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2019 gift guide for book lovers

by the editors at Stanfordmag.org on December 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Here’s what to give every book lover (so, everyone) on your list, from your overachieving bestie to your music-loving dad. Wrap in Cardinal red and pat yourself on the back. For your dad, who collects vinyl and has the best vibes. Music: A Subversive History, by Ted Gioia, ’79, MBA ’83; Basic Books. Meet the… Read more 2019 gift guide for book lovers
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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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Ten seniors awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships

by Robert Cable on December 15, 2019 9:52 am
The Stanford Humanities Center welcomes a new cohort of undergraduates who have been awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. Each of the students was selected through nominations by faculty advisors and is writing an honors thesis in one of Stanford’s humanities departments. Their research topics include the 1857 revolt in India… Read more Ten seniors awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships
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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

GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays

by Jenna Garden on December 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Several Stanford Graduate School of Business professors picked a book that they would likely give to a friend for the holidays. Their suggestions would make an eclectic gift basket, ranging from classic fantasy to modern comedy to a history of genetic sequencing. Among the suggestions: JENNIFER AAKER, the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing: Give and… Read more GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays

Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

by Tom Abate on December 10, 2019 4:35 pm
An international engineering association has awarded Stanford electrical engineer and photonics researcher JELENA VUCKOVIC a $454,000 prize for her research into a new laser-on-a-chip that could revolutionize how focused beams of light are applied in applications such as fiber-optic communications, quantum computing and self-driving cars. Vuckovic said the award, announced Monday, Dec. 9, by the London-based… Read more Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

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
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Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships

by Alex Kekauoha on December 8, 2019 10:33 am
One Stanford undergraduate, two graduate students and two recent alumni are among the members of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. Through the fellowship, each will pursue a master’s degree at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A total of 145 scholars – selected this year from more than 4,700 applicants – will begin… Read more Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships
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Cardinal at Work Cares campaign benefits local communities, wildfire victims

by University Human Resources Communications on December 2, 2019 3:56 pm
Thousands of Stanford employees helped families and members of local communities in need during the fourth annual Cardinal at Work Cares: Giving Essentials Drive. The drive resulted in donations of more than 3,200 personal care packs and more than 1,000 jackets and coats, according to an article in the December issue of Cardinal at Work.… Read more Cardinal at Work Cares campaign benefits local communities, wildfire victims

Stanford postdoc and students cited as example to girls interested in STEM fields

by Alex Kekauoha on November 24, 2019 10:31 am
Three Stanford students and one postdoctoral scholar have been selected to the first class of IF/THEN ambassadors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each will provide support and mentorship to young girls interested in pursuing STEM fields. Graduate students CATIE CUAN and DOROTHY TOVAR, postdoctoral scholar HELEN TRAN and undergraduate ERIN SMITH are… Read more Stanford postdoc and students cited as example to girls interested in STEM fields