Tag, you're it! A new process provides a better understanding of cells

TAG, YOU'RE IT! A NEW PROCESS PROVIDES A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CELLS

Scientists hook fluorescent tags onto molecules to see how they keep cells alive. Such tags used to burn out quickly. Now they glow...

Global poverty research center gets major philanthropic boost

GLOBAL POVERTY RESEARCH CENTER GETS MAJOR PHILANTHROPIC BOOST

The Stanford King Center on Global Development expands efforts to improve quality of life in the developing world.

 
 
 
Multicultural Springfest to be held Thursday at Frost Amphitheater - rain or shine

MULTICULTURAL SPRINGFEST TO BE HELD THURSDAY AT FROST AMPHITHEATER - RAIN OR SHINE

All members of the Stanford community are invited to attend Multicultural Springfest, an annual celebration of the diversity and dedication...

Everything stays the same: Standard measurement units redefined

EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME: STANDARD MEASUREMENT UNITS REDEFINED

More than a century of work reached its conclusion May 20, with all base units of measurement now tied to defined constants rather...

 
 
 

STUDENT SPEAKER SELECTED FOR STANFORD BACCALAUREATE

The 2019 Senior Class Presidents and the Office for Religious Life selected poet and spoken word artist Edan Armas to address graduates...

Stanford grads explore public service careers through fellowships

STANFORD GRADS EXPLORE PUBLIC SERVICE CAREERS THROUGH FELLOWSHIPS

The Haas Center for Public Service awards fellowships to graduating seniors and coterminal students who have shown a deep commitment...

 
 
 
In political messages, values matter more than policy

IN POLITICAL MESSAGES, VALUES MATTER MORE THAN POLICY

Stanford sociologists find that when progressive candidates talk about how their policies are aligned with values commonly associated...

Stanford launches new free online course on Beethoven

STANFORD LAUNCHES NEW FREE ONLINE COURSE ON BEETHOVEN

A new online course explores Ludwig van Beethoven's music and development as a composer. The class, led by music historian Stephen...

 
 
 
Augmented reality affects people's behavior in the real world

AUGMENTED REALITY AFFECTS PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR IN THE REAL WORLD

Stanford scholar Jeremy Bailenson and other researchers found that people's interactions with a virtual person in augmented reality,...

Extreme cold could reveal herpesvirus infection dynamics

EXTREME COLD COULD REVEAL HERPESVIRUS INFECTION DYNAMICS

Researchers don't know much about how viruses like those that cause chicken pox infect cells. A super-cold form of electron microscopy...

 
 
 
Perfect scores: 11 Cardinal programs earn perfect multi-year APR scores

PERFECT SCORES: 11 CARDINAL PROGRAMS EARN PERFECT MULTI-YEAR APR SCORES

Eleven Stanford varsity programs earned a perfect 1,000 multi-year score in the annual edition of Academic Progress Rate statistics...

John D. Krumboltz, who developed the theory of planned happenstance, dies at 90

JOHN D. KRUMBOLTZ, WHO DEVELOPED THE THEORY OF PLANNED HAPPENSTANCE, DIES AT 90

Krumboltz, professor emeritus of education and of psychology, revolutionized career counseling by applying learning theories to decision...

 
 
 
Student Affairs adds three new staff members

STUDENT AFFAIRS ADDS THREE NEW STAFF MEMBERS

Rosalind Conerly and Elvira Prieto are the new associate deans for the Black Community Services Center and El Centro.

Community Standards makes a fresh start

COMMUNITY STANDARDS MAKES A FRESH START

Mark DiPerna, director of the Office of Community Standards, is committed to taking a compassionate and educational approach to upholding...

 
 
 
Motherhood at Stanford

MOTHERHOOD AT STANFORD

In honor of Mother's Day, these Stanford students and postdocs reflect on the joys and challenges of raising kids on the Farm.

When birds of a feather don't quite flock together

WHEN BIRDS OF A FEATHER DON'T QUITE FLOCK TOGETHER

No one tells birds and other animals how to move together without colliding. Can we examine their behavior to help autonomous vehicles...

 
 
 
First Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford forever linked

FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD AND STANFORD FOREVER LINKED

One hundred and fifty years ago on May 10, 1869, university founder Leland Stanford drove the last spike that marked the completion...

Chapter 7 vs. chapter 11: What's best for the surrounding community?

CHAPTER 7 VS. CHAPTER 11: WHAT'S BEST FOR THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY?

In areas tied to declining industries, corporate reorganization has better long-term impact than going-out-of-business sales, a new...

 
 
 
For learning, a chatbot that teaches beats flashcards

FOR LEARNING, A CHATBOT THAT TEACHES BEATS FLASHCARDS

Stanford researchers have applied chatbot technology to self-paced learning and significantly improved student recall and retention...

Campus energy advances can be optimized and replicated

CAMPUS ENERGY ADVANCES CAN BE OPTIMIZED AND REPLICATED

With a few changes to its existing energy operations, Stanford could further reduce its carbon footprint and costs in a model that...

 
 
 



Authorities: 5-month-old girl in Florida dies after being left in hot day...

Authorities: 5-month-old girl in Florida dies after being left in hot day care van for hours

The girl's mother reportedly found her daughter in the van after she called the facility and they said they didn't know she was there. Read more ...

Mario Batali to face charges in Boston for alleged groping incident

Mario Batali to face charges in Boston for alleged groping incident

Celebrity chef Mario Batali will face a criminal charge in Boston for allegedly kissing and groping a woman in the city in 2017. Read more ...

Fugitive says he'll surrender if enough people ‘like' his wanted poster on...

Fugitive says he'll surrender if enough people ‘like' his wanted poster on Facebook

“I wanted to give them a little incentive for all the hard work they put in to catch me,” the 29-year-old said. Read more ...

Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill? Not During The Trump Administration

Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill? Not During The Trump Administration

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ruled out any changes to the U.S. currency imagery before 2028. Read more ...

‘Creepy porn lawyer' Avenatti charged with defrauding his client Stormy Daniels

‘Creepy porn lawyer' Avenatti charged with defrauding his client Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult actress Stormy Daniels once relentlessly promoted by mainstream media as the nemesis of President Donald Trump, has been indicted for... Read more ...

FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using... Read more ...

Texas House passes 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill critics say will discriminate...

Texas House passes 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill critics say will discriminate against LGBTQ community

The measure prohibits the government from taking "adverse action" against any individuals or businesses based on membership, support or donations to religious groups. Read more ...

Knicks' Steve Mills: Porzingis' trade demand came with Europe threat

Knicks' Steve Mills: Porzingis' trade demand came with Europe threat

Knicks President Steve Mills said Kristaps Porzingis threatened to return to Europe if he wasn't traded within seven days. “He... point-blank said to us, ‘I don't want to be... Read more ...

Harriet Tubman won't be featured on the $20 bill until 2028: Mnuchin

Harriet Tubman won't be featured on the $20 bill until 2028: Mnuchin

Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman won't appear on U.S. currency for nearly a decade, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. Read more ...

Schiff cancels 'enforcement' meeting after Justice Department offers to...

Schiff cancels 'enforcement' meeting after Justice Department offers to share Mueller documents

Schiff had issued a subpoena for all of Mueller's counterintelligence materials, but he had proposed that the Justice Department begin the effort by providing 12 specific sets... Read more ...