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When this robot was first built, it helped researchers at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence ...
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When this robot was first built, it helped researchers at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory learn more about steering lunar vehicles while based on Earth. About a decade later, it took on a different focus as an autonomous vehicle and rolled along at a walking pace, trained ... When this robot was first built, it helped researchers at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory learn more about steering lunar vehicles while based on Earth. About a decade later, it took on a different focus as an autonomous vehicle and rolled along at a walking pace, trained to follow a white line. In its final form, the cart was equipped with 3D vision capabilities and, in 1979, successfully made its way 20 meters through a chair-strewn room in five hours. It is now on display at the Computer History Museum. 📷: Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Records #TBT
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Campus is full of strange and wonderful spaces -- and people and ideas. Are we bringing enough of ...
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Campus is full of strange and wonderful spaces -- and people and ideas. Are we bringing enough of them to you? Please consider filling out our annual audience survey (link in bio). It takes 5 minutes and will help us provide more of what you want on our social media channels. Campus is full of strange and wonderful spaces -- and people and ideas. Are we bringing enough of them to you? Please consider filling out our annual audience survey (link in bio). It takes 5 minutes and will help us provide more of what you want on our social media channels.
“When I was really young, I was fascinated by space exploration. I thought about becoming an astronaut ...
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“When I was really young, I was fascinated by space exploration. I thought about becoming an astronaut because it allows you to go out and discover the unknown. In my current work with genetics and medicine, I get to do that, but instead of looking outward, I look within. During my undergrad ... “When I was really young, I was fascinated by space exploration. I thought about becoming an astronaut because it allows you to go out and discover the unknown. In my current work with genetics and medicine, I get to do that, but instead of looking outward, I look within. During my undergrad years I became obsessed with the idea of studying how bacteria and viruses can impact our health when I learned that they could be associated with and cause cancer. After completing a PhD in biochemistry and finishing my medical training, I began a postdoctoral fellowship, which was right around the time that genomics became a fast-growing field. Suddenly, the ability to sequence genomes was at our fingertips. This lent itself well to better understanding the organisms that live within us and on us. While I was still a postdoc, I put together the genome of a newly discovered bacteria. There was something special about being part of such groundbreaking work. That’s when I decided I wanted to go after discovering new organisms, understanding what they do, and applying this knowledge to medicine. We’re discovering new things in our lab every day, so it’s an opportunity to fulfill my desire for a sense of wonderment while working to improve medicine and help people.” Ami Bhatt, assistant professor of medicine and of genetics at @stanford.med https://stanford.io/2KIW5n2 #MeetOurFaculty
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@stanfordfball got the season off to a good start with a 31-10 home victory over San Diego State University. ...
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@stanfordfball got the season off to a good start with a 31-10 home victory over San Diego State University. The defense played tough and K.J. Costello threw four touchdowns. JJ Arcega-Whiteside hauled in three of those touchdowns while recording 226 receiving yards, third-most in school ... @stanfordfball got the season off to a good start with a 31-10 home victory over San Diego State University. The defense played tough and K.J. Costello threw four touchdowns. JJ Arcega-Whiteside hauled in three of those touchdowns while recording 226 receiving yards, third-most in school history. #GoStanford
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Stanford’s newest medical students donned white coats last Friday as they committed themselves ...
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Stanford’s newest medical students donned white coats last Friday as they committed themselves to sowing “hope, health and renewal" wherever they go. “Not only are you extraordinarily capable,” @stanford.med Dean @lloydbminor told them, “but you are joining a community whose openness, ... Stanford’s newest medical students donned white coats last Friday as they committed themselves to sowing “hope, health and renewal" wherever they go. “Not only are you extraordinarily capable,” @stanford.med Dean @lloydbminor told them, “but you are joining a community whose openness, optimism and collaboration will energize and support you as you pursue your dreams.” Among the 90-person class, 22 percent are part of under-represented groups in medicine — and 19 percent were the first in their families to graduate from college. 📸Steve Fisch
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@stanfordfball opens the 2018 season Friday at 6 p.m. PT with a home game against San Diego State. ...
