Category: Great reads

Book cover for One Day We Will Live Without Fear

Hoover fellow describes life under the Soviet police state

by Jennifer Mayfield on March 9, 2016 4:50 pm
MARK HARRISON’s new book, One Day We Will Live Without Fear, tells what daily life was like for people under the regime of the Soviet police state. Harrison, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, draws on Soviet Communist Party and secret police records housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. In his work,… Read more Hoover fellow describes life under the Soviet police state
John Taylor

John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research

by Jennifer Mayfield on March 8, 2016 11:00 pm
Economist JOHN TAYLOR has been recognized with the 2016 Central Banking Award for Economics. The award, given by Central Banking Publications, recognizes “the most significant contribution to economics within the field of central banking.” The George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, Taylor received the award for his paper “A Rules-Based… Read more John Taylor recognized for monetary policy research

Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

by Terry Nagel on March 6, 2016 10:00 pm
“Foreign corruption is a pervasive and growing problem,” says JOSEPH A. GRUNDFEST, a professor of law and business at Stanford Law School. Grundfest led a team that recently launched a free public database that fosters awareness of the fight against global corruption. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse allows users to search and sort data… Read more Stanford Law School database provides insight on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube

by Cynthia Haven on March 3, 2016 4:00 am
Celebrated filmmaker WERNER HERZOG isn’t generally regarded as a literary tastemaker – so his February appearance as a guest of Stanford’s Another Look book club caused surprise as well as excitement. The topic for the public conversation was one of his favorite books: J.A. Baker’s The Peregrine, required reading for his Rogue Film School. Another… Read more Herzog@Stanford; now on YouTube

Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night

by Kendra Davidson on March 1, 2016 5:20 pm
On Sunday, Stanford alumna SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY took home her second Oscar after winning Best Documentary Short for her film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. But Obaid-Chinoy, an alumna of both the International Policy Studies (‘03) and Communications (‘04) programs at Stanford, won more than a gold statuette and bragging rights. After… Read more Alumna and others with Stanford ties win validation for their work on Oscar night

Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good

by Elaine Ray on February 24, 2016 5:06 pm
At 46, CORY BOOKER has an impressive list of academic and professional accomplishments: He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford; won a Rhodes Scholarship; graduated from Yale Law School; served as mayor of Newark, New Jersey; and won a seat in the U.S. Senate. His message to a largely Stanford student audience last Saturday,… Read more Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good

Stanford researchers contribute to a definitive guide to California's ecosystems

by Rob Jordan on February 22, 2016 9:32 pm
With the world’s oldest and biggest trees, North America’s lowest point and the highest peak in the contiguous United States, California is a land of superlatives. Ecosystems of California, a definitive new guide co-edited by Stanford ecologist HAROLD “HAL” MOONEY and with myriad Stanford contributors, provides the first-ever encyclopedic overview of the Golden State’s awe-inspiring… Read more Stanford researchers contribute to a definitive guide to California's ecosystems
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Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists

by Elaine Ray on February 16, 2016 4:00 am
ERICA EVANS, a junior majoring in international relations with a minor in communications, is the 2015 winner of the James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. Evans, who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Stanford Daily, wrote a series of articles about the university’s judicial process and the Honor Code. The award was… Read more Stanford junior wins James Robinson Award for Student Journalists
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Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort

by Beth Duff-Brown on February 9, 2016 4:26 pm
Stanford students have joined the race to save the lives of leukemia patients by rallying their classmates, faculty and staff to register as potential bone marrow donors – particularly if they are of mixed race. The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, in collaboration with the Asian American Donor Program… Read more Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort

Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan

by Mark Golden on February 8, 2016 2:07 pm
When the East Palo Alto City Council took the final step toward joining a community choice energy program last week, it had the benefit of collaboration with Stanford graduate students behind its decision. The graduate students worked with East Palo Alto staff to evaluate the possible benefits and risks of joining the nonprofit Peninsula Clean… Read more Stanford students work with East Palo Alto officials to evaluate a clean energy plan