Teaching and Students

Golden and Firestone medals /  Courtesy Undergraduate Advising and Research

Graduating seniors awarded 2015 Firestone and Golden medals, Kennedy Thesis Prize

Graduating seniors recently received the 2015 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts, and the David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis Prize for their undergraduate capstone projects.

Injured football player

Study of Stanford student-athletes provides new insights into injury impacts

By tracking athletes' health with electronic medical records, Stanford researchers deliver a more comprehensive picture of the lingering effects of certain injuries.

view of McMurtry Building / L.A. Cicero

Stanford art and art history faculty, staff making plans for the McMurtry Building

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the new interdisciplinary arts hub is expected to house a hive of activity.

Susan Fleischmann

Community Standards office director reflects on her first year at Stanford

The Honor Code articulates Stanford's expectations of students and faculty in establishing and maintaining the highest standards in academic work.

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Fulbright Program awards grants to Stanford doctoral candidates, alumni and graduating seniors

Stanford's 2015 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards honor librarian, faculty and PhD students

University Librarian Michael Keller, three members of the faculty and two doctoral candidates will receive awards on June 14 at the 124th Commencement Ceremony for their outstanding contributions to Stanford.

members of the Stanford Conductorless Orchestra / Allison Semrad

Stanford student group reshapes music-making hierarchy

Twenty-four musicians experiment with collaborative leadership in their new conductorless ensemble, SCOr.

Old Union fountain

Stanford's fountains return briefly for Commencement

The university's fountains have been shut down for more than a year in response to the state's prolonged drought. In honor of graduates and their families, they will return briefly for Commencement.

Evita production

Eva Perón, icon and spirit, is reimagined on the Stanford stage

Students perform the musical Evita while artifacts from Hoover's Juan Domingo Perón papers, Eva memorabilia and contemporary video interviews of Porteños are featured in a companion exhibition.

closeup of hands at computer keyboard working on the graphic novel / L.A. Cicero

Stanford students celebrate release of graphic novel American Heathen

Students researched, wrote and illustrated the work about Wong Chin Foo, an advocate for Chinese immigrants in 19th-century America.    

Law School practicum

Stanford Law School practicums offer real-world lessons

Students in the Law and Policy Lab gain tools they'll need for shaping policy at local, state, federal and international levels.  

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Stanford researchers use diverse, global discussion groups to boost online learning experience for participants

New Talkabout video discussions designed by Stanford researchers can connect diverse groups of learners across the globe and improve class performance.

Panel including John Hennessy, Amir Eshel, Candace Thille and John Mitchell / Aaron Kehoe

Academic Council considers role of technology in teaching and learning

The role of technology in teaching and learning was the focus of President John Hennessy's annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday. Also announced was the upcoming 2015-16 Year of Learning, which will spur discussion about teaching, learning and research in the 21st century.

Stanford community contributes to Nepal's earthquake relief efforts

Members of the Stanford community – from students to doctors and mapping experts – are organizing a range of efforts to help with rescue and recovery in Nepal.

Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at Stanford

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will visit Stanford this Thursday to speak on the subject of innovation. The event is open on a first-come, first-served basis to members of the Stanford community with a Stanford ID.