In a study published in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Stanford researchers showed that economic mobility is much more restricted by one’s family background than previously thought. The paper was released on July 8, 2015, and its authors included Pablo Mitnik, research associate at the Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality, and David Grusky, Stanford professor of sociology and director of the Center on Poverty & Inequality.
This year, the English Department is branching out to include a wider variety of English core classes and a new undergraduate Minor in Digital Humanities. The department made these changes in the hopes of enabling students to focus on more specific topics in a more specialized context.
CGG GeoSoftware recently donated its Hampson-Russell and Jason geophysical software suites to Stanford University. The two donated software suites, worth over $3 million, will enable Stanford students to gain a better understanding of reservoir characterization and conduct further research on seismic inversion.
For William E. Moerner, Professor in Chemistry and Applied Physics, winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry simultaneously opened many doors and placed more weight on his shoulders.
After 33 years with the Stanford Libraries, Joe Wible, head librarian and bibliographer at the Hopkins Marine Station’s Harold A. Miller Library, will be retiring in January 2016.
After weeks of traveling through the starry sky, Jupiter and Venus finally converged June 30.