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On January 16, 2014, Robert Proctor was invited to the White House to celebrate the release of the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health.  Proctor, who served as a Senior Scientific Reviewer for the report, is cited over…

Speaking at the Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching lecture series, history Professor James Campbell underscores the value of historical knowledge in a tech-centric world and draws attention to the academic possibilities that interdisciplinary…

For generations, the training of history PhD candidates has remained relatively static. Graduate students are expected to research and publish book-length dissertations with the ultimate goal of obtaining a tenure-track position at a four-year…

Stanford Report, May 9, 2014Stanford juniors to explore leadership in new September Studies program

Leadership Intensive will become Stanford's fifth September Studies program, joining Arts Intensive, Bing Honors College, Sophomore College…

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 11 Stanford professors to 2014 class

The academy is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, and a leading center for independent policy research.

History Professor Mikael Wolfe discusses Mexico's groundwater depletion and its relationship to migration in the article "Mexican state of Guanajuato suffering poor water quality, erosion issues" by Molly Peterson (Take Two, December 19th, 2013…

A Stanford historian argues that the Ukrainian crisis reflects a deep desire among many people in that country for a more democratic, pro-Western government and economy. But the future is unclear.

BY CLIFTON B. PARKER

Russia…

In his latest article, Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Director Robert Crews discusses the co-optation of Muslims in Putin's Russia. Read "Moscow and the Mosque," recently published by Foreign Affairs. Click here to view the…

In a new workshop at the Stanford Humanities Center, scholars from a range of disciplines explore how historical and cultural analysis offers crucial insight about our capitalist economy.

BY BENJAMIN HEIN 
The Humanities at…

Juana Briones, one of California's first Latina pioneers and humanitarians, is the subject of a six-month exhibition at the California Historical Society, presented in partnership with Stanford University. Briones was a pivotal figure at a time…