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‘From Black Power to BLM: Reimagining Dr. King’s Dream’

The Stanford community is invited to attend a virtual event in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., including a panel discussion and a video tribute to Clayborne Carson, the Ronnie Lott Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford.

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Post-insurrection, U.S. needs to put its own house in order, says Michael McFaul

Former Russian ambassador and Stanford political scientist Michael McFaul recommends that the incoming Biden administration “go big” in its efforts to reaffirm core democratic values – including passing comprehensive, structural reforms.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at Stanford: Genuine equality

On April 14, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Memorial Auditorium about racism and civil rights in American society. He touched on many of the issues that resonate today: racism, poverty and violence versus nonviolent social activism.

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Research during the COVID-19 pandemic

After a devastating and demanding several months, research at Stanford remains limited but could offer glimpses into how lab life might operate in the future.

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Three staffers win 2020 Amy J. Blue Awards

The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.

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Leading legal academic Deborah L. Rhode dies at 68

Stanford Law Professor Deborah Rhode was a legal ethics pioneer, prolific scholar, and friend and mentor to countless.

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Biden picks Brett McGurk for Middle East role at the NSC

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Brett McGurk as coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Security Council.

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Climate change caused one-third of historical flood damages

Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent with predictions of global warming.

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Hybrid chips can run AI on battery-powered devices

In traditional electronics, separate chips process and store data, wasting energy as they toss data back and forth over what engineers call a “memory wall.” New algorithms combine several energy-efficient hybrid chips to create the illusion of one mega–AI chip.

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Stanford scholars react to Capitol Hill takeover

Stanford scholars reflect on the occupation of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and suggest what needs to happen next to preserve democracy.

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