Security Conundrum lecture series to end with view from Congress and the courts
Mark Udall, the former U.S. senator who has fought government spying on U.S. citizens, will speak on campus April 2, as part of Stanford's Security Conundrum lecture series.
Stanford research shows that moral stigma spreads down from the top in organizations
Stanford research shows that in social hierarchies, moral stigma spreads down more than up.
Stanford research: Disrespect toward people based on group affiliation may cause anti-social behavior
Stanford researchers found that when people feel disrespected because of their gender or race, they are more likely to engage in anti-social behaviors like stealing and cheating.
Stanford research: People from different cultures express sympathy differently
Stanford psychologist Jeanne Tsai found that Americans tend to focus on the positive in expressions of sympathy while Germans focus on the negative. The research showed that how much people wanted to avoid negative emotion influenced their expressions of sympathy more than how negative they actually felt.
Israeli election results reflect deep divisions in that society, say Stanford scholars
Stanford faculty experts say that security concerns were the dominant factor in the outcome of Israel's election this week. Political and religious fault lines in Israeli society contributed to the tone and results of the campaign.
Trust erodes over time in the online world, Stanford experts say
New Stanford research shows that technology facilitated interpersonal trust among users of an online travel site, but establishing deeper ties became harder as users acquired more and more reviews.
Stanford research shows how people emotionally turn against their groups in cases of injustice
New Stanford research shows that people may be willing to turn against their group's emotions when they believe the group should, but does not, feel the same emotions they feel.
Stanford's computational journalism offers distinct tools for better storytelling
Stanford's data-driven journalism program gives students powerful new ways to explore complex stories of public and social significance.
Stanford study shows benefits of migration within developing countries despite challenges to informal social safety net
Stanford economist Melanie Morten found a positive net effect of internal migration for labor reasons in developing countries like India. However, it alters longstanding "social safety net" practices of lending and borrowing for households.
Oprah Winfrey to deliver annual Stanford lecture on a meaningful life
Oprah Winfrey will serve as the Rathbun Visiting Fellow and speak Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Church. Free student, faculty and staff tickets will be available by lottery.
The Great Recession spurred student interest in higher education, Stanford expert says
Economist Caroline Hoxby said one benefit of the last recession was that students were more likely to enroll in college, despite rising costs. College-going has increased in every recession since the 1960s, she said.
U.S. and Iran seek nuclear deal despite huge hurdles, a Stanford scholar says
Stanford Iran expert Abbas Milani says Iranian leadership is split over making a nuclear deal, while the United States may face stiff opposition from Congress before an end-of-March deadline for an outline of an agreement.
Humanity is turning into a 'different kind of animal,' Stanford historian says
Stanford classics Professor Ian Morris says that in the 21st century our cultural evolution is feeding back into our biological evolution. The result may be technologically enhanced "post-humans" as far removed from us as we are from Neanderthals.
U.S. Supreme Court should reconsider Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption, Stanford experts say
Stanford scholars offer perspective on Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption, which could come under review this spring if a San Jose lawsuit proceeds to the high court.
Stanford students reflect on their meeting with President Obama
Ten Stanford undergraduates described President Barack Obama as personable and genuine as he discussed a wide range of global interests with them during a recent private meeting on campus.