Teaching and Students

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

Stanford admits 743 early applicants to the Class of 2019

Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 743 high school students who sought admission to the Class of 2019 under the university's early admission program.

Stanford forms new Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

By combining resources of the Center for Teaching and Learning, parts of Academic Computing Services, the CourseWork engineering team and the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, the new organization will provide better coordination between groups that support teaching, learning and reaching learners online.

Harry Elam speaking to the Faculty Senate / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Faculty survey finds high engagement, interest in undergraduate teaching

Stanford faculty members want to spend more time teaching undergraduates and are interested in improving the way they teach, but the professoriate also recommends that teaching receive more recognition within the university culture, according to the first systematic study of undergraduate teaching across all seven Stanford schools.

Emily Witt and Maya Krishnan

Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

The prestigious scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.

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Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

The prestigious scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Professor Sheri Sheppard

Stanford mechanical engineer Sheri Sheppard named U.S. professor of the year

Sheri Sheppard receives a national honor for her innovative approach to teaching undergraduate students in a hands-on, problem-solving way that transforms large classes into small group learning laboratories.    Video

members of Stanford Symphony Orchestra rehearsing / Kurt Hickman

Stanford Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No. 6

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra of 120 musicians recently came together at Bing Concert Hall to rehearse for a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 6.  Video

music class and technology class  / Jay LeBoeuf

Stanford and Warner make music – leaders

A new collaboration between Stanford and the music industry will cultivate the next generation of leaders in the music world.