University Stanford’s St. Lawrence String Quartet brings Beethoven to the San Francisco County Jail 2017-03-24T19:00:06.000000Z The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford’s ensemble-in-residence, performed at the San Francisco County Jail, sharing classical music with inmates. One prisoner described the experience as “a drink of water in a desert of concrete.” Stanford Community Police Academy teaches what it’s like to be a police officer 2017-03-23T22:26:08.000000Z The Stanford Community Police Academy teaches members of the campus community what it's like to be a cop. Satellite imaging breakthrough improves ability to measure plant growth 2017-03-23T12:00:49.000000Z Researchers have developed an approach for measuring plant growth from space by refining a decades-old technique. The new technology gets around earlier obstacles to accurate observations and could help unlock new perspectives on global change. Stanford scientists study Pavlovian conditioning in neural networks 2017-03-22T18:00:38.000000Z By looking at groups of neurons in the emotional center of the brain, researchers now understand how neural networks in the brain form associations, like those made famous by Ivan Pavlov. Introductory freshman seminar publishes paper on Zika 2017-03-22T07:15:25.000000Z Students in an infectious disease seminar quickly become Zika experts thanks to the epidemic’s sparse, rapidly changing history. In an unusual twist, their coursework culminated in a journal publication. Stanford students praise new hands-on approach to archival research 2017-03-21T21:00:18.000000Z Stanford students who experience a new archives-centric teaching approach stress the importance of exposure to primary historical materials for students of all disciplines. Adapting a DIY robot kit to fill test tubes 2017-03-21T18:00:24.000000Z Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Now students and teachers can create inexpensive automated systems to do this in clubs or classrooms. New study calls for U.S. solar policy reform 2017-03-21T12:00:21.000000Z Stanford researchers suggest reforming U.S. solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy in a new report. Heavy California rains par for the course for climate change 2017-03-21T07:15:48.000000Z Stanford climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh explains why heavy rains during a drought are to be expected for a state in the throes of climate change. Stanford women win NCAA swimming and diving title 2017-03-20T16:49:29.000000Z Stanford claimed its first women's swimming and diving national title since 1998 on Saturday. This is Stanford's ninth NCAA women's swimming title and 10th overall, the most in the nation.