|Stanford Report, April 30, 1997|
ALBERT HASTORF, professor emeritus of psychology and human biology, was quoted in an April 13 Parade Magazine article on raising gifted children. Hastorf directs the Terman study of gifted individuals, which began with children in 1921. "You're talking about a very, very small band of people," he said, of those with IQ's of 130 to 180 who are called "gifted." There are about 67,000 such youngsters in the United States.
ROBERT WARRIOR, assistant professor of English, was a guest on KQED Radio's live call-in broadcast "Forum" on April 28. Host Michael Krasny interviewed Warrior about his recent book, Like A Hurricane, a history of the American Indian Movement from the occupation of Alcatraz in 1969 to the takeover of Wounded Knee in 1973.
ABC's "Nightline" on April 23 featured Dr. MARY LAKE POLAN, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, who said there should be no federal guidelines limiting the age a woman can have a child. Polan, the Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine, was reacting to the news that a 63-year-old woman had given birth. The decision to have a baby should be private, Polan said, and kept between a woman and her doctor.
Stanford economist PAUL ROMER told the CBC on April 22 that ideas and the people who create them will be the foundation of the economy in the 21st century. He was interviewed for the national radio program "Sunday Morning," airing from Toronto. Romer, a professor at the Graduate School of Business, talked about "new growth" theory. Unlike products, new ideas that create new technologies can lead to unlimited economic growth, he said.
MSNBC interviewed graduate student JUDITH SEGURA on April 9. Segura opposed California's Proposition 209, which limits affirmative action. She said that without affirmative action "opening the door" for her, an academic career would not have been possible. Segura has dual bachelor's degrees in physics and engineering, a master's in mechanical engineering and is working on her doctorate in computational fluid dynamics.
Genetics researcher Dr. MARIO ROEDERER was featured on KTVU-TV in Oakland and WWJ Radio in Detroit on April 2. He has discovered cells that suppress the AIDS virus and hopes they will offer clues to how the body establishes its defense mechanisms.