Stanford headlines for the week of January 9, 2008

Climate change will significantly increase impending bird extinctions, study says

With big potential for computing, researchers develop a quantum ‘light switch’

Chris Field attends Peace Prize event

Two Stanford students, both musicians, nab prestigious Marshall Scholarships

Circuit breaker failure cause of last weekend's power outage

Stanford launches Faculty Development Initiative to recruit best scholars of ethnicity and race

Large, impending earthquakes may broadcast warnings

Diane Middlebrook, professor emeritus and legendary biographer, dies at 68

Nanowire battery can hold 10 times the charge of existing lithium-ion battery

