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Stanford Law School faculty offer their end-of-year reading list

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Faculty members of the Stanford Law School are offering up their end-of-year reading list, with books focusing on subjects ranging from Lizzie Borden to the inner workings of the federal government. GREGORY ABLAVSKY, associate professor of law, for instance, recommends The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age,… Read more Stanford Law School faculty offer their end-of-year reading list
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Poet Eavan Boland recites new poem at UN event honoring Irish women’s suffrage

by Alex Shashkevich on December 6, 2018 2:23 pm
English professor and acclaimed poet EAVAN BOLAND recited a poem at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 5, in celebration of 100 years since the women of Ireland were granted suffrage. Boland, the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities and the Melvin and Bill Lane Director of the Creative Writing Program, read… Read more Poet Eavan Boland recites new poem at UN event honoring Irish women’s suffrage
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Greg Meehan has been appointed Olympic head coach for the USA women's swim team

by Stanford Athletics on December 4, 2018 3:04 pm
Stanford’s GREG MEEHAN has been named head coach of the 2020 U.S. Olympic women’s swimming team. Cal’s Dave Durden will serve as the men’s head coach. Meehan, a three-time NCAA Swimming Coach of the Year who led Stanford to national championships in 2017 and 2018, served as an assistant at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, where… Read more Greg Meehan has been appointed Olympic head coach for the USA women's swim team
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It’s Big Game Week! Go Cardinal! Beat Cal!

by Kate Chesley on November 11, 2018 3:41 pm
BIG GAME WEEK is here! Big Game Week is Stanford’s annual opportunity to impale a stuffed bear, be alarmed at the risqué nature of Gaieties and cheer on Stanford athletic teams. All activities lead up to the annual Big Game, which pits our beloved Cardinal against the Golden Bears of that rival school across the… Read more It’s Big Game Week! Go Cardinal! Beat Cal!
Shanto Iyengar

NSF grant funds study of what Americans think about U.S. politics

by Melissa De Witte on October 15, 2018 3:08 pm
As the 2020 presidential election approaches, what the American electorate is thinking is top of mind for many. That’s especially true for political scientist SHANTO IYENGAR, who will spend the next two years asking Americans what they think about U.S. politics. Thanks to a $3.825 million grant Stanford is receiving from the National Science Foundation,… Read more NSF grant funds study of what Americans think about U.S. politics
Steve Stedman

FSI scholars join Kofi Annan Foundation commission on democracy in the digital age

by Krysten Crawford on October 11, 2018 2:17 pm
The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly changing role of technology in elections around the world and to recommend ways of ensuring that digital tools strengthen – not undercut – democracy. To… Read more FSI scholars join Kofi Annan Foundation commission on democracy in the digital age
Patty Purpur De Vries

BeWell offers advice about reducing the stress that clutter causes

by Katie Shumake on October 3, 2018 2:31 pm
Here’s news from BeWell that we can all use. BeWell talked to PATTY PURPUR DE VRIES, associate director of Enterprise Wellness: Strategy & Innovation and director of Stanford LeadWell Network, about clutter. Turns out that as clutter builds, so does stress. Research shows that clutter causes anxiety and has a negative impact on mental health,… Read more BeWell offers advice about reducing the stress that clutter causes
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Stanford institutional video features faculty research

by Stanford News Service on September 27, 2018 2:41 pm
  The new Stanford institutional video that airs during televised Cardinal athletic competitions and within Stanford Stadium is called Stanford: Pursuing the Next Great Discovery and features: CHRIS RE, associate professor of computer science JO BOALER, professor of education JOHN DABIRI, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of mechanical engineering ALLISON OKAMURA, professor of mechanical… Read more Stanford institutional video features faculty research
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Residence staff welcome first-year students to the punny Farm

by Kate Chesley on September 20, 2018 2:26 pm
The Stanford autumn quarter tradition of adopting witty and memorable themes for residence halls was on full display Thursday when first-year students moved into their new homes. Each year, resident assistants and other staff – upperclass students whose job is to help build community in the university’s dorms and houses – strive to select a… Read more Residence staff welcome first-year students to the punny Farm
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What advice would a 101-year-old alum give to new students?

by Stanford News Service on September 19, 2018 4:55 pm
GEORGE JEDENOFF, who was born in Russia on July 5, 1917, earned his undergraduate degree in 1940 and his MBA in 1942, both from Stanford. His family moved when the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, eventually landing in Seattle and then California. He served in World War II and later spent most of his career… Read more What advice would a 101-year-old alum give to new students?