Stanford in the News

Cavity and oral cancer diagnosis with smartphones

This article cites work by Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bioengineering, on a device that helps diagnose oral cancer at an early stage.

We're working less; is that really so bad?

This article cites Robert Hall, professor of economics and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, on his new paper examining the permanent effects of the U.S. economic recession.

Nuggets of corporate governance wisdom from Charlie Munger

This article cites a paper from David F. Larcker, professor at the Graduate School of Business and director of the Corporate Governance Research Program, and Brian Tayan, researcher in the Corporate Governance Research Program, on advice from Charlie Munger, vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation.

A better battery

This article is an interview with Steven Chu, professor of physics and of molecular and cellular physiology, and Yi Cui, associate professor of materials science and engineering and of photon science, on how an overhaul of the battery will jump-start a shift to renewable energy.

Stanford is tops for the most satisfied MBA graduates

This article notes that alumni of the Graduate School of Business rank first as having the most combined satisfaction from their MBA education, current job and preparedness relative to other MBAs.

Recession's lingering scars could include lower labor-force participation

This article quotes Robert Hall, professor of economics and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, on his new paper that argues two features of the economic recovery from the U.S. recession - sluggish productivity growth and lower labor-force participation - may persist for years.

The traumatic, sensual, addicted language of restaurant reviews (and what it says about you)

This article cites research co-authored by Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics, with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, on the "linguistic structure" of Yelp restaurant reviews.

Nevada rancher vs. federal agents: a very old conflict suddenly made new

This article quotes Richard White, professor of American history, on a confrontation between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management over fees owed to the federal government for illegal grazing of federal lands.

Proof that the universe inflated rapidly after the Big Bang

This article quotes Chao-Lin Kuo, assistant professor of physics and of particle physics and astrophysics, on finding evidence for inflation theory, the idea that the universe rapidly expanded after the Big Bang.

Five wonder materials that could change the world

This article includes Shoucheng Zhang, professor of physics, for his virtual creation of stanene, which is an insulator on the inside, and a conductor on the outside.

A map, a car, 8,000 miles and four MBAs

This article notes that the Graduate School of Business will sponsor two teams of graduate students participating in MBAs Across America, a venture that sends teams of MBA students from several schools on separate road trips across the country to work with select entrepreneurs who need help with an aspect of their business.

The confidence gap

This article quotes Carol Dweck, professor of psychology, on how girls' success in the classroom doesn't necessarily prepare them for the real world; also quotes alumna Clara Shih.

Yours to cut out and keep

This article features the Foldscope, designed by Manu Prakash; the tiny microscope costs only 50 cents to make and can be folded together in less than 20 minutes.

Neuroscientist's idea wins new-toy award

This article notes that Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bioengineering, and George Korir, graduate student in bioengineering, won first place in the Science Play and Research Kit Competition, jointly sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Society for Science & the Public.

UN climate report charts ways to halt global warming

This article quotes Charles Kolstad, senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Precourt Institute for Energy, on challenge of cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions.

How a bicycle maker saw the light, and found its balance

This article quotes H. Irving Grousbeck, professor (consulting) at the Graduate School of Business, on a common misstep among new entrepreneurs.

France didn't ban people from checking work e-mail after 6. This is why it should have.

This article cites research by Eric Roberts, professor of computer science, on the point at which working more becomes unproductive.

Andrei Linde on the Big Bang and the biggest discovery of all time

This article features Andrei Linde, professor of physics, on his life after the recent discovery of evidence supporting the theory of cosmic inflation, which Linde played a key role in formulating.

Are Iran and Israel trading places?

This article is co-authored by Abbas Milani, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of Iranian studies, and Israel Waismel-Manor, visiting associate professor of political science, on the similarities between Iran and Israel, and the potentially different national trajectories taking place.

Stanford medical technology exposes the hidden maladies of sculptor Auguste Rodin's celebrated hands

This article features the Cantor Arts Center's new exhibit, showing a selection of Auguste Rodin's sculptures of hands, together with state-of-the-art medical scans of real hands suffering from similar diseases.

Newly digitized photo archive takes a personal look at Cesar Chavez and the Farmworker Movement

This article features Bob Fitch's photographs during 1968?74 of United Farmworkers Union activism during Cesar Chavez' presidency; the photos are now available in an online gallery through Stanford Library.

Democrats embrace adding photos to Social Security cards

This article quotes Nathaniel A. Persily, professor at the law school, on a proposal to use photographs on Social Security cards.

Dino-killing rock dwarfed by colossal asteroid that smashed Earth three billion years ago

This article quotes Donald Lowe, professor of geological and environmental sciences and co-author of a study that reveals the impact of a cataclysmic event thought to have created geological features of a South African region billions of years ago.

The science of going viral

This article quotes Jure Leskovec, assistant professor of computer science, on a study about forecasting which photos will go viral, co-authored by researchers at Stanford, Cornell University and Facebook.

The re-emergence of the private social network

This article quotes Tom Black, associate vice provost for student affairs and university registrar, on the iStanford app's use of Omlet, a mobile sharing and collaboration platform developed by MobiSocial, co-founded by Monica Lam, professor of computer science; also quotes Lam.