POLISCI 336: “Introduction to Global Justice,” taught by Prithviraj Datta, a post doctoral researcher in Ethics in Society, offers students the opportunity to investigate core ethical issues in the realm of international politics. The course is split into three distinct sections. Students first explore the content of global justice, then zoom into the obligations global justice creates in areas such as global poverty, climate change, immigration, warfare and the well-being of women. The course ends by examining the question of whether a democratic international order is needed in order to reach global justice.
Seven Stanford-affiliated scholars were recently named Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows, joining 23 other people in the fellowship’s 2016 cohort.. The fellowship provides tuition and living expenses for immigrants and children of immigrants for up to $90,000 over two years and aims to award students who demonstrate creativity, drive and academic success. The awardees have the opportunity to study in any degree-granting graduate school in the United States. The Stanford-affiliated awardees include Abubakar Abid, Binbin Chen, Sharada Jambulapati B.A. ’12, Zihao Jiang, Veronica Manzo, Jenna Nicholas and Suhas Rao. Each will be attending graduate school at Stanford in the 2016-2017 school year or have previously attended Stanford.
PSYC 60N: “The Psychology of Stoked,” a winter quarter course taught by associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science Shashank Joshi, offers students an opportunity to explore the new field of positive psychology and the true meaning of living a mindful life.
ClassDojo and Stanford University’s Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) have created a teaching toolkit to incorporate the “growth mindset” into elementary and middle school classrooms.
Early Thursday morning, a gas odor coming from the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons parking lot prompted an investigation by PG&E. The odor was confirmed to be a small gas leak.
Kara Fong ’16, a Stanford senior and chemical engineering major, is one of 15 students from across the nation to be awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue a master’s degree in material sciences and metallurgy at the University of Cambridge next year.
Stanford student athletes have a lot to manage with 20 hours per week of practice, weight training, conditioning and games -- plus the normal academic requirements of any other student. Though student athletes are supported through their academic advisors, coaches and teachers, along with the numerous programs and policies Stanford has implemented, there is still room for improvement.
In September, Stanford’s English department launched the digital humanities (DH) minor, a program which allows students to use digital tools to enhance their understanding of the humanities and generate new questions for innovative research.