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April 29, 2014
Jake Harriman,’08, explains how rejecting conventional wisdom about financing a nonprofit helped him turn his vision into a real intervention.
March 20, 2014
Experienced board members from the Stanford community share their advice for choosing a first time board.
February 5, 2014
By making key changes to the normal supply chain supporting tourism, a group of researchers look to alleviate rural poverty.
January 29, 2014
New research explores the impact of gay-owned businesses on anti-discrimination laws.
January 28, 2014
Game theory shows why “discretionary” spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than “mandatory” spending programs.
January 1, 2014
The symposium was the culmination of the massive open online course about retirement and pensions.
November 18, 2013
A look at the work of some of our finest researchers on what spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else, what psychologists call “prosocial behavior.”
October 30, 2013
A Stanford scholar discusses a collaborative, human-centered approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
June 21, 2013
Just one in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino. Code2040 is working to change that.
June 12, 2013
This column takes a look at an innovative therapy for one of our society’s most serious problems: teen depression.