A fossil study from Stanford University finds the diversity of life in the world’s oceans declined time and again over the past 145 million years during periods of extreme warming. Temperatures that make it hard for cold-blooded sea creatures to breathe have likely been among the biggest drivers for shifts in the distribution of marine biodiversity.
To capture what it’s like to live and work in Silicon Valley – for the affluent, those who are barely getting by and the many people in between – Stanford communication professor and Silicon Valley scholar Fred Turner teamed up with renowned photographer Mary Beth Meehan.
Initiatives that arose out of the university’s Long-Range Vision have been making progress toward the goal of accelerating Stanford's impact in the world. That includes launching new programs to address urgent challenges and expanding our excellence in research and education.
In a presentation to the Academic Council, President Tessier-Lavigne summarized reasons for optimism post-pandemic, including progress made on the Long-Range Vision, the university’s improving financial position and the attributes of the campus community.
During the week of May 10, members of the Stanford community will receive an invitation to take part in the first-ever university-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey as part of the IDEAL initiative.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars, who receive up to three years of funding for graduate study at Stanford, also participate in the King Global Leadership Program, which aims to prepare them to become inspiring and visionary leaders who are committed to the greater good.
Stanford scientists simulated the local risk of damaging or nuisance-level shaking caused by hydraulic fracturing across the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas. The results could inform a new approach to managing human-caused earthquakes.
In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell spotlight Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month including events at Stanford and beyond to celebrate achievements and acknowledge struggles facing members of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announces that improvements in the public health situation and relaxation of the state’s public health orders make possible plans for a limited in-person Commencement celebration in Stanford Stadium in June.