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Faculty in the News Archive:

October, 2014

October 31, 2014

Richard White, professor of history, writes an Op-ed on the role of money in elections.

October 31, 2014

If Stanford isn’t careful, CS+X could send the message that the humanities are secondary to technical fields and only worth pursuing for their pre-professional value.

October 28, 2014

Robert Proctor, professor of history, talks about the lack of a municipal ban on tobacco products in nearly a century.

October 24, 2014

Over the last decade, the University has seen a soaring interest in what is often referred to as the “Digital Humanities,” a term that has become more and more a part of the University’s lexicon.

October 23, 2014

Stanford will add a new building designed by to house the department of art and art history as well as its art and architecture library.

October 21, 2014

The SF Chronicle profiles Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, and his new book "Who We Be: The Colorization of America.”

October 21, 2014

Mildred Cho, professor (research) of pediatrics and associate director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, says that consultations with drug firms are treated as both a scholarly activity and a service.

October 18, 2014

ArtLifting, a website that sells high-quality art by homeless and disabled people is curated by a Stanford art history alumna. 

October 17, 2014

"The New Yorker" profiles Adrienne Mayor's latest book, "The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World" and discusses her expertise on these female warriors. 

October 15, 2014

Carl Djerassi, professor emeritus of chemistry, talks about his latest plays and his literary career.

October 14, 2014

Jeff Smith, 
a serial tech entrepreneur who got a doctorate in computer music from Stanford, talks about launching Smule in 2008 with Stanford assistant professor Ge Wang. 


October 12, 2014

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, talks about MLK's focus on the triple threat of racism, poverty and war since the earliest parts of his career.

October 10, 2014

Kathryn Gin Lum, assistant professor of religious studies, talks about her research into the history of Americans' beliefs about hell.

October 9, 2014

English Professor Saikat’s Majumdar writes about Stanford's new curricular experimentation, specifically the new dual major between Computer Science and English & Music. 

October 9, 2014

Ian Beacock, a doctoral student in history, writes about Facebook’s controversial decision to delete the accounts of several San Francisco drag queens, enforcing a longstanding policy that users go by their real names on the site.

October 8, 2014

Eight of the international festival’s 70 offerings represent the work of students and alumni of Stanford’s Documentary Film & Video Program.

October 8, 2014

NPR's "All Things Considered" features Stanford historian Allyson Hobbs' book on racial passing, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life.

October 8, 2014

Pete Mohanty, a Thinking Matters lecturer, writes on the recently sharpened debate about the relationship between immigrant integration and Muslim extremism in Europe.

October 8, 2014

The Times Literary Supplement highlights Stanford Libraries' recent acquisition of Russian poet Regina Derieva's archive of work.

October 7, 2014

Linguist Dan Jurafsky's book, "The Language of Food" garners praise from "The Boston Globe." 

October 7, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science talks about researching the language used to describe food. 

October 6, 2014

The course Shanks teaches called "Eight Great Archeological Sites in Europe" uses archeology as a way of looking at the world. 

October 6, 2014

Classics Professor Ian Morris's latest book,"War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robot" is reviewed.