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Research finds sustained impact from an ethnic studies class

A new study shows that students assigned to an ethnic studies course had longer-term improvements in attendance and graduation rates.

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How to change the future of technology

Three Stanford professors want people to press control-alt-delete on how we think about our relationship to Big Tech. In a new book, they seek to empower all of us to create a technological future that supports human flourishing and democratic values.

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Modeling the role of influencers in shaping fads

A new study offers up a more realistic modeling of the rise and fall of fads as culture evolves and is transmitted to new generations, including an examination of the role “influencers” play in shaping what’s popular.

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Researchers develop a hypercompact CRISPR

Bioengineers have repurposed a “non-working” CRISPR system to make a smaller version of the genome engineering tool. Its diminutive size should make it easier to deliver into human cells, tissues and the body for gene therapy.

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CAL FIRE selects student wildfire projects

Fighting fire after fire in ever-growing wildfire seasons, CAL FIRE is in search of innovative prevention and response strategies. Stanford students address this need by successfully tackling some of the biggest problems in wildfire management using data science and AI methods.

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Anti-predator gene expression in wild radishes

Wild radishes fend off caterpillars using “on-demand” anti-predator gene expression and these protections can extend to the next generation.

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Stanford Medicine introduces population health research to diverse cohort

Under the new Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEaD) program, the School of Medicine invited college students from across the country to spend the summer doing population health research, working one-on-one with faculty mentors.

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Stanford welcomes international community in new video

Stanford’s Office of Community Engagement created a new video to help welcome international scholars and students to the university. According to pre-pandemic numbers, around 5,000 students from more than 100 countries and nearly 2,000 scholars from more than 85 countries are part of the Stanford community.

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How do people respond to wildfire smoke?

Interviews with Northern California residents reveal that social norms and social support are essential for understanding protective health behaviors during wildfire smoke events – information that could be leveraged to improve public health outcomes.

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Lerone A. Martin appointed new MLK Institute director

Lerone A. Martin is the second faculty director appointed in the history of Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, following Clayborne Carson’s retirement in 2020.

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