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@stanfordfball opens the 2018 season Friday at 6 p.m. PT with a home game against San Diego State. Watch on FS1. 📸: Jim Shorin / ISI Photos @stanfordfball opens the 2018 season Friday at 6 p.m. PT with a home game against San Diego State. Watch on FS1. 📸: Jim Shorin / ISI Photos
The Toonerville Trolley gave students an easy way to commute between campus and Palo Alto for 5 cents ...
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The Toonerville Trolley gave students an easy way to commute between campus and Palo Alto for 5 cents a ride, from 1909 to 1929. Today, Stanford's Marguerite Shuttle service carries more than 3.2 million riders each year (and is free). : Stanford University Archives #TBT The Toonerville Trolley gave students an easy way to commute between campus and Palo Alto for 5 cents a ride, from 1909 to 1929. Today, Stanford's Marguerite Shuttle service carries more than 3.2 million riders each year (and is free). 📷: Stanford University Archives #TBT
Stanford has 25 libraries, and they house more than books. Can you name the one seen here? (And for ...
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Stanford has 25 libraries, and they house more than books. Can you name the one seen here? (And for bonus points, the mineral?) 📸: @hollyhernandezphoto Stanford has 25 libraries, and they house more than books. Can you name the one seen here? (And for bonus points, the mineral?) 📸: @hollyhernandezphoto
"The path to an enduring peace lies in a clear-eyed pursuit of our national interest that does not ...
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"The path to an enduring peace lies in a clear-eyed pursuit of our national interest that does not accede to autocratic trends,” John McCain said in a 2007 policy address at the Hoover Institution. “We must expand the power and reach of democracy, freedom, and human rights using our many strengths ... "The path to an enduring peace lies in a clear-eyed pursuit of our national interest that does not accede to autocratic trends,” John McCain said in a 2007 policy address at the Hoover Institution. “We must expand the power and reach of democracy, freedom, and human rights using our many strengths as a free people. But that means making some substantial changes in how we do business. Change must begin at home.” 📸" @l.a.cicero
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A new Hoover Institution exhibition tells the long-lost story of the Overseas Weekly – a small tabloid ...
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A new Hoover Institution exhibition tells the long-lost story of the Overseas Weekly – a small tabloid that offered an alternative perspective to official military publications during the Korean and Vietnam wars. In addition to showcasing long-forgotten images, the show highlights ... A new Hoover Institution exhibition tells the long-lost story of the Overseas Weekly – a small tabloid that offered an alternative perspective to official military publications during the Korean and Vietnam wars. In addition to showcasing long-forgotten images, the show highlights the two women who ran the publication, Stanford alumna Marion von Rospach and Ann Bryan, as well as their team of photojournalists, who championed freedom of the press and challenged the conventional role of women reporting on conflict. “We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam,” runs Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion through Dec. 8. It’s free and open to the public.
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Why are we all so stressed? In her new book, English professor Blakey Vermeule considers modern ...
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Why are we all so stressed? In her new book, English professor Blakey Vermeule considers modern dilemmas, like the difficult pursuit of work-life balance, through the writings of Aristotle, Eliot, Freud, Proust, Pushkin and more. "My sense of it," she says, "is that meaning and a sense ... Why are we all so stressed? In her new book, English professor Blakey Vermeule considers modern dilemmas, like the difficult pursuit of work-life balance, through the writings of Aristotle, Eliot, Freud, Proust, Pushkin and more. "My sense of it," she says, "is that meaning and a sense of purpose come from tending to a thick, local web of connections with our families and communities, a web that is often nurtured slowly over decades. It comes from patiently caring for and tending to a smallish plot, whether that plot centers on a family, a business, a craft or a loyal group of colleagues and friends. Maybe the simplest thing to say is that our culture puts enormous stress on those deep local connections. It radically and often contemptuously devalues them. Our culture’s master values are freedom, autonomy, and choice, but as a result of that we end up undervaluing the importance of local, often very minute, connections and traditions." https://stanford.io/2P4f0dZ
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Happy (almost) anniversary-of-being-born to Jane Stanford, who wrote in an 1891 speech: "There ...
