University Stanford doctoral fellowships ease transition to academic careers for students from diverse backgrounds 2018-07-13T07:01:16.000000000+00:00 Marlette Jackson, who recently earned a doctorate in political science at Stanford, said she is grateful for the constellation of mentors – faculty, students and staff – who encouraged the first-generation college student to reach for the stars. Grad student takes to the road to explore how low-income communities could benefit from new tax law 2018-07-12T23:45:56.000000000+00:00 This summer, graduate student Cody Evans is exploring low-income areas targeted by a new federal program for economic investment to learn what it takes for these areas to succeed in the program. When teachers think differently about themselves as math learners, students benefit 2018-07-12T23:23:41.000000000+00:00 A study by Stanford researchers shows improvement in students’ attitudes and test scores after teachers change their own mindset – and instruction – around math. Medical errors may stem more from physician burnout than unsafe health care settings 2018-07-12T17:14:03.000000000+00:00 The epidemic of physician burnout may be the source of even more medical errors than unsafe medical workplace conditions, a new study led by Stanford researchers has found. Judge Kavanaugh, dissenter in chief 2018-07-11T18:23:24.000000000+00:00 Judge Kavanaugh begs to differ. Or at least so it seems from the many cases in which he has dissented on the D.C. Circuit. How to better enable kidney exchanges to save lives and money 2018-07-11T17:37:05.000000000+00:00 Kidney exchanges have been hobbled by mismatched costs but a Stanford study shows how an incentive system could lead to more life-saving transplants while lowering costs. How one question led to new Stanford archive 2018-07-11T07:15:48.000000000+00:00 A new archive at the Stanford University Libraries chronicles the work of successful multiracial designer and diversity advocate Cheryl D. Miller. Stanford expands alternative worksite location to Newark 2018-07-10T17:44:02.000000000+00:00 The success of Stanford’s pilot worksite in San Jose has influenced the launch of an alternative worksite in the East Bay and exploration of an additional site later this fall. How well-meaning statements can spread stereotypes unintentionally 2018-07-10T07:15:19.000000000+00:00 New Stanford research shows that sentences that frame one gender as the standard for the other can unintentionally perpetuate biases. Finding the pulse of the polar vortex 2018-07-10T07:15:18.000000000+00:00 A new analysis of how air moves between two layers of Earth’s atmosphere reveals a deep system that could enable long-term weather forecasts and better climate models.