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Jun 11 2019 | The Washington Post | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
By Emma Seppälä Stanford neuroscientist Jamil Zaki’s new book, “The War for Kindness: Building empathy in a fractured world,” makes a powerful case for kindness and empathy — not only because they make the world a better place, but because they help us, too. I sat down with Zaki to talk about why...
Jun 10 2019 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Awards, Students
by Kathleen Sullivan The Bechtel International Center recently announced that 27 people with Stanford affiliations, including seniors, graduate students and alumni, have won grants to pursue special projects abroad next year with funding from the FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM.
Jun 5 2019 | Stanford Report
Stanford psychologist Jamil Zaki examined the different dimensions of empathy – including its positive and in some cases, negative effects – and found that through the right practice, empathy can be cultivated in sustainable ways. BY MELISSA DE WITTE In an increasingly divisive world, it might seem...
May 21 2019 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
All members of the Stanford community are invited to attend Multicultural Springfest, an annual celebration of the diversity and dedication of the university’s staff. BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN Every year, Stanford hosts a campus-wide event celebrating the diversity and dedication of its staff at...
May 6 2019 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
Adults who played Pokémon videogames extensively as children have a brain region that responds preferentially to images of Pikachu and other characters from the series. BY KER THAN If your childhood involved countless hours spent capturing, training and battling Pokémon, there may be a wrinkle in...

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