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Happy (almost) anniversary-of-being-born to Jane Stanford, who wrote in an 1891 speech: "There is only one failure for you and that is not to be true to the best you know." The university’s co-founder would have been 190 this Saturday. : Stanford University Archives #TBT Happy (almost) anniversary-of-being-born to Jane Stanford, who wrote in an 1891 speech: "There is only one failure for you and that is not to be true to the best you know." The university’s co-founder would have been 190 this Saturday. 📷: Stanford University Archives #TBT
With the successful delivery of a cryostat, researchers at @slac_lab have reached a milestone ...
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With the successful delivery of a cryostat, researchers at @slac_lab have reached a milestone in their assembly of a 3.2 gigapixel digital camera for the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Once complete, it will be the largest ever built for ground-based astronomy—and will allow ... With the successful delivery of a cryostat, researchers at @slac_lab have reached a milestone in their assembly of a 3.2 gigapixel digital camera for the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Once complete, it will be the largest ever built for ground-based astronomy—and will allow scientists to capture images of the entire Southern sky every few days for a period of 10 years, producing petabytes of unprecedented astrophysical data. 📸: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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Campus is full of strange and wonderful spaces — and people and ideas. Are we bringing enough of them ...
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Campus is full of strange and wonderful spaces — and people and ideas. Are we bringing enough of them to you? Click on the link in our bio and make your voice heard in our annual audience survey. It takes 5 minutes and will help us provide more of what you want on our social media channels. 📸: @l.a.cicero Campus is full of strange and wonderful spaces — and people and ideas. Are we bringing enough of them to you? Click on the link in our bio and make your voice heard in our annual audience survey. It takes 5 minutes and will help us provide more of what you want on our social media channels. 📸: @l.a.cicero
At @stanfordearth's O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, volunteers help to cultivate ...
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At @stanfordearth's O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, volunteers help to cultivate more than 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops, and fruit, supplying student dining halls and campus restaurants with fresh produce. Spanning 6 acres on the southwest ... At @stanfordearth's O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, volunteers help to cultivate more than 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops, and fruit, supplying student dining halls and campus restaurants with fresh produce. Spanning 6 acres on the southwest side of campus, the farm is also an outdoor classroom and laboratory where students test ideas about the biological, social, and environmental aspects of farming and gain experience in the practice of sustainable agriculture.
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In the Marine Corps, Ritchie Garcia Jr. protected high-ranking officials and diplomats as a member ...
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In the Marine Corps, Ritchie Garcia Jr. protected high-ranking officials and diplomats as a member of a security force battalion. Destiny Goddu repaired missile guidance systems for fighter jets. On campus this summer to take part in Stanford's Veteran Accelerator program, they're ... In the Marine Corps, Ritchie Garcia Jr. protected high-ranking officials and diplomats as a member of a security force battalion. Destiny Goddu repaired missile guidance systems for fighter jets. On campus this summer to take part in Stanford's Veteran Accelerator program, they're developing the academic, professional and personal skills they'll need to thrive when they enroll in four-year institutions. That's involved diving into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body, for the course "Evolution: From DNA to Dinosaurs," investigating the ethics and politics of public service, and paying visits to the Stanford Solar Car Project and the Virtual Human Interaction Lab, among other endeavors. Learn more about the program: https://stanford.io/2wgzxoe 📸: Linda A. Cicero
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Ah-ah-ah-ah-aaah! Two @stanforddschool students were given one cultural giant of a client, 10 weeks, and the mandate to reimagine opera for a new generation of audiences. Their first challenge: combating the "strong cultural pull of perfection." Story here: http://stanford.io/2nNnJpG Ah-ah-ah-ah-aaah! Two @stanforddschool students were given one cultural giant of a client, 10 weeks, and the mandate to reimagine opera for a new generation of audiences. Their first challenge: combating the "strong cultural pull of perfection." Story here: http://stanford.io/2nNnJpG
 #TBT to the turn of the century at the Hopkins Seaside Laboratory (which relocated and became @hopkinsmarinestation ...
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#TBT to the turn of the century at the Hopkins Seaside Laboratory (which relocated and became @hopkinsmarinestation in 1917). 📸: Stanford University Archives #TBT to the turn of the century at the Hopkins Seaside Laboratory (which relocated and became @hopkinsmarinestation in 1917). 📸: Stanford University Archives
@stanfordbsb's Kris Bubic finished the 2018 season 8-1 with a 2.62 ERA in 86.0 innings. In June, ...
