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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

science & technology

Pessimism pays

When survival over generations is the end game, researchers say it makes sense to undervalue long shots and overestimate the rare bad outcomes.



Historian Paul Seaver has died

A formative scholar of early modern British history, Paul Seaver was known for his decades of leadership and commitment to undergraduate education.

Paul Seaver

Health & medicine

Letting go of distractions

Dominique Del Chiaro of the Stanford Health Improvement Program talks about why it’s easy to get distracted and how we can better focus. 

To list making

ETL thought leaders Reshaping Social Innovation


  • Learning at home: Join the Graduate School of Education for a discussion with Jelena Obradović, associate professor and director of the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids, on Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. Obradović will offer suggestions for families with children in kindergarten through elementary school, including tips for setting up a welcoming learning space at home and cultivating a sense of connection. Learn more.

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