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May 27 2020 | Stanford Earth Education, Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Stanford Earth recently transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. As part an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, even diversity within broad categories such as Asian American, four Stanford Earth members share how...
May 14 2020 | Stanford News Announcement, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Student Affairs recently filled two staff positions that serve Stanford students. Long-time Stanford staff member Snehal Naik and fifth-year doctoral student Abiya Ahmed are assuming new leadership roles in the Office of Student Engagement and The Markaz, respectively. Here, they share what’s new...
May 11 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
A Stanford research team has developed a way to boost the effectiveness of the insulin injections people with diabetes routinely take to control their blood sugar.
Mar 23 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
The technology that powers the nation’s leading automated speech recognition systems makes twice as many errors when interpreting words spoken by African Americans as when interpreting the same words spoken by whites, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford Engineering. While the study...
Mar 22 2020 | Stanford Earth Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Four Stanford Earth researchers have been selected to receive 2019 Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU): PhD candidates Tyler Kukla, Chayawan (Earth) Jaikla, Indraneel (Neel) Kasmalkar, and Anna Broome.
Mar 20 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist – and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research – this latest device can record more data while...
Mar 2 2020 | Stanford News Education, Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Although women are graduating with science degrees in increasing numbers, their representation diminishes by the time they reach more senior levels. To give women a sense of belonging in STEM departments – and ultimately ensure the world benefits from their ideas and insights – over a dozen groups...
Feb 20 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Rarely does debating politics at the family dinner table end well. But just such a heated discussion led Stanford sociology major Atlanta Rydzik to the Farm, a senior honors thesis and soon, graduate school. Rydzik remembers the exchange over Thanksgiving dinner well. It was 2014, the year Michael...
Feb 12 2020 | Stanford News Education, Stanford, Students, VPGE
At its Feb. 9-11 meeting, Stanford’s Board of Trustees heard presentations on graduate education from the new vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs, as well as a panel of deans and a panel of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. At the conclusion of the two-day...
Dec 16 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
The toll from gun violence at schools has only escalated in the 20 years since the jolting, horrific massacre at Columbine High. By December 2019, at least 245 primary and secondary schools in the United States had experienced a shooting, killing 146 people and injuring 310. Now, new Stanford-led...

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