Institute for Research in the Social Sciences https://iriss.stanford.edu/news en California's Anti-Poverty Plan https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/californias-anti-poverty-plan <p>David Grusky, Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, outlines a new Equal Opportunity Plan, which focuses on creating equal opportunities for children at the most critical points in their lives. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/may/poverty-plan-grusky-051815.html" rel="nofollow">Read more</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/californias-anti-poverty-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 19 May 2015 16:36:16 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2125 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Toney Receives the Streit Award https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/toney-receives-streit-award <p><em>May 14, 2015.</em> Marie Toney, finance and administrative services manager for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, was awarded the Arnice P. Streit Award for Distinguished Service in the School of Humanities and Sciences at the school&#39;s annual staff recognition lunch today.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/toney-receives-streit-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 14 May 2015 23:42:27 +0000 cthomsen@stanford.edu 2123 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Paths Out of Poverty https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/paths-out-poverty <p>David Grusky, Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, was quoted in a New York Times article about the increase in income in adulthood for children whose families moved to a better neighborhoods. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/upshot/an-atlas-of-upward-mobility-shows-paths-out-of-poverty.html?abt=0002&amp;abg=1" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/paths-out-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRiSS Tue, 05 May 2015 18:18:48 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2119 at https://iriss.stanford.edu IRiSS Dissertation Fellows https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/iriss-dissertation-fellows-0 <p>The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) invites applications for its 2015-2016 Dissertation Fellows. The program supports work across the six social science departments within the School of Humanities &amp; Sciences. Particular encouragement is provided to graduate students whose research crosses disciplinary boundaries, relies upon computational social science methods, and/or analyzes large, complex data sets. However, any social science graduate student at the dissertation writing stage is welcome to apply.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/iriss-dissertation-fellows-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:53:49 +0000 cthomsen@stanford.edu 2113 at https://iriss.stanford.edu AAAS members from Stanford https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/aaas-members-stanford <p>Congratulations to David Grusky, Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, for his election to the American Academy of Arts &amp; Sciences. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/april/aaas-members-new-042215.html" rel="nofollow">Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/aaas-members-stanford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRiSS Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:35:09 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2109 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Lurkers and the Internet https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/lurkers-and-internet <p>&quot;The term lurker connotes a low-value role in online communities. Despite making up the majority of members, these invisible individuals are often cast as peripheral players who should be encouraged to participate more fully.&quot;</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/lurkers-and-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRiSS Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:20:49 +0000 cthomsen@stanford.edu 2107 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Discipline and Race https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/discipline-and-race <p>According to research by Jennifer Eberhardt, a former IRiSS Faculty Fellow, teachers are more likely to label black students as troublemakers. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/april/discipline-black-students-041515.html" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/discipline-and-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:37:01 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2103 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Rural Development as National Development https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rural-development-national-development <p>National prosperity is not typically seen as a product of profound agricultural transformation. At the same time, the few sustained post-war economic &ldquo;miracles&rdquo; (as in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, for example) have all been in contexts that experienced tremendous transformation of agricultural property rights and political relationships. As part of&nbsp;Stanford Libraries&#39; sixth Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture, Dr. Marcus Kurtz will present on market-building, demography, and the social foundations of growth. <a href="http://library.stanford.edu/events/2015-04-23/2015-hsieh-memorial-lecture-dr-marcus-kurtz" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rural-development-national-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:06:21 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2101 at https://iriss.stanford.edu CalState Visiting Scholars Opportunity https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/calstate-visiting-scholars-opportunity <p>The Center for California Studies is advertising for applications for their Visiting Scholar Program.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/calstate-visiting-scholars-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:41:11 +0000 cthomsen@stanford.edu 2099 at https://iriss.stanford.edu San Jose Chinatown Fire https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/san-jose-chinatown-fire <p>Barbara Voss, IRiSS Faculty Fellow, featured in a<a href="http://shc.stanford.edu/news/research/stanford-humanities-center-fellow-qa-archaeologist-barbara-voss?utm_source=News+and+Events+List&amp;utm_campaign=d6b8486681-04_15_Humanities_Monthly_donors&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_ff0da8c938-d6b8486681-422105725" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Humanities Center&#39;s interview</a>, is investigating how anti-immigrant violence factored into the May 4, 1887 fire that laid waste to the San Jose, CA Chinatown.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/san-jose-chinatown-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:54:09 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2087 at https://iriss.stanford.edu