STANFORD UNIVERSITY NEWS



Stanford researchers release roadmap to denuclearization
Law & Policy
Immediate denuclearization of North Korean is dangerous to both North Korean and American interests, say Stanford scholars in a new research report.


New tool improves fishing efficiency and sustainability
Law & Policy
New software targets the most abundant fishing grounds and reduces catch of unwanted or protected species using satellite data, maps and observations.


War, clan structure explain odd biological event
Science & Technology
Undergraduates Tian Chen Zeng and Alan Aw worked with Marcus Feldman, a professor of biology, to show how social structure could explain a genetic puzzle about humans of the Stone Age.


Materials physicist Kathryn Moler named Stanford vice provost and dean of research
University Affairs
Moler succeeds Professor Ann Arvin, who will be returning to teaching and research after 12 years as research dean.


Stanford donates surplus food to community groups under campus-wide program
Campus Life
Stanford’s Residential & Dining Enterprises, which established its first food donation program at Schwab Residential Center more than seven years ago, has expanded the program to include dining halls across campus.


Could a little-known virus become the next global pandemic?
Science & Technology
A recent outbreak of Nipah in South India has renewed interest in the virus, which has a mortality rate of up to 70 percent and has no vaccine or cure. Stephen Luby explains risk factors and potential interventions.


Faculty diversity in the spotlight at senate meeting
Faculty & Staff
At Thursday’s meeting the Faculty Senate heard a report on initiatives aimed at increasing faculty diversity and a presentation of the annual report on faculty gains, losses and composition.


Provost presents budget plan at Faculty Senate
Faculty & Staff
The 2018-19 budget supports the academic enterprise and new long-range planning initiatives.


Numbers about inequality don’t speak for themselves
Social Sciences
In a new research paper, Stanford scholars Rebecca Hetey and Jennifer Eberhardt propose new ways to talk about racial disparities that exist across society, from education to health care and criminal justice systems.


Feminism debated at Cardinal Conversations event
Campus Life
Philosopher Christina Sommers, journalist Andrew Sullivan and Stanford law Professor Deborah Rhode discussed sexuality, politics and feminism as part of the fourth event of the Cardinal Conversations initiative.


Scholars discuss U.S.-North Korea summit cancellation
Social Sciences
Stanford scholars offer their reaction to the cancellation of the highly anticipated summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea.


Reducing emissions could save trillions
Research
Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.


Stanford readies for new EU privacy regulations
University Affairs
In a Q&A, Wendi Wright, Stanford’s chief privacy officer, explains how new data protection regulations going into effect May 25 in European Union countries will affect offices throughout the university, including Bing Overseas Study Program sites in the EU.


Labor law expert on penalties for NFL teams when players kneel during national anthem
Law & Policy
Professor Emeritus William Gould IV, a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, discusses teams and players’ rights and how the new policy might play out.


Two faculty are announced as HHMI investigators
Awards
Two researchers join 22 other Stanford faculty as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The seven-year term frees faculty to pursue the most innovative biomedical research.


Stanford honors individuals and programs with 2018 President’s Awards for Excellence Through Diversity
Awards
The award recognizes and honors individuals and programs that have made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity within the Stanford community.


All ears
Science & Technology
Machines are excellent listeners. As you speak or type, circuits inside your smartphone, smartwatch and virtual assistant are collecting information about you, then converting it into digital patterns.


Sterol-producing bacteria may change interpretation of geological history
Research
Geologists assume when they find molecules called sterols in soils or rocks they indicate the presence of plants, animals or fungi in ancient environments. But discovering how some bacteria also produce and modify sterols could change those interpretations.


Women’s tennis wins NCAA championship
Campus Life
Stanford knocked off Vanderbilt, 4-3, on Tuesday afternoon, claiming its 19th NCAA championship and matching its improbable 2016 title run as the lowest-seeded team to capture the crown.


What does the future of energy look like? Stanford scientists weigh in
In the Spotlight
Stanford experts agree that the world needs to be less reliant on fossil fuels for energy. Getting there will remake the world’s largest economic sector – energy – into one that is more sustainable, secure and affordable for everyone.


Campus community invited to consider bookstore of the future
Campus Life
With the college bookstore marketplace evolving nationwide, campus administrators and Stanford Bookstore managers are asking campus community members to share their vision of the bookstore of tomorrow.


Philosopher Debra Satz named dean of Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty & Staff
Satz will assume her new position on Sept. 1. She will succeed Richard Saller, who has served as dean for 11 years and is returning to full-time teaching.


Panel addresses the future of faculty governance
Faculty & Staff
At the Academic Council’s annual meeting, three former university leaders address the role of a faculty senate in a time of change.


Panel addresses the future of faculty governance at the annual meeting
Faculty & Staff
At the Academic Council’s annual meeting, three former university leaders address the role of a faculty senate in a time of change.


Stanford president outlines initiatives emerging from long-range planning process
University Affairs
During his annual address to the Academic Council, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne outlined initiatives that university leaders believe will set an agenda for Stanford in the next decade and beyond. The initiatives emerged from the university-wide, yearlong, long-range planning process.