Since last year, the School of Humanities and Sciences has been working to decrease the time to degree for students in Ph.D. programs.
For more than 30 years, the Special Language Program (SLP) has allowed students to learn less commonly taught languages ranging from Lakota to Norwegian.
SLP has grown to accommodate more than 160 students and 18 to 20 languages per quarter with American Sign Language, Vietnamese and Hindi proving the most popular across the years, according to Eva Prionas M.A.’76 Ph.D. ‘81, the program’s coordinator.
New York Times fashion journalist and critic Cathy Horyn will moderate a series of talks on the fashion industry held by the Stanford Arts Institute, with the first talk to be held on Dec. 2.
Over the last five years, the percentage of undergraduate engineering majors at Stanford has risen from 20 percent to 38 percent thanks to a change in curriculum and an increased focus on interdisciplinary studies.
The growth has been increasing every year, with computer science (CS)—which tripled in size—and product design seeing the largest increases and bioengineering—which was only offered as an undergraduate major starting five years ago—also growing, said Dean of the School of Engineering Jim Plummer M.S. ‘67 Ph.D. ‘71 in an email statement.