Teaching and Students

architectural rendering of Manzanita Park Residence Hall, east elevation / Courtesy LBRE

Manzanita residence hall aims at humanities

The new Humanities House in Manzanita Park is designed to serve as a residential, cultural and intellectual hub for humanities programs and activities at Stanford. It opens to 125 undergraduates this fall.

Battle of the basketball robots

Stanford students build basketball-shooting robots

This year's Mechanical Engineering 210 competition, held in front of a large, cheering crowd, featured bots that shoot and dunk as many "basketballs" as possible in under two minutes. The competition ends a quarter in which the students learn about mechanics, electronics and computer programming.  

Communication Professor Jay Hamilton / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's computational journalism offers distinct tools for better storytelling

Stanford's data-driven journalism program gives students powerful new ways to explore complex stories of public and social significance.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey to deliver annual Stanford lecture on a meaningful life

Oprah Winfrey will serve as the Rathbun Visiting Fellow and speak Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Church. Free student, faculty and staff tickets will be available by lottery.

Anna Wittstruck

Music scholarship and dance performance come together in Stanford scholar's study of interwar music

Through a study of the relationship between music and dance in ballets produced between the two world wars, Stanford graduate student and conductor Anna Wittstruck illustrates how composers sought to bring audiences together.  

Student with parents / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Family members sample student life during Stanford Parents' Weekend

More than 3,800 family members visited campus for Parents' Weekend, roaming the campus to share in dozens of activities that offered a sampler of student life.  

Kelsey Morton, center, with parents Ken and Trudie Morton

Stanford Parents' Weekend 2015 opens Friday

Dozens of activities are planned for the 3,800 family members who are expected to visit campus during the two-day event.

Stanford students meet President Obama

Stanford students reflect on their meeting with President Obama

Ten Stanford undergraduates described President Barack Obama as personable and genuine as he discussed a wide range of global interests with them during a recent private meeting on campus.

Senate approves proposals on coterminal degrees, principal investigators

Physics Professor Sarah Church, chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies, and physics Professor Peter Michelson, chair of the Committee on Research, presented proposals to the Faculty Senate yesterday.

Gates-Cambridge winners

Two Stanford students named 2015 Gates Cambridge Scholars

The two Stanford students are among the 40 Americans awarded 2015 scholarships to pursue full-time graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

Stanford trustees approve undergraduate tuition, reaffirm financial aid commitment for 2015-16 school year

Under Stanford's financial aid program, parents with incomes below $100,000 pay no tuition, and those with incomes below $60,000 pay no tuition or room and board charges.

stanford symphony orchestra

For Stanford Symphony Orchestra, The Planets align

Stanford Symphony Orchestra blends sight and sound with a production of Gustav Holst's The Planets at Bing Concert Hall. The production  is part of Imagining the Universe, a collaborative year-long project of the Stanford Arts Institute.  

Richie Sapp

Stanford research activities expand undergraduate education

Faculty mentors introduce students to the rigors of academic research in every field from engineering to the humanities.

crew, equipment preparing for demolition outside Meyer Library / L.A. Cicero

Meyer Library demolition begins Feb. 4; concrete to be crushed on site

When Meyer is gone, Stanford will create a landscaped open space on the site, with walkways, benches and gentle slopes surrounded by trees.

Bill T. Jones

What would you ask Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones? Stanford students get their chance, twice

Jones and his dance company perform on campus and the choreographer carves out time to engage with students in writing before his visit and in person once he arrives.