University Two more Stanford alums win 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2017-04-25T07:15:10.000000000+00:00 The Stanford alums are two of the 55 people recently awarded scholarships during the international round of the competition. Stanford scientists test links between extreme weather and climate change 2017-04-24T19:00:34.000000000+00:00 A new four-step “framework” aims to test the contribution of climate change to record-setting extreme weather events. Director named for the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band 2017-04-24T10:58:14.000000000+00:00 Russell Gavin, associate professor of music education/band at Baylor University, will begin his new position as director of the Stanford Band on May 8. Ideas sought for long-range planning process 2017-04-24T07:02:27.000000000+00:00 At a town hall meeting Friday about the university’s ongoing long-range planning process, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell encouraged faculty, staff and students to submit their ideas for future initiatives and for strengthening Stanford’s foundation. ‘In the Moment’ at TEDxStanford 2017-04-24T07:01:50.000000000+00:00 Speakers at the sixth annual TEDxStanford conference addressed pressing issues, including foreign policy crises, the nation’s opioid epidemic and affordable health care. New course tackles designing for people with disabilities 2017-04-21T20:30:46.000000000+00:00 A new course teaches undergraduates how to design for people with physical disabilities. Each week, students learn about a different disability, then brainstorm design ideas to address issues and present their work to the class. Sustainable Stanford 2017-04-21T19:45:46.000000000+00:00 Sustaining Earth’s resources is ingrained in the way Stanford educates students, conducts research, operates its buildings and supports campus life. The #NextGreatDiscovery 2017-04-21T18:40:55.000000000+00:00 Many of today's greatest innovations are built on fundamental research conducted decades ago. Though impossible to predict where experiments by Stanford investigators will lead, investing in research is crucial to keeping the #NextGreatDiscovery alive. Stanford’s Generation Anthropocene podcast is back 2017-04-21T17:30:16.000000000+00:00 Started by two graduate students, the Generation Anthropocene podcast has grown into an award-winning production and beloved undergraduate course. Its fifth year brings new insight into how humans are changing the planet. A better way to predict environmental impacts of agricultural production 2017-04-21T09:00:08.000000000+00:00 Many companies want to know how the creation of their products affects the environment. Now, scientists have found a way to better predict and quantify environmental impacts.