Clifton Parker

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Cover for the Clean Energy Cookbook, which includes an illustrated map of the United States

Stanford study finds that clean energy is good politics

by on September 15, 2014 4:00 am
Renewable energy seems like good politics on either side of the aisle, according to a new Stanford study that scrutinized how states across America use clean energy. Dubbed The State Clean Energy Cookbook, the study was created by Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy… Read more Stanford study finds that clean energy is good politics
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Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections

by on August 22, 2014 4:00 am
When Iranian poet SIMIN BEHBAHANI died on Aug. 19 at age 87, it rekindled fond remembrances of her numerous visits to the Stanford campus. An icon of the Iranian literary community, Behbahani was dubbed the “lioness of Iran.” Her poems are quoted like aphorisms and proverbs in her country. ABBAS MILANI, director of the Hamid… Read more Iranian poet's death sparks Stanford recollections

What a month for Cardinal baseball!

by on June 11, 2014 3:45 pm
It’s been a big month already for Cardinal baseball players. The team got oh-so-close to the summit of college baseball – and while that dream did not come true, several players will now have the chance to chase their own glory. The most dramatic moment in Stanford’s 2014 season came June 7 in the Super… Read more What a month for Cardinal baseball!

Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick wins lifetime achievement award from public opinion research group

by on May 27, 2014 4:00 am
The final tally is in.  JON KROSNICK, a Stanford professor of communication and of political science and, by courtesy, of psychology, has won the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Bestowed upon Krosnick on May 17 at the association’s annual banquet in Anaheim, Calif., the tribute recognizes outstanding… Read more Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick wins lifetime achievement award from public opinion research group

Stanford hosts first conference for new California Alliance

by on April 8, 2014 4:00 am
At the inaugural conference of the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate last weekend, doctoral students from four of the state’s top research institutions networked and shared ideas about how to successfully chart a path to an academic career. The alliance, announced in February, includes four leading West Coast universities – Stanford, UC… Read more Stanford hosts first conference for new California Alliance

Schiebinger tells U.N. not to forget women in research

by on March 31, 2014 9:07 am
LONDA SCHIEBINGER had a big audience for a presentation on gender, science and technology – the United Nations. A historian who specializes in science, Schiebinger presented a research paper and talked about how to make science and technology more responsive to both women’s and men’s needs. The March 18 session in New York City was… Read more Schiebinger tells U.N. not to forget women in research

One long tapestry – and title – returns to Belgium

by on March 21, 2014 4:00 am
What unfurled in Belgium this week was a work of art from Stanford’s golden past. It is a tapestry, and not just any tapestry. It is enormous – physically, semantically and historically. Measuring 16.5 feet high and 18.5 feet wide, the tapestry is titled The United States Saved Belgium from Starvation During the War and… Read more One long tapestry – and title – returns to Belgium

To Russia, with economics

by on March 18, 2014 4:00 am
Russia’s actions in the Ukraine so far have mainly been analyzed in terms of geopolitics and international relations. But the famous presidential campaign slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid,” came  to mind on March 14 when former U.S. Secretary of State and current Stanford Professor CONDOLEEZZA RICE sat down with Russian scholar SERGEI GURIEV at the… Read more To Russia, with economics

Looking back on '85 Super Bowl evokes time when Stanford played host

by on January 30, 2014 4:09 pm
 In January 1985, the Bay Area hosted its first and only Super Bowl – at Stanford Stadium. Led by JOE MONTANA, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. That is the game story, but how exactly did the NFL’s biggest game wind up on the Farm? According to an article in the Christian… Read more Looking back on '85 Super Bowl evokes time when Stanford played host

Stanford political science professor helps deliver justice long overdue

by on December 12, 2013 4:30 am
Political science Professor TERRY KARL is playing a key role in delivering justice in the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests and two others. On Nov. 16 of that year, armed men in uniforms burst into their shared residence and killed everyone inside, including a housekeeper and her daughter. The murders signified a turning point… Read more Stanford political science professor helps deliver justice long overdue