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Sep 23 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students
Fifty years ago, communities across America began efforts to make school districts more racially integrated, believing it would ease racial disparities in students’ educational opportunities. But new evidence shows that while racial segregation within a district is a very strong predictor of...
Sep 9 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students
In high school, Natalia Vélez got in trouble for doodling during French class, even though she was drawing tiny characters speaking French – accent marks included – in miniature comic strips, using the phrases her teacher was presenting.
Jul 16 2019 | Stanford News Education, Faculty, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Like a lot of people, Joy Franco gets in to work around 8 a.m. and starts her day checking on her projects, making lists of things to do and getting down to work. But unlike most people, Franco’s work is worms.
Jul 8 2019 | U.S. News & World Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
More than 300,000 Hispanic students have been displaced from K-12 schools in communities where local police have forged partnerships with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to better enforce immigration laws, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University.
Jul 3 2019 | Stanford Earth Fellow, Research, Stanford
Fifteen million years ago, the Earth’s climate entered into a period of slow, continuous cooling, and simultaneously the Antarctic ice sheet grew steadily larger. Finally, around 2.5 million years ago, Greenland became covered in ice, thrusting the Earth into its current bipolar ice age.
Jun 17 2019 | Stanford Earth Fellow, Stanford, Students
The challenges facing humanity today – rising demands for energy, water, food, and livable land in the wake of a steadily growing global population – are critical. At a diploma ceremony June 16, Dean Stephan Graham told graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford...
Jun 10 2019 | Clayman Institute for Gender Research Awards, Research, Stanford, Students
The Clayman Institute announced the winners of this year’s Marilyn Yalom Prize and the Marjorie Lozoff Prize in May. The Yalom Prize awards $1,500 to support research or conference costs for students in the humanities conducting research concerning women and gender. The prize is named for former...
May 3 2019 | Stanford News Education, Faculty, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Walk into Shamit Kachru’s office, and the first things you’ll notice are the couch and the coffee table that sits in front of it, both situated across from a chalkboard that takes up most of one wall. Intentionally or not, it is a social space. Kachru is a professor of physics and director of the...
Apr 18 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students
A new graduate student initiative wants to combat the scourge of misinformation around science topics, such as climate change, by teaching communication skills to scientists. The initiative, called Scientists Speak Up, is sponsored this quarter by Stanford Bioscience Student Association.
Apr 8 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
How to locate potentially polluting animal farms has long been a problem for environmental regulators. Now, Stanford scholars show how a map-reading algorithm could help regulators identify facilities more efficiently than ever before.