Teaching & Students

Stanford junior wins 2017 Truman Scholarship for graduate studies

Alexis Kallen, who hopes to become a human rights lawyer, is one of 62 recipients of the scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study – in the United States and abroad – to students who are committed to careers in public service.

Students explore Esperanto across Europe

In a research project spanning eight countries, two Stanford students search for Esperanto, a constructed language, against the backdrop of European populism.

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.