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Faculty in the News Archive:

May, 2012

May 31, 2012

Stanford scholar Adrienne Mayor studies the earliest forms of
bio-terrorism, including recipes for arrow poisons, booby traps
rigged
with plague, petroleum-based combustibles, choking gases, and the
deployment of dangerous animals.

May 30, 2012

Linguist Dan Jurafsky investigates the origins of food names like
the
word ketchup, which originally meant "fish sauce."

May 27, 2012

An editorial on race written by Stanford American History
lecturer, Carol
Lynn Mckibben

May 25, 2012

"Class ended half an hour ago, but students still gather
in hopeful
clusters in Stanford's Braun Music Center. When they get
their
moments with the teacher, the famed Indian classical musician Amjad
Ali
Khan, they all look thrilled,...

May 23, 2012

This year's ZERO1 Biennial, North America's most
significant
showcase of contemporary work at the nexus of art and technology,
will
showcase art at Stanford's Center for Creativity and the
Arts along
with 40 other Bay Area locations.

May 20, 2012

Many scholars, including Stanford's cultural
anthropologist Carol
Delany, conclude that Columbus was a deeply religious man whose
purpose
was to sail to Asia to obtain gold in order to finance a crusade to
take
back Jerusalem and rebuild...

May 17, 2012

Classical scholars at Stanford University have created a "Geospatial
network model of the Roman world" which offers the chance
to
calculate journey times along Roman roads in much the same way as is
possible on Google Maps and other online mapping services.