Stanford University

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Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University or Stanford) is a private research university in Stanford, California.wikipedia
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Jane Stanford

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The university 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.
Jane Elizabeth Lathrop Stanford (August 25, 1828 – February 28, 1905) was a co-founder of Stanford University in 1885 (opened 1891) along with her husband, Leland Stanford, as a memorial to their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who died in 1884 at the age of 15.

Leland Stanford

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The university 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.
He is the founder (with his wife, Jane) of Stanford University.

Leland Stanford Jr.

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The university 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 Jr. (May 14, 1868 – March 13, 1884), known as Leland DeWitt Stanford until age nine, is the namesake of Stanford University, adjacent to Palo Alto, California, United States.

Stanford, California

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Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University or Stanford) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford's main campus includes a census-designated place within unincorporated Santa Clara County, although some of the university land (such as the Stanford Shopping Center and the Stanford Research Park) is within the city limits of Palo Alto.
Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University.

List of companies founded by Stanford University alumni

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Stanford alumni have founded numerous companies, which combined produce more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and have created 5.4 million jobs as of 2011, roughly equivalent to the 10th largest economy in the world.
This is a list of companies founded by Stanford University alumni, including attendees who enrolled in degree-programs at Stanford but did not eventually graduate.

List of Nobel laureates by university affiliation

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As of November 2019, 83 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff.

List of American universities with Olympic medals

3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronzeOlympic athletes104 Olympic medals (55 gold, 17 silver, and 32 bronze)
In addition, Stanford students and alumni have won 270 Olympic medals including 139 gold medals.
Notable examples include Michael Phelps of University of Michigan, Katie Ledecky of Stanford University, and Missy Franklin of UC Berkeley.

Silicon Valley

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Stanford is known for its academic achievements, wealth, close proximity to Silicon Valley, and selectivity; it ranks as one of the world's top universities. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.
Stanford University leadership was especially important in the valley's early development.

Herbert Hoover

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Stanford is the alma mater of one president of the United States, 30 living billionaires, and 17 astronauts.
Hoover took a position with a London-based mining company after graduating from Stanford University in 1895.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (originally named the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), which was established in 1962, performs research in particle physics. The campus also includes much land in unincorporated San Mateo County (including the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve), as well as in the city limits of Menlo Park (Stanford Hills neighborhood), Woodside, and Portola Valley.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, originally named Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University under the programmatic direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and located in Menlo Park, California.

NACDA Directors' Cup

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Stanford athletes have won 522 (the most) individual championships, and Stanford has won the NACDA Directors' Cup for 24 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995.
The University of North Carolina won the award in its inaugural year, but since then, Stanford University has won the Division I award for twenty-five straight years.

Pac-12 Conference

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Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference.

David Starr Jordan

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Stanford opened being called the "Cornell of the West" in 1891 due to faculty being former Cornell affiliates (either professors, alumni, or both) including its first president, David Starr Jordan.
He was president of Indiana University and the founding president of Stanford University.

Frederick Terman

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Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.
Terman completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry and his master's degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University.

Cornell University

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Jane and Leland Stanford modeled their university after the great eastern universities, most specifically Cornell University.
On March 9, 2004, Cornell and Stanford University laid the cornerstone for a new 'Bridging the Rift Center' to be built and jointly operated for education on the Israel–Jordan border.

California

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Stanford was a U.S. Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon.
Stanford University and its Dean of Engineering Frederick Terman began encouraging faculty and graduates to stay in California instead of leaving the state, and develop a high-tech region in the area now known as Silicon Valley.

List of Turing Award laureates by university affiliation

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As of November 2019, 83 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff.

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

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The campus also includes much land in unincorporated San Mateo County (including the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve), as well as in the city limits of Menlo Park (Stanford Hills neighborhood), Woodside, and Portola Valley.
owned by Stanford University, located at 37.408°N, -122.2275°W south of Sand Hill Road and west of Interstate 280 in Portola Valley, California.

Stanford Research Park

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Stanford's main campus includes a census-designated place within unincorporated Santa Clara County, although some of the university land (such as the Stanford Shopping Center and the Stanford Research Park) is within the city limits of Palo Alto.
Stanford Research Park (SRP) is a technology park established in 1951 as a joint initiative between Stanford University and the City of Palo Alto.

Stanford Memorial Church

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Contemporary campus landmarks include the Main Quad and Memorial Church, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and the Bing Concert Hall, the Stanford Mausoleum with the nearby Angel of Grief, Hoover Tower, the Rodin sculpture garden, the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, the Arizona Cactus Garden, the Stanford University Arboretum, Green Library and the Dish.
Stanford Memorial Church (also referred to informally as MemChu) is located on the Main Quad at the center of the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California, United States.

Hopkins Marine Station

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Hopkins Marine Station is the marine laboratory of Stanford University.

Main Quad (Stanford University)

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Contemporary campus landmarks include the Main Quad and Memorial Church, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and the Bing Concert Hall, the Stanford Mausoleum with the nearby Angel of Grief, Hoover Tower, the Rodin sculpture garden, the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, the Arizona Cactus Garden, the Stanford University Arboretum, Green Library and the Dish.
The Main Quadrangle, or more commonly Main Quad or simply Quad, is the heart and oldest part of Stanford University in California.

Palo Alto High School

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Stanford land is also leased for a token rent by the Palo Alto Unified School District for several schools including Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School.
The school's property is adjacent to Stanford University, which provided the land for the school.

Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Mall
Stanford's main campus includes a census-designated place within unincorporated Santa Clara County, although some of the university land (such as the Stanford Shopping Center and the Stanford Research Park) is within the city limits of Palo Alto.
It is on the campus of Stanford University although the university only owns the land and not the actual buildings or stores.

Lake Lagunita

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Lake Lagunita is an artificial dry lake in Stanford University, California, located on the western side of the Stanford campus near the Lagunita residences.