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Steinbeck’s experimentalism explored

English Professor Gavin Jones’ new book examines John Steinbeck’s experimentalism, contending that the author’s portrayals of climate change and wealth inequality make him an important literary voice for today.

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Van A. Harvey, professor emeritus of religious studies, dies at 95

Van A. Harvey, a leading scholar of religious thought who helped shape the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford, has died.

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Deadly railroad project in Congo reveals colonial-era abuses

A new book by J. P. Daughton examines the tremendous loss of African lives in the building of the Congo-Océan railroad under French colonial rule.

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Neale Mahoney and Heidi Williams named co-recipients of the 2021 ASHEcon Medal

Two faculty from the Department of Economics in the School of Humanities and Sciences have been named co-recipients of the biennial 2021 ASHEcon Medal.

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Social justice across age groups

In her new book, Justice Across Ages: Treating Young and Old as Equals,  Juliana Bidadanure highlights the need to equitably distribute jobs, income and other essential resources among people at different stages of life.

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Recycling brain regions

During development, the brain can repurpose parts when learning to recognize faces and to read.

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Ronald Egan elected to the American Philosophical Society

Ronald Egan, who specializes in the study of classical Chinese literature, is elected to the oldest learned society in the country.

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Sterling Award winners honor their mentors

2020 and 2021 winners of the highest academic honor given by the School of Humanities and Sciences acknowledge the secondary-school teachers and Stanford faculty who shaped their journeys.

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Second cohort of Stanford Science Fellows named

The postdoctoral program that fosters foundational scientific research by a diverse community of top researchers starts its second year.

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Stanford study reveals new biomolecule

A newfound biomolecule, consisting of RNA modified by sugars, could be present in all forms of life and might contribute to autoimmune disease.

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