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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Novel explores truth and totalitarianism in N. Korea

English Professor Adam Johnson's new novel, The Orphan Master's Son, already a New York Times bestseller, may offer new insights about North Korea, the country he says is too often dismissed as a mélange of "buffoonery, madness or evil."

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Student's robotic invention moves toward a business

Engineering student Jeff Kessler learned his robotic chops in Stanford classes, and raised money for his robotic puppet through Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website. "I made this for myself and I didn't expect this much response."

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Math classrooms, not girls, need fixing, says Jo Boaler

Studies have shown that the root of the math gender gap is not differences in innate skills, but settings that undermine girls' confidence. In her research, School of Education Professor Jo Boaler has found more equitable ways to teach math.

Campus Announcements

  • Last call for Gores, Dinkelspiel and Cuthbertson nominations: Today, April 4, is the deadline for nominations for the 2011-12 Gores, Dinkelspiel and Cuthbertson awards, which honor individuals for high achievements in teaching, advising, professional activities and other service to the university. Any member of the Stanford community may submit a nomination or supporting letter. For the complete criteria for the awards and to see the list of previous winners, visit the University Awards website.
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