University Stretchable, touch-sensitive electronics 2018-02-19T16:00:00.000000000+00:00 Stanford researchers have set the stage for an evolution in electronics by taking the concept of ‘artificial skin’ to the next level. Stanford Family Weekend offers glimpse into student life 2018-02-17T08:15:52.000000000+00:00 The annual Family Weekend, which will take place Feb. 23-24, opens with a welcome address Friday morning from Provost Persis Drell and closes late Saturday afternoon. Stanford scientists eavesdrop on volcanic rumblings to forecast eruptions 2018-02-16T14:05:59.000000000+00:00 Sound waves generated by burbling lakes of lava atop some volcanoes could provide advance warning to people who live near active volcanoes. The National Academy of Engineering elects three Stanford faculty 2018-02-16T02:33:44.000000000+00:00 Oussama Khatib, Nils Nilsson and David Tse each earned engineering’s top honor with election to the National Academy of Engineering. Mental rehearsal might prepare our minds for action 2018-02-15T17:00:56.000000000+00:00 Mentally running through a routine improves performance, but how that works isn’t clear. Now, a new tool – brain-machine interface – suggests the answer lies in how our brains prepare for action. Trustees discuss planning, construction 2018-02-15T08:15:58.000000000+00:00 A talk by Bill Gates punctuated a joint session of the board and the Council of Trustees, a group composed of former members of the Stanford board. Knight-Hennessy Scholars program announces pioneer cohort of future leaders 2018-02-15T08:15:41.000000000+00:00 The inaugural group of 49 students is 57 percent women and includes citizens of 20 countries pursuing degrees in 28 Stanford graduate departments. Incident at Law School resolved 2018-02-15T00:00:57.000000000+00:00 Stanford University Public Safety officials have confirmed that Santa Clara County hazardous materials professionals have tested a white substance received by a faculty member at the Law School on Wednesday and confirmed that it is an inert powder that poses no health concern. Trustees set 2018-19 tuition 2018-02-14T21:45:56.000000000+00:00 The trustees earmarked $162 million for undergraduate need-based financial aid in 2018-19. Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren’t met 2018-02-14T19:00:24.000000000+00:00 The Paris Agreement has aspirational goals of limiting temperature rise that won’t be met by current commitments. That difference could make the world another degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.