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Thomas S. Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History and History of Technology at Stanford University, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 John K. Fairbank Prize for the book The Chinese Typewriter: A History (MIT Press, 2017). The Fairbank Prize is awarded annually by the American...
Gender diversity in the sciences is often discussed in terms of numbers: build research teams with more women on them and innovation will come. That may be true; research suggests it probably is. But a new paper seeks to push science’s gender diversity conversation beyond just composition of teams...
Twenty-seven years after Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings, Anita Hill recalled that the most wrenching part of her testimony was not being asked by an all-white, all-male judiciary committee to repeat Thomas’s graphic and grotesque comments. It was knowing that her elderly parents had to...
The Stanford Data Science Initiative (SDSI) has awarded Professor Ali Yaycioglu a Data Science Research Seed Grant for his Mapping Ottoman Epirus project.
Women and girls are increasingly encouraged to pursue STEM careers, potentially leading to greater gender diversity within research organizations. While Stanford historian Londa Schiebinger sees that as a positive step, she wants those organizations to go further by also supporting the changes to...

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