Institute for Research in the Social Sciences https://iriss.stanford.edu/news en Improving Innovation https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/improving-innovation <p>A patent troll is a person or company that buys patents &ndash; without planning to produce the product &ndash; and then enforces those patents in order to collect licensing fees. These trolls may actually help innovation, according to research from IRiSS Faculty Affiliate, Steve Haber, and IRiSS Graduate Student Advisory Council Leader, Seth Werfel.<a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/february/haber-patent-trolls-022315.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/improving-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:47:18 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2069 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Rethinking college https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rethinking-college <p>IRiSS Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Stevens, talks about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=23137" rel="nofollow">Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education</a></em>, and why the 4 year, residential model for college education may not be the best option, in <a href="https://ed.stanford.edu/news/disrupting-college-experience-qa-stanford-professor-mitchell-stevens-and-michael-kirst" rel="nofollow">this interview</a> with the Stanford Report.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rethinking-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:57:09 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2067 at https://iriss.stanford.edu More charitable men https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/more-charitable-men <p>Lindsay Owens, Research Affiliate of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, is featured in<a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/february/men-charitable-giving-020915.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> this Stanford Report article</a> suggesting that men are more inclined to donate money to charities or volunteer time if they believe their self-interest is aligned with that cause.</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/more-charitable-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IRiSS Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:55:49 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2059 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Human subject pools for community colleges https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/human-subject-pools-community-colleges <p>Patricia Gibbs Stayte, Chair of the Sociology Department at Foothill College (which partners with Stanford as part of the Research Experience Program) published an article on the benefits of sociology students, particularly those at community colleges, participating in human subject pools. <a href="http://tso.sagepub.com/content/43/1/27" rel="nofollow">Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/human-subject-pools-community-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:25:02 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2057 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Climate change and politics https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/climate-change-and-politics <p>A poll directed by IRiSS affiliate, Jon Krosnick, finds that Americans are less inclined to vote for candidates who question or deny the science behind climate change.<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/politics/most-americans-support-government-action-on-climate-change-poll-finds.html?_r=0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/climate-change-and-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:50:11 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2055 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Expanding our view of gender equality in STEM fields https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/expanding-our-view-gender-equality-stem-fields <p>Andrew Penner, IRiSS Visiting Scholar, had an article on &quot;Gender Inequality in Science&quot; published in <em>Science Magazine</em>. Penner discusses the causes for underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. He suggests that many women who excel in STEM fields have other qualities that lead them to pursue careers in politics, health care, and education and proposes expanding our view on gender equality. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6219/234" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/expanding-our-view-gender-equality-stem-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:03:09 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2053 at https://iriss.stanford.edu REP Program Part of Altruism Study https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rep-program-part-altruism-study <p>Zachary Peters, a student from Foothill College participating in the IRiSS RA Internship Program, assisted Stanford/REP researcher Rodolfo Cortes Barragan in his study on altruism. The study was featured in the<a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/december/altruism-triggers-innate-121814.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Stanford Report.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/rep-program-part-altruism-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:57:34 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2051 at https://iriss.stanford.edu Race in School https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/race-school <p>Former CPI fellow, Prudence Carter, explains the need to recognize that racial issues often shape the discipline practices of public schools. <a href="https://ed.stanford.edu/news/experts-schools-cant-address-discipline-disparities-without-confronting-racial-issues" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Read more.</a></p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/race-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homepage Sidebar IRiSS Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:22:29 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2049 at https://iriss.stanford.edu 100 years of artificial intelligence https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/100-years-artificial-intelligence <p>How will artificial intelligence affect automation, national security, psychology, ethics, law, privacy, and democracy over the next 100 years? Russ Altman, presenter at the 4th Conference on Computational Social Science, will be the faculty director of this study. The committee will identify the most important aspects of AI at a given time and gather a group of experts to analyze and report on those issues. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/december/ai-century-study-121614.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/100-years-artificial-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CompSS IRiSS Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:08:34 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2047 at https://iriss.stanford.edu 100 years of artificial intelligence https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/100-years-artificial-intelligence <p>How will artificial intelligence affect automation, national security, psychology, ethics, law, privacy, and democracy over the next 100 years? Russ Altman, presenter at the 4th Conference on Computational Social Science, will be the faculty director of this study. The committee will identify the most important aspects of AI at a given time and gather a group of experts to analyze and report on those issues. <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/december/ai-century-study-121614.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Read more. </a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://iriss.stanford.edu/news/100-years-artificial-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CompSS IRiSS Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:08:34 +0000 kswall@stanford.edu 2047 at https://iriss.stanford.edu