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.
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.
The U.S. government is facing pressure to support a proposal before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend patents related to COVID-19 vaccines. Stanford Law Professor Lisa Larrimore Ouellette explains this patent waiver proposal and how it relates to efforts to expand global vaccination.