Category: Great reads

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?

Physician asks what if George Washington was shot during the Revolutionary War?

by Patricia Waldron on May 5, 2020 3:54 pm
If RONALD GIBBS, could step into an alternate timeline, he would trade his research and teaching in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford Medicine to become a historian specializing in 18th-century American history. It wouldn’t be much of a leap. He has read extensively on the Revolutionary War, researched its grisly medical technology and collected maps from… Read more Physician asks what if George Washington was shot during the Revolutionary War?
Taylor and Shultz

George Shultz and John Taylor discuss economic policy lessons

by Hoover Institution on April 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Distinguished Fellow GEORGE SHULTZ and Senior Fellow JOHN TAYLOR recently discussed their newly released book from Hoover Institution Press, Choose Economic Freedom: Enduring Policy Lessons from the 1970s and 1980s. The two Hoover economists discussed the economic choices facing policymakers today based on their experiences at the highest levels of policymaking in the White House;… Read more George Shultz and John Taylor discuss economic policy lessons
Women's History month books

What to read now during Women's History Month

by Stanford magazine on March 9, 2020 4:32 pm
March is Women’s History Month. So, Stanford magazine compiled a list of inspirational works by Stanford alumnae. Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield, Ginny Hogan, ’13; Morrow Gift. The best humor touches on the truth; this snarky gem is a full-on embrace. The World That We Knew, Alice Hoffman, MA ’75; Simon… Read more What to read now during Women's History Month
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My mommy is a doctor : A children’s book (and love story)

by Susan Coppa on March 1, 2020 3:31 pm
MOISES GALLEGOS, an emergency medicine physician, has written a children’s book called My mommy is a doctor superhero. Gallegos wrote the 13-page book in one sitting after he and his then 1-month-old son watched FLORA NUÑEZ GALLEGOS, now a pediatric cardiology fellow at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, drive away on her first day back… Read more My mommy is a doctor : A children’s book (and love story)
Bookshelf

End-of-the-year book and podcast suggestions from Stanford Law School

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 19, 2019 3:52 pm
If you are still in search of the perfect winter break book or podcast, here are a few suggestions from the faculty at Stanford Law School. For instance, RALPH RICHARD BANKS, the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, suggests The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead: “The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead is a good one.… Read more End-of-the-year book and podcast suggestions from Stanford Law School