Teaching and Students

Sally Dickson Annual Lecture speakers

Social justice and activism integral to American experience, speakers tell Stanford audience

The inaugural Sally Dickson Annual Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection explored how individual people pursued social activism and justice to make a difference in contemporary society.

President and provost discuss student alcohol use, seek campus dialogue on new solutions

Students study Alaskan wilderness

Sophomore College Alaska immerses Stanford students in the Last Frontier

Two weeks in the wilderness introduce select group to the ecology and economics of the 49th state.

physicist Alexander Vilenkin / Alonso Nichols

Bunyan Lecture at Stanford: 'The Universes Beyond the Horizon'

Infinite 'bubble universes,' filled with alternate versions of ourselves or nothing at all, might exist right alongside our own, according to physicist Alexander Vilenkin of Tufts University, who will discuss this theory during Stanford's annual Bunyan Lecture on March 9.

Shelley the autonomous car

Stanford engineers test autonomous car algorithms in quest for safer driving

Parents Weekend 2016

Stanford campus shines for families visiting for Parents' Weekend

More than 3,500 family members visited Stanford over the sunny weekend to roam the grounds, sample student life and, most of all, spend time with their sons and daughters.  

architect's rendering of theater in Roble Gym / Courtesy Cody Anderson Wasney Architects

Stanford's historic Roble Gym to open in the fall after arts-oriented renovation

Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education and a drama professor, will direct the first theater production in the newly renovated building.

Maheetha Bharadwaj / L.A. Cicero

Stanford senior awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The scholarship, established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, covers the cost of graduate studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge.

Jeremy Bailenson with student wearing virtual reality headset / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's interdisciplinary approach fuels critical advances in research

A culture of collaboration drives innovative discoveries in areas vital to our world, our health and our intellectual life.

Kara Fong

Stanford chemical engineering major wins Churchill Scholarship

The goal of the scholarships, established at the request of Sir Winston Churchill, a British statesman and former prime minister, is to advance science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure future prosperity and security.

Harry J. Elam Jr. / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Faculty Senate discusses shifting educational environment

Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, titled his annual address to the senate "Our Shifting Educational Environment: Why Stanford's Leadership in Higher Education is Critical Now."

Paleo diet ingredients

Fad diets shape societal trends about health, Stanford scholar reveals in dissertation

Stanford doctoral candidate Adrienne Rose Johnson says diet books idealize lifestyles of the past in ways that contribute to global health problems.

Alina Luk and Jordan Shapiro

Stanford students among winners of new scholarship for study in China

Two Stanford students are among the 100 students from around the world named 2016 Schwarzman Scholars. The program provides scholarships for a one-year master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The program is inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship.

Stanford undergraduate Maria Doerr

Stanford students take listeners on a voyage of discovery

Stanford students are producing audio documentaries based on interviews they recorded last summer with funding from Braden Storytelling Grants, which were designed to introduce students to the art of spoken storytelling.

President Obama

At Stanford 2015: The Year in Review

A look back at the year that included visits by President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, a National Book Award winner, groundbreaking research, three national sports titles and more.