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Watch Daniel Jurafsky's SFI talk - Eating our words: What the language of food says about us
Jan. 21, 2015 -

During an SFI Community Lecture January 14 in Santa Fe, Stanford linguist Daniel Jurafsky explored the stunningly complex language of food and what it tells us about our culture and society. Watch it now.

Author Hampton Sides selected as 2015 Miller Scholar
Jan. 13, 2015 -

Author Hampton Sides, a best-selling narrative historian, has been named a Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute for 2015.

Tale of four (impoverished) countries: Why Ebola goes viral or dies out
- Nautilus
Jan. 13, 2015 -

In Nautilus magazine, SFI Omidyar Fellow Sam Scarpino explores why Nigeria has fared better in the Ebola outbreak than its similarly-impoverished neighbors.

ASU-SFI agreement establishes new Center for Biosocial Complex Systems
Jan. 12, 2015 -

SFI and Arizona State University have launched a major new research and education collaboration that focuses on problems at the intersections of complex biological and social systems.

Deadline alert - Apply now for SFI's 2015 Complex Systems Summer School
Jan. 6, 2015 -

SFI is accepting applications for its signature education program for graduate students and postdocs -- the 2015 Complex Systems Summer School, June 7-July 3, 2015, in Santa Fe. Apply by January 13, 2015.

David Krakauer selected as SFI's next president
Dec. 15, 2014 -

David Krakauer, an evolutionary theorist and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the Santa Fe Institute’s next president. He plans to join SFI on August 1, 2015.

Jessica Flack to rejoin SFI's resident faculty
Dec. 15, 2014 -

Jessica Flack will rejoin the Santa Fe Institute's resident faculty on August 1, 2015 as a professor, SFI Vice President for Science Jennifer Dunne announced today.

Stephanie Forrest named IEEE Fellow for 2015
- UNM
Dec. 15, 2014 -

SFI Science Board member and External Professor Stephanie Forrest has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for 2015.

Video: Ginger and Richard Rhodes on 'Why we kill: Violence as socialization'
Dec. 11, 2014 -

In an SFI Community Lecture November 12 in Santa Fe, psychologist Ginger Rhodes and author Richard Rhodes explored the history of the socialization of violence and make an argument for early intervention. Watch their talk.

Paper: A better way to find communities in networks
- PNAS
Dec. 8, 2014 -

In a new paper in PNAS, two SFI researchers demonstrate a better way to reliably cluster networks into communities using methods borrowed from statistical physics.

SFI Professor Cris Moore named a fellow of the American Physical Society
Dec. 4, 2014 -

SFI Professor Cristopher Moore was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society on November 22, 2014.

Two new trustees elected to SFI's board
Dec. 4, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute's Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members: Remi Barbier of Pain Therapeutics, Inc. and Andrew Feldstein of BlueMountain Capital Management.

Announcing SFI Alumni Community T-shirt design competition
Dec. 4, 2014 -

We invite you to send in a candidate slogan for a new Alumni Community T-shirt. Entry deadline December 31, 2014.

High school students: Apply now for the Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP)
Nov. 18, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute is seeking current high school students for its Summer Complexity and Modeling Program (CAMP), July 12 - 24, 2015 in Groton, Massachusetts. Space is limited; apply now.

Happy Birthday SFI…30 years ago today, the Institute began in earnest
Nov. 11, 2014 -

Thirty years ago today, on November 11, 1984, the second of SFI's two exploratory founding workshops ended and the Institute began in earnest. 

Grad students: Apply now for SFI's Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science
Nov. 11, 2014 -

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting applications for its 2015 Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Modeling, and Complexity. Apply by February 14, 2015.

Workshop at SFI this week takes stock of niche construction research
Nov. 11, 2014 -

Two-dozen researchers from varied fields have convened at SFI this week to assess the current state and future directions of burgeoning research in niche construction: the modification of environments by organisms living in them.

Can satellites and remote sensing help protect indigenous people?
- Royal Society Open Science
Nov. 5, 2014 -

Researchers are using remote-sensing and satellite technology to understand the movements of indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Their work could influence policies intended to protect the habitats of "uncontacted" people.

Video - Watch Sid Redner's SFI Community Lecture: 'I get all the news I need from the sports section'
Nov. 5, 2014 -

In the video from an October 15 SFI Community Lecture, SFI's Sid Redner draws on sports statistics to bust a few common myths about scoring streaks, "hot hands," and infamous team curses.

The new SFI Bulletin is live! SFI@30: Foundations & Frontiers
Nov. 4, 2014 -

In this issue of the SFI Bulletin, seven essayists trace some of the scientific themes that have endured at SFI across the decades. Read the Fall 2014 issue here.

New textbook treats economics 'as if the last three decades had happened'
Nov. 3, 2014 -

A new (and different) economics textbook seeks to transform the way people teach and learn economics. SFI Professor Sam Bowles is a contributor.

NEW! Connect, commune, & collaborate with fellow SFI alumni now
Oct. 28, 2014 -

For the first time, alumni of SFI’s schools and education programs have an online forum for connecting with fellow alumni and maintaining their involvement with the Institute's community.

How big data can help stop global epidemics
Oct. 23, 2014 -

At HomeAway headquarters in Austin, Texas, on October 22, SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers discussed pandemics, the current threats of ebola and influenza, and how big data and modern computing are helping fight contagion.

Workshop seeks origins of innovation
Oct. 13, 2014 -

A workshop at SFI this week asks some of the top experts in fields ranging from archaeology and search theory to ecology and technology to examine what commonalities underlie innovation in technological, social, and biological systems.

New book: Andreas Wagner's 'Arrival of the Fittest' asks how life innovates so rapidly
Oct. 3, 2014 -

Natural selection isn’t nearly enough to explain how life created so many innovations so fast. Fortunately for us, writes SFI's Andreas Wagner in a new book, Nature had something else up her sleeve: robustness.

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