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Scholars reflect on Dr. King’s influence

Stanford humanities and social sciences scholars reflect on Dr. King's legacy and influence at a time in the U.S. when issues of race are again at the forefront.

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Stanford celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with four-day festival

Stanford will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year with a free, four-day webinar and documentary film festival that will open on Friday evening, Jan. 15, and extend through Monday, Jan. 18, the federal holiday marking the birth of the civil rights leader. At the festival, the King Institute will announce the World House Project, a new initiative.

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2021 Denning virtual visiting artists announced

Three artists representing varied disciplines will participate in virtual residencies during the winter and spring quarter.

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Sourav Chatterjee awarded prestigious mathematics prize

Chatterjee's significant contributions in pure and applied mathematics range from social networks to quantum mechanics.

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Stanford sociologist details how, why privilege plays role in criminal courts

Race and class make a difference in experiences and outcomes for criminal defendants in a system that emphasizes control and getting defendants to give in, according to sociologist Matthew Clair.

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Stanford French Professor Emeritus Ralph Hester dies

Hester, who co-authored a widely used French college textbook, was dedicated to promoting French studies in interdisciplinary contexts.

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Most popular American movies depict an unhealthy diet

Stanford researchers examined the 250 top-grossing American movies of recent decades and found the on-screen foods and beverages largely failed U.S. government nutrition recommendations and U.K. youth advertising standards.

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No matter who wins the 2020 election, governing will be difficult

Whoever wins the U.S. 2020 election will need to find ways to govern over a persisting political divide and get back to the art of politics, say Stanford scholars Bruce Cain and Hakeem Jefferson.

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Stanford and neighboring cities work together to examine police reform alternatives

Six Midpeninsula cities collaborate with Stanford on policing research to inform local policy decisions.

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Poor memory tied to attention lapses and media multitasking

Stanford researchers are connecting the dots between attention and memory to explain why we remember certain things and forget others, why some people remember better than others and how media multitasking affects how well we recall.

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