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From Stanford’s earliest days, an ethos of frontier optimism has characterized the university and its people. Here are stories that exemplify this impulse to try something new, to push through a boundary, to challenge accepted wisdom. To go.

July 2018

Bullets, Blood and Ice

A professor-prospector's gritty lessons from the land.

By

Daniel Arnold

July 2018

Dispatch from . . .

We checked in with three young alumni to see what they’re doing and how they’re enjoying life in their adopted countries. Here are their stories.

By

Diana Aguilera

July 2018

In Defense of the Comfort Zone

Let others roam: It’s boundaries or bust for this queen of the mild frontier.

By

Kathy Zonana

July 2018

Can This Puzzle Be Solved?

These 10 buried treasures have eluded diggers for decades. But the hunt is still on.

By

Sam Scott

July 2018

The Career Pivot: It’s Not Just for People

Stanford’s SLAC finds new purpose with world’s most powerful lasers.

By

Sam Scott

July 2018

10 Reasons to Like this Course

Students try out jobs before graduating.

By

Diana Aguilera

July 2018

Stories Spill Out of Her

Amina Gautier is ‘writing her heart out.’

By

Sam Scott

July 2018

You Knew Stanford Alumni Invented Google; but the Koosh Ball?

Six off-beat discoveries and inventions

By

Diana Aguilera

July 2018

Where to Find Inspiration? Maybe at Your Feet.

Photographer Mary Jo Hoffman reveals the beauty of everyday objects.

By

Mike Vangel

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