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@stanfordbsb's Kris Bubic finished the 2018 season 8-1 with a 2.62 ERA in 86.0 innings. In June, he was picked 40th overall in the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Photo credit: Bob Drebin / ISI Photos #NationalLeftHandersDay @stanfordbsb's Kris Bubic finished the 2018 season 8-1 with a 2.62 ERA in 86.0 innings. In June, he was picked 40th overall in the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Photo credit: Bob Drebin / ISI Photos #NationalLeftHandersDay
Bubble-catchers at the ready outside @cantorarts.
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Bubble-catchers at the ready outside @cantorarts. Bubble-catchers at the ready outside @cantorarts.
"We never wanted to feel like that again." A season-ending, double-overtime loss to a crosstown rival is the starting point for a new documentary about @stanfordwsoc. Find it on the Stanford Athletics YouTube channel. "We never wanted to feel like that again." A season-ending, double-overtime loss to a crosstown rival is the starting point for a new documentary about @stanfordwsoc. Find it on the Stanford Athletics YouTube channel.
Tanya LaMar, MA ’12, PhD ’22, fell in love with math because of the way it made her feel. “I felt so empowered ...
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Tanya LaMar, MA ’12, PhD ’22, fell in love with math because of the way it made her feel. “I felt so empowered when I saw that I could be successful at it,” she says. “Once I understood that math was about critical thinking and creativity—not memorization and rote procedures—that switch made ... Tanya LaMar, MA ’12, PhD ’22, fell in love with math because of the way it made her feel. “I felt so empowered when I saw that I could be successful at it,” she says. “Once I understood that math was about critical thinking and creativity—not memorization and rote procedures—that switch made all the difference.” As a math major at Cal State Long Beach (and the first in her family to get a college degree), she wanted to help other students get the same sense of confidence from math that she had. She earned her master’s from the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) and taught math for five years at a low-income high school in South Central Los Angeles. During her first year she was granted a prestigious Knowles Teaching Fellowship, awarded to only about 35 early-career math and science teachers across the country each year. In 2017, she came back to @stanfordeducation to begin a PhD program in math education. “I’ve seen firsthand the injustice in how our education system fails students,” she says. “I’ve had students who worked so hard and didn’t get what they needed. These are systemic issues, and I want to have a role and a voice in changing that.” #OurGSECommunity 📸: @tom7james, ’08, MS ’10
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To help his daughter Candace (pictured), who became blind at a young age, electrical engineering ...
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To help his daughter Candace (pictured), who became blind at a young age, electrical engineering Prof. John Linvill developed the Optacon: a reading machine that could translate a printed page into “electronic Braille.” The portable device had a small camera that could be moved across ... To help his daughter Candace (pictured), who became blind at a young age, electrical engineering Prof. John Linvill developed the Optacon: a reading machine that could translate a printed page into “electronic Braille.” The portable device had a small camera that could be moved across any printed material to produce images on a fingertip-size display, which a blind reader could then feel and interpret.
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Developed in the 1960s, the Optacon became a key example of using technology to develop devices to assist people with disabilities. And thanks partly to her father’s machine, Candace went on to graduate from Stanford and become a clinical psychologist. 📷: Chuck Painter #TBT
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Art or science? Using acoustics, @stanford.med’s Sean Wu and Utkan Demirci can shepherd heart ...
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Art or science? Using acoustics, @stanford.med’s Sean Wu and Utkan Demirci can shepherd heart cells into nearly any configuration they want — opening the door to better engineered cardiac tissue, and more realistic disease modeling and drug screening. https://stanford.io/2M5gBDA Art or science? Using acoustics, @stanford.med’s Sean Wu and Utkan Demirci can shepherd heart cells into nearly any configuration they want — opening the door to better engineered cardiac tissue, and more realistic disease modeling and drug screening. https://stanford.io/2M5gBDA
“I’m always looking for ways to make connections between humans and science. I’m currently studying ...
