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Stanford News, February 24, 2016

Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good

Alumni Cory Booker and Juju Chang return to the Farm to talk about "bridging gaps and healing wounds."

Stanford News, February 10, 2016

Stanford engineers' 'Law, Order & Algorithms' data project aims to identify bias in the criminal justice system

A team of engineers uses computational analysis tools to scrape information from police-related incidents to reveal discrimination and reduce crime.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, February 3, 2016

Unemployment higher for men than women who grow up poor

Boys who grow up in poor families are, on average, less likely to be employed than girls from poor families, a new study co-authored by a Stanford economist has found.

Stanford News, January 26, 2016

Warrior's view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center

The Red Horse exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center provides a treasure trove of illustrations and insights on the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

Stanford News, January 25, 2016

Shielding a few students from stereotypes benefits everyone's grades, Stanford research shows

Students received higher grades just from being in classrooms with African Americans who participated in a psychological experiment aimed at reducing the impact of negative stereotypes.

Stanford News, January 15, 2016

Bryan Stevenson highlights racism, inequity in criminal justice system in Stanford talk

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, said Americans need to better understand the deep racial problems in the criminal justice system and their societal consequences.

Stanford News, January 14, 2016

At-risk students improve when they take a race and ethnicity class – study

Stanford researchers concluded that ‘culturally relevant’ teaching is an important part of the education of students who could flunk or might drop out. The study by Thomas Dee, professor of education and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and postdoctoral scholar Emily Penner, is published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Stanford News, January 14, 2016

Stanford celebrates a life and legacy of inspiration

Stanford's Martin Luther King Jr. institute offers tools of peace, justice to a new generation.

Gender News, December 14, 2015

Visualizing Change

Jeff Sheng, photographer and doctoral candidate in sociology at Stanford, has an eye towards changing lives. In his book, “FEARLESS: Portraits of LGBT Student Athletes,” Sheng embarks on a visual journey that combines ethnography, history and personal memoir to challenge perceptions of sexuality, masculinity/femininity and sports.

Stanford OpenXChange, November 18, 2015

Stanford's commitment to inclusion and diversity

A letter to members of Stanford's campus community from President Hennessy and Provost Etchemendy affirming the university's commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Stanford Report, November 12, 2015

Needed: More women in data science

A recent gathering at Stanford on the emerging science of big data turned the usual gender ratio of science conferences on its head.

Stanford Report, November 12, 2015

Stanford community gathers in solidarity with students at University of Missouri

On Thursday at noon the campus community gathered on White Plaza to take photos in solidarity with the students at the University of Missouri, where racial tensions came to the fore this week.

Stanford Report, November 1, 2015

Anna Deavere Smith talks about the healing power of stories

On Oct. 28, hundreds gathered at Memorial Auditorium for a night of storytelling and conversation with former Stanford faculty member ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, an award-winning pioneer in the field of documentary theater.

Stanford Graduate School of Education, October 20, 2015

English language learners underserved

A new report by Graduate School of Education Professor Kenji Hakuta and other scholars offers evidence of inequitable treatment of English Language Learners in California’s public schools.

Stanford Report, October 19, 2015

New Stanford exhibition highlights power of reinterpretation, consultation with Native American communities

The new Stanford exhibition, "From 'Curios' to Ambassadors: Changing Roles of the Daggett Collection from Tribes of the Lower Klamath River," highlights Native American tribal objects in a way that more precisely reflects their origins. It is on view through June 4, 2016. 

Stanford Alumni Magazine, September/October, 2015

A hard look at how we see race

Stanford professor Jennifer Eberhardt's research shows unconcious connections in people's minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice.

Stanford GSB, September 10, 2015

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.

Stanford GSB, August 27, 2015

Why White People Downplay Their Individual Racial Privileges

Research shows that white Americans, when faced with evidence of racial privilege, deny that they have benefited personally.

Stanford Report, August 20th, 2015

A new look at undocumented Mexican migration

Research by Stanford history professor and Clayman faculty research fellows, Ana Minian, reveals surprising effects of Mexican migration on traditional gender roles.

Stanford Report, August 19th, 2015

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. To better reflect today's diversity, Stanford sociologist Aliya Saperstein says survey designers should ask themselves if using only one question with two possible answers is enough.

