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Research finds men self-cite more often than women

An interdisciplinary research team, led by Molly M. King, Ph.D. candidate in sociology has found that men are more than twice as likely as women to cite themselves in any discipline. Self-citation occurs when authors reference previous works they also authored, and each self-reference contributes to citation counts, which King said are often used to determine hiring and tenure decisions.

Philosophy Talk faces fundraising woes

Philosophy Talk, a one-hour weekly radio show hosted by Stanford philosophy professors John Perry and Kenneth Taylor, ended its first crowd fundraiser July 8 far short of its goal in a bid to close budget gaps, two years after Stanford began decreasing the program’s funding.

The show held its campaign on Indiegogo’s Generosity site — a specific platform of the popular crowdfunder — over the course of two months. The campaign raised about $5,500 of its $150,000 goal as part of an initial effort to continue production.

Louis Newman appointed associate vice provost

Louis Newman joined Stanford this month as the new associate vice provost and director of undergraduate advising and research. Newman will oversee all academic advising directors and undergraduate research funding as well as coordinate programs for undergraduates, including the process of academic review and progress for students facing academic difficulty.

He replaces Rob Urstein, who is now the managing director of global innovation programs and lecturer in management at the Graduate School of Business.