Teaching and Students

student at farmer's market / Johnny Winston

Stanford students create interactive tool that tells the story of global change

Using first-person narratives, Stanford undergraduates create an interactive tool that shows how forces of global change are manifested locally throughout California.


Exterior of Meyer Library with Hoover Tower in the background / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Meyer Library to be replaced with landscaped open space

Over the next six months, crews will salvage furniture inside the building for re-use by university departments, schools and Stanford Surplus Sales. High-reach excavators will begin tearing down Meyer in April 2015.


Ira M. Friedman speaking to the Faculty Senate. /Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 'safety net' helps students in distress

The director of Vaden Health Center says faculty can play a critical role in supporting the mental health and well-being of students.


Windhover contemplation center

Windhover contemplative center opens Thursday on Stanford campus

Nathan Oliveira's paintings were inspired by kestrels swooping above the Stanford foothills.  


Danielle Allen

Education and equality: The 2014 Tanner Lectures at Stanford

This year's Tanner Lectures will be headlined by Danielle Allen, who will discuss confusion over the purposes of education, explore the relationship between education and equality, and propose a path toward "participatory readiness" for students.


Thomas Kailath; Burton Richter / L.A. Cicero; Diana Rogers

Two Stanford professors earn National Medal of Science

Thomas Kailath and Burton Richter have been awarded the nation's highest honor for achievement in the fields of science and engineering.


Manhattan skyline / Songquan Dong/Shutterstock

'Stanford in New York City' to launch autumn 2015

Under the new program, 20 Stanford undergraduates will live and study in New York City and spend four days a week working in internships related to their interests.


students on the Quad / L.A. Cicero

Stanford freshmen embark on new intellectual journey

The Thinking Matters program is designed to help students transition from high school to college by introducing them to multidisciplinary scholarship.


Wellness Network at Stanford connects students to mental health and wellness resources and communities of support

The university has developed an online resource directory that aims to provide the Stanford community with easy access to immediate help and more than 150 resources for mental health and well-being.


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.