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Faculty in the News Archive:

August, 2014

August 30, 2014

David Kennedy, professor emeritus of history, discusses the world of proliferating aggressors and the palpable exhaustion of the American people for military engagement that President Barack Obama faces.

August 29, 2014

Jason Linetzky, director of The Anderson Collection at Stanford, talks about the growing art scene at Stanford.  

August 29, 2014

The danceroom Spectroscopy exhibition at the Stanford Art Gallery is featured. David Glowacki, physical science research associate in chemistry weighs in on the exhibit, the first of its kind in the world. 

August 28, 2014

Jennifer Aaker, marketing professor at the Graduate School of Business, talks about the value of storytelling in the business sector. 

August 27, 2014

David Palumbo-Liu, professor in comparative literature, writes about the University of Illinois's rescindment of an official offer of a tenured professorial appointment.

August 22, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, writes about how we talk and write about food. 

August 20, 2014

Rush Rehm, a professor of theater and performance studies and of classics, discusses Stanford Repertory Theater's production of Welles' famous 1938 radio drama based on H.G. Wells' novel "War of the Worlds."

August 20, 2014

Stanford Repertory Theater's play "The War of the Worlds" is featured. 

August 19, 2014

The Cantor Art Center features Robert Rauschenberg's work "Collection," part of a collection on loan from SFMOMA.

August 18, 2014

David Riggs, professor emeritus of English, talks about anti-lawyer sentiments during the 16th century, when William Shakespeare's "Henry VI, Part 2," was written. 

August 13, 2014

Sebastian Thrun, research professor of computer science, offers his vision of the fate of higher education.

August 13, 2014

Tanya Luhrmann, professor of anthropology, talks about her research findings that the "voices" heard by people suffering from schizophrenia may differ depending on their culture.

August 13, 2014

Review of a recent book, "War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots," by Ian Morris, professor of classics, on how war has made humanity safer and richer over the last 10,000 years, with governments played an essential role in this process. 

August 11, 2014

Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history, describes how "passing," which usually meant blacks living as whites to escape bias, showed the complexity and even absurdity of racial categories.

August 10, 2014

Joshua Cohen, professor of political science, of philosophy and at the law school, compares Central Park's transformation with Steve Jobs' goal of making complex computer technologies feel understandable and natural.

August 7, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, describes common tropes in online reviews.