Stanford Report, November 17, 2014
History Ph.D. student, Ian P. Beacock, takes on Facebook in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Opinion and Ideas section with his article “Silicon Valley’s Empathy Problem”.
STEM -- the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math -- has sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy. Professor Londa Schiebinger talks with Sara O'Brien about science and gender in the article "6 things you need to know about STEM". To view the complete article click here.
The memorial service for George Knoles is scheduled for 10:30 AM on October 25th at the First Methodist Church of Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave.).
George Knoles, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Emeritus passed away earlier this week. Knoles completed his PhD in history (Stanford) in 1939 and later joining the Stanford faculty. He retired in 1972.
In the five decades he's been teaching and writing, Stanford intellectual historian Paul Robinson has witnessed the erosion of "the closet" and the blurring of sexual boundaries in America and Europe.
BY MARGUERITE RIGOGLIOSO The Humanities at Stanford
With same-sex marriage now legalized in 19 states and laws making it impossible to ban homosexuals from serving in the military, gay, lesbian and bisexual people are now enjoying more freedoms and rights than ever before.
Stanford recently completed the first year of SIMILE: Science in the Making Integrated Learning Environment. This residential learning program focuses on approaching the study of science, technology and medicine by exploring their historical, cultural and social contexts.
BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN
Earlier this summer, SHOT invited contestants to "pitch" their dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video. Graduate students and recent graduates in all fields whose work engages with the history of technology were invited to submit.
The winning prize included an all expenses paid trip to an annual meeting of the winner's choice, along with a featured publication in SHOT'S Technology’s Stories.
Talks and Videos
by Allyson Hobbs
by Robert N. Proctor
by Londa Schiebinger
Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa (Second Edition)by Joel Beinin
by Paula Findlen