Junot Díaz’s address on Wednesday focused on problems with university institutions, the marginalization of certain communities and the current national political climate.
Approximately 50,000 years ago–between the Middle and Upper Paleolithic eras–humanity underwent an early technological revolution. Art, tools and various cultural relics developed at a rapid rate. Scholars and scientists have long debated what caused this transformation. Recently, several Stanford researchers proposed in Royal Society Interface, a journal of physical and life science, that the increase and diffusion of migration may have been key factors.
Solnit is the author of 20 books on topics ranging from the environment to politics to feminism. This quarter, she is serving as the Stein Visiting Writer with the Creative Writing department.
A new report by the Association of American Universities’ detailing members school’s efforts to combat sexual violence comes as Stanford continues to adopt new programs related to sexual assault, including two just added this quarter.
Over the past nine months, 15 Stanford buildings have added new solar photovoltaic panels. Thanks to the new solar panels on these buildings, Stanford’s electric distribution system will receive about 4.5 added megawatts of power.
Stanford students, faculty and staff received an email Monday afternoon from the newly announced Provost search committee soliciting input on the search from the Stanford community. All tenured members of Stanford faculty are qualified for consideration for the position of the next Provost.
On Wednesday, Stanford Women in Business (SWIB) hosted Tyra Banks as part of their Spring Executive Leadership Series. Banks has been a long-term advocate for expanding traditional conceptions of beauty and promoting entrepreneurship for women, and touched upon these themes during the event.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) tapped six Stanford faculty members to join the 2016 class.