Up to this point, scientists have encountered a practical hurdle in the production of clean hydrogen fuel: the lack of cheap and abundant catalysts that can expedite the generation of hydrogen and oxygen. Recent findings by chemical engineering professor Jens Norskov and his peers may effectively overcome this hurdle.
Among members of the Stanford community, the demise of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden carried great significance.
The Faculty Senate approved a new interdisciplinary program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine (SCBRM) in a unanimous voice vote on Thursday. The SCBRM program seeks a five-year trial period beginning Sept. 11, 2011 through Aug. 31, 2016.
Professor of Medicine Alan Garber M.D. ‘83 will sport crimson rather than cardinal this fall as he takes on the role of provost at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
President John Hennessy delivered his annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday afternoon at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center. At the meeting, the president touched upon the state of finances and development on the Farm before launching an hour-long discussion on Stanford’s proposed New York City Applied Sciences Research and Educational Campus.
The Farm serves as a converging place today for 20 Russian and 20 American student delegates who are participating in the second annual Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF). According to SURF co-founder Anda Gansca ’11, SURF aims to build and improve U.S.-Russian relations by providing “a forum for open conversation between Russian and American students.”
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Greg Boardman declined Kappa Sigma’s appeal on Monday, upholding Residential Education’s decision to revoke the fraternity’s housing for the coming academic year. The chapter will have a chance to apply for reinstatement in January 2012 as part of a formal relevancy presentation to a review panel.
Three topics of discussion took the spotlight at the Faculty Senate’s Mar. 31 meeting: the Stanford Research Center at Beijing, earthquake preparedness and innovative curriculum design.