Each year about 1,000 Stanford undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors on research ranging from engineering and medicine to the humanities, fine arts and social sciences, in some cases traveling world-wide. These projects introduce students to the rigors of academic research, build analytic skills and also help students find their own future path, whether it’s diving deeper into academics or taking their passion and applying it to other careers.
I’ve talked about language classes before, but I wanted to come back to the topic now, because I’m taking a different type of language class this year and it’s been great so far!
A typical routine for Nick Hoversten, ’14, a double major in history and studio art, involves painting, sculpting, woodworking, photography, surfing and practice and competition for Stanford Men’s Water Polo.
As a Classics major concentrating in Latin, I (quite obviously) have to take Latin classes throughout the year. Today in Intermediate Latin, a course in which we’re translating Caesar and Vergil, we took a field trip to Green’s Special Collections—literally, a collection of special stuff. There’s the original script of Star Wars, the Gutenberg Bible Leaf, a bunch of rare maps, and pretty much anything you could think of…
Designed to showcase the arts as an essential part of scholarly and public life, Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC) gives first-year students a place to explore the arts practically and analytically, regardless of their majors.