Category: Academics at Stanford

Sarah Church

Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education

May 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Stanford physics Professor Sarah Church will become the Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education effective June 1, Provost Persis Drell has announced.Church currently serves as the vice provost for faculty development, teaching and learning. In this position, which she assumed in October of last year, Church has been responsible for the Center for Teaching and… Read more Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education
Diane Murk

Beyond the Rhodes

February 18, 2020 10:38 pm
Applying to receive a Rhodes Scholarship – or any number of prestigious fellowships for international postgraduate study – can be both time consuming and complex. That’s where the Overseas Resource Center (ORC) at the Bechtel International Center can help. The ORC works with undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni interested in pursuing any of the… Read more Beyond the Rhodes

Financial aid for middle-income families expands

January 7, 2020 8:53 pm
Stanford’s Board of Trustees recently set 2020-21 tuition levels, and in doing so announced an expansion of undergraduate financial aid for middle-income families. Building on last year’s action to expand middle-class aid by excluding home equity from the financial aid calculation, Stanford in 2020-21 will offer tuition-free access to families with annual incomes below $150,000,… Read more Financial aid for middle-income families expands
Oxford

Two Stanford students are named 2020 Rhodes Scholars

December 2, 2019 10:47 pm
History major Anat Peled, ’20, and classics and mathematics major Cyrus Reza, ’20, have been named 2020 Rhodes Scholars. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. Students apply for the award and are selected based on outstanding scholarly achievements, character, commitment to… Read more Two Stanford students are named 2020 Rhodes Scholars
Harry Elam

Elam stepping down as vice provost for undergraduate education

October 25, 2019 12:23 am
After a decade serving as Stanford’s vice provost for undergraduate education, Harry Elam will step down from the role at the end of the academic year. He will retain his positions as senior vice provost for education and vice president for the arts. Elam said that serving as vice provost for undergraduate education has been… Read more Elam stepping down as vice provost for undergraduate education

Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong postponed

August 22, 2019 11:31 pm
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong for Autumn Quarter 2019 has been suspended because of concerns about student safety and security. This was to be the first quarter of Stanford’s new program in Hong Kong, and BOSP expects the program will move forward in autumn 2020. BOSP has notified the 25 students… Read more Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong postponed

Three Books program invites new students to think about cities

August 12, 2019 10:35 pm
In late June, Stanford mailed books to more than 1,700 incoming undergraduates for this year’s Three Books program, which serves as an introduction to new students to intellectual life on the Farm through the shared experience of reading, thinking about and discussing the same books. The packages, sent to first-year and transfer students, were mailed… Read more Three Books program invites new students to think about cities
Clark and Haag

Stanford students help each other prepare for a career in the art world

July 1, 2019 9:39 pm
After recognizing that there was not anything like it on campus, two Stanford students have founded a student arts organization with a dual mission: to strengthen the arts community on campus and to provide students potential career pathways in the arts. Established in 2017 by art history coterms Reilly Clark and Reily Haag, the Professional… Read more Stanford students help each other prepare for a career in the art world
Field Hockey

Cardinal scholar-athletes recognized by the NCAA

May 3, 2019 6:16 pm
Twelve Stanford varsity athletic programs recently received Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA. The 12 teams (six women, six men) posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all programs in their respective sports. Stanford’s 12 programs receiving Public Recognition Awards include field hockey, men’s basketball, women’s… Read more Cardinal scholar-athletes recognized by the NCAA
Gordon Chang

Gordon Chang named senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education

March 28, 2019 11:51 pm
History Professor Gordon H. Chang has been named senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education by Harry J. Elam Jr., senior vice provost for education and vice provost for undergraduate education. Elam said Chang will advise him and assist with the overall management of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), which is… Read more Gordon Chang named senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education