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Faculty in the News Archive:

December, 2014

December 19, 2014

John Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, and alumnus Lex Bayer on co-authoring the book "Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century."

December 17, 2014

Jerry McBride, head librarian at the music library; George Barth, professor (teaching) of music; and Kumaran Arul, lecturer in music all discuss the Stanford's Player Piano Project, an effort to restore and study instruments known as reproducing pianos that recorded major composers performing their own work in the early 20th century.

December 13, 2014

The Economist reviews "The Language of Food," by Dan Jurafsky and discusses decoding food-related texts. 

December 12, 2014

The Hoover Institution's current exhibit, "Women and the Great War" focuses on individual women and the roles women played in all the belligerent countries.

December 10, 2014

Ryan Heuser, graduate student in English and humanities research programmer at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis Operations, co-authored an article on six myths about a large demonstration in San Francisco that took place on Black Friday. The protest was in response to the separate killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice...

December 10, 2014

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science, has created a "flirtation-detection system" which judges flirting with 71 percent accuracy. 

December 10, 2014

"Inside Higher Ed" reviews "Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age," a book by Robert Harrison, professor of French and Italian.

December 7, 2014

"Salon" interviews with John Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, on “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart,” a new book that he co-authored with alumnus Lex Bayer. 

December 5, 2014

Lanchester reviews “The Language of Food,” a study of the ways food is described by Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science.

December 3, 2014

An obituary of Patrick Suppes, professor emeritus of philosophy at Stanford.

December 3, 2014

Interview with Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, the role he played in the broader movement for human rights and what many people misunderstand about nonviolence.

December 1, 2014

Researchers from Stanford, Utrecht University and Wageningen University suggest that one of the factors that led to the downfall of the Roman Empire could be related to how the ancient Romans managed their food supply amid rapid population growth and climate change.