Stories published in 2017

Long-Range Planning effort digs into the details

The four Area Steering Groups involved in Stanford’s Long-Range Planning process have been hard at work reading and analyzing proposals. Graphics produced by the groups illustrate some of the themes they are seeing; white papers from each of the groups will be made available to the campus community in winter quarter.

Animal biodiversity key part of carbon cycle

With abundant data on plants, large animals and their activity, and carbon soil levels in the Amazon, Stanford research suggests that large animal diversity influences carbon stocks and contributes to climate change mitigation.

Richard Saller to step down as dean of Humanities & Sciences

After a decade of leadership at Stanford’s largest school, Richard Saller plans to leave the H&S deanship at the end of the academic year and return to full-time teaching. Provost Persis Drell will shortly appoint a search committee and begin an international search for his successor.

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At 90, William Perry is driven by vision of a nuclear-free world

When it comes to nuclear warfare and annihilation, few people alive have contemplated such tragic outcomes quite like William Perry, one of the world’s top experts on nuclear weapons.

Stanford’s fall quarter guest artists

Stanford creates opportunities for meaningful engagement with the arts for students and the university community by inviting over 100 artists each year to campus to create, perform and discuss their work.

Change behaviors by changing perception of normal

In a study, people ate less meat and conserved more water when they thought those behaviors reflected how society is changing. The findings could point to new ways of encouraging other behavior changes.