A new ultrafast insulin

A NEW ULTRAFAST INSULIN

Stanford researchers tested a new insulin drug in diabetic pigs and found that it was twice as fast-acting as traditional insulin.

How the meaning of the Declaration of Independence changed over time

HOW THE MEANING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE CHANGED OVER TIME

When the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, it was a call for the right to statehood rather...

 
 
 
Global scientific cooperation needed in pandemic fight

GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION NEEDED IN PANDEMIC FIGHT

A working group of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, led by two Stanford physicists, calls greater global cooperation “increasingly...

Smiling in the masked world of COVID-19

SMILING IN THE MASKED WORLD OF COVID-19

People will have to learn to smile with their eyes and voices, and to read the eyes and voices of others more, Stanford scholar Jeanne...

 
 
 
Storing data on 2D metals

STORING DATA ON 2D METALS

Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to store more data, in less space...

Air pollution's connection to infant mortality

AIR POLLUTION'S CONNECTION TO INFANT MORTALITY

The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increases infant mortality...

 
 
 
A snapshot of a new working-from-home economy

A SNAPSHOT OF A NEW WORKING-FROM-HOME ECONOMY

Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom discusses the societal impacts of a new “working-from-home economy” and the challenges posed by the...

Lucius J. Barker, political scientist who broke racial barriers in academia, has died at 92

LUCIUS J. BARKER, POLITICAL SCIENTIST WHO BROKE RACIAL BARRIERS IN ACADEMIA, HAS DIED AT 92

Lucius J. Barker, a Stanford University political scientist who specialized in constitutional law, civil liberties and African American...

 
 
 
Academic Council discusses resolution regarding climate change

ACADEMIC COUNCIL DISCUSSES RESOLUTION REGARDING CLIMATE CHANGE

At a special meeting on Thursday, the Academic Council discussed but did not vote on a faculty resolution calling on Stanford to greatly...

Meet some of Stanford's outstanding 2020 graduates

MEET SOME OF STANFORD'S OUTSTANDING 2020 GRADUATES

Stanford's newest graduates are a diverse and accomplished cohort, prepared to face a world marked by immense change and uncertainty.

 
 
 
Immunotherapy shows potential in treating lung fibrosis

IMMUNOTHERAPY SHOWS POTENTIAL IN TREATING LUNG FIBROSIS

New research suggests that lung fibrosis develops when scar tissue cells escape immune surveillance, suggesting potential therapy.

Stanford students learn to program robots from home

STANFORD STUDENTS LEARN TO PROGRAM ROBOTS FROM HOME

This year's Experimental Robotics class was moved online due to COVID-19 but students used the same programming skillset in simulation...

 
 
 
Stanford law students help win landmark Supreme Court case

STANFORD LAW STUDENTS HELP WIN LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASE

The Supreme Court's ruling last week that federal law protects gay and transgender workers from discrimination was facilitated, in...

Five Stanford students receive 2020 Boren Awards

FIVE STANFORD STUDENTS RECEIVE 2020 BOREN AWARDS

Two Stanford graduate students and three undergraduates are among the recipients of the awards, which support overseas studies in regions...

 
 
 
Looking back on an unusual academic year at Stanford

LOOKING BACK ON AN UNUSUAL ACADEMIC YEAR AT STANFORD

The COVID-19 pandemic affected Stanford University deeply, creating a most unusual academic year, as illustrated in this slideshow.

Psychological research has a racism problem, Stanford scholar says

PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH HAS A RACISM PROBLEM, STANFORD SCHOLAR SAYS

Across five decades of psychological research, publications that highlight race are rare, and when race is discussed, it is authored...

 
 
 
Eminent psychology professor Gordon Bower dies

EMINENT PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR GORDON BOWER DIES

A leader in the field of psychology, Bower was known both for the breadth of his research and his mentoring of graduate students.

HAI Fellow Kate Vredenburgh: The right to an explanation

HAI FELLOW KATE VREDENBURGH: THE RIGHT TO AN EXPLANATION

Do we have a right to know how AI makes decisions affecting our lives? A political philosopher shares her perspective.

 
 
 
How work will change following the pandemic

HOW WORK WILL CHANGE FOLLOWING THE PANDEMIC

Machine learning and remote work will shift the skills that employees need and managers want.

Academic Council discusses new policy capping units on undergraduate majors

ACADEMIC COUNCIL DISCUSSES NEW POLICY CAPPING UNITS ON UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

The Academic Council convened its first special meeting in 50 years in response to a faculty petition requesting a “full and broad”...

 
 
 



Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she's contracted COVID-19

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she's contracted COVID-19

"COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive," she tweeted on Monday. Read more ...

NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes lands biggest deal in sports history, report says

NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes lands biggest deal in sports history, report says

The report says Patrick Mahomes will become the highest-paid player not just in NFL history, but in sports history. Read more ...

NHL, players' union announce tentative plan to resume play at beginning of...

NHL, players' union announce tentative plan to resume play at beginning of August

Training camps would open next Monday, July 13, and games would resume Aug. 1 if the league's board of governors, players' executive committee and full membership sign off. Read more ...

Adviser to Russian Space Agency chief arrested on suspicion of passing...

Adviser to Russian Space Agency chief arrested on suspicion of passing information to NATO intelligence

The adviser to the head of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of treason. Formerly a journalist, Ivan Safronov was working at Roscosmos for... Read more ...

Driver killed after fiery crash split car in two

Driver killed after fiery crash split car in two

A man was killed in a fiery crash that split his car into two pieces. Read more ...

Colin Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

Colin Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equality. Read more ...

Woman charged with filing false report weeks after racist Central Park...

Woman charged with filing false report weeks after racist Central Park confrontation

Amy Cooper drew widespread condemnation for calling 911 to report she was being threatened by “an African-American man” when bird watcher Christian Cooper appeared to keep his... Read more ...

ICE's New Rules on Foreign Students Called 'Horrifying'

ICE's New Rules on Foreign Students Called 'Horrifying'

International students will be forced to leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued... Read more ...

US still ‘knee-deep' in FIRST wave of Covid-19, Fauci warns

US still ‘knee-deep' in FIRST wave of Covid-19, Fauci warns

Unlike countries in Europe, the US failed to get the first wave of Covid-19 under control and is now ‘knee-deep' in a new surge of it, according to the country's top epidemic... Read more ...

Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The premier of Victoria state, Australia's second-most populous, issued a six-week stay-at-home order for Melbourne and closed the border with New South Wales state, effective... Read more ...