Researchers created an algorithm to identify similar cell types from species – including fish, mice, flatworms and sponges – that have diverged for hundreds of millions of years, which could help fill in gaps in our understanding of evolution.
Stanford’s 2021 Commencement ceremonies in June will feature speeches to undergraduates by creator and actress Issa Rae and to advanced degree recipients by public health leader and writer Atul Gawande, MD, MPH. Both are alumni of the university.
Initiatives that arose out of the university’s Long-Range Vision have been making progress toward the goal of accelerating Stanford's impact in the world. That includes launching new programs to address urgent challenges and expanding our excellence in research and education.
A robotic gripper, developed by Stanford engineers, was tested aboard the ISS. Equipped with grippy but not sticky gecko-inspired adhesives, the gripper could be particularly well-suited for tasks such as collecting debris and servicing satellites.
Men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling will continue competing as varsity teams at Stanford.
A wide range of organizations focused on areas as seemingly disparate as social justice, religion and the arts play important roles in helping people understand and act on environmental issues. Stanford environmental experts discuss their analysis of nearly 1,000 such organizations in the San Francisco Bay.
To continue offering Cardinal Quarter fellowships during the pandemic, Stanford identified meaningful projects that students could do remotely at agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Researchers have detected groundwater beneath a glacier in Greenland for the first time using airborne radar data. If applicable to other glaciers and ice sheets, the technique could allow for more accurate predictions of future sea-level rise.
Stanford is reviewing new CDC guidance regarding masks and physical distancing along with other requirements that apply to the university. At this time, Stanford has not made any changes to university protocols.