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July 2019

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Deceit Gets Smarter. Can Truth Keep Up?

Artificial intelligence is remaking the news. Those who control it are reshaping society.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Features

The Accidental Maven of Menswear

Juhn Maing, ’93, was just trying to dress appropriately for work.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Field Work at the Great Barrier Reef?

That's Stanford in Australia.

By

Diana Aguilera

Deceit Gets Smarter. Can Truth Keep Up?

Artificial intelligence is remaking the news. Those who control it are reshaping society.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

New Institute Prompts Focus on People-Friendly AI

Goals include getting the right diversity of voices to the table.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Time Out for Ethics

Professors shape AI’s creators.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

The Legend of the Almost Lost

A vault. An unlikely group of heroes. An 11th-hour rescue. Here’s how a team of editors and librarians saved a piece of history.

By

Michael Shapiro

Ambassadors for the West

Brothers Bill and Mel Lane ran Sunset Publishing for nearly 40 years.

By

Michael Shapiro

Essays

This Is Only a Test

A successful author takes a second shot at the GRE, 40 years after the first.

By

Martha Freeman

The Meaning of Mongolian

After my name, it’s probably the most special thing about me—and it’s used as a slur in Europe.

By

Yanichka Ariunbold

Advice

7 Cooking Tips for the Reluctant Beginner

Feeling like you should explore beyond the microwave? Jess Dang has your back.

By

Diana Aguilera

All Right Now

Commencement 2019: ‘Leave Something Worthy’

Apple CEO Tim Cook urges graduates to be ‘builders‘ and to serve causes greater than themselves.

Meet Esther Abisola Omole

An artist, writer and aspiring architect explores her heritage.

By

Diana Aguilera

Meet the Robots

A cast of characters that can jump, swim and hug.

By

Charity Ferreira

This Computer Is Tiny but Mighty

Prototype shows off new type of memory.

By

Jill Patton

Life After Stanford: Expectations vs. Reality

Stanford sketch comics on networking, interior design and staying relevant.

By

Heidi Sigua

How Alaskans Are Adapting to the Death of the Yellow Cedars

And what we all can learn from it.

By

Yanichka Ariunbold

Your Breakfast Has a Backstory

Much of what we eat has its roots in military research.

By

Charity Ferreira

Making Medical Devices for African Children

Students in the Design for Extreme Affordability program focus on cerebral palsy.

By

Jill Patton

The Power of Pokémon

Young gamers’ brains encode the characters for decades.

By

Kathy Zonana

Moose Gets a Call from the Hall

Mike Mussina, ’91, becomes the first Cardinal player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His career, by the numbers.

By

Kevin Cool

Columns

Good Things Happen in Twos

We strive to supply variety. But there are inevitably a few common threads.

By

Kathy Zonana

The Stanford Arts Renaissance

The arts are flourishing at Stanford, thanks in part to several new facilities.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Departments

Frost Comes Alive

The amphitheater glows after a two-year renovation.

By

Summer Batte

Farewells

Judge and Getty Family Adviser

William Alfred Newsom III, JD ’60, MA ’61

By

Rebecca Beyer

Influential Sociologist

Devah Iwalani Pager, MA ’97

By

Rebecca Beyer

Lawyer Who Helped Draft the Panama Canal Treaties

Geraldeen Gregg Chester, ’65

By

Vicky Elliott

Novelist and Writing Mentor

John Clarke L’Heureux

By

John Roemer