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School of Humanities and Sciences

English professor receives award from American Academy of Arts and Letters

Award puts novelist Chang-rae Lee among literary greats Ernest Hemingway and Vladimir Nabokov.

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Stanford professor’s 1995 essay adapted into movie

Chang-rae Lee’s seminal work about his Korean American family has been adapted into a poignant film.

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Departmentalizing the African and African American Studies (AAAS) program

Two academic leaders involved in departmentalizing the African and African American Studies (AAAS) program at Stanford explain the process and the rationale for the move.

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Citizenship course piloted

“Citizenship in the 21st Century” is being piloted during the winter quarter as part of a new core curriculum for first-year students.

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Decisions based on ‘passion’ likely to miss talent

Stanford scholars find that passion is a stronger predictor of achievement in some cultures than in others, where parental support matters just as much.

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Recapturing dynamic elements of in-class teaching

A new Zoom-based platform developed at Stanford enables instructors to directly engage more with students and promote active learning during large lectures.

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New year-long sequence examines race in STEM

A new three-quarter sequence of courses provides insights from scholars around the nation on research related to race in the fields of science, technology and medicine, as well as their own lived experiences.

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Growing neurons gain an edge by making connections

First of its kind study reveals dynamic interactions between dendritic growth and synaptic connectivity in the brain cells of developing mice.

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The hidden side of pandemic life

Over the past year, the American Voices Project has documented how Americans are experiencing the COVID-19 crisis – from incapacitating anxiety to extraordinary fortitude even in the most harrowing circumstances.

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Meet our faculty: Hakeem Jefferson

As part of the Meet Our Faculty series, Hakeem Jefferson, assistant professor of political science, shares his life experiences and interests that fuel his research.

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