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WorkLife Calendar of Events

Cardinal at Work--the office that aims to create a unified experience of community among Stanford's employees--organizes various community events, which are often also open to graduate students. Offerings include pre and post-natal fitness classes, seminars on planning for retirement, and more. In particular, if you are a parent or caregiver, you may find these resources useful as you navigate life at Stanford. 

Last modified 04/03/2017

Stanford Entrepreneurship Network

Interested in entrepreneurship? Check out the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network--a working group of university programs and student groups that offers opportunities to learn about various aspects of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is thriving in multiple areas of campus and throughout Silicon Valley; this network helps connect organizations and provides guidance and support as you look to innovate.

Last modified 08/31/2016

Humanities PhD Journalist Project

The Humanities Center's PhD Journalist project gives PhD students the opportunity to practice writing for general audiences by reporting stories for the Stanford News Service and Humanities Center. Student reporters publish widely-read articles, expand their professional skills, and receive a stipend for each completed story. Open to students from humanities departments. Interested applicants should contact Chris Kark for more information; new journalists are accepted throughout the year. 

Last modified 12/16/2016

Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

A virtual crash course that lets you experience one of the's most popular learning tools. The project is called the Gift-Giving cycle. It is divided into 3 sections and in each you acquire the basic principles of design thinking. Length of time: 90 minutes.

Last modified 08/14/2014

Schwab Learning Center

The Schwab Learning Center (SLC) offers learning strategies for graduate students with learning differences (dyslexia, ADHD or other learning disabilities) or suspected learner variability. Working with a Learning Specialist, the student obtains a comprehensive Personal Learning Profile, which includes recommended services, such as executive function training, one on one subject tutoring, assistive technology training, and/or other learning strategies. There is no cost to use services and students may self-refer to the SLC.

Last modified 01/14/2018

New Postdoc Welcome Luncheons

If you are a new postdoc, join these luncheons to learn more about the opportunities available at Stanford and to meet people who can help you make the most of your time as a postdoctoral scholar! Each session is two hours long and includes lunch as well as an informational program.

Last modified 09/17/2017

List of Shared Research Facilities

Looking for equipment or a facility for your research project? This list of shared campus resources from DoResearch might have what you need. 

Last modified 09/03/2015

Stanford Digital Repository

The Stanford Digital Repository is a robust and reliable system for the storage, preservation, and sharing of research by members of the Stanford community. Benefits include safe and redundant storage that ensures long-term access to material, the ability to control when your content is made public, and support for intellectual property rights and licenses. Open to all students, faculty, and staff, but material is expected to be of enduring value to the University. 

Last modified 08/18/2014

Understanding and Using Growth Mindset

If you are an instructor or TA, you will likely find this resource on Growth Mindset helpful. Carol Dweck's influential work on encouraging students to reach beyond their preconceived notions of intelligence and academic performance has proven valuable for teachers of students of all ages and levels. Check out this resource, provided by the VPTL, as you think about designing a supportive learning environment within your own classroom. 

Last modified 10/19/2016

Creating a Syllabus

Use this resource from the Teaching Commons to craft a syllabus that clearly communicates learning objectives, course content, and requirements. Organized as a template, it includes detailed descriptions of each element of a good syllabus, example text, and useful links to additional information. 

Last modified 09/24/2015