Stories published in 2018

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences —

Hurricane Florence: The science behind the storm

Atmospheric scientist Morgan O’Neill discusses what’s driving Hurricane Florence, why it’s unusual and how it could be connected to climate change and other storms brewing in the Atlantic.

Stanford welcomes new staff to the Farm

Over the summer, Brenda McComb joined Stanford as interim associate vice provost and dean of students. She is among several new staff members serving students and the Stanford community.

Stanford will seek to rename Serra Mall in honor of Jane Stanford

Two campus buildings currently named for Junipero Serra, the founder of the California mission system, also will be renamed, but other campus references to Serra and the mission system will be retained, based on a set of university committee recommendations that have been accepted by the Board of Trustees.

Did crafting beer lead to cereal cultivation?

Stanford researchers have found the oldest archaeological evidence of beer brewing, a discovery that supports the hypothesis that in some regions, beer may have been an underlying motivation to cultivate cereals.