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Stanford Freshman Experience: Thinking Matters

Stanford Freshman Experience: Thinking Matters

Thinking Matters courses are meant to help freshman students develop a sense for what constitutes a genuine question or problem and how to address it in a creative and disciplined manner. Through an emphasis on critical analysis, close reading, analytic writing, and effective communication, a liberal education enables students to make connections across many fields of study that will inform their future intellectual work and life after Stanford.

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Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford Becomes First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford Becomes First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University will receive the Fields Medal tomorrow. She will be the first woman to win this medal, math’s highest prize and the equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Mirzakhani, who is Iranian, was also the first Iranian high school student to achieve a perfect score on the International Mathematics Olympiad in 1995. She is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford.

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