University Vintage film offers new insights about Antarctica 2017-12-15T21:30:58.000000000+00:00 Applying modern film scanning technology and machine learning to a rare trove of historical airborne radar measurements could provide new insights about how Antarctica’s ice sheets will change in a warming world. Political reckoning of authoritarians in the face of crises 2017-12-15T17:30:52.000000000+00:00 Political scientist Anna Grzymala-Busse finds that authoritarians face a choice in the face of change: try to cling to power, exit governing or reinvent themselves as democrats. It’s those who reinvent themselves as newly minted democrats who fare the worst in the long run. Stanford community participates in intuitive/rational creative exercise 2017-12-15T00:50:33.000000000+00:00 Artist and lecturer Pamela Davis Kivelson created a participatory performance piece with violinist and scientist Lucy Liuxuan Zhang and Stanford postdoctoral scholar Xiaohan Zhang. Humanities research in the digital age 2017-12-14T18:45:02.000000000+00:00 Since the earliest civilizations, people have recorded their thoughts and experiences through storytelling, art, philosophy and other forms of expression. In today’s digital age, scholars are advancing humanities research with tools like visual mapping and computation to better probe questions of... Bolstering alliances in a changing world 2017-12-14T17:30:55.000000000+00:00 U.S. foreign policy should focus on strengthening, not weakening, its worldwide alliances, said Kori Schake, a Hoover Institution research fellow. That is especially true if the United States seeks to avoid conflict with China, the top challenger to the current international order. Stanford faculty earn grants to improve undergraduate STEM education 2017-12-13T15:00:52.000000000+00:00 Carl Wieman and Elizabeth Hadly are two of this year’s HHMI Professors, each proposing new ways of improving undergraduate STEM education. Remembering Konrad Reuland 2017-12-12T22:54:04.000000000+00:00 A year after Konrad Reuland’s far-too-early passing, the former Stanford tight end continues to live on in the heartbeat of a fellow athlete, the memories of his family and friends, and in the indomitable spirit of a young girl. Redwood City campus moves ahead 2017-12-12T08:15:28.000000000+00:00 The buildings are taking shape at Stanford's new campus, while a variety of other planning activities are progressing in anticipation of the campus opening in 2019. Axis powers miscalculated after early advantages in WW II 2017-12-12T08:15:04.000000000+00:00 By 1942, the Axis powers seemed invincible. But the course of the war soon changed in ways that offer lessons for the U.S. and its allies in today’s world. Small quakes at fracking sites may indicate bigger tremors to come 2017-12-12T08:01:30.000000000+00:00 Tiny tremors caused by “fracking” could be early signs of stressful conditions deep underground that could trigger larger earthquakes.