International

Senior explores opportunities in China

Working with retired NBA star Yao Ming was just one of the highlights of senior Yvonne Lee’s summer internship at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, an opportunity supported by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Hot, dry years will hit many regions simultaneously

Odds are rising that warm, dry conditions – the kind that can hurt crop yields, destabilize food prices and exacerbate wildfires – will strike multiple regions at once. A new Stanford study shows just how much the risk is increasing.

Drying Canadian wetland drives muskrat decline

Over the last half-century, Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta has been slowly drying out. A new study shows this loss of habitat is likely responsible for the decline of semi-aquatic muskrat, and could have larger implications.

Living with air pollution

Polluted air caused by drifting wildfire smoke is choking the Bay Area. It’s the norm for many people around the world. Globally, long-term exposure to outdoor air pollution is responsible for millions of deaths.

Exploring art and design in Australia

After switching majors from mechanical engineering to product design, Kendal Burkins, ’19, spent the summer exploring art and design as an intern at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, an opportunity offered through the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program.

Did crafting beer lead to cereal cultivation?

Stanford researchers have found the oldest archaeological evidence of beer brewing, a discovery that supports the hypothesis that in some regions, beer may have been an underlying motivation to cultivate cereals.