Legal, ethical response needed from US, Europe on Mideast refugee crisis, Stanford expert says
Stanford law Professor James Cavallaro said Europe should follow established international law on Middle East refugees and create new approaches that respond to the crisis in a humanitarian way.
Stanford scientists see how the brain makes environmental decisions
Brain scans reveal that negative emotional responses can powerfully drive decisions to protect environmental resources.
Neighborhoods influence use of African American Vernacular English, Stanford research shows
Among African American youth, moving from a poor neighborhood to one with less poverty results in a lower use of African American Vernacular English, new Stanford research shows.
States and cities face scrutiny for optimistic investment assumptions as stock market dips, Stanford scholar says
Researcher David Crane says tax revenue is being diverted from services when pensions fall short of projections.
U.S. national security faces challenges from insider threats and organizational rigidity, Stanford scholar says
Amy Zegart says insider threats are rooted in organizational inflexibility. She examines lessons learned from 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack.
A summer job makes a difference in classroom learning, Stanford scholar says
Stanford researcher Jacob Leos-Urbel found that summer jobs for young people have positive impacts on academic performance, especially for students who work jobs across multiple summers.
Stanford FEED Collaborative applies design thinking to food system
Sustainability promoted from local farms through distributors to consumers.
Stanford scholar finds social media reveals much about the human condition
Graduate School of Business' Michal Kosinski says our most intimate traits and core personality can be deciphered through our digital footprints. In fact, social media over the long run reveals information closer to our true selves than what we present in brief face-to-face interactions.
Cybersecurity boot camp draws congressional staffers to Stanford
A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers were in Silicon Valley last week to gain an immersion into the complex world of cybersecurity. The range of experts they heard from included tech industry leaders, scholars representing a range of disciplines and former government officials.
A smile boosts the chances of getting a microloan, say Stanford psychologists
Applicants for microloans are more likely to win approval if the photograph they send along with the application evokes a positive emotional response.
Stanford sociologist urges rethinking of sex and gender in surveys
New research reveals that most social surveys are not measuring what surveyors think is being measured when it comes to sex and gender.
Russian policy toward Afghanistan unsettled and precarious, Stanford scholar says
Stanford political scientist Kathryn Stoner says that Russia does not want U.S. military forces to stay in Afghanistan, but also does not want their withdrawal to leave behind chaos and an extremist Muslim threat.
China's currency responding more closely to market forces, Stanford scholars say
Stanford experts say that China devalued its currency to help spur exports, growth and employment. It wants its currency to become a pre-eminent one in the global economy.
Political affiliation factors into choosing where to live, Stanford expert says
Stanford scholar Iris Hui found that political party affiliation can change desirability of a residential location by as much as 20 percent. As a result, legislative districts may become more lopsided, creating more partisan legislatures.
Stanford scholar digs deep into human history at Neolithic site
Stanford archaeologist Ian Hodder is unraveling the origins of the human story at the 9,000-year-old Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey.