Category: Research news

Joseph Brodsky

Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works

by Cynthia Haven on November 1, 2016 5:30 pm
When the Soviet Union exiled the Russian poet JOSEPH BRODSKY in 1972, he already had a few friends waiting for him in the West. One of them, DIANA MYERS, would remain a confidante until the Nobel poet’s death in 1996. The London home she shared with her husband, the translator ALAN MYERS, became his English… Read more Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky's works
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Making sense of the 2016 election

by Clifton B. Parker on September 12, 2016 5:21 pm
A few Stanford political experts are gathering in cyberspace to help people make sense of the 2016 election. MORRIS FIORINA, DAVID BRADY, DOUG RIVERS and BILL WHALEN launched a new podcast, Poll Position, that will continue up to the Nov. 8 election. The presidential race has passed Labor Day and the polls have tightened, but many… Read more Making sense of the 2016 election
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Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation

by By Michael Claeys on July 6, 2016 5:38 pm
The STANFORD CANCER INSTITUTE has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health and the world’s leading cancer research organization. The designation recognizes the institute’s robust and integrated programs encompassing laboratory research, clinical care and community outreach and education. The institute’s mission is… Read more Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation

Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'

by Lisa Trei on June 3, 2016 4:00 am
The fallout from the world’s biggest data-based journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers continues to reverberate across the world. Millions of documents have revealed in great detail how political leaders, celebrities and others used offshore bank accounts to hide their wealth and avoid paying taxes. Few may realize that the revelations were made possible… Read more Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of 'Panama Papers'

Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science

by Staff on May 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Last December, Stanford psychologist ALBERT BANDURA and microbiologist STANLEY FALKOW, were among those named winners of 2015 National Medals of Science. A White House ceremony, originally scheduled for January, was postponed due to a snowstorm in Washington, D.C. On May 19, Bandura and Falkow finally received their awards from President BARACK OBAMA. Bandura, the David… Read more Stanford faculty members honored with National Medals of Science

Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

by Colleen SchwartzCoffey on May 17, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford junior DANIEL RODA-STUART, who is studying atmosphere/energy engineering, will spend this summer in Colorado working with the Environmental Defense Fund to mitigate climate risks from oil and gas development on Western tribal lands. MEGAN MCCANN, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, will head to Washington, D.C., to support World Resources Institute’s efforts… Read more Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

Historian Allyson Hobbs selected for Distinguished Lectureship Program

by Kate Chesley on April 25, 2016 4:00 am
ALLYSON HOBBS, assistant professor of history, is one of 78 historians selected for the Organization of American Historians’ (OAH) Distinguished Lectureship Program. Founded in 1907, the OAH is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. OAH Distinguished Lecturers are appointed annually and give public lectures on behalf of the… Read more Historian Allyson Hobbs selected for Distinguished Lectureship Program
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Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar

by Clifton Parker on April 15, 2016 4:00 am
MYRA STROBER knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Strober, a labor economist who studied gender issues, childcare and feminist economics, led a trailblazing career – both in and out of the classroom. The professor emerita of education and of business, was an activist, academic, wife and mother and mentor to many students and… Read more Stanford labor economist talks about uphill struggle as feminist scholar
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Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education

by Brooke Donald on April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
The American Educational Research Association has honored Stanford faculty, students and alumni with awards for their scholarship. Most of the awards were announced during AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Researchers and practitioners from around the country attended the meeting, where scholars presented new research, delivered lectures on diversity, democracy and equity… Read more Stanford researchers recognized for innovative scholarship and impact in education
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Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers

by Kathleen Sullivan on April 11, 2016 9:30 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford has announced plans to create “Seeds of Change,” a program to encourage, support and sustain young women in computer science and engineering as they journey from high school through college and into successful careers in technology. The program was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million gift… Read more Stanford program aims to help young women develop strong identities as computer scientists and engineers