A glimpse into future oceans

A GLIMPSE INTO FUTURE OCEANS

Volcanic carbon dioxide vents off the coast of Italy are rapidly acidifying nearby waters. This natural laboratory provides a crystal...

Receiving genetic information can change risk

RECEIVING GENETIC INFORMATION CAN CHANGE RISK

Simply learning of a genetic risk can alter a person's physiology, a recent study found, causing people to perform less well on exercise...

 
 
 
Square one for U.S. nuclear waste management program

SQUARE ONE FOR U.S. NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Thousands of tons of highly radioactive spent fuel are in temporary storage in 35 states, with no permanent solution being discussed....

Agricultural economist Timothy Josling dies at age 78

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST TIMOTHY JOSLING DIES AT AGE 78

Timothy Josling, a professor emeritus at the former Food Research Institute known for his encyclopedic knowledge of international agricultural...

 
 
 
Stanford theoretical physicist Shoucheng Zhang dies at 55

STANFORD THEORETICAL PHYSICIST SHOUCHENG ZHANG DIES AT 55

Zhang was a rare theorist who concerned himself with the implications of his abstract ideas about new quantum states of matter on experiments...

Exploring opportunities in China

EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA

Working with retired NBA star Yao Ming was just one of the highlights of senior Yvonne Lee's summer internship at the Carnegie-Tsinghua...

 
 
 
Stanford University statement regarding display of flag

STANFORD UNIVERSITY STATEMENT REGARDING DISPLAY OF FLAG

Stanford University today issued the following statement regarding the display of the American flag at the former Sigma Chi residence.

The first gene-edited babies: The legal and ethical questions

THE FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES: THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL QUESTIONS

Last month, a Chinese researcher announced the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies, whose DNA had been edited to reduce the...

 
 
 
Opioid prescriptions from dentists linked to youth addiction risk

OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM DENTISTS LINKED TO YOUTH ADDICTION RISK

In teenagers and young adults, receiving opioids from dental providers is linked with elevated risk for continued opioid use and abuse,...

A microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments

A MICROBE'S MEMBRANE HELPS IT SURVIVE EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

Scientists discovered a protein that modifies a microbe's membrane and helps it survive in hot, acidic environments, proving a long-standing...

 
 
 
Board of Trustees focuses on diversity and inclusion

BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOCUSES ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At its Dec. 3-4 meeting, the board also updated its investment responsibility policies, set 2019-20 tuition and made enhancements to...

Stanford expands financial aid for middle-income families as trustees set 2019-20 tuition

STANFORD EXPANDS FINANCIAL AID FOR MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES AS TRUSTEES SET 2019-20 TUITION

Home equity will no longer be a factor in the financial aid calculation for undergraduates. Stanford's total undergraduate need-based...

 
 
 
Letter to the university community from Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Raikes on investment responsibility

LETTER TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY FROM BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR JEFF RAIKES ON INVESTMENT RESPONSIBILITY

The Board of Trustees is unveiling a new approach to investment responsibility at Stanford.

Frequently asked questions on investment responsibility

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INVESTMENT RESPONSIBILITY

The Board of Trustees on Dec. 4, 2018, announced a new investment responsibility framework for Stanford, including a new educational...

 
 
 
Provost issues annual report on Title IX, sexual harassment cases

PROVOST ISSUES ANNUAL REPORT ON TITLE IX, SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES

In a letter to the Stanford community, Provost Persis Drell releases a new report on cases of prohibited sexual conduct involving students,...

Simple yet powerful model predicts DNA organization

SIMPLE YET POWERFUL MODEL PREDICTS DNA ORGANIZATION

Stanford researchers built a computer model to simulate how DNA is packaged in the nucleus, allowing them to do computational experiments...

 
 
 
The problems with philanthropy

THE PROBLEMS WITH PHILANTHROPY

Stanford scholar Rob Reich looks at the laws and policies that structure charitable giving in America today. He finds that these policies...

Two Stanford seniors named 2019 Marshall Scholars

TWO STANFORD SENIORS NAMED 2019 MARSHALL SCHOLARS

 
 
 
Education study provides evidence of ‘big-fish-little-pond' effect on students globally

EDUCATION STUDY PROVIDES EVIDENCE OF ‘BIG-FISH-LITTLE-POND' EFFECT ON STUDENTS GLOBALLY

New research finds a direct link between high-achieving schools and students' self-doubt.

Stanford University statement on wrestling investigation

STANFORD UNIVERSITY STATEMENT ON WRESTLING INVESTIGATION

Stanford University issued the statement November 30, 2018.

 
 
 



Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service. Read more ...

Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas...

Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas market in France

France is raising its terror alert level. Read more ...

NASA to NBA star Stephen Curry: Yes, we went to the moon - and can prove it

NASA to NBA star Stephen Curry: Yes, we went to the moon - and can prove it

NASA has offers to give NBA star Stephen Curry a tour of a lunar lab after he said he doubts humans landed on the moon. Read more ...

Lucky break: Man uses cast on his arm to save neighbor from fire

Lucky break: Man uses cast on his arm to save neighbor from fire

Amazing! This man's cast was just what he needed to help his neighbor from a house fire. Read more ...

2 dead, several wounded in shooting at Christmas market in France

2 dead, several wounded in shooting at Christmas market in France

The French Interior Ministry called on the public to remain indoors. Read more ...

Delta has banned all emotional support animals on long flights

Delta has banned all emotional support animals on long flights

Delta Air Lines announced on Monday that certain emotional support and service animals have been banned from flying on board its airline. Emotional support animal s have been... Read more ...

Mysterious texts sent from missing mom's phone 3 days after she disappeared

Mysterious texts sent from missing mom's phone 3 days after she disappeared

A text message from Kelsey Berreth's phone was sent to her fiancé and employer three days after she was last seen. A week after that, she was reported missing. Read more ...

Oakland sues Raiders, NFL in federal court for ‘illegal move to Las Vegas'

Oakland sues Raiders, NFL in federal court for ‘illegal move to Las Vegas'

The city of Oakland filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday challenging the relocation of the Raiders to Las Vegas. Read more ...

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

The Baltimore Orioles, coming off an MLB-worst 115 losses in 2018, are turning to Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to succeed Buck Showalter as manager, according to reports. The... Read more ...

Trump says he's happy to perform a Huawei intervention if it's good for...

Trump says he's happy to perform a Huawei intervention if it's good for trade, security, according to report

President Donald Trump would intercede in the case of executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, if such an extraordinary step could secure a favorable trade deal with China, Reuters... Read more ...