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Faculty in the News Archive:

March, 2014

March 31, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, says the National Civil Rights Museum's renovations help present "the best and most recent scholarship on civil rights available today."

March 26, 2014

Anthony Marra, lecturer in English, is among the winners of the Anisfield-Wolf awards for his novel “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena."

March 25, 2014
Connie Wolf, director of the Stanford Cantor Arts Center, praises SF Moma as being "instrumental to the cultural ecosystem of the Bay Area."
March 23, 2014

Stanford professor of American History Albert Camarillo believes differences in education and social-class levels drive the Asian-Latino disparity when it comes to signing up for insurance under the new healthcare law.

March 21, 2014

Lawrence Friedman, Stanford professor of law talks about his long-standing hobby—writing "The Frank May Chronicles" mystery series.

March 20, 2014

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Franco Moretti's latest collection of essays, "Distant Reading" is reviewed and contextualized in a larger discussion about the digital, big data generated by literary criticism.

March 18, 2014

MarYam G. Hamedani, associate director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, argues that talking about social class helps first-generation and low-income students to succeed in college.

March 17, 2014

NoViolet Bulawayo, a Wallace Stegner Fellow, is this year’s winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her novel “We Need New Names.”

March 15, 2014

NoViolet Bulawayo, a Wallace Stegner Fellow, is this year’s winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for “We Need New Names."

March 9, 2014

Stanford historian Robert Proctor discusses his expertise in agnotology, the study of the cultural production of ignorance. 

March 7, 2014

Professors Jennifer Summit and Nicholas Jenkins discuss two new joint-major programs at Stanford that will allow students to study either English and computer science or music and computer science. 

March 7, 2014

English Professor Nicholas Jenkins comments on two new joint majors Stanford will offer in the fall. 

March 6, 2014

Stanford scholar Estelle Freedman discusses why International Women’s Day tends not to be celebrated in the United States.

March 5, 2014

In "The Nation" Stanford scholar Cécile Alduy says Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front party, "cleverly rebranded her father’s party, cloaking its far-right agenda with liberal rhetoric."

March 5, 2014

Matthew Tiews, executive director of arts programs at Stanford, comments on the engaging quality of the new Anderson Collection set to open this fall.

March 5, 2014

Londa Schiebinger, professor of the history of science, argues that failing to acknowledge sex differences can have costly and even lethal consequences.

March 5, 2014

Josh Groban and Jason Mraz are just two of the famous musicians who will help students unlock their creative potential in a new online course at Stanford called "Creativity: Music to My Ears."

March 5, 2014

Religious Studies scholar Kara Downey argues that in post-Soviet Central Asia a secular government does not guarantee religious freedom.

March 5, 2014

Ignite, a Stanford business program for budding entrepreneurs, encourages humanities graduate students to sign up. 

March 5, 2014

Damon Horowitz, Google’s in-house philosopher, earned his PhD in philosophy at Stanford. As Horowitz demonstrates, degrees like his are valuable in the tech sector where some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators come from a philosophy background.

March 4, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, discusses Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael.

March 4, 2014

The story quotes Franco Moretti, professor of comparative literature and of English, and director of the Stanford Literary Lab, on world literature as a “problem,” rather than an “object”; his book “Distant Reading” is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism. 

March 1, 2014

The article quotes Blas Cabrera, professor of physics, on the use of ancient Roman lead in sensitive experiments searching for dark matter and other rare particles. 

March 1, 2014

This story features the Code Poetry Slam, which highlights poems written in code, through code or any combination of the two, at Stanford, and quotes Melissa Kagen, graduate student in German studies, and Michael St. Clair, lecturer in the drama department.