Teaching and Students

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.  Video

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.

Foreign correspondent Richard Engel will be Stanford's 2015 Commencement speaker

Engel, a veteran war correspondent and Stanford alumnus who has covered international events for nearly two decades, will deliver the 124th Commencement address. Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, will be the Baccalaureate speaker.

William Maloney talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Concussions – an issue for male and female athletes alike, Stanford professor says

William Maloney, professor of orthopaedic surgery, told the Faculty Senate on Thursday that while concussions are a problem in football, they also are a big concern in other sports, including soccer, water polo and club sports, involving both male and female players. University Architect David Lenox gave a report on new buildings on campus and those under construction.

Sophie E. Miller / Courtesy Sophie Miller

Stanford senior awarded 2015-16 Churchill Scholarship

Sophie E. Miller, a chemical engineering major at Stanford, is one of 14 Americans "of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement" who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge in England for one year.

Chef Jamie Oliver in Stanford kitchen with staff and students /  L.A. Cicero

Here's what's cooking: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver helps launch cooking class program at Stanford

The program is designed to teach students hands-on cooking skills and educate them about building healthy eating habits.  Video

student Emma Steinkellner works on illustration for Adventures in Writing course / Megan O'Connor

Stanford students illustrate public online 'Adventures in Writing' class

Veteran writing instructors and undergraduate student artists teamed up to create a new public online course focused on teaching key strategies for effective writing.

Holiday display wearing nerd glasses -- glasses with tape around the middle

Making spirits bright at Stanford

As the year draws to a close, Stanford singers prepare for holiday concerts while around campus, students take a break from studying  to enjoy some holiday traditions.  Video