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Stanford historian explores how expulsions became widespread in medieval Europe

A new book by Rowan Dorin explores the interwoven history of expulsions of Jewish and Christian moneylenders in the Middle Ages.

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Mathematician Robert Finn has died

A Stanford professor for nearly six decades, Finn was influential in the mathematics of complex shapes and of capillary action.

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Harumi Befu has died

The professor emeritus of anthropology was instrumental in establishing Japanese studies at Stanford and is remembered as a gifted and selfless mentor.

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Institute on Race names founding co-directors

Tomás Jiménez and Brian Lowery will lead the new institute dedicated to finding real-world solutions to address racial injustice.

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Harumi Befu, professor emeritus of anthropology, dies at 92

Harumi Befu, a professor emeritus of anthropology in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences who challenged and exposed stereotypes about Japanese people and their culture, died Aug. 4. He was 92.

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Why do we care about literary characters?

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Ellen Markman receives mentorship award

The developmental psychologist will be presented with a 2023 lifetime achievement award by the Association for Psychological Science for her efforts to foster the careers of students and postdocs.

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New book probes blackness in ancient Greek literature and art

In her new book, Untangling Blackness in Greek Antiquity, Stanford’s Sarah F. Derbew challenges the notion that modern understandings of race can simply be applied to classical literature and art.

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Shanto Iyengar to co-lead political survey of thousands of Americans

Shanto Iyengar is co-leading an effort to survey thousands of Americans before and after the 2024 presidential election, a period that will likely be marked by extreme volatility and uncertainty in U.S. politics.

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Agricultural economist Carl Gotsch dies at 89

The former associate director of Stanford’s Food Research Institute, Gotsch was a technology evangelist best known for his research on irrigation development in South Asia and use of mathematical models to study agricultural policy.

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