Teaching and Students5.17.13
ITALIC, which will focus on the arts, and SIMILE, which will concentrate on science, will open in the fall, offering freshmen a new way to combine living and learning in a thematic, residence-based educational program while meeting undergraduate requirements.
An estimated 30,000 people made their way to the Eucalyptus Grove last weekend for the Stanford Powwow. The annual event is the largest student-run powwow in the United States.
Musician Jesse Rodin leads student singers through the works of Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez in a historically inspired performance featuring digital enhancements by sonic pioneer Ge Wang.
Senior Miles Bennett-Smith, editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily, talks about how changes in the newspaper industry are affecting the Daily and where the paper is heading.
Podcasts by students, followed by action videos, make exercise physiology real, very real.
During Admit Weekend, prospective members of the Class of 2017 mixed and mingled with professors, current students and senior officials, hung out with the Stanford Band, and were treated to performances and other events.
Stanford Report asked Emergency Manager Keith Perry how Stanford would communicate with faculty, students and staff during an emergency involving an active threat on campus, and what actions they should take if the university issued a "shelter-in-place" order.
Stanford Summer Theater and the Center for Ethics in Society partner to produce The Exception and the Rule, a Bertolt Brecht "learning play" that explores themes of inequality and corruption.
Stanford Department of Music partners with San Francisco World Music Festival with course on Azerbaijani music
World-music offerings expanded this spring with an introduction to Azeri music and culture taught by kamancha virtuoso Imamyar Hasanov and music specialist Krystal Barghelame.
A group of Stanford students recently got an insider's view of the cultural landscape of New York City through the annual "Arts Immersion" trip organized by the Stanford Arts Institute.
Jessica Laurel Anderson and Meredith Lukens Wheeler each will receive up to $30,000 for graduate school to help them prepare for careers in public service.
Liz Hadly, a research scientist and award-winning teacher, will lead the VPUE undergraduate research grant programs and will help shape a number of pilot programs encouraging capstone experiences for juniors and seniors.
Stanford's Lytics Lab gathers data from massive open online courses to learn more about how we learn. The group studies student behavior to measure interaction and performance.
"We created this award to celebrate some of the exceptional scholarly achievements of our undergraduate students and to bring them campus-wide recognition," said Tom Wasow, professor of linguistics, who created the award in 1988. A committee established by the deans of the three schools that offer undergraduate degrees – Earth Sciences, Engineering and Humanities and Sciences – selects the winners.
Teaching students how to argue based on available evidence engages them in the scientific process and provides a better idea of how science actually works. The challenge is training teachers.