Diplomacy, trade policy and the rise of China were the subject of discussion at the third Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum, attended by former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former Japanese Misters of Defense. At the event, organized by the Hoover Institution, Nikkei Inc. and the Freeman Spogli, speakers also analyzed China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, spoke at Stanford’s Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday on the intersection of sports, race, religion and politics.
Office for Religious Life Dean Sughra Ahmed refers to a specific passage from Michael McFaul’s book From Cold War to Hot Peace “a behind the scenes account of Russian-American relations.” She asks about Stanford Leningrad experience, which was McFaul’s first experience abroad.
In an email to faculty members, Provost Drell announced that up to $1.7 million dollar funds would be made available to the Stanford University Press in fiscal year 2020. Her message followed outcry from Stanford faculty members and affiliates, after Drell’s announcement at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting that a funding application from the Press had been rejected.
The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence has announced the 30 diverse projects to which it will award seed grants. One project seeks to use AI to improve music therapy techniques. Another group of researchers are investigating individuals’ “folk theories” of artificial intelligence.
He was survived by his wife of almost 50 years Joan L’Heureux, who says his passing was a result of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Nils Nilsson Ph.D. ’58, emeritus Stanford computer science professor and pioneering artificial intelligence and robotics researcher, died at the age of 86 on Apr. 2 at his home in Medford, Oregon.
In the Thursday’s Faculty Senate, Provost Persis Drell summarized the financial position of the University’s endowment and a controversial recent decision to turn down a request from the campus publishing house, Stanford University Press, for additional funds. The Senate later deliberated over the state of graduate student education and affordability.