There’s something about you, Stanford. A feeling, a warmth, a spirit. I can’t quite put my finger on it. It seems no one can. Four years with you and I still can’t define what it is that has left me so speechless with gratitude. For the mishaps, the fortunes, the wins, the losses, the heartaches,…
Amro Taleb is a Syrian and Canadian citizen who has worked as a consultant to several NGOs in Syria. Taleb has taught at the Syrian International University for Science and Technology. He holds a masters degree in engineering from the University of Toronto and a doctorate from the Swiss Management Center. Taleb spoke at Stanford at the end of last year, and The Daily interviewed him to learn more about the situation in Syria and his experiences there.
As U.S. troops gradually withdraw from Afghanistan and as the country nears a pivotal presidential election, gender roles and the status of women in Afghanistan have been thrown into uncertainty. Amidst that disruption, Amie Ferris-Rotman '14, a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, has launched an initiative that aims increase the number of local Afghan female journalists working for international news agencies.
After a unanimous vote by the City Council on Monday, Palo Alto will introduce a controversial new permit parking program, which enables neighborhoods to restrict their parking spots to prioritize local residents.
Stanford University’s 2013 fiscal year report announced an 11 percent increase in net assets, which include Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital.
In 2007, two Stanford law students approached Erik Jensen with the idea of writing legal education textbooks to meet a growing demand for more widespread law enforcement and better judicial practices in Afghanistan.
DAILY NEWS BRIEF:Two new maps have been created in order to help students, faculty, and visitors, to locate pieces of art on the Stanford campus.
Professor Franklin “Lynn” Orr is the director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and previously served as the director of Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project from 2002 to 2008, as well as the Chester Naramore dean of earth sciences from 1994 to 2002.
The U.S.-Mexico FoCUS conference concluded Saturday afternoon as part of a four-day event featuring speakers such as George Shultz, the 60th U.S. Secretary of State, and Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexico Ambassador to the United States.
“If we want there to be a peace agreement we are going to have to change the dynamic; we are going to have to show that something is different this time,” said Ambassador Dennis Ross in regard to Israel-Palestine relations at an event hosted by Hillel at Stanford.
Palo Alto city officials have voted to spend $250,000 on improving living conditions for the homeless population of the city.
The National Institutes of Health awarded over $17 million to eight Stanford scientists on Sunday. The grant will enable the recipients to pursue major, groundbreaking projects in the field of biomedicine that might otherwise be too unconventional for mainstream funding, which generally requires more certainty. The awards are divided into categories: the Pioneer Award, of…
A team of Stanford engineers has succeeded in creating a faster, more energy-efficient computer using transistors made of carbon nanotubes.
Abbas Milani is the director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution and author of the book “The Shah,” among others. With recent news of direct talks between Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the Obama administration, The Daily sat down with Milani to provide a context for the revived presence of US-Iran relations in the media sphere.
Two Stanford professors were awarded MacArthur fellowships, also known as “Genius Grants” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday.
Although the number of applications and students enrolled in Sophomore College decreased between 2012 and 2013, the Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) department introduced five new seminars for this year’s program.
Stanford will open a Muslim resource center at the start of the 2013-14 academic year, culminating an effort by Muslim students and other supporters -- almost 25 faculty members -- that has lasted nearly a decade.
Together with Larry Diamond, Khatib authored an article last month in The Atlantic making the case for greater American and international involvement.
While Stanford’s students and faculty members frequently win acclaim for their contributions to the intellectual community, the behind-the-scenes work of University archivist Daniel Hartwig may be just as noteworthy and valuable. The Daily sat down with Hartwig to discuss the most challenging aspects of conservation, entrepreneurship in the library and his love for 19th-century photography.
Anthropologist Jane Goodall, the world's expert on chimpanzees, opened her presentation to a lively CEMEX Auditorium on April 7 with series of primate calls, later translating them as greetings.
In an effort to encourage collaboration and independent inquiry among students, a Graduate School of Education (GSE) program founded in 2005 has leveraged mobile devices to offer an interactive learning experience to 23,000 students in 25 countries.
A proposal to establish a Muslim cultural resource center on campus has gained fresh attention in recent months, with a group of undergraduate and graduate students reviving a seven-year-old plan in meetings with senior University administrators.
As a co-chair of Stanford’s Oral History Program -- and as a member of the Stanford community for over 50 years -- Susan Schofield '66 has lots of good stories to tell spanning a lengthy career. Her most memorable story, however, is a recent one.
David Gerson ’14 is impressed by the graduate students who have gone on to create startups such as Skybox and SpaceX, but says that Stanford’s Aero/Astro Department does not do a good enough job of engaging the undergraduate community.