Category: Great reads

Law School faculty suggest their summer reading list

by Stanford Law School on June 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Looking for a good book or two to dig into this summer? Now in its 10th year, the Stanford Law School faculty’s summer reading list offers up some of our professors’ favorite reads. PAUL BREST, former dean and professor emeritus, The Premonition by Michael Lewis. “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis is a… Read more Law School faculty suggest their summer reading list

Twenty-nine summer reads about sustainability and the future of the planet

by Josie Garthwaite on June 23, 2021 4:17 pm
This year’s informal survey of faculty and senior staff at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) yielded suggestions for summer reading that may inspire new reflections on the living world, spark conversations about environmental justice or fuel critical thinking about sustainability. They suggest these 29 titles as companions for a summer of easing pandemic… Read more Twenty-nine summer reads about sustainability and the future of the planet

Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer

by Stanford magazine on June 22, 2021 3:29 pm
Stanford magazine asked faculty and its own books editor to recommend meaningful reads as summer begins. GRETCHEN DAILY, Bing Professor of Environmental Science and director of the Center for Conservation Biology, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. “[Read this] to learn more about a still hidden, yet enormous part of the history and current society of the… Read more Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer
Puzzle Solver

New book chronicles scientist Ron Davis’ efforts to save his son

by Kate Chesley on March 4, 2021 3:38 pm
TRACIE WHITE, a science writer at Stanford Medicine, has written a new book, The Puzzle Solver: A Scientist’s Desperate Quest to Cure the Illness That Stole His Son about RON DAVIS, professor of biochemistry and of genetics, and his efforts to save his son Whitney Dafoe. She wrote the book, which was published in January,… Read more New book chronicles scientist Ron Davis’ efforts to save his son

Aerospace faculty member Debbie Senesky tells students they belong

by Kate Chesley on February 10, 2021 3:59 pm
The School of Engineering profiled DEBBIE SENESKY, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics, who found that a supportive family, a gift for math, a solid work ethic and strong mentors were the formula for her success that she now shares. In the interview, she talks about being a first-generation college student, taking risks, discovering creativity as… Read more Aerospace faculty member Debbie Senesky tells students they belong

Office artifact: GSB's Sarah Soule and her refrigerator whiteboard

by Steve Hawk on July 28, 2020 5:00 pm
  SARAH SOULE, the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, has been using her refrigerator during Zoom conferences as a whiteboard, much to the confusion of her car, Lorraine.Soule recently shared her story with STEVE HAWK, senior editor at the Graduate School of Business, in a highly amusing article about… Read more Office artifact: GSB's Sarah Soule and her refrigerator whiteboard

Summer reading: Illuminating our planet and paths toward sustainability

by Josie Garthwaite on July 8, 2020 6:40 am
This year’s informal survey of faculty at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) yielded suggestions for summer reading that may inspire curiosity about our planet, conversations about the way we live on it and fresh perspectives on a more sustainable future. Here are 24 titles to consider as companions for a summer of… Read more Summer reading: Illuminating our planet and paths toward sustainability

Law School faculty share their end-of-year reading and podcast recommendations

by Stanford Law School on June 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Faculty members of the Stanford Law School are offering up their end-of-year reading and podcast list, with books focusing on subjects ranging from sci-fi to autobiographical to the apocalypse as depicted in Revelations. RICHARD FORD, professor of law, recommends The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin: “More terrific sci-fi with a theme that is spot on… Read more Law School faculty share their end-of-year reading and podcast recommendations

Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer

by Charity Ferreira on June 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Stanford magazine asked faculty and its own books editor for recommendations for the best books to entertain, inspire and inform during precious breaks from work, not-so-glam staycations and socially distant trips to the beach. JAMIL ZAKI, associate professor of psychology: A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit. “We… Read more Stanford magazine suggests what to read this summer
Keith Humphreys

What happens when a tweet takes over a scholar’s life?

by School of Medicine Scope on June 4, 2020 3:48 pm
Addiction expert KEITH HUMPHREYS, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, recently wrote a blog post in the School of Medicine’s Scope blog describing what happened when a tweet took over his life. He wrote, “My typical Twitter output comprises an admixture of addiction research findings, health policy analyses and excruciating puns.… Read more What happens when a tweet takes over a scholar’s life?