You’re at a club with your buddies, nursing an overpriced craft drink — your treat to yourself as a reward for that B- on your math midterm — and chatting about spring plans, summer plans and planning to plan. You lose touch with the conversation for a moment as your gaze wanders and you see…
On Monday, Stanford announced that its main campus is projected to operate on 100 percent solar energy by 2021, when an 88-megawatt photovoltaic plant near Lemoore, California is planned to go online.
Approximately one third of Stanford’s campus lost power at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, potentially as the result of an incident at an on-campus construction site. Approximately 55 buildings were initially affected, though some were left without power longer than others.
On Friday afternoon, Brookings Institution demographer Bill Frey discussed his research regarding the millennial generation in the U.S. Frey said that the generation’s inclusivity-oriented political views, compared to prior generations, derives from its increased racial diversity.
Yanichka Ariunbold discusses reframing conversations around cultural differences on campus, and how Stanford often doesn’t make people come to terms with the existence of these differences around them.
How and why would an individual forget traumatic experiences? This was one of the questions that prompted University of Oregon psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd Ph.D. ’83 to conduct in-depth research on the complexities of sexual harassment and abuse.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.