Two professors have launched the nascent Center for Blockchain Research (CBR), Stanford Engineering announced in a press release on Wednesday.
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.
Student activist group the Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN) has released a petition calling on Google to pledge not to pursue any future contracts with the military, adding that until such a commitment is made, signatories will not pursue internships with the tech giant.
Allison Berke is the executive director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, where she manages the program’s research, education and outreach work.
On Thursday evening at the Stanford Law School, a Stanford Artificial Intelligence & Law Society (SAILS) panel titled “AI, Warfare, and Autonomous Weapons” addressed the future of autonomous weapons, the technology race between the United States and China and the current state of artificial intelligence in military use.
On Feb. 23, Stanford filed a federal lawsuit against multiple Hewlett-Packard companies, seeking millions in damages for HP’s purported chemical contamination of “substantial portions” of 1601 S. California Avenue — land that Stanford owns — during a grading project sometime between 1970 and 1999. The named corporations in the original lawsuit are Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Agilent Technologies.
In its Thursday meeting, the Faculty Senate approved a permanent implementation of the principal investigator (PI) waiver program at the Stanford School of Medicine, which will allow post-doctoral students who aren’t typically eligible to become PIs—University-funded lead researchers in medical school projects—to apply for waivers to achieve this opportunity.
Amid the continued vacancy of next year’s sophomore class presidency, a recent edition of the anonymously-authored campus e-newsletter The Fountain Hopper (FoHo) has raised questions about how many candidates for the position are currently under investigation for potential campaign violations.