What began with a few tentative offerings of online coursework is now being hailed as a revolutionary teaching model that could disrupt all of higher education. Stanford is grappling with the implications and positioning itself for the next wave.
Hagia Sophia, the famous Byzantine cathedral, once vibrated with chants and music that influenced all of Christendom, then was silenced by government decree. Now a team of Stanford faculty is using technology and sonic archaeology to recreate this acoustic wonder.
Students in a studio arts class were challenged to reimagine the chair. Sit back and enjoy their interpretations, which ranged from funky to fantastic.
As electronic methods for exchanging money proliferate, we are getting closer to a day when our pockets are empty. What are the benefits of a cashless economy, and what are the obstacles?
The kibbutz carries on
A sexy class
Spooky props from Stanford's past
A new artificial retina in sight
On the same frequency
Smooth moves from Waltz Lab
Under the hood
Maps that got it wrong
How our Olympians fared
Football starts fresh
Contraception for guys
Sign here, please
Sally Ride's epic journey
Who needs money?
Leadership, old and new
Frank Randolph Cady, '38
Paula Hays Harper, PhD '76
Jim Drake, '51
In presidential debates, it's often not what the candidates say, but how they say it. Dan Klein, Stanford improvisation teacher, analyzes performances from the first two debates.
A documentary looks at the competitive side of the world's top fear—public speaking
The Effort Effect
Let Me Introduce Myself
Seeing at the Speed of Sound
Dunder Mifflin Going Out of Business
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