Clifton Parker

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Into the Magic Shop

New books by Stanford authors rethink healing and happiness

by on September 10, 2015 11:48 am
Scholars at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education have written new books that encourage people to think differently about healing and happiness. JAMES DOTY, for instance, argues that true healing is both biological and spiritual. Doty, the founder and director of the center, is also a neurosurgeon. In Into the Magic Shop,… Read more New books by Stanford authors rethink healing and happiness
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Stanford scholar explores life with a guide dog

by on September 8, 2015 5:40 pm
There’s nothing like a human’s best friend, especially when you need a gentle guide to help you through life, as Stanford scholar SUSAN KRIEGER observes in her new book, Come, Let Me Guide You. Krieger, a Stanford lecturer who teaches in feminist, gender and sexuality studies, said one motivation behind the book was to learn… Read more Stanford scholar explores life with a guide dog
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Stanford scholar Linda Darling-Hammond launches educational think tank

by on September 3, 2015 4:45 pm
Stanford education Professor Emerita LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND has a new project – and it comes in the form of a think tank. Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita, aims to cultivate education policies nationwide with the recent launch of the Learning Policy Institute. With offices in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C., the institute… Read more Stanford scholar Linda Darling-Hammond launches educational think tank
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White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance

by on August 7, 2015 4:07 pm
When the White House announced last Wednesday it had formed a new alliance to stop wildlife trafficking in the wake of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, there was a Stanford connection at the center of it all. DAVID J. HAYES, a distinguished visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, will head the U.S.… Read more White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance
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Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey

by on August 3, 2015 5:00 pm
The dawn of human history is coming to light in a Neolithic village in modern-day Turkey, thanks to a joint effort by scholars at Stanford University and the University of Stirling in Scotland. Starting this month, IAN HODDER, a professor of anthropology at Stanford, will begin work with Stirling archaeologist ALEX BAYLISS to conduct radiocarbon… Read more Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey
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Legal eagle summer reading

by on July 13, 2015 4:00 am
From World War II to classical music, Stanford Law School professors are exploring themes in an eclectic variety of books this summer. The law school has put together a list of those reads, and below are a few juicy titles you might also consider carrying in your tote bag all the way through Labor Day:… Read more Legal eagle summer reading
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New Stanford center sharpens neuroscience focus

by on July 8, 2015 4:00 am
Making neuroscience research more reliable is the goal behind a new Stanford center. All it takes is big data and high-performance computing. In the big picture of neuroscience, this approach will benefit health and medicine throughout society, say the faculty involved. Building those tools should be no problem, thanks to a new $3.7 million, three-year… Read more New Stanford center sharpens neuroscience focus
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Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing

by on June 25, 2015 3:36 pm
Stanford University Libraries is one of the key players in a major new effort to share images with scholars around the world. The International Image Interoperability Framework, or IIIF, includes Stanford and 10 other institutions. It was formally established June 18. University Librarian MICHAEL KELLER said that digitizing, reproducing and preserving cultural and historical artifacts… Read more Stanford Libraries boosts international image sharing
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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