University Stanford historian uncovers a grim correlation between violence and inequality over the millennia 2017-01-24T10:00:50.000000Z Professor Walter Scheidel examines the history of peace and economic inequality over the past 10,000 years. Provost John Etchemendy leaves remarkable legacy 2017-01-24T08:15:43.000000Z John Etchemendy, Stanford’s longest-serving provost, leaves a legacy featuring a strengthened academic program, a modernized campus, an unrivaled financial aid program and a culture of collaboration that will last for years. Stanford arts leadership capitalizes on Arts Initiative momentum 2017-01-23T08:02:02.000000Z Harry Elam and Matthew Tiews are taking the arts to the next level. Prepared remarks by Persis Drell at the ‘Reinvigorating Community: An Inauguration Day Gathering’ event 2017-01-21T05:00:29.000000Z Text of remarks by Persis Drell, who will become provost on Feb. 1, at the Stanford community gathering in Memorial Church on Inauguration Day. Reinvigorating community: An Inauguration Day gathering at Stanford 2017-01-21T01:45:47.000000Z The Stanford community gathered in Memorial Church to affirm the university’s and the nation’s founding values through reflection, music and dance. A way forward on health care reform 2017-01-20T18:32:16.000000Z Congress is moving to end the Affordable Care Act. Economist Alain Enthoven, an expert on health care finance, offers what should happen next. At SIEPR, Yellen warns against running a “hot” economy 2017-01-20T16:53:59.000000Z Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, visited the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research to discuss “The Economic Outlook and Conduct of Monetary Policy.” Empathy, respect for one another critical to ease political polarization, Stanford sociologist says 2017-01-20T08:04:33.000000Z The key to bridging the broad ideological division in the United States is for both sides to work on understanding the core values that the other holds dear. Bacterial discovery solves 20-year-old molecular paleontology mystery 2017-01-20T08:02:05.000000Z A fatty molecule once thought to be unique to flowering plants has turned up in bacteria skimmed from the Adriatic Sea and may provide biotech insights. Brief interventions help online learners persist with coursework 2017-01-19T19:00:01.000000Z New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, closing the global achievement gap.