Category: Research news

With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

by Carrie Spector on October 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Three Stanford education professors helped shape a new global education initiative that Pope Francis introduced this week. The task brought them to Vatican City earlier this year for a research symposium that included an audience with the pope himself. In February, just weeks before Italy confirmed its first deaths from the novel coronavirus and went… Read more With a visit to the Vatican, Stanford education professors play a part in crafting a new global initiative

New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on September 24, 2020 3:46 pm
The sustainability initiative that arose out of the Long-Range Vision has awarded 17 seed grants providing one year of funding to faculty pursuing groundbreaking ideas for sustainability solutions. The grants focus on a broad scope of sustainability research and each includes an integration of research with education or outreach. A nine-person review team spanning six… Read more New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

Stanford to help lead new quantum physics research effort

by Lara Streiff on July 21, 2020 4:08 pm
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $25 million award for a new quantum physics research center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, which will be known as Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering (Q-SEnSE). MARK KASEVICH, professor of physics and applied physics at the School of Humanities and Sciences, will co-lead the… Read more Stanford to help lead new quantum physics research effort

Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19

by Beth Duff-Brown & Grace Hammerstrom on June 23, 2020 3:59 pm
As the world’s greatest minds focus their energies and resources on combating COVID-19, there is a growing population of underrecognized victims — the infected men and women incarcerated in frequently overcrowded prisons and local jails. Among the more than 115,000 individuals currently held in California prisons, outbreaks of COVID-19 infection have continued to escalate in some… Read more Stanford works with California prisons to test and prevent COVID-19

Rare eye disease is focus of new Stanford Medicine center

by Mandy Erickson on April 7, 2020 3:53 pm
As a bespectacled second-grader, Sam Hickman was undergoing an annual eye exam when his optometrist noticed that his optic nerves looked “lumpy-bumpy” — a telltale sign of optic disc drusen (ODD). About 2 percent of the population has the disease, in which tiny deposits of calcium phosphate fill the hole where the optic nerve connects… Read more Rare eye disease is focus of new Stanford Medicine center
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Zhenan Bao and Bao Lab featured in series about chemistry contributions

by Stanford News Service Staff on February 6, 2020 3:43 pm
ZHENAN BAO, the K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering, and members of her lab are featured in a film series from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation that highlights contributions being made by leading contemporary chemists. The short film Under the Skin follows the chemical engineers in the Bao Lab as they created… Read more Zhenan Bao and Bao Lab featured in series about chemistry contributions
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Mellon grant helps expand study of race in the humanities

by Sandra Feder on January 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), in collaboration with similar centers at Brown University, the University of Chicago and Yale University, are the beneficiaries of a $4 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further promote the study of race and affirm its critical importance in the humanities. “Work… Read more Mellon grant helps expand study of race in the humanities
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Michele Elam and Daniel Ho added to HAI leadership team

by HAI staff on December 16, 2019 3:43 pm
The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence has added two new faculty associate directors to its leadership team: MICHELE ELAM and DANIEL HO. Elam is the William Robertson Coe Professor of Humanities in the English Department and the Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Affiliated with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race… Read more Michele Elam and Daniel Ho added to HAI leadership team
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Giovanna Ceserani is the new director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

by Robert Cable on December 12, 2019 3:11 pm
GIOVANNA CESERANI, associate professor of classics, is the newly appointed faculty director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Her three-year term began in November. CESTA is an international research hub in the digital humanities, supported by the Dean of Research and the Dean of Humanities and Sciences, and – as of Sept.… Read more Giovanna Ceserani is the new director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

Stanford education researchers create free lessons to teach digital literacy

by Graduate School of Education on December 9, 2019 4:36 pm
In a digital age, being an informed citizen draws on the ability to locate trustworthy information and determine its reliability. Stanford research led by SAM WINEBURG, the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, has shown that many young people have difficulty distinguishing between dubious and credible sources online. To help students become smarter consumers of digital information,… Read more Stanford education researchers create free lessons to teach digital literacy