Category: Seen on Campus

Twenty-five years ago this summer, Stanford renovated its iconic welcome mat

by Stanford News Service on August 12, 2019 3:45 pm
It’s hard to imagine, but 25 years ago, the university completely shut down PALM DRIVE, our beloved tree-lined welcome mat, to traffic for several months for renovations. According to 1994 Stanford News reports, in photographs taken before the project began, “the mile-long promenade is hemmed in by deep potholes brimming with standing water. In the… Read more Twenty-five years ago this summer, Stanford renovated its iconic welcome mat

New student VR project highlights plastic pollution

by Alex Shashkevich on August 1, 2019 5:00 pm
A pink sandal popping against a dark background, a tangle of fishing line resembling a bird’s nest – these are just some of the plastic items that now infest the Earth’s seas and oceans. A new virtual reality, or VR, experience created by Stanford students shows that plastic garbage and brings attention to the problems… Read more New student VR project highlights plastic pollution
Apollo

Branner Earth Sciences Library exhibit celebrates the Apollo missions

by Alex Shashkevich on July 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Maps and globes of the moon, photos of lunar expeditions and a transcript of a conversation between two Apollo 16 astronauts are now on display at Stanford’s Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections. The items are part of a collection donated by ROBERT KOVACH, Stanford professor emeritus of geophysics. Pieces from Kovach’s collection are… Read more Branner Earth Sciences Library exhibit celebrates the Apollo missions
Green Library

Happy 100th birthday, Green Library!

by Stanford Libraries, Stanford News Service on July 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Happy Birthday, Green Library! The campus community will gather Monday, July 15, in front of Green Library to wish the venerable building a happy 100th birthday. The event is sold-out with some 400 people expected to attend. The celebration is part of the Stanford Libraries Beyond100 events. The centennial celebration theme was chosen in recognition… Read more Happy 100th birthday, Green Library!
GSE Makery

GSE opens a new makers' studio – all faculty and students are welcome

by Carrie Spector on January 28, 2019 2:47 pm
A new studio space for hands-on learning has opened its doors at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) – and all students and faculty are welcome, no experience required. The Makery is located on the first floor of the Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS) at 520 Galvez Mall. The GSE Makery was created… Read more GSE opens a new makers' studio – all faculty and students are welcome
A juvenile Minke whale by Hanna Payne

Stanford Earth photos inspire science and wonder

by Barbara Buell on December 11, 2018 2:54 pm
An undergraduate, a graduate student and a staff member have won the 2018 Stanford Earth Photo Contest. Winners were human biology major HANNA PAYNE for best field photo, doctoral candidate MEREDITH GOEBEL for best lab photo and Stanford Earth Materials Lab manager KATIE DUNN for best landscape photo. The photo contest, hosted by the Stanford School… Read more Stanford Earth photos inspire science and wonder
Stanford Redwood City

Stanford Redwood City staff members get a taste – literally – of their new workplace

by Kate Chesley on November 8, 2018 3:24 pm
LISA SIMPSON was hoping at least 500 of the 2,300 staff members moving to the new Stanford Redwood City campus would come to the Thursday resource fair designed to give people a taste of their new work place. By noon, the number of fair participants had easily exceeded 500 with still two more hours of… Read more Stanford Redwood City staff members get a taste – literally – of their new workplace
Macintosh

Find out what happened when biologist Tim Stearns turned on his 35-year-old Mac

by Taylor Kubota on November 6, 2018 2:41 pm
While cleaning out his lab space in preparation for the move to the new Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Biology Building, TIM STEARNS decided to have a little fun. From up on one of his shelves, the chair of the Department of Biology took down a machine of yesteryear and plugged it in. Up… Read more Find out what happened when biologist Tim Stearns turned on his 35-year-old Mac
Stanford Mausoleum

What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?

by Kate Chesley on October 30, 2018 8:52 pm
What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum? The only problem is that it’s actually not that scary. Granted, beginning in the 1980s, students have held irreverent Halloween celebrations at the mausoleum. But even their off-and-on commemorations have been nothing to fear. Among Stanford students, you’re just as likely to… Read more What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?
Food truck

Food trucks on the Farm expand options for a tasty nosh on campus

by Alex Kekauoha on October 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Whether you’re new to campus or you’ve been here a while, you probably frequently find yourself on the hunt for something good to eat. For those looking for something different midday, food trucks are among the many dining options on campus. Each weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., two food trucks park at the… Read more Food trucks on the Farm expand options for a tasty nosh on campus