Plant biologist Winslow Briggs dies at 90

PLANT BIOLOGIST WINSLOW BRIGGS DIES AT 90

A global leader in plant genetics and physiology, Briggs published landmark research on the molecular mechanisms that plants and other...

What rising seas mean for local economies

WHAT RISING SEAS MEAN FOR LOCAL ECONOMIES

High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Maryland. As sea levels rise, the...

 
 
 
Trustees focus on Stanford's external engagement

TRUSTEES FOCUS ON STANFORD'S EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT

At its meetings this week, the Board of Trustees also heard about current projects in the arts, took action on building projects and...

Impacts of downsizing the Delta twin tunnels project

IMPACTS OF DOWNSIZING THE DELTA TWIN TUNNELS PROJECT

Two experts from Stanford's Water in the West program explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed...

 
 
 
Four Stanford students win 2019 Gates Cambridge Scholarships

FOUR STANFORD STUDENTS WIN 2019 GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Three seniors and a medical student are among the 34 Americans awarded scholarships to pursue graduate studies at the University of...

Beware gift card and sextortion scams

BEWARE GIFT CARD AND SEXTORTION SCAMS

The Information Security Office is alerting the community that two recent phishing scams have targeted numerous Stanford community...

 
 
 
1969: A turbulent time remembered 50 years later

1969: A TURBULENT TIME REMEMBERED 50 YEARS LATER

The year 1968 tends to be synonymous with student activism at the nation's colleges and universities. Certainly that was true at Stanford....

Easing tensions on Korean Peninsula

EASING TENSIONS ON KOREAN PENINSULA

Relations have thawed, but Washington has so far not taken steps toward normalization.

 
 
 
Afro Pop dancing with a master

AFRO POP DANCING WITH A MASTER

Philip Amo Agyapong brought the theory and practice of African traditional dance forms to Stanford students.

How Juul ignited a dangerous nicotine arms race

HOW JUUL IGNITED A DANGEROUS NICOTINE ARMS RACE

A professor who has studied the rapid rise of e-cigarettes among youth discusses the impact of high-nicotine vaping devices.

 
 
 
Faculty Senate hears reports from Hoover Institution and Graduate School of Business

FACULTY SENATE HEARS REPORTS FROM HOOVER INSTITUTION AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Presentations spark discussion of Hoover's alignment with Stanford and the evolution of the Graduate School of Business.

Q-FARM INITIATIVE TO BOLSTER QUANTUM RESEARCH AT STANFORD-SLAC

The newly launched Quantum Fundamentals, ARchitecture and Machines initiative will build upon existing strengths in theoretical and...

 
 
 
The rockstar on campus

THE ROCKSTAR ON CAMPUS

As the former lead singer of the rock band The Donnas, Brett Anderson has toured the world, won awards and appeared on magazine covers....

British novelist Zadie Smith to speak at Stanford

BRITISH NOVELIST ZADIE SMITH TO SPEAK AT STANFORD

This year's Stanford Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts will feature acclaimed British author Zadie Smith on March 7.

 
 
 
New university ombudsperson talks about her role in resolving conflicts

NEW UNIVERSITY OMBUDSPERSON TALKS ABOUT HER ROLE IN RESOLVING CONFLICTS

As Stanford ombudsperson, Brenda Berlin is an independent, neutral and confidential resource for students, post-docs, faculty and staff...

Male mice hard-wired to recognize sex of other mice

MALE MICE HARD-WIRED TO RECOGNIZE SEX OF OTHER MICE

The discovery, by Stanford researchers, of neurons that drive mice's innate ability to identify the sex of other mice highlights the...

 
 
 
Polar vortex: The science behind the cold

POLAR VORTEX: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE COLD

An atmospheric scientist discusses how the polar vortex works, what drives its behavior and why it seems to bring storms and bitter...

Stanford Live announces concert partners

STANFORD LIVE ANNOUNCES CONCERT PARTNERS

The partnerships at Frost Amphitheater will include rock, pop and classical concerts as well as spoken-word performances in the inaugural...

 
 
 
Our 2.5-million-year obsession with stuff

OUR 2.5-MILLION-YEAR OBSESSION WITH STUFF

Ian Hodder, Stanford professor of anthropology, argues that at the heart of humanity's history is a dependency on objects and things.

What the U.S. suspension of its nuclear arms treaty with Russia means

WHAT THE U.S. SUSPENSION OF ITS NUCLEAR ARMS TREATY WITH RUSSIA MEANS

U.S. suspension of the INF Treaty - the first step toward withdrawing from the 1987 arms control agreement - allows Russia to develop...

 
 
 



Vatican defrocks former US Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Vatican defrocks former US Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

ROME - The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing... Read more ...

One year after Parkland, shooting at Illinois factory leaves multiple...

One year after Parkland, shooting at Illinois factory leaves multiple police, civilians wounded

A gunman opened fire at a factory in Aurora, Illinois on Friday injuring several people including four police officers, just a day after Americans marked the grim one-year... Read more ...

Trump admits he 'didn't need to' declare national emergency but wants to get...

Trump admits he 'didn't need to' declare national emergency but wants to get the border wall 'done faster'

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to obtain funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border. During his announcement, Trump said, "I didn't need to... Read more ...

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped

KADOMA, Zimbabwe - Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are... Read more ...

Following lung cancer surgery, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Following lung cancer surgery, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since undergoing lung cancer surgery in late December. Read more ...

Bellator 215 video highlights with brutal Mitrione kick to Kharitonov's cup

Bellator 215 video highlights with brutal Mitrione kick to Kharitonov's cup

Gallery Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov at Bellator 215: Best photos view 7 images It was an anti-climactic ending to what could've been a heavyweight barnburner Friday at... Read more ...

Supreme Court to hear arguments over census citizenship question

Supreme Court to hear arguments over census citizenship question

The US Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The justices have agreed to a speedy... Read more ...

Guy pretends to get stood up at Outback Steakhouse on Valentine's Day so...

Guy pretends to get stood up at Outback Steakhouse on Valentine's Day so strangers would pay his bill

Well, this is one way to celebrate. Read more ...

Trump expected to sign deal for border wall, plans to declare national...

Trump expected to sign deal for border wall, plans to declare national emergency for extra funding

Money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed and would finance just a quarter of the 200-plus miles he wanted. Read more ...

$1 trillion idea? Petition calls to sell Montana to Canada

$1 trillion idea? Petition calls to sell Montana to Canada

An online petition calls for selling Montana for $1 trillion to "eliminate the national debt." Read more ...