Stories published in 2017

Stanford trustees tour Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

At its Oct. 2-3 meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees heard a presentation from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, honored former chair Steven A. Denning, toured the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and approved building projects.

Stanford scholar assesses Catalonia referendum

Francois Diaz-Maurin, a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, analyzes Catalonia’s referendum attempt, the Spanish government’s response and the impact these events could have across Europe.

An algorithm for how ants create trail networks

Observing ants in the trees of a tropical forest, Professor Deborah Gordon recorded how, without a plan, the ants make and maintain their networks – and how they repair the network when it is ruptured.

Psychologists simplifying brain-imaging data analysis

Researchers at the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience are championing a new way of organizing brain-imaging data that they hope will lead to more transparency, more collaboration and ultimately a better understand of the brain.

Stanford releases annual crime data and discusses results

Most of Stanford’s 2017 Safety, Security & Fire Report is devoted to promoting personal safety and crime prevention on campus. The report, which is required under federal law, provides data on campus crimes, including sexual offenses, alcohol arrests and burglaries.

Middle Plaza project moves ahead

A Stanford project including new housing, retail and office space along El Camino Real in Menlo Park is a step closer to reality with the city council’s support.

William F. Miller, former Stanford provost, dies at 91

William Miller was a scholar of Silicon Valley who shared his knowledge of entrepreneurship throughout the world and particularly in Asia. He also was one of the early contributors to the application of computation in math, science and business.