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May 29, 2007

Seminar Focuses on Spatial Methodologies

"The Impact of the American Civil War on Post-War Marriage and Subsequent Widowhood" will be presented by two of the papers three authors -- Stanford Anthropologist James Holland Jones and San Jose State Historian Libra Hilde -- at noon on Thursday, May 31. This cross-disciplinary analysis with a focus on spatial methodologies is presented as a part of the new Geographic Information Systems Special Interest Group. Location of the event is the Stanford Humanities Center.

An abstract for the paper and additional program information is available at:

Posted by cthomsen at 02:34 PM

May 02, 2007

NAS Elects Two Stanford Social Scientists

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 72 new members on May 1, in recognition of "their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. This years cohort includes Stanford Political Science Professor David Laitin, and Sociology Professor (and IRiSS Director) Karen Cook.

As described in the NAS news release, the Academy was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official advisor to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors bestowed upon scientists and engineers. There are 2,025 active members, of whom more than 200 have won Nobel Prizes.

Posted by cthomsen at 01:37 PM