International

Mountain guardian wins Bright Award

Aisha Khan, winner of the 2019 Stanford Bright Award, combats climate change while promoting economic resilience in the high-altitude mountain regions of Pakistan.

The plus of ethnic enclaves and neighborhoods

A new Stanford study found that new refugees were more likely to find work within their first five years if officials assigned them to an area with a larger community of people who share their nationality, ethnicity or language.

Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions —

Sharing data key in fight against illegal fishing

Illegal fishing robs nations of approximately $23 billion annually while also undermining legal fisheries management and industry practices.

A Hollywood treasure trove at Stanford

Stanford’s archive on film pioneer Spyros Skouras has expanded to include more than 120 hours of audio recordings and rare documents about his life and Hollywood career as well as his philanthropic efforts, such as raising foreign aid for World War II.

Graduate School of Business —

When field research goes awry

Two PhD students find that opening a shop in India to study a simple problem is anything but simple.

How deep-ocean vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms

A new study suggests vents in the seafloor may affect life near the ocean’s surface and the global carbon cycle more than previously thought. It’s the first to show how iron rising from beneath Earth’s crust stimulates massive phytoplankton blooms.