STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani is the recipient of the 2014 Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. She is the first woman in the prize's 80-year history to earn the distinction. The Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement. (Photo by Courtesy: Maryam Mirzakhani/Corbis via Getty Images)

Maryam Mirzakhani Death: Iranian Press Publishes Tributes Without Hijab

An Iranian professor who was the first and only woman to win the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize has continued to smash taboos even after her death. Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University...

The Saving Grace Of The Stanford Sex Assault Case

Much has been written and said about the Stanford sexual assault case, in which the attacker got off with a light sentence. What stood out in this whole incident, however, was the grit of the girl. The fact that she decided to let her ordeal be known to the public via a powerful letter. That she had the support of her family and society in doing so.