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“I’m always looking for ways to make connections between humans and science. I’m currently studying the development of an artificial sense of touch for humans, particularly for its applications in medicine and rehabilitation. I’ve always been interested in human-machine interactions, ... “I’m always looking for ways to make connections between humans and science. I’m currently studying the development of an artificial sense of touch for humans, particularly for its applications in medicine and rehabilitation. I’ve always been interested in human-machine interactions, but I didn’t always know I wanted to be an engineer. When I first entered college, I was considering becoming a lawyer because I like working with people. But then I took an introductory mechanical engineering class and fell in love with the field when I discovered how technology allows you to directly improve people's lives.
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“Part of our research efforts to improve the future of human health and quality of life is developing minimally invasive medical robots for pediatric patients. These robots demonstrate enormous potential because they can precisely execute difficult maneuvers. Although some successful surgical robots exist, they’re too large for use on small children in certain procedures. One idea we’re pursuing is personalized surgical robots. These are made possible through 3D printing, medical imaging, and virtual modeling — which would allow mechanical engineers and surgeons to work together to create robots customized for an individual’s body and needs. These tailored machines would minimize the invasiveness of operations and advance the precision of procedures, significantly reducing patients’ recovery time and risk of infection.” Allison Okamura, professor of mechanical engineering https://stanford.io/2KIW5n2 #MeetOurFaculty
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Summertime. 📸: @hollyhernandezphoto
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The first NASA team of scientist-astronauts included Owen Garriott, associate professor of electrical ...
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The first NASA team of scientist-astronauts included Owen Garriott, associate professor of electrical engineering. Forty-five years ago this summer, Garriott flew into space aboard Skylab 3, where he helped conduct extensive experiments related to the sun, Earth resources, and how ... The first NASA team of scientist-astronauts included Owen Garriott, associate professor of electrical engineering. Forty-five years ago this summer, Garriott flew into space aboard Skylab 3, where he helped conduct extensive experiments related to the sun, Earth resources, and how humans adapt to weightlessness. 📷: NASA #tbt
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Akshay Venkatesh has won a 2018 Fields Medal, the highest honor in math, for his “profound contributions ...
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Akshay Venkatesh has won a 2018 Fields Medal, the highest honor in math, for his “profound contributions to an exceptionally broad range of subjects” and his “strikingly far-reaching conjectures." Math can often leave you with the feeling of being stuck, Venkatesh says, but it also opens ... Akshay Venkatesh has won a 2018 Fields Medal, the highest honor in math, for his “profound contributions to an exceptionally broad range of subjects” and his “strikingly far-reaching conjectures." Math can often leave you with the feeling of being stuck, Venkatesh says, but it also opens up moments of transcendence — "where you feel privileged to get to work with it." 📸: Rod Searcey
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Eyes to the skies. 📸: @hollyhernandezphoto
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In his career as a “humble student of the planet Earth," Dennis Bird has been attacked by a mountain ...
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In his career as a “humble student of the planet Earth," Dennis Bird has been attacked by a mountain lion and marooned alone on an unpopulated island for 19 days of lashing wind, rain and snow. Next year, when he leaves behind his teaching duties (and a legacy of wild tales and freethinking former ... In his career as a “humble student of the planet Earth," Dennis Bird has been attacked by a mountain lion and marooned alone on an unpopulated island for 19 days of lashing wind, rain and snow. Next year, when he leaves behind his teaching duties (and a legacy of wild tales and freethinking former students), he'll forgo a retirement party, opting instead to "ride quietly into the sunset.” stanford.io/6sn1
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Filming for "Cardboard Therapy," written and directed by Sonia Gonzalez, ’18. Find the finished ...
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Filming for "Cardboard Therapy," written and directed by Sonia Gonzalez, ’18. Find the finished work — and other student-produced films — on the Cardinal Studios YouTube channel. Filming for "Cardboard Therapy," written and directed by Sonia Gonzalez, ’18. Find the finished work — and other student-produced films — on the Cardinal Studios YouTube channel.
Summer sunset. <span class="emoji emoji1f4f7"></span>: Sairus Patel, '91 / @treesofstanford
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Summer sunset. : Sairus Patel, '91 / @treesofstanford Summer sunset. 📷: Sairus Patel, '91 / @treesofstanford
Hoover Tower at twilight hour Photo by Ian G. Mackey
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Nearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years, and the turnover is even higher ...
