Teaching and Students

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.  

Online learning illustration

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.

President Hennessy condemns act of hate at student residences

Stanford President John Hennessy has condemned the early Sunday morning vandalism of swastikas spray-painted around student residences as an act of hate "that has no place at Stanford."

prospective freshmen chatting / L.A. Cicero

Prospective Stanford students enjoy Admit Weekend on the Farm

The Stanford campus was awash in Cardinal spirit last week when prospective freshmen and their families came to campus for Admit Weekend 2015.  

Jeffery Hawthorne / L.A. Cicero

Stanford expert offers advice for international travelers

Jeffery Hawthorne, international manager in the Office of Risk Management, advises travelers to research the countries they are planning to visit to make sure they have the appropriate documents and immunizations. The Office of International Affairs maintains a travel registry that allows the university to quickly determine if there are Stanford faculty, staff or students in a country during a significant natural disaster or political incident.

Alfred Delena

Stanford senior wins Truman Scholarship for graduate studies

Alfred Delena, who was born and raised on the Pueblo of Zuni reservation in New Mexico, is one of 58 recipients of this year's award, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study to students with "exceptional leadership potential" who are committed to careers in public service.

Admit weekend

Stanford's Admit Weekend for Class of 2019 opens Thursday

Admit Weekend is designed to encourage prospective freshmen to begin to explore Stanford's academic, residential, athletic and social scenes, by offering them a wide variety of activities and programs that showcase the university's breadth and depth.

Oprah Winfrey with the Rev. Jane Shaw in background / L.A. Cicero

Oprah Winfrey delivers 2015 "Harry's Last Lecture" at Stanford University

Oprah Winfrey shared her vision for a meaning life with the Stanford community as the Rathbun Visiting Fellow for 2015.  

Cardinal Nights

Stanford's Cardinal Nights program offers alcohol-free entertainment

The university's Cardinal Nights programs offer alcohol-free events for students, including concerts, novelty acts and craft nights on campus, plus trips off campus – including free transportation – to see movies, touring Broadway shows and Major League Baseball games.