy’s hidden engine?

In 1960, 94 percent of doctors and lawyers were white men. Today that number has fallen to 60 percent, and the economy has benefited dramatically because of it.

Faculty Senate discusses sexual violence on campus

The Stanford Faculty Senate on Thursday discussed a wide range of topics related to sexual violence and sexual harassment on campus, with presentations by Provost Persis Drell and by three students representing the Associated Students of Stanford University. Drell also announced a new reporting structure for the Stanford University Press.

5 lessons from Stanford’s ‘PhD Momma’

Stanford doctoral student Fatimah Al-Ismail writes about life as a Stanford student-parent for her blog “PhD Momma.” With the new year underway, she shares five lessons to maintain a healthy balance between school and family.