The process by which unclaimed Greek houses will be assigned is to be determined in conversations this fall. Greek houses are currently held almost exclusively by members of Stanford’s Interfraternity Council and Inter-Sorority Council, with only one Multicultural Greek Council chapter being housed, and none from the African American Fraternal and Sororal Association.
Steven Artandi, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed director of the Stanford Cancer Institute — an initiative that aims to improve cancer treatment at Stanford — on Oct. 1. He was previously a professor of medicine and biochemistry at the School of Medicine and will succeed outgoing director Beverly Mitchell, M.D., who has led the Institute for the past 10 years.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and artificial intelligence company Unanimous AI found in a study that “swarm intelligence” technology is better at diagnosing pneumonia through chest X-ray scans than any individual doctor or computer working alone.
At the end of spring quarter, Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) granted official student group status to new left-leaning publication The Stanford Sphere, affording the organization access to more funding and institutionalized support.
Stanford alumna Esmé Weijun Wang ’06 recently won the 2018 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, a $50,000 prize that supports ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Wang is the recipient of the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and is the author of “The Border of Paradise: A Novel,” which made NPR’s Best Books of 2016 list.
Stanford's Global Studies Division received a new grant from Global Studies Division director Jeremy Weinstein to fund a series of five courses aimed at increasing undergraduate exposure to global issues for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Researchers at Stanford have developed a machine learning algorithm, CheXNet, to perform pneumonia diagnosis. In clinical tests, the algorithm performed accurate diagnosis at slightly better rates than doctors.
Researchers at Stanford are breaking new ground in psychiatric uses of virtual reality (VR), applying to technology to help patients suffering from mental illnesses such as phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and body image issues.
Coterms who take an extra year at Stanford report taking on greater responsibility for all areas of their lives, from their courses of study to their housing to their finances. As one coterm put it, making a comparison to the undergraduate experience: “It’s a completely different game."
Associate Professor of Pediatrics Matthew Porteus was recently awarded a $5.2 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop cutting-edge sickle cell anemia therapies.
Earth System Science Professor Greg Asner received the 22nd annual Heinz Award from the Heinz Family Foundation earlier this month for his work in applying ultra-high resolution technologies to analyze different ecosystems. The Daily interviewed Asner on his research and interests.
In a collaboration with other institutions, researchers from Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) have created the first 3D movie of a virus attacking a healthy cell. The movie is part of an initiative to use algorithms to visualize infections.
Frederick P. Rehmus Family Professor of the Humanities Gavin Jones is reviving the works of novelist and former Stanford student John Steinbeck in his spring course, “American Studies 146A: Steinbeck.”
In this feature, The Daily interviewed four student publications -- the Stanford Political Journal, The Dualist, Probe Magazine and Fascinate -- to get a small glimpse of how they balance student life with running a journal and reaching an audience.
The Stanford Center on Longevity celebrates its 10th anniversary with a newly launched website for its flagship Sightlines project to redefine how people can live healthier and more fruitful lives.
Students in ME 298: Silversmithing and Design are able to turn their initial sketches into precious objects cast in silver through a quarter long project.