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Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military

by Clifton Parker on July 29, 2016 4:00 am
Is there a disconnect between the American public and the military? And if so, what does it mean for people in the military and members of the general public? A new Hoover Press book, Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military, addresses this issue and its societal consequences. KORI SCHAKE, a Hoover Institution research… Read more Scholars at Stanford’s Hoover Institution examine public attitudes toward military
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Stanford-infused jazz band to pay tribute to Michael Brecker

by Clifton Parker on April 20, 2016 5:11 pm
Charged Particles Trio, a Stanford-infused band, will perform Friday, April 22, on campus in tribute to legendary saxophonist MICHAEL BRECKER. Charged Particles is an electric jazz band that includes two Stanford faculty members – communication professor and drummer JON KROSNICK, music lecturer and keyboardist MURRAY LOW – and bassist AARON GERMAIN. Bay Area saxophonist TOD DICKOW… Read more Stanford-infused jazz band to pay tribute to Michael Brecker

Stanford scholars tapped for Carnegie Fellowships

by Clifton Parker on April 19, 2016 3:35 pm
NATE PERSILY, professor of law, and JENS HAINMUELLER, associate professor of political science, are winners of 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships. Persily and Hainmueller are among 33 scholars across the country who have been selected as Carnegie fellows this year. The winners were chosen from almost 200 nominations; this is the second year the fellowships have been… Read more Stanford scholars tapped for Carnegie Fellowships
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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by Clifton Parker on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
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Stanford's Robert B. Wilson wins major economics award

by Clifton Parker on February 23, 2016 9:00 pm
Stanford economist ROBERT B. WILSON recently won recognition for his groundbreaking scholarship on auctions, electricity pricing, and how groups interact in a market when information is not the same for everyone. Wilson was chosen for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in economics, finance and management, which comes with a 400,000-Euro prize (about $441,080).… Read more Stanford's Robert B. Wilson wins major economics award
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University Libraries open new Chinese typewriter exhibition

by Clifton Parker on January 20, 2016 4:34 pm
Not all typewriters are created equal – especially when languages are not alphabetical. Imagine that. Well, now you can learn about such typewriters firsthand, thanks to the University Libraries. In a new exhibition that opened Wednesday, The Chinese Typewriter: The Design and Science of East Asian Information Technology, the history of modern East Asian information… Read more University Libraries open new Chinese typewriter exhibition
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NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe

by Clifton Parker on November 9, 2015 5:24 pm
NATO must bolster its presence in Europe as a way to counter Russian aggression in the region. That was the message from General PHILIP M. BREEDLOVE, the supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), when he visited Stanford on Monday. “Europe is clearly at a crossroads,” he said. Breedlove addressed the need… Read more NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe

French economist brings message of inequality to Stanford

by Clifton Parker on October 26, 2015 4:15 pm
Is inequality rising? Yes, and something can be done about it. That was the word from French economist THOMAS PIKETTY, who spoke at Stanford on Friday, Oct. 23,  about wealth and income inequality. He is the author of the 2014 bestseller, Capital in the 21st Century, which takes a historical and statistical approach to examining… Read more French economist brings message of inequality to Stanford

Stanford scholars contribute to books published by the Hoover Institution Press

by Clifton Parker on October 19, 2015 4:15 pm
Two new books from the Hoover Institution Press grapple with two unrelated subjects that have shaped history: bank regulatory reform and ANDREI SAKHAROV. In Making Failure Feasible, a group of Hoover economists and scholars challenges existing U.S. banking policy while urging bold monetary reforms, such as adding a new Chapter 14 to the U.S. bankruptcy… Read more Stanford scholars contribute to books published by the Hoover Institution Press

Former softball standout makes history – again

by Clifton Parker on October 16, 2015 4:00 am
One of the best hitters ever in softball, JESSICA MENDOZA, ’02 has made history once again. Mendoza, who was an All-America outfielder for the Stanford softball team from 1998 to 2002, is now pioneering a role for women in a largely male-dominated world of sports broadcasting. On Aug. 24, she became the first female ESPN… Read more Former softball standout makes history – again