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The stories below highlight diversity-related research by Stanford scholars, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to these stories, you can find more information about ongoing research and scholarship by exploring Stanford research centers and academic programs dedicated to advancing understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, religious identity and other dimensions of human diversity.

Mar 8 2017 | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
You might not know it from the promising talk of conversational computers, self-driving cars and lifelike human prosthetics, but computing is confronting a crisis. After decades of rapid acceleration, the speed of transistors — computerization’s fundamental building blocks — is hitting a wall.
Mar 2 2017 | Stanford Center for International Development | Posted In: In the News, Research, Students
Twelve women stand in a row, ankle-deep in an irrigated field, submerging rice seedlings as quickly as they can. The work is meticulous. Paddy fields stretch for miles, broken up by palm trees and mango groves. Monsoons are coming soon, the farmers say. And hopes are high the rains will mean much...
Feb 24 2017 | Stanford Medicine News Center | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research, Students
“The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy is a stark example of ‘evidence-free’ policy making that ignores the best scientific data,” Nathan Lo and Michele Barry write.
Feb 23 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Research, Students
As an undergraduate in the Iranian Studies Program, Anna Polishchuk translated top-secret documents from the Soviet Union as she researched the relationship between Iran’s pro-communist groups and the Soviets during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Anna Polishchuk has been interested in history, arts...
Feb 23 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research, Staff, Students
Assessment of complex issues like climate change adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and society. But the process isn’t always easy, says climate scientist Katharine Mach.