Teaching and Students

Combating sexual violence at Stanford

President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy have issued the following letter to the campus community, providing an update on Stanford's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and calling on all members of the Stanford community to play a role.  Video


President John Hennessy speaking at Convocation / Photo: L.A. Cicero

At Stanford, Convocation speakers urge new students to take intellectual, interpersonal risks

President Hennessy welcomed new students and their families to Stanford at Tuesday's Opening Convocation Ceremony.


Lions at the San Francisco Zoo/ Photo: Norbert von der Groeben

Stanford students ease life in the zoo

A dozen Stanford sophomores have designed ways to enrich the lives of the giraffe, lions and kinkajou at the San Francisco Zoo.  Video


welcoming students at new student orientation / L.A. Cicero/Stanford News Archive

Stanford welcomes Class of 2018 and transfer students

Tuesday is "move-in day" and the first day of New Student Orientation for freshmen and transfer students. President John Hennessy will welcome the new students and their families at the 124th Opening Convocation Ceremony.


McLaren M12, Watkins Glen Can-Am, 1969 / Courtesy Revs Institute for Automotive Research

Stanford's new Revs Digital Library spotlights the automobile as cultural icon

The digital trove provides access to hundreds of thousands of images related to the history of  cars and auto racing. The website expands research opportunities for scholars and students.


(l-r) Nitya Mani and Nancy Xu / Mike Abbott

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs offer a range of academically challenging opportunities

Middle and high school students who participated in Stanford's pre-collegiate programs took courses taught by Stanford scholars and enjoyed life on the Farm.


Lathrop Library reading room

Stanford's new Lathrop Library ready for Sept. 15 opening

Lathrop Library will be the new home of the East Asia Library and other units previously housed in Meyer Library. The four-story building is filled with seminar rooms and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology designed to enhance teaching, learning and research. 


SURGE students

Stanford summer program brings more diversity to the earth sciences

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program brings students from smaller liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions or underserved backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of earth science research and graduate school preparation.


gears turning in an image of the brain

Stanford's Symbolic Systems bridges gap between humanity, technology

In an interdisciplinary study of "the science of the mind," students examine the human-computer relationship, and how to design technology that works well with users.


Students make adjustments to their small pilotless aircraft / Kurt Hickman

Stanford course gives students just 10 weeks to design, build and fly tiny 'rescue' aircraft

Unique engineering course draws students from across campus with its hands-on approach to creating pilotless aircraft.  Video


Persis Drell with Three Books for frosh / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 2014 Three Books program embraces theme of 'science and scientists'

Persis Drell is the first scientist to choose the summer reading list for incoming freshmen and transfers. The books' diversity of styles and approaches to science were picked to appeal to students' wide interests.


Andrea Lunsford with student / L.A. Cicero

From Twitter to Kickstarter, Stanford English professor says the digital revolution is changing what it means to be an author

English Professor Andrea Lunsford says today's writing instruction should teach students how to become better writers for social media and other interactive online environments.


Dana Gibson discusses her paper in the writing class / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford gives military veterans an academic boost

Eleven U.S. military veterans are participating in a summer program at Stanford designed to prepare them to transfer from community colleges to elite four-year universities.


Catherine Yu

High school interns bring curiosity and open minds to Stanford labs

With school out for high schools across the Bay Area, students turn toward Stanford labs to find internships. These internships are providing valuable work experience as well as the opportunity for students to discover their passions.


Donald Kennedy Graduate Residences

Stanford's Kennedy Graduate Residences to open Aug. 15

Stanford's new Donald Kennedy Graduate Residences will provide campus homes to 436 students, as well as a commons building for meetings and social gatherings.