Teaching and Students

Natasha Mmonatau at Summer Institute for General Management class / L.A. Cicero

Inspiring Stanford humanities majors to consider business careers

This summer was the first time that Stanford provided funding – with support from the Office of the President – to help Stanford students majoring in the humanities and the arts take part in the Summer Institute for General Management at the Graduate School of Business.

Student Xander Bremer working on his bike / Photo: Kurt Hickman

Stanford students learn to build their own bikes

One of the most popular courses run by the Product Realization Lab, ME 204 teaches students how to build bicycles – with lessons in patience and project management as well.  Video

Students working on birds with taxidermist standing by/Photo: Jeremy Moffett

In residential immersion program, Stanford freshmen take a new approach to scientific inquiry

Stanford recently completed the first year of SIMILE, a residential learning program focused on studying science, technology and medicine by exploring their historical, cultural and social contexts.

Campus grieving the death of Stanford senior

The Stanford family is grieving the death of senior Xavier Leyva-Quintana, 22, who was found unresponsive Sunday in his room at his residence Xanadu. Palo Alto Fire paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene about 1 p.m, after receiving a 911 call from a family member.

Richard Shaw talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford Faculty Senate gets a preliminary look at the Class of 2018

At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Richard H. Shaw, dean of undergraduate admission, financial aid and visitor information services, presented a report on the Class of 2018 and announced new financial tools to make paying for college easier. David B. Abernethy, chair of the Stanford Emeriti Council, gave a report on the council's 2013-14 activities.

2014 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel, Gores awards honor faculty, students and staff

Five members of the faculty, two undergraduate students and a doctoral candidate are being honored for their exceptional contributions to the university. The awards will be presented at the Commencement Ceremony, June 15.

Vijay and Ram Shriram

Bioengineering and chemical engineering building at Stanford named for gifts from Ram and Vijay Shriram

$61 million in support from university trustee and his wife names the Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering and endows the departmental chair.

beyond the farm

Beyond the Farm, Stanford spirit crops up in many places

Through an annual day of volunteering, students, staff and alumni extend Stanford's spirit of service to communities around the world.

Deborah Stipek

How Stanford Graduate School of Education is meeting new challenges

Dean Deborah Stipek views the Common Core as a driving force behind teacher training and professional development. Stanford, she says, can serve as a model of what can be achieved when teacher preparation is a priority.

Stanford students make wristbands to show solidarity with UCSB students / Kate Chesley

Stanford students host a Day of Solidarity with UC Santa Barbara

Closeup of student artist's hand drawing /Photo: Kurt Hickman

New Stanford first-year residential program focuses on the arts

Designed to showcase the arts as an essential part of scholarly and public life, Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC) gives first-year students a place to explore the arts practically and analytically, regardless of their majors.


John Mitchell / Judith Romero

Stanford Online courses from all parts of campus are reaching millions of learners globally

Stanford's online learning initiative is growing at a fast pace and the university is looking far beyond the MOOC at how to best educate students in the 21st century.

James Campbell

Stanford historian describes teaching in the age of Google Glass

Speaking at the Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching lecture series, history Professor James Campbell underscores the value of historical knowledge in a tech-centric world.

Monin and Schapiro

Stanford panel debates: Does teaching ethics do any good?

Faculty from Stanford’s business school, law school and Philosophy Department say such courses equip students with the tools to engage with ethical problems.

Stanford juniors to explore leadership in new September Studies program

Leadership Intensive will become Stanford's fifth September Studies program, joining Arts Intensive, Bing Honors College, Sophomore College and Leland Scholars.