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Jul 26 2017 | Stanford News Awards, Faculty, Research, Stanford, Students, VPGE
Under a new program, Stanford has awarded 20 grants to support innovative initiatives that advance the diversity of the university community and foster inclusion. After completing their summer research projects, five Stanford undergraduates will return to their hometown high schools in Texas,...
Jul 25 2017 | Stanford News Stanford
Students, faculty, staff and alumni responded to the call for ideas and proposals to inform Stanford's long-range planning process. Four area steering groups will now begin digging into the task of reviewing and contextualizing the submissions. Stanford students, faculty, staff and alumni submitted...
Jul 24 2017 | Science Fellow, Research, Stanford
You’re at home playing a virtual reality (VR) game on the Oculus Rift, dodging zombies like a pro. But then you step too far back or look behind you, and suddenly you’re frozen in space, as the system’s infrared cameras can no longer see the lights on your goggles and it loses track of you. Instant...
Jul 17 2017 | Scope Fellow, Research, Stanford
Physicians have to walk a tough line when encouraging healthy behavior. Take Dr. J. She bikes to work, swims over lunch, jogs on the weekend and eats primarily veggies grown in her garden, supplemented by fish and poultry purchased at the local farmer’s market. Will she relate well with Ms. E, who...
Jul 15 2017 | Stanford News Faculty, Stanford
Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July 14. She had been battling breast cancer since 2013; the disease spread to her liver and bones in 2016. Mirzakhani was 40 years old.

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