Kristina Faul is a climate change researcher at Mills College, but she is also a practicing Christian. Her confession sparked testimonies from other scientists in a Jan. 25 workshop at Stanford on science and spirituality, hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
In a 1-unit lecture series, CSRE 5I: “Hamilton: An American Musical,” students examine the life of Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries through an in-depth analysis of the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical that lends its namesake to the course title. The interdisciplinary course invites faculty from several departments – African & African American studies (AAAS), comparative studies in race and ethnicity, theater and performance studies (TAPS) and history, to name a few – to share their perspectives on the music, casting and storytelling of the musical.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) selected Stanford physics professor Steven Chu as its president-elect on Jan. 9. Chu is also the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the School of Medicine as well as a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and Bio-X.
The debate over Western culture at Stanford did not start in the 1980s. It began in 1968 with the call for two curricula, Structured Liberal Education (SLE) and the program in African and African-American Studies (AAAS). Students have criticized SLE because it purports to study universal human questions while focusing primarily on European thinkers. Conversely,…
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) tapped six Stanford faculty members to join the 2016 class.