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October 30, 2007

Gerald Allan Cohen Featured in Sawyer Seminar

The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality has announced the second lecture and discussion in the John E. Sawyer Seminar Series on The Dyamics of Inequality. Gerald Allan Cohen, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, and Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University will speak on "Rescuing Equality from Rawls." The event will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Location is Room 370, Building 370 on the Main Quad. The program is free and open to the public.

Posted by cthomsen at 09:18 PM

October 29, 2007

Stanford Sociologist included among newly elected AAAS Fellows

As reported by the Stanford News Service. Karen S. Cook, the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology and professor, by courtesy, of education, was elected for her outstanding work on social exchange, networks and trust, including the establishment of one of the first computerized laboratories for the study of exchange. Cook is chair of the Department of Sociology and director of Stanford's Institute for Research in the Social Sciences.

Five Stanford professors were among the 471 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest organization of scientists. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Founded in 1848, AAAS fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through its projects, programs and publications, including the journal Science. The tradition of naming AAAS fellows began in 1874.

Posted by cthomsen at 02:57 PM

October 16, 2007

IRiSS Opens New Subject Pool

This fall IRiSS is piloting a new "Research Experience Program" in collaboration with Foothill College. The program was created to enrich the educational experiences at neighboring community colleges, as well as to improve the quality of Stanford research, particularly experimental research, in the social sciences. The REP brings Stanford researchers onto local community college campuses so that community college students can participate in formal social science research projects. Students enrolled in courses participating in the REP earn course credit by taking part in experiments conducted by Stanford researchers.

IRiSS is now collecting applications to conduct non-medical experimental and survey research projects from Stanford social science researchers. To participate during Winter 2008, an online application is due October 19, 2007 at 5:00 pm.

To participate this Spring quarter, IRB protocol applications are due by latest November 30, 2007, and REP online applications are due January 11, 2008.

The REP welcomes all sorts of non-medical experimental and survey research projects. Medical protocols are not allowed. All studies MUST have current Institutional Review Board (IRB) Authorization in order to participate. Researchers will have to submit a new annual IRB protocol specific to participation in the REP. Amendments to protocols with existing IRB authorization will not be allowed.

For details, go to http://rep.stanford.edu/

Posted by cthomsen at 11:52 AM