Earlier this year, Tad and Dianne Taube Philanthropies donated $14.5 million for research initiatives on addiction and concussion in youth in the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. $9.5 million of Taube’s donation will launch the Tad and Dianne Taube Youth Addiction Initiative, led by Laura Roberts, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine. The other $5 million will initiate the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative to address concussion and addiction at its earliest onset in children.
Since its Oct. 2 launch, the data-driven Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development (CGPD) has engaged researchers, students and leaders from both the private and public sector to offer insights on some of the greatest challenges of global development.
Weiner, a historian whose current work focuses on state surveillance in the Soviet Union, said that he hopes his Thinking Matters course provides just the kind of space where students can think critically about issues that interest them – including the structure and content of the class.
Passion, self-advocacy and hard work — these are some of the traits Meg Whitman, ranked ninth on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in the World list, says are necessary to succeed as a woman in business.
Stanford researchers have found that trainings designed for young girls focusing on empowerment and for young boys focusing on gender norms have decreased sexual violence in Nairobi settlements.
Facebook is one of the world’s most popular social media sites and uses different methods to maintain its popularity. Julie Zhuo ’06, Vice President of Product Design at Facebook, visited Stanford on Wednesday to discuss Facebook’s core creative framework for evaluating new ideas.
The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) was created in 1982 with the goal of using economic analysis to confront real-world challenges; since Mark Duggan took leadership as the Trione Director in 2015, the institute has focused on creating a bridge between academia and economic policy.
Policymakers, technology experts and business leaders engaged in conversation on Wednesday to explore the wide-ranging consequences of the internet-born generation and how to best prepare for the next billion users.