Jill Thomas, who formerly worked with the Air Force as a judge, defense attorney and prosecutor, and the U.S. Attorney’s office, has been selected as Stanford’s Title IX coordinator and director of equity investigations.
As the University looks to hire a new full time Title IX Coordinator following the announcement of current Coordinator Cathy Glaze’s ’80 JD ’85 retirement, Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) President Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Vice President Rosie Nelson — a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education — called for students to take part in the interviewing and selection process.
Amid the growing use of online survey platforms to conduct research, Stanford labs are working to both increase the number of participants in their experiments and, at the same time, reduce the inadvertent skewing of data being produced.
Fliers recruiting participants for research studies conducted by the Graduate School of Business’ (GSB) Behavioral Lab, the Psychology Department, the Laboratory for Social Research and more can be found all around campus. Students participate in this research for a variety of reasons, but monetary reasons dominate the academic ones, raising concerns amongst researchers about maintaining representative and diverse samples.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.