University Stanford scientists create gold nanoparticles in water 2018-04-19T09:00:33.000000000+00:00 The discovery that water microdroplets can replace potentially toxic agents in the creation of gold nanoparticles and nanowires could help usher in a new era of “green chemistry.” Stanford’s Faculty Senate turns 50 2018-04-19T07:15:14.000000000+00:00 Stanford’s faculty governing body celebrates this year's milestone with a publication and series of events. Three staffers win 2018 Amy J. Blue Awards 2018-04-19T07:01:32.000000000+00:00 The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty. Ram’s Head presents Chicago 2018-04-19T00:15:03.000000000+00:00 Cast and crew members of Chicago, presented by the student-run theatrical society Ram’s Head, reflect on the commitments and rewards of putting their latest show together. Report of the president: Appointments and promotions 2018-04-18T21:30:29.000000000+00:00 The following Academic Council professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council were approved by the president. Examining the complexities of migration 2018-04-18T18:00:50.000000000+00:00 Global migration is a complicated issue facing people all over the world. Stanford scholars are turning to critical, social scientific inquiry to better understand its complexities. Swarms of tiny organisms churn ocean waters 2018-04-18T17:00:57.000000000+00:00 Massive swarms of tiny oceanic organisms like krill create enough turbulence when they migrate to redistribute ocean waters – an effect that may influence everything from distribution of ocean nutrients to climate models. American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects nine Stanford faculty members 2018-04-18T16:00:10.000000000+00:00 Nine members of the Stanford faculty have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies. Global threats to companies are complex, but solutions exist 2018-04-18T07:15:52.000000000+00:00 Stanford political scientists Condoleezza Rice and Amy Zegart offer insights about how businesses can most effectively confront “political risks.” Light-sensitive chips could one day restore sight to the blind 2018-04-18T07:15:52.000000000+00:00 Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a decade in the making may help some of them see again.