Stanford’s faculty and Silicon Valley are inseparably intertwined. Some have criticized this sort of revolving door between Stanford faculty and technology industry leaders as being detrimental to the purity of academia at Stanford.
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED), an auxiliary of the Graduate School of Business, established an innovation center in Accra, Ghana, with the help of a $150 million initial grant from Dorothy and Robert King MBA ‘60.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine recently published a paper that suggests long-term hearing loss caused by loud blasts or explosions may one day be reversible in humans.
Communities with limited access to clean water look set to benefit from the recent fabrication of “synthetic nanoscavengers,” which can clear out harmful contaminants from water, by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford scientists.
The inability of the federal government to avert the “sequester” — automatic and across-the-board spending cuts of $85 billion that came into effect last Friday — will seriously affect the state of ongoing and future research at Stanford, according to University administrators.
Even as Stanford continues to bounce back strongly from the impact of the 2008 recession, renewed uncertainty about potential cuts in federal spending may prompt a more serious challenge to the University’s ability to fund faculty and students in the years ahead.