December 2, 2015 8:30 am
The Young Environmental Scholars Conference brings together environmental researchers from all seven schools at Stanford for innovative dialogue and productive collaboration regarding environmental science, policy, and behavior research. The conference exposes Master’s and early-stage doctoral students to different approaches to environmental research and engages late-stage doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in discussion about how personal and academic world-views influence research questions and design. The conference also provides students and postdoctoral scholars an opportunity to present their research in a novel interdisciplinary space.
January 20, 2016 9:00 am
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health presents its 2nd Annual Global Health Research Convening on January 20, 2016 at the Bechtel Conference Center. The Convening aims to build community among researchers across schools, institutes and departments at Stanford who are working in the field of global health, foster collaboration and connect students to researchers and mentors. Registration is required for attendance.
FSE Symposium: The Role of SNAP in the U.S. Social Safety Net: Assessing effects on poverty, food insecurity and health »
January 21, 2016 3:30 pm
Hilary Hoynes, professor of Public Policy and Economics and Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities, reviews the evidence on the two goals of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as food stamps): providing income support and improving nutrition for low income individuals. She also discusses the trends in poverty and inequality in the U.S. and how SNAP affects poverty overall and particularly, in the Great Recession.
The Environmental Forum informs the Stanford community about a broad range of environmental issues and solutions through presentation and discussion by global experts from within Stanford and other leading academic institutions, government, NGOs, foundations and business. The forum is open to Stanford faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff.
MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education) hosts a bi-monthly seminar series. Most seminars are preceded by journal club sessions held either at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and in the Monterey area where students discuss the background on the topic and prepare questions for the seminar. Seminar topics this year will include: ocean acidification, desalination, and salmon and dams. The MARINE program, an initiative sponsored by the Center for Ocean Solutions, facilitates exchange among students by providing an array of inter-institutional activities such as courses, seminars, and workshops, which create opportunities for students to apply their training to ocean challenges and engage in real world problem-solving and policy recommendations. It is a collaboration of seven academic campuses: CSU Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and UC Santa Cruz.