Clifton Parker

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Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco

by on June 15, 2015 4:00 am
For MATTHEW KOHRMAN and his students, the war against tobacco needs a new communications strategy. After all, he noted, three times as many cigarettes are currently manufactured and sold worldwide than were in the 1960s. And the global cigarette industry is the greatest cause of preventable death on the planet today. That’s why the Stanford… Read more Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco
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Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft

by on May 5, 2015 4:06 pm
Six Cardinal football players were selected in the NFL draft last week. Two other players signed on to teams as undrafted free agents. Offensive lineman ANDRUS PEAT was selected 13th overall in the first round by the New Orleans Saints – he was also the first Bay Area player taken in the 2015 NFL Draft.… Read more Stanford football makes a good showing at the NFL draft
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French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change

by on May 1, 2015 4:40 pm
France is grappling with rising terrorism and the climate change problem, French Ambassador GÉRARD ARAUD said during a talk Friday at Stanford. “We had been expecting a terrorist attack for some time,” said Araud, referencing the January massacre in Paris in which two shooters who identified themselves as Islamic terrorists killed 12 people at the… Read more
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Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners

by on April 19, 2015 11:00 pm
The Stanford Center on Longevity last week chose students NICHOLAS STEIGMANN and MAIYA JENSEN from the California College of the Arts and their project, SPAN, as the winner of the second annual Design Challenge. The contest aims to encourage students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year, the… Read more Stanford longevity center picks Design Challenge winners
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Deconstructing the 'dress' meme

by on March 19, 2015 5:09 pm
“The Dress” that erupted into a viral phenomenon last month led DAMON CENTOLA to investigate the optical illusion more deeply. Centola, a resident fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, studies the collective dynamics of social consensus. Last month, he and a colleague had a paper published about how the structure… Read more Deconstructing the 'dress' meme
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Stanford economic summit to eye global economy, threats

by on March 12, 2015 4:30 pm
Europe’s ailing economy, the Islamic State’s threat to America, and what exactly are “millennials”? These are some of the issues up for discussion at Friday’s annual summit hosted by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. The daylong event will bring experts from around the country to Stanford to offer perspectives and discuss research on… Read more Stanford economic summit to eye global economy, threats
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Stanford graduate student wins journalism award

by on March 8, 2015 11:00 pm
AUSTIN MEYER, a Stanford journalism graduate student, won the annual win-a-trip contest with New York Times columnist NICHOLAS KRISTOF. “We’ll probably travel to India and Bangladesh, although Congo is an alternate possibility,” wrote Kristof, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Award, in announcing the honor. With help from the Center for Global Development, Kristof made… Read more Stanford graduate student wins journalism award
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Stanford scholar co-authors study on the value of higher ed programs for inmates

by on March 5, 2015 4:00 am
  Giving prisoners the opportunity to get a college education is a worthy idea on many levels, according to Stanford researchers. Such access to higher education can help California build safer communities while boosting the economy with more brainpower – brainpower that is often overlooked and shortchanged, the authors wrote in a recent report. The… Read more Stanford scholar co-authors study on the value of higher ed programs for inmates
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Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan
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Stanford King celebrations include book talks, worship services, open house

by on January 13, 2015 11:23 pm
Back in the early 1960s, MARIA GITIN had only a dim awareness of the emerging civil rights movement in America. But soon enough, the 19-year-old girl from Petaluma found herself in the midst of an inspiring effort to register disenfranchised blacks to vote against racist intimidation and violence in the South. On Jan. 28, Gitin… Read more Stanford King celebrations include book talks, worship services, open house