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Leland Stanford Junior University is a private research university in Stanford, California, next to the city of Palo Alto, in Santa Clara County. It is a world-class institution and one of the top universities in the country. It was founded in 1885, by railroad tycoon and former California Governor Leland Stanford and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford, as a memorial to their only son, Leland Jr., who died at the age of 16 while travelling in Europe. The university was built on the site of Leland Stanford's horse farm. It covers over 8,000 acres, making it one of the largest universities in the world.  It enrolls about 6,700 undergraduates and 8,000 graduate students, wtih 1,700 faculty members. It includes a business school, law school, and medical school. Associated with it are Stanford Hospital and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital. It is largely  responsible for giving birth to Silicon Valley as a major center of technology.  Many large Silicon Valley companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Google, and Sun Microsystems, have their roots in Stanford. Below are pictures taken on the Stanford University campus.

The Oval and Sierra Mall

Sierra Mall, Jordan Hall (right), Hoover Tower (left)

Rodin sculptures, the "Burghers of Calais," in Memorial Court

Memorial Church

The Main Quad

Sculpture: "Gay Liberation" by George Segal, 1980

Hoover Tower, Bing Wing of the Green Library

The Bookstore and fountain

Law School and Robert Crown Library

Paul Allen Center for Integrated Systems

Bill Gates Computer Science

David Packard Electrical Engineering

William R. Hewlett Teaching Center

Terman Engineering Center

Durand Building

Leland Stanford Junior Museum and Cantor Arts Center

Rodin's "The Thinker"

Inside the museum

Rodin's "The Gates of Hell" in the Rodin Sculpture Garden

Sculpture: "Stone River"

James H. Clark Center

School of Medicine

Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

Avery Aquatic Center

Stanford Family Mausoleum

Statue of Leland, Leland Jr., Jane Lathrop Stanford

The Cactus garden

The "Weeping Angel," a monument to Henry Clay Lathrop, brother of Jane Lathrop Stanford

"The Thinker" in the Maori Sculpture Garden

The Red Barn

Pictures taken Jan.-Feb. 2007 by Ron Horii. Page created by Ron Horii, 11/9/08