Stanford University

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States.

Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Its motto is "Die Luft der Freiheit weht", meaning "the air of freedom is blowing". Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley.

It 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. Leland Stanford, a former Governor of California and U.S. Senator, made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. 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. After WWII, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.

The university is organized around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine, Education and Business. Stanford's undergraduate program is one of the top three most selective in the United States. As of March 2018, 81 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 7 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff. In addition, Stanford University is particularly noted for its entrepreneurship and is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups.

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Jaap Suermondt

Advisor

Aman Kumar

Advisor

Anthony Tran

Investor

Ayako Hiwasa

Advisor

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Founder

Brian Rowen

Board member

Brian Speir

Advisor

Casey Miller

Founder

Daisy Bermudez

Founder

Danise Olague

Founder

Fei-Fei Li

Advisor

ji hoon jang

Advisor

John Duhring

Advisor

Justin Klein

Advisor

Kristin McDonnell

Advisor

Laura Petree

Founder

Lynne Gregg

Advisor

Maja Zecevic, PhD, MPH

Advisor

Pulkit Jaiswal

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Roman Reed

Investor

sandy muju

Advisor

Sebastian Cardenas

Founder

Vincent van Haaff

Advisor

Vlad Omete

Advisor

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The most competitive university in America isn't in the Ivy League

Abby Jackson

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Becca Lewis
January 17, 2021
Business Insider
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NPR
January 16, 2021
NPR.org
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Daphne Keller, Platform Regulation Director at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center, about how social media companies should handle free speech.
Phoebe Weston
January 13, 2021
the Guardian
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By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
January 12, 2021
Chron
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MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press
January 12, 2021
ABC News
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Paragon 28, Inc.
January 6, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
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Jennifer Ouellette
January 5, 2021
Ars Technica
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Sarah K. White
January 5, 2021
CIO
If you support diversity and inclusion for women in technology fields, here are 20 conferences you won't want to miss.
Industrial Technology Research Institute
December 29, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- AI, 5G, deep learning, and biomedical electronics are reshaping industries and experiences in the semiconductor industry. To address these key...
Rachael Lallensack
December 28, 2020
Smithsonian Magazine
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Matt Simon
December 26, 2020
Grist
Researchers are putting out a call to study the potential effects of bacteria- and fungi-filled haze on human health.
Geoffrey Morgan
December 17, 2020
financialpost
Study comes as industry looks for ways to reduce emissions in the face of looming 500% increase in carbon prices
Science X staff
December 21, 2020
phys.org
The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system can help scientists understand, and possibly improve, how corals respond to the environmental stresses of climate change. Work led by Phillip Cleves--who joined Carnegie's Department of Embryology this fall--details how the revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winning technology can be deployed to guide conservation efforts for fragile reef ecosystems.
Tyler Sonnemaker
December 19, 2020
Business Insider
Our online lives are making us hate the other side. Experts on everything from conspiracies to digital ethnography to psychology explain why.
Kevin Shalvey
December 19, 2020
Business Insider
Russia's Internet Research Agency created hundreds of Facebook and Instagram accounts in Libya, spreading misinformation about an alleged spy.
Matt Simon
December 17, 2020
Wired
Researchers are putting out a call to study the potential effects of bacteria- and fungi-filled haze on human health.
Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money
December 17, 2020
Los Angeles Times
Skyrocketing COVID in California sewage points to rapid spread of virus this fall
Emily Canal and Madison Hoff
December 16, 2020
Business Insider
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Bob Yirka
December 15, 2020
phys.org
It was a good year for research of all kinds as a team of geophysicists at the University of Maryland detected unexpected widespread structures near Earth's core. The structures were revealed as the researchers analyzed thousands of recordings of seismic waves traveling through the Earth--they turned out to be areas of unusually dense, hot rock.
Amit Kaushal, Jiayin Xue and Robert M. Kaplan
December 15, 2020
Los Angeles Times
Delaying vaccination for the 16 million people in the U.S. currently known to have been infected would free up enough doses to vaccinate the entire healthcare workforce.
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