Stories published in 2019

AI accurately predicts useful life of batteries

In an advance that could accelerate battery development and improve manufacturing, scientists have found how to accurately predict the useful lifespan of lithium-ion batteries, used in devices from mobile phones to electric cars.

Brexit through the lens of British history

Stanford’s Ian Morris says the issues that led to Brexit, Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, have come up throughout British history, since rising sea levels separated the country from the continent 8,000 years ago.

Three staffers win 2019 Amy J. Blue Awards

The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.

The effects of climate change on water shortages

In Jordan, one of the most water-poor nations, predictions of future droughts depend on the scale of climate change. Without reducing greenhouse gases the future looks dry, but researchers offer some hope.

Notes from the Quad —

An update on the admissions fraud scheme

President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell provide an update on the admissions fraud scheme including action the university is taking with regard to policies and protocols overall and steps specifically regarding the applicant pool for fall 2019 undergraduate admission.