In response to the extreme drought in California, Stanford has implemented an array of water-saving devices and programs throughout campus, including restricting irrigation and offering the Stanford community devices to monitor water usage.
Although multiple new initiatives to conserve water have been made at Stanford, the University had been experimenting with ways to decrease water consumption even before the California drought and emergency regulations.
Twenty-one percent of Stanford’s domestic water consumption is used on student housing and dining, with another 21 percent used on faculty staff housing, including irrigation, and 16 percent on academic and administrative uses, according to “California’s and Stanford’s Water Supply” Fact Sheet for August 2014.
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine have developed a new way to stimulate the brain to regrow damaged areas after a stroke occurs in mice, with potential to translate to treatment for strokes in humans even years after the initial stroke.
Stanford researchers have taken a big step in developing a pure lithium battery. The new battery, which may not reach the market for three to five years, would allow an electric car to have a 300-mile range and would triple the time a cell phone's battery would last before needing to be recharged.
The Ways of Thinking / Ways of Doing (WAYS) requirements — the new undergraduate general education requirements (GERs) that started with the Class of 2017 — finished their first year with overall positive responses.
Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology, surveyed 3,000 people in six countries and found that their perspectives on time are indicators of their financial health.
The Very Reverend Jane Shaw has been named dean for religious life at Stanford University, Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 announced Monday.
Stanford will open the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) at Tresidder Memorial Union this fall. OMAC, which will replace the Student Veterans Affairs Office (VA), will be open five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., an increase from the current VA, which was open one day a week for two hours.
On May 29, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) announced the Spring 2014 winners of its first Undergrad Photo Contest, an undergraduate-wide competition to promote exploration in the arts through photography.
David Halliburton, professor emeritus of English and founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning, died June 2 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 80.