Stanford Report, August 4th, 2015

Stanford expert endorses push for federal prison sentencing reform

Stanford School of Law Professor David Sklansky advocates overhauling federal prison sentencing guidelines that have locked up millions of Americans – many of them young black men – for nonviolent crimes. One big problem is the proliferation of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

Stanford Law School News, July 28, 2015

Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's state prosecutors

Stanford Criminal Justice Center report finds California prosecutors do not reflect the state's diversity. Data gathered from prosectors' offices found that whites, who comprise slightly more than 38 percent of the state's population, hold nearly 70 percent of prosecutors' jobs.

KQED, Forum, July 2, 2015

Hispanics now California's largest ethnic group

Hispanics reached a historic milestone in California: they are now the Golden State's largest single ethnic group, according to new U.S. Census estimates. Stanford political science professor Gary Segura discusses what the demographic shift means for state and national politics.

Stanford Report, June 25, 2015

Stanford study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods

New research from Stanford Graduate School of Education shows that middle-class black and Hispanic households live in poorer neighborhoods than white and Asian families with comparable incomes. The findings underscore how specific groups face steeper hurdles to upward mobility.

Stanford Graduate School of Business, June 10, 2015

How do you manage diversity?

In Kenya, a Stanford researcher shows that ethnic diversity can spur productivity.

Library of Congress, June 10, 2015

Librarian of Congress appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureat

New U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: Stanford alumnus, UC professor, migrants' son. The release notes that Herrera is the first Hispanic poet to serve in the position.

Stanford Report, April 15, 2015

Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers, Stanford research shows

Stanford psychologists Jennifer Eberhardt and Jason Okonofua experimentally examined the psychological processes involved when teachers discipline black students more harshly than white students.

Stanford Report, March 10, 2015

Stanford English professor shines new light on pioneering writer and activist James Baldwin

From jazz to theater to children's books, Stanford Professor Michele Elam's forthcoming edited volume explores the panoramic career of one of America's most influential voices in matters of race and art. Now her book can help to trumpet Baldwin's full, trailblazing voice, quiet for too long.

Stanford Report, March 6, 2015

Senate discusses outdoor smoking policy, faculty diversity

Senate members hear a presentation on the university's progress toward hiring more women and minorities.

Stanford Report, February 3, 2015

Stanford historian explores how gender analysis leads to innovation

Working with an international team, Stanford history Professor Londa Schiebinger has used gender analysis to spark discovery in science and innovation in technology.

Stanford Report, January 22, 2015

Stanford scientists team with indigenous people to produce detailed carbon calculations of Amazon rainforest

By teaching basic ecology field work techniques to indigenous groups in the Amazon, Stanford researchers have found that satellite measurements of rainforests in the area underestimate the region's carbon storage potential.

Stanford Report, January 13, 2015

Developed at Stanford, a website about comedian Richard Pryor's early years reveals the complex history of race in an American sin city

With maps, photos, news clippings and written artifacts about Pryor's roots in Illinois, the interactive website "Richard Pryor's Peoria" offers an online tool to learn about segregation, urban renewal and the roots of Pryor's comedy.

Stanford Report, December 12, 2014

Architect David Adjaye tells Stanford audience how he designs civic spaces to create community

Speaking at the annual Presidential Lecture in the Arts and Humanities, David Adjaye, the designer of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, described how he sees civic buildings as fulcrums of emotion and memory that engage with the people who use them.

Stanford Report, December 2, 2014

Stanford linguist says prejudice toward African American dialect can result in unfair rulings

Linguistics professor John R. Rickford contends justice was not served in Trayvon Martin shooting, in part because testimony in the African American vernacular was discredited.

Stanford Report, December 1, 2014

Stanford honors engineering professor and LGBT center with 2014 President's Awards for Excellence Through Diversity

The awards recognize and honor individuals and programs that have made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity within the campus community.

Stanford Report, November 11, 2014

Stanford research suggests ways to close the gender gap in law schools

New Stanford research shows how class size and grading methods play important roles in reducing gender gaps in professional school settings.

Stanford Report, September 9, 2014

The technology industry needs more women innovators, Stanford expert says

Stanford scholar Vivek Wadhwa says the technology industry must level the playing field for women by encouraging their startups and removing obstacles in their way.