Humanities

How a neuroscientist balances science and faith

William Newsome is a world-class neurobiologist and a Christian man of faith. He spoke to Stanford News about how he became a scientist and the tensions, real and imagined, between science and religion.

Art capstone course for science students

Projects in The Senior Reflection mix science with art. They have included documentaries, sculptures and performances and expressed students’ views on nature, health and personal experiences.

How artificial intelligence is changing science

Artificial intelligence is now part of our daily lives, whether in voice recognition systems or route finding apps. But scientists are increasingly drawing on AI to understand society, design new materials and even improve our health.

Exploring what an interruption is in conversation

Stanford doctoral candidate Katherine Hilton found that people perceive interruptions in conversation differently, and those perceptions differ depending on the listener’s own conversational style as well as gender.

Separating fact from myth of 1903 anti-Jewish riot

Stanford historian Steven Zipperstein analyzes the impactful aftermath of the Kishinev pogrom, an anti-Jewish massacre in imperial Russia. Using new evidence, he sheds light on how the riot took place, separating fact from myth.

Stanford’s spring quarter guest artists

Stanford creates opportunities for meaningful engagement with the arts for students and the university community through an extensive guest artists program.