Two recent Stanford Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) studies have shed light on the vast potential of wind energy to power the East Coast of the United States and the world.
“As a nation and as a world, we have to reject the current dogma that surgery is not part of global health,” said Sherry Wren, Stanford Medical Center professor of general surgery, during her TEDx talk at Stanford on Saturday.
The traditional lecture-based format of medical education has become obsolete, according to two Stanford faculty researchers who have instead put forward a proposal for medical education in the 21st century.
Stanford’s Bicycle Program, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety, is working to improve traffic control and congestion on campus by installing bike-specific stop signs and riding guidelines on the roads. Two recent bicycle-related accidents, however, contribute to this existing call for increased focus on biker safety and responsibility, according to those involved.
A recent executive order aimed at preventing institutions of higher learning from aggressively recruiting veterans will have minimal effect at Stanford because the University does not profit from veterans’ benefits, according to campus administrators.
Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, spoke Tuesday night at the Schwab Residential Center about the Obama administration’s approach to issues such as democracy and human rights.
Abigail Disney, an award-winning documentarian and Stanford alumna, spoke on Wednesday evening in the Cemex Auditorium on her documentary work illuminating the role of women in conflict and peace.
A recent study out of the School of Medicine found that the overall quality of diet during pregnancy is associated with the risk of two birth defects: neural tube defects (NTDs) and orofacial clefts.
Dacher Keltner Ph.D., professor of psychology at UC-Berkeley and the faculty director of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, spoke Thursday night on compassion from an evolutionary, “survival-of-the-kindest” perspective.
A new, portable miniature microscope designed by Stanford researchers, standing at less than three-quarters of an inch tall, promises to expand the field of neuroscience research by recording the neural activity of mice.
“You might see a squad of pelicans or a sea otter tying herself to the kelp canopy,” said Adam Cole ’10, describing a typical scene at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey. “You will definitely see a harbor seal. And always you can smell the ocean..."