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Nearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years, and the turnover is even higher at schools that serve low-income students. The Hollyhock Fellowship at @stanfordeducation is a two-year professional development program that supports early-career teachers across ... Nearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years, and the turnover is even higher at schools that serve low-income students. The Hollyhock Fellowship at @stanfordeducation is a two-year professional development program that supports early-career teachers across the U.S. The program includes online coaching sessions throughout the year and two weeks of workshops on Stanford's campus each summer to help participants develop instructional practices and create equitable access for all learners in their classrooms.
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 #TBT to a 1950s campus picnic. <span class="emoji emoji1f4f7"></span>: Stanford University Libraries
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#TBT to a 1950s campus picnic. : Stanford University Libraries #TBT to a 1950s campus picnic. 📷: Stanford University Libraries
Scenes from a SLOrktastic chamber music concert, featuring the Stanford Laptop Orchestra <span class="emoji emoji1f4f7"></span>: ...
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Sergio Rosas, ’09, MA ’18, grew up in the Coachella Valley in Southern California, the oldest son ...
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Sergio Rosas, ’09, MA ’18, grew up in the Coachella Valley in Southern California, the oldest son of Mexican immigrants. Desert life was isolated, and money was in short supply across the social and educational infrastructure; it could be hard for a young person to imagine a different place ... Sergio Rosas, ’09, MA ’18, grew up in the Coachella Valley in Southern California, the oldest son of Mexican immigrants. Desert life was isolated, and money was in short supply across the social and educational infrastructure; it could be hard for a young person to imagine a different place and way of being. (“What’s a programmer when all you know is what your father, a gardener, does?” Rosas says.) But his parents, Hilda and Simon—loving, supportive and sometimes strict—emphasized education as a pathway to a better life, and Rosas found himself at Stanford as an undergraduate, the first in his family to attend college. Now a master’s student in the Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) program at @stanfordeducation, his goal is to do for others what his parents and mentors did for him, but at the systems level: help organizations and companies build bridges to greater economic opportunity through education, skills development, job training and technology. The drive on the part of students, Rosas says, is already there. #OurGSECommunity 📸: @tom7james, ’08, MS ‘10
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In its 20th anniversary season, Stanford Repertory Theater will present a new adaptation of two plays by Euripides – the stories of women on opposite sides of the Trojan War. "Hecuba/Helen" opens July 26 in Roble Studio Theater and will be remounted in September in Athens. : @kurthickman In its 20th anniversary season, Stanford Repertory Theater will present a new adaptation of two plays by Euripides – the stories of women on opposite sides of the Trojan War. "Hecuba/Helen" opens July 26 in Roble Studio Theater and will be remounted in September in Athens. 🎥: @kurthickman
"I research how materials from deep within the Earth behave under extreme conditions and how their ...
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"I research how materials from deep within the Earth behave under extreme conditions and how their properties are subsequently altered by these intense environments, so we can develop new and useful materials for our own purposes. The geological research itself has been phenomenal, ... "I research how materials from deep within the Earth behave under extreme conditions and how their properties are subsequently altered by these intense environments, so we can develop new and useful materials for our own purposes. The geological research itself has been phenomenal, but what has been personally transformational is that I can now connect more deeply with my dad, who does similar material research. He isn’t a talkative person and will only open up about certain topics. While growing up, I was very close to my mother. She was my main source of childcare, so we spent a lot of time together. My dad worked most of the time, and he and I are both introverted by nature. Now in adulthood, I can talk with him about our shared interests.
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“At some point during one of our conversations about research he said, ‘Oh, Wendy, it's really nice to get to know you as a person.’ I was a little perplexed, so I said, ‘I’m 40 years old—how can you just now be getting to know me?’ And in response, he said, ‘When you were a kid, I was speaking to you through the filter of my role as your parent. Now, I feel like I'm talking to you as a person.’ I never would have thought that my interest in science would lead to a deeper relationship with my father." - Wendy Mao, associate professor of geological sciences, of photon science and, by courtesy, of geophysics @stanfordearth #MeetOurFaculty Photo📸 by @hollyhernandezphoto
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"My dad and I do similar work. He was a geology major in Taiwan and moved to the United States to do graduate ...
