Teaching & Students

Introductory freshman seminar publishes paper on Zika

Students in an infectious disease seminar quickly become Zika experts thanks to the epidemic’s sparse, rapidly changing history. In an unusual twist, their coursework culminated in a journal publication.

Stanford’s newest library opens in the former Old Chem

The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library combines biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics and statistics collections in a bright, relaxing space sprinkled with hints of the building’s history.

Students recreate medieval feasts in new course

As part of a new humanities course, undergraduate students replicate the recipes and the ambience of ancient feasts in order to learn about how people lived in the Middle Ages.

Stanford enhances its focus on mental health

As part of Wellness Week, three campus health professionals, including Jim Jacobs, executive director of Vaden Health Center, describe ways the university is enhancing its responsiveness to ensure people in distress get the help they need.

Stanford affirms commitment to military veterans with expanded benefits, programs

Stanford has expanded academic, social and cultural programs for U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members, says Dustin Noll, specialist in the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities, and recently established a new policy that financially benefits veterans who receive VA educational benefits.

Iranian Studies Program cultivates student’s passion for history

As an undergraduate in the Iranian Studies Program, Anna Polishchuk translated top-secret documents from the Soviet Union as she researched the relationship between Iran’s pro-communist groups and the Soviets during the 1979 Iranian Revolution.