Jerry Yang elected chair of Stanford University Board of Trustees

JERRY YANG ELECTED CHAIR OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Stanford alumnus Jerry Yang, founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures and co-founder of Yahoo!, has been elected chair of the Stanford...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech at Stanford: Genuine equality

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S SPEECH AT STANFORD: GENUINE EQUALITY

On April 14, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Memorial Auditorium about racism and civil rights in American society. He touched...

 
 
 
Post-insurrection, U.S. needs to put its own house in order, says Michael McFaul

POST-INSURRECTION, U.S. NEEDS TO PUT ITS OWN HOUSE IN ORDER, SAYS MICHAEL MCFAUL

Former Russian ambassador and Stanford political scientist Michael McFaul recommends that the incoming Biden administration “go big”...

Scholars reflect on Dr. King's influence

SCHOLARS REFLECT ON DR. KING'S INFLUENCE

Stanford humanities and social sciences scholars reflect on Dr. King's legacy and influence at a time in the U.S. when issues of race...

 
 
 
Stanford celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with four-day festival

STANFORD CELEBRATES MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY WITH FOUR-DAY FESTIVAL

Stanford will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year with a free, four-day webinar and documentary film festival that will...

How to build a likable chatbot

HOW TO BUILD A LIKABLE CHATBOT

Consumers have consistent personality preferences for their online friends, new research shows.

 
 
 
Remembering Deborah L. Rhode: Legal ethics pioneer, Stanford scholar, mentor to many

REMEMBERING DEBORAH L. RHODE: LEGAL ETHICS PIONEER, STANFORD SCHOLAR, MENTOR TO MANY

Deborah Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, director of the Center on the Legal Profession and an expert on legal ethics,...

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne: Welcome to winter quarter

PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE: WELCOME TO WINTER QUARTER

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses the near-term impacts and response to COVID, the longer-term...

 
 
 
Climate change caused one-third of historical flood damages

CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSED ONE-THIRD OF HISTORICAL FLOOD DAMAGES

Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent...

How to promote vaccination in a polarized country

HOW TO PROMOTE VACCINATION IN A POLARIZED COUNTRY

COVID-19 vaccination rates must reach 80 percent to achieve herd immunity, but only about 60 percent of Americans are willing to be...

 
 
 
Stanford scholars react to Capitol Hill takeover

STANFORD SCHOLARS REACT TO CAPITOL HILL TAKEOVER

Stanford scholars reflect on the occupation of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and suggest what needs to happen next to preserve democracy.

Nanoparticle vaccine for COVID-19

NANOPARTICLE VACCINE FOR COVID-19

Researchers at Stanford are working to develop a single-dose vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that could potentially be stored at room temperature.

 
 
 
The science behind extinction

THE SCIENCE BEHIND EXTINCTION

Stanford experts decipher the mysteries and mechanisms of extinction and survival in Earth's deep past and paint an increasingly detailed...

Stanford sociologist details how, why privilege plays role in criminal courts

STANFORD SOCIOLOGIST DETAILS HOW, WHY PRIVILEGE PLAYS ROLE IN CRIMINAL COURTS

Race and class make a difference in experiences and outcomes for criminal defendants in a system that emphasizes control and getting...

 
 
 
New blood-test device monitors blood chemistry continually

NEW BLOOD-TEST DEVICE MONITORS BLOOD CHEMISTRY CONTINUALLY

The new device can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative...

Greetings from Stanford at Home

GREETINGS FROM STANFORD AT HOME

Stanford students sent their reflections on the year and their well wishes for 2021 in video postcards from California, Texas, Massachusetts,...

 
 
 
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne named international fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy

STANFORD PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE NAMED INTERNATIONAL FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY

Tessier-Lavigne is one of seven international fellows named to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and one of two Americans...

How to power up battery manufacturing in India

HOW TO POWER UP BATTERY MANUFACTURING IN INDIA

India will need to make the switch from coal to renewable energy to meet its ambitious decarbonization goals. Batteries could be key...

 
 
 
Tara at the top

TARA AT THE TOP

Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099 th career victory Tuesday to pass Pat Summitt and become the winningest coach in women's basketball...

Stanford soccer captain Naomi Girma is a product of her Ethiopian roots

STANFORD SOCCER CAPTAIN NAOMI GIRMA IS A PRODUCT OF HER ETHIOPIAN ROOTS

The daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, Girma was raised among those who looked out for each other. And as others have looked out for...

 
 
 



Man allegedly hid inside Chicago airport for 3 months due to fear of coronavirus

Man allegedly hid inside Chicago airport for 3 months due to fear of coronavirus

A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare... Read more ...

FBI investigates tip that a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to...

FBI investigates tip that a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to potentially sell to Russia

In a new criminal court case against a woman alleged to have entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the FBI noted that a tipster raised the possibility of a laptop being stolen... Read more ...

What President-elect Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided Senate

What President-elect Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided Senate

Here's what a 50-50 Senate really gets - and doesn't get - President-elect Joe Biden as he takes office Read more ...

'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with President Trump?

'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with President Trump?

The 32-year tradition could be in peril this year. President Trump has vowed not to attend President-elect Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. That makes it less likely Trump... Read more ...

LIVE: DC parade celebrates iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr

LIVE: DC parade celebrates iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr

WASHINGTON - Communities around the country will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, commemorating the iconic civil rights leader days after his birthday. Due to the... Read more ...

Duke falls out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor remain 1-2

Duke falls out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor remain 1-2

Gonzaga and Baylor maintained their grip on the top two spots in The Associated Press men's basketball poll Monday. Read more ...

Biden inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Biden inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

WASHINGTON - Participants in a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the Capitol on Monday on orders of security... Read more ...

Man allegedly hid inside Chicago airport for 3 months due to fear of coronavirus

Man allegedly hid inside Chicago airport for 3 months due to fear of coronavirus

A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare... Read more ...

Sen. Josh Hawley Finds New Publisher For Book Bashing 'Big Tech'

Sen. Josh Hawley Finds New Publisher For Book Bashing 'Big Tech'

Previously, Simon & Schuster canceled the publication of the Missouri Republican's book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol. Read more ...

Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance event held in Orlando

Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance event held in Orlando

An event was held Sunday in Orlando to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more ...