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"My dad and I do similar work. He was a geology major in Taiwan and moved to the United States to do graduate work in material science research. I’m the youngest of three daughters, and none of us were interested in what he was doing when we were young, but we ended up peripherally learning more ... "My dad and I do similar work. He was a geology major in Taiwan and moved to the United States to do graduate work in material science research. I’m the youngest of three daughters, and none of us were interested in what he was doing when we were young, but we ended up peripherally learning more about it because he worked long hours during weekends. We'd regularly visit his lab and see a lot of cool stuff going on, but he never pressured us to pursue his line of work. I think he knew that if he did, we'd push back.
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"Later on, after I made the difficult decision to take a hiatus from pursuing a graduate degree in a line of research I was no longer certain I wanted to follow, my dad offered to show me around his workplace. After seeing what he and his colleagues were doing, I became captivated with their projects and went on to pursue graduate research in a similar field. Now, I'm working to understand how materials from inside the Earth behave at extreme conditions, such as high pressures and variable temperatures. In my lab, we try to simulate the conditions inside our planet. We then study how lattice structures and atoms rearrange, and how the properties of materials change as a result. It’s exciting for me because it involves things that people haven't seen before. We’re discovering new geological materials that nature knows exist, but that no person has ever seen." - Wendy Mao, associate professor of geological sciences, of photon science and, by courtesy, of geophysics @stanfordearth #MeetOurFaculty Photo by @hollyhernandezphoto
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Burton Richter's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of a new subatomic particle was described at the ...
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Burton Richter's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of a new subatomic particle was described at the time as "the greatest discovery ever in the field of elementary particles." He would later go on to lead the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for 15 years and was awarded the National Medal ... Burton Richter's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of a new subatomic particle was described at the time as "the greatest discovery ever in the field of elementary particles." He would later go on to lead the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for 15 years and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2014. He died July 18 at 87 years old. 📷: @slac_lab National Accelerator Laboratory, Archives and History Office
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The central energy facility at SESI, a system Stanford deployed in 2015 to eliminate 150,000 tons ...
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The central energy facility at SESI, a system Stanford deployed in 2015 to eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. (That’s the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road.) Twenty percent of Americans now say that addressing climate change is extremely important to them ... The central energy facility at SESI, a system Stanford deployed in 2015 to eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. (That’s the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road.) Twenty percent of Americans now say that addressing climate change is extremely important to them personally, a new poll shows. That "might seem like a small group," Professor Jon Krosnick says, "but these are people who wake up every morning saying, ‘Another day, another opportunity to do something.’" 📷: @l.a.cicero
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Does a galloping horse ever lift all four feet off the ground at once? Leland Stanford hired San Francisco photographer Eadweard Muybridge to prove the answer was yes. With a series of 24 cameras spaced 12 inches apart, electrically tripped in rapid succession; split-second shutter speeds; ... Does a galloping horse ever lift all four feet off the ground at once? Leland Stanford hired San Francisco photographer Eadweard Muybridge to prove the answer was yes. With a series of 24 cameras spaced 12 inches apart, electrically tripped in rapid succession; split-second shutter speeds; and the help of a Central Pacific mechanical engineer, Muybridge published the first series of photographs of horses in motion in the summer of 1878. The next year, he projected these "motion pictures" in San Francisco. 📷: Eadweard Muybridge, (England, 1830 - 1904, England), “Sallie Gardner” Running at a 1:40 Gait, 1878. Albumen print. Stanford Family Collections, JLS.13926.4 #TBT
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For more than two decades, @stanford.med's Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell has been studying (and ...
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For more than two decades, @stanford.med's Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell has been studying (and photographing) the elephants that gather at a remote water hole in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. This year, her research focuses on relationships between mothers and infants, and the dominance ... For more than two decades, @stanford.med's Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell has been studying (and photographing) the elephants that gather at a remote water hole in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. This year, her research focuses on relationships between mothers and infants, and the dominance hierarchies within families and among matriarchs. "No matter where you come from," she says, "there is some sense of pride that you share this earth with these creatures."
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A bio-printer in development at Stanford could speed diagnosis of bacterial blood infections and reduce the use of ineffective antibiotics. It relies on acoustic pulses that shoot through a blood sample from an ailing patient, pushing individual droplets onto a piece of paper. The print-out ... A bio-printer in development at Stanford could speed diagnosis of bacterial blood infections and reduce the use of ineffective antibiotics. It relies on acoustic pulses that shoot through a blood sample from an ailing patient, pushing individual droplets onto a piece of paper. The print-out can be scanned with a laser and the colors of light that bounce off the page reveal each cell type present within the droplets. Machine-learning algorithms analyzing the light can detect the presence of bacteria, all in a matter of minutes.

Video credit: Fareeha Safir
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@stanfordmtennis alum Mike Bryan (right, probably?) is headed to the men’s doubles final at #Wimbledon. ...
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@stanfordmtennis alum Mike Bryan (right, probably?) is headed to the men’s doubles final at #Wimbledon. Down a twin — Bob is sidelined because of an injury — he’ll compete with fellow American Jack Sock. #gostanford : Rod Searcey @stanfordmtennis alum Mike Bryan (right, probably?) is headed to the men’s doubles final at #Wimbledon. Down a twin — Bob is sidelined because of an injury — he’ll compete with fellow American Jack Sock. #gostanford 📷: Rod Searcey
A match between Brazil and Russia kicked off the 1994 World Cup in Stanford Stadium. That year, the ...
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A match between Brazil and Russia kicked off the 1994 World Cup in Stanford Stadium. That year, the FIFA World Cup took place in nine cities across the United States, and included six matches at Stanford. : @l.a.cicero #TBT A match between Brazil and Russia kicked off the 1994 World Cup in Stanford Stadium. That year, the FIFA World Cup took place in nine cities across the United States, and included six matches at Stanford. 📷: @l.a.cicero #TBT
Muchemi Njuguna, MA ’17, comes from a world where soccer is more than a sport. “Everybody in Kenya ...
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Muchemi Njuguna, MA ’17, comes from a world where soccer is more than a sport. “Everybody in Kenya has a team,” he says. “If your team loses, if your team wins—that can affect the outlook for the week.” Growing up in Kiambu, he and his friends wove their own goals out of plastic bags and string, ... Muchemi Njuguna, MA ’17, comes from a world where soccer is more than a sport. “Everybody in Kenya has a team,” he says. “If your team loses, if your team wins—that can affect the outlook for the week.” Growing up in Kiambu, he and his friends wove their own goals out of plastic bags and string, and played wherever they could find an open space. Without refs or coaches, they governed themselves. “How you treated others on the field is how they would treat you,” Njuguna says. As a master’s student in the International Comparative Education (ICE) program at @stanfordeducation, he was interested in testing his assumptions about the life skills the game imparts, and applied community-based research methods to a study of the nonprofit organization Street Soccer USA. His findings supported his premise: What’s taught on the field—agency, self-confidence, resilience and conflict resolution—is just as important as what’s taught in the classroom. “We have so many engineers who can build actual bridges,” Njuguna says, “but we don’t have a lot of people who can bring communities together.” #OurGSECommunity
Photo by Tom James, ’08, MS ’10
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A NASA-commissioned poster of Mae Jemison, ’77, the first African American woman to travel in space, ...
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A NASA-commissioned poster of Mae Jemison, ’77, the first African American woman to travel in space, is among the items in a new archive at Stanford Libraries. The collection chronicles the work of successful multiracial designer and diversity advocate Cheryl D. Miller (left), who became ... A NASA-commissioned poster of Mae Jemison, ’77, the first African American woman to travel in space, is among the items in a new archive at Stanford Libraries. The collection chronicles the work of successful multiracial designer and diversity advocate Cheryl D. Miller (left), who became a leader in the movement to reframe how people of color are represented in marketing and advertising. 📷: Lisa Barlow
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Computer science major @kkyangyang, '19, won the 2017-18 Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education ...
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Computer science major @kkyangyang, '19, won the 2017-18 Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education photo contest for this image of the Red Hoop. Stanford's fountains are pretty in the light of day, Yang says, but at night, "they’re sublime." Computer science major @kkyangyang, '19, won the 2017-18 Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education photo contest for this image of the Red Hoop. Stanford's fountains are pretty in the light of day, Yang says, but at night, "they’re sublime."