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Stanford team uses nanodiamond thin film to stablize Li metal anode; significantly improved battery performance in ... - Green Car Congress (blog)

Now, a team of researchers at Stanford University has demonstrated the use of nanodiamond thin film as surface protection for metallic Li; the lithium can be electroplated solely underneath the film and shielded from parasitic reactions with electrolyte.

Immigrant families face new threat to children's health: Uncertainty - Salon

“This is not just an immigration issue, but a public health issue,” said Duncan Lawrence, executive director of Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab, who has studied the effects of family immigration status on U.S.-born children's mental health ...

Perspectives on 10 Years of Discovery With Fermi - Newswise (press release)

Peter Michelson, professor of physics at Stanford University, is the principal investigator of the LAT and the spokesperson for the international LAT collaboration.Steven Ritz, professor of physics at UC Santa Cruz, was the project scientist at NASA ...

Graduation day! Isha Ambani completes MBA, receives degree from Stanford - Economic Times

The Ambani heiress has completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Stanford Business School, and received her degree at the University's 127th Commencement ceremony, that featured the traditional Wacky Walk and an address by ...

Stanford Commencement Weekend 2018 in pictures - Stanford University News

With traditional words of advice and congratulations – along with untraditional festooned mortarboards and wacky costumes – the Stanford community gathered to celebrate the Class of 2018 at Stanford's 127th Commencement weekend June 15-17, 2018 ...

5G rollout in India: Panel advises early release of spectrum for R&D -

A former professor at the Stanford University, Paulraj is also a member of the high-level forum that was set up in September last year to approve the roadmap to roll out 5G by 2020. The forum, chaired by telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan, has ...

HealthPals' smart platform helps predict heart disease, offers treatment plans -

That's what happened when Dr Rajesh Dash, 45, and Sushant Shankar, 28, met at Stanford University. They met online through a networking site called, and Sushant calls it an “embarrassing” yet surprisingly effective website that ...

One of Facebook's many new faces — our son — plays tour guide - Record-Courier

We were in Menlo Park, a suburb of greater San Francisco near Palo Alto, home of Stanford University. Menlo Park is the headquarters of Facebook, which is where our son, Chris, has been working since January. Eager to see his workplace and residence, ...

How species live together in climate change -

The research was carried out at Stanford University and led by Andrew D. Letten (University of Canterbury), and co-authored by Manpreet K. Dhami (Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research), Po-Ju Ke and Tadashi Fukami (Stanford University). The study was ...

2018 Commencement speech by Stanford alumnus Sterling K. Brown - Stanford University News

Statement: I will, from time to time, be slipping into a dialect known as AAVE – for the uninitiated, that is African American Vernacular English. In some sections of the country they will refer to this dialect as “Ebonics,” but here, at Leland ...

Stanford Commencement 2018 - Stanford University News

Stanford University's 127th Commencement weekend, June 15-17, 2018, featured an inspiring speech by Sterling K. Brown, Stanford alumnus and award-winning actor. He told the graduates to think of perfection like an asymptote. “The journey toward it is ...

Sterling K. Brown, award-winning actor, tells Stanford graduates not to be afraid to let their lights shine - Stanford University News

He graduated from Stanford in 1998 with a degree in drama followed by an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2001. Brown's professional career took off within a year of graduate school, beginning with small film, television and ...

Remarks by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the 2018 Commencement ceremony - Stanford University News

Members of the Class of 2018, Stanford faculty and staff, former and current trustees of our university, government officials, distinguished guests, and cherished family members and friends: I thank you for joining us on this very special day to ...

Finding meaning, 'light' post graduation - Palo Alto Online

In Sterling K. Brown's commencement address to the Class of 2018 at his alma mater Stanford University on Sunday, the award-winning actor opened up about a difficult experience: the writing of the very speech he was giving. "Have any of you ever been ...

Actor Sterling K. Brown tells Stanford grads to shine a light - The Mercury News

Keynote speaker Sterling K. Brown shouts out a chant in response to a group of graduates during the recessional from the commencement ceremony at Stanford University on June 17, 2018 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Haley Nelson). Sterling K. Brown ...

Sterling K. Brown delivers Stanford commencement speech - USA TODAY

Sterling K. Brown delivers Stanford commencement speech. CLOSE. Emmy-winning "This is Us" star Sterling K. Brown delivers an enthusiastic speech at his alma mater, Stanford University on Sunday, June 17. USA TODAY.

Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 - Yahoo Entertainment

At Saturday's MTV Movie and TV Awards, “13 Reasons Why” star Alisha Boe said the sexual assault case against former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner shaped her performance as a rape survivor pursuing justice against her rapist. “The Brock ... | 'This is Us' star Sterling K. Brown delivers Stanford ... - KIDY

The Emmy-winning "This is Us" star Sterling K. Brown, who recently made history by becoming the first African-American to win both the Screen Actors Guild ...

Artificial nerve offers boost for robot designs - Cosmos

The artificial nerve, developed by scientists at Stanford University in the US and Seoul National Universities in Korea, brings together three components to mimic at action of a sensory nerve cell. An organic polymer-based pressure sensor feeds ...

Pushing fun factor: Cries to not specialize amplifying in youth sports - Vancouver Sun

The Marshmallow Test, pioneered by Stanford University psychologist Walter Mischel, was designed to understand the benefits of delaying gratification. A marshmallow is placed in front of a child, with the promise of another if he or she can resist ...

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Its 8,180-acre campus is one of the largest in the United States. Stanford also has land and facilities elsewhere.

Stanford University
Leland Stanford Junior University
Stanford University seal 2003.svg
Motto Die Luft der Freiheit weht
Motto in English
The wind of freedom blows
Type Private
Established 1891 (1891)
Endowment $22.2 billion (2015)
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Provost John Etchemendy
Academic staff
Administrative staff
11,128 excluding SHC
Students 15,877
Undergraduates 6,980
Postgraduates 8,897
Location Stanford, California, U.S.
Campus Suburban, 8,180 acres (12.8 sq mi; 33.1 km)
Newspaper The Stanford Daily
Colors Cardinal and white
Athletics NCAA Division I (FBS) Pac-12
Nickname Cardinal
Mascot Cardinal (official), Stanford Tree (unofficial, mascot of LSJUMB)
Stanford wordmark (2012).svg
Stanford is located in the US
Location in the United States
Stanford is located in California
Location in California

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Its 8,180-acre (12.8 sq mi; 33.1 km) campus is one of the largest in the United States. Stanford also has land and facilities elsewhere.

The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was a former Governor of California and U.S. Senator; he made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students 125 years ago on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution.

Stanford University struggled financially after Leland Stanford's death in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley. The rise of Silicon Valley helped Stanford become one of the world's most prestigious universities. The university is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

There are three academic schools that have both undergraduate and graduate students and another four professional schools. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference. It has gained 111 NCAA team championships, the second-most for a university, 483 individual championships, the most in Division I, and has won the NACDA Directors' Cup, recognizing the university with the best overall athletic team achievement, for 22 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995.

Stanford faculty and alumni have founded a large number of companies that produce more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world. It is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires, 17 astronauts, and 20 Turing Award laureates. It is also one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress. Sixty Nobel laureates and seven Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff.