PSYC 83Q: “The Physiology of Addiction in the Modern World” is a sophomore introductory seminar that explores the concept of addiction, focusing on both the neuroscience research on addiction and society’s views on addiction.
BOSP Cape Town will be suspended starting spring quarter due to unexpected faculty resignations.
A 24 hours, seven days a week "makerspace" opens for any Stanford students interested in building electronics.
Assistant professor of bioengineering Manu Prakash received the MacArthur “Genius Grant” on Sept. 21 as one of 23 recipients.
The 2-unit student-led class CSRE 32SI: “Whiteness” investigates the concept of whiteness and what it means to be white.
CNN host, Washington Post columnist and author Fareed Zakaria spoke at an OpenXChange event entitled “America in a New World” on Tuesday night to a packed CEMEX Auditorium and overflow room. Zakaria focused on concerns about the Middle East and technology’s future economic impact. Zakaria started the night off with a joking tone, thanking the audience for attending. “You could be at home watching the greatest reality show in American history, which is the presidential election,” Zakaria said.
A new set of tracks for taking humanities classes, called Humanities Core, will be offered for the first time in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.
The Stanford Portal, a long-distance video-chatting booth which facilitates conversation between Stanford students and individuals in portals in Kigali, Rwanda, Heart, Afghanistan, and Mexico City, has been operating outside of Crothers Memorial since May 2. So far, student experiences have been overwhelmingly positive. Caroline Neel, Stanford’s Portal Curator, explained the appeal.
On March 27, student group Who’s Teaching Us (WTU) posted a list of 25 demands for reform at Stanford. Among these are two demands to change the meaning of Engaging Diversity (ED) and to reform its Structured Liberal Education (SLE) program, in order to increase the diversity of authors read and examine diversity through the lens of power, privilege and oppression. Additionally, WTU argues that although SLE currently fulfills the ED requirement, it does not do enough to engage power structures as an Engaging Diversity class should.
A recent Stanford study found that the grades of all students in the classroom improve when students at risk of negative stereotypes are protected from these stereotypes.