U.S. national security faces challenges from insider threats and organizational rigidity, Stanford scholar says
Amy Zegart says insider threats are rooted in organizational inflexibility. She examines lessons learned from 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack.
A summer job makes a difference in classroom learning, Stanford scholar says
Stanford researcher Jacob Leos-Urbel found that summer jobs for young people have positive impacts on academic performance, especially for students who work jobs across multiple summers.
Stanford FEED Collaborative applies design thinking to food system
Sustainability promoted from local farms through distributors to consumers.
Stanford scholar finds social media reveals much about the human condition
Graduate School of Business' Michal Kosinski says our most intimate traits and core personality can be deciphered through our digital footprints. In fact, social media over the long run reveals information closer to our true selves than what we present in brief face-to-face interactions.
Cybersecurity boot camp draws congressional staffers to Stanford
A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers were in Silicon Valley last week to gain an immersion into the complex world of cybersecurity. The range of experts they heard from included tech industry leaders, scholars representing a range of disciplines and former government officials.
A smile boosts the chances of getting a microloan, say Stanford psychologists
Applicants for microloans are more likely to win approval if the photograph they send along with the application evokes a positive emotional response.
Stanford sociologist urges rethinking of sex and gender in surveys
New research reveals that most social surveys are not measuring what surveyors think is being measured when it comes to sex and gender.
Russian policy toward Afghanistan unsettled and precarious, Stanford scholar says
Stanford political scientist Kathryn Stoner says that Russia does not want U.S. military forces to stay in Afghanistan, but also does not want their withdrawal to leave behind chaos and an extremist Muslim threat.
China's currency responding more closely to market forces, Stanford scholars say
Stanford experts say that China devalued its currency to help spur exports, growth and employment. It wants its currency to become a pre-eminent one in the global economy.
Political affiliation factors into choosing where to live, Stanford expert says
Stanford scholar Iris Hui found that political party affiliation can change desirability of a residential location by as much as 20 percent. As a result, legislative districts may become more lopsided, creating more partisan legislatures.
Stanford scholar digs deep into human history at Neolithic site
Stanford archaeologist Ian Hodder is unraveling the origins of the human story at the 9,000-year-old Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey.
Stanford expert endorses push for federal prison sentencing reform
Stanford School of Law Professor David Sklansky advocates overhauling federal prison sentencing guidelines that have locked up millions of Americans – many of them young black men – for nonviolent crimes. One big problem is the proliferation of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
New U.S. policies can discourage trophy hunting, Stanford expert says
Stanford legal scholar David J. Hayes says that the American government and policymakers can take measures to help reduce sport hunting of endangered wildlife populations around the world.
Sports stadiums do not generate significant local economic growth, Stanford expert says
Economist Roger Noll also notes that stadium costs that NFL teams expect local governments to contribute have fallen due to increased political resistance.
Social Security's support for people with disabilities faces challenges in funding, efficiency, Stanford economist says
Stanford economist Mark Duggan suggests that the Social Security Disability Insurance program could benefit from new reforms. His research shows that inconsistencies exist in how the program determines if a person is sufficiently disabled to qualify for benefits.