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Oct 17 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
A Stanford-developed virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” is helping expand research on how this new immersive technology affects people’s level of empathy.
Oct 12 2018 | Engadget Fellow, Stanford
In a former shipyard in New York City, the contemporary dancer and choreographer Catie Cuan twists and sways her limbs. Her dance partner is 9 feet tall and weighs nearly two-tons: an ABB IRB 6700 robot typically used for the "three Ds" of industrial labor -- tasks that are dull, dirty and...
Sep 20 2018 | Stanford News Stanford, Students
Stanford will celebrate the arrival of the first cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars on Saturday with Day One, an orientation program designed to introduce the students to each other and to the unique experiences that await them through its global leadership program.
Aug 28 2018 | Stanford Engineering Fellow, Research, Stanford
Stanford University researchers have developed a mathematical model that could help public health officials and policymakers curb an opioid epidemic that took the lives of an estimated 49,000 Americans last year.
Aug 24 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students
During a recent online discussion about Signs Preceding the End of the World, incoming Stanford students posed questions, discussed themes and shared favorite passages from the novel, which they read over the summer under the Three Books program. Alexis Marie Pearce, who moderated the online...
Aug 23 2018 | Vox Fellow, Research, Stanford
The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history — on track to kill more people over the next decade than currently live in entire American cities like Miami or Baltimore.
Jul 13 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students, VPGE
Marlette Jackson, who recently earned a doctorate in political science at Stanford, said she is grateful for the constellation of mentors – faculty, students and staff – who encouraged the first-generation college student to reach for the stars.
Jun 18 2018 | Stanford News Faculty, Research, Stanford
While “find your passion” is well-intended advice, it might not be good advice. In fact, the adage so commonly advised by graduation speakers might undermine how interests actually develop, according to Stanford researchers in an upcoming paper for Psychological Science.
Jun 8 2018 | Stanford News Awards, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Twenty Stanford seniors, graduate students and alumni have been awarded grants to pursue special projects abroad next year with funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Jun 5 2018 | Stanford Earth Faculty, Research, Stanford
For decades, intensive groundwater pumping has caused ground beneath California’s San Joaquin Valley to sink, damaging infrastructure. Now research published in the journal Nature Communications suggests that as pumping makes the ground sink, it also unleashes an invisible threat to human health...