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Students connect human and planetary health

More than 100 students from diverse backgrounds and fields of study were drawn to a fall class exploring the connection between the health of people and the environment, part of a wave of interest in classes about sustainability.

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‘Why College’ sparks an unexpected journey

After taking the undergraduate class, Why College, Daniel Gaughran took a leave of absence from Stanford to extend the course’s goals of contemplation and self-discovery. He is now back at Stanford, energized and ready for whatever is next.

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COLLEGE prepares students for a lifetime of inquiry

Stanford’s newly restructured undergraduate requirement program encourages students to think critically across disciplines, reflect on their values, and consider how their education can lead them to purposeful lives.

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How we tell the story of disease

Students in the interdisciplinary course Pathogens and Populations: Representing Infectious Disease explored the process of translating scientific information into art and identified what gets lost in translation.

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Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

New course brings wicked problems to the classroom

A new course winter quarter kicks off a series designed for undergraduates across the university. It will be taught by Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Dean Arun Majumdar and Dean of Research Kathryn “Kam” Moler.

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University Communications —

Native plant garden teaches indigenous history and culture

Stanford students learn about the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and other indigenous communities through cultivating and caring for a native plants garden in a new teaching space near the Stanford Dish.

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Course inspires environmental entrepreneurs

Students are seeking solutions to complex climate and sustainability challenges through deep analysis, innovative thinking, and careful collaboration with those most affected.

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Course on trees fostered curiosity

A course with origins in childhood wonder encourages students to think deeply about trees and the ideas they can inspire.

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Stanford Global Studies —

SGS funds four innovative courses that tackle global issues

Course Innovation Awards support the development of new courses that focus on substantive topics of regional or global interest.

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Scenes from Stanford Graduate Summer Institute

Nearly 500 graduate students from across Stanford participated in the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI), a week-long collection of accelerated courses that are open to currently enrolled graduate students, free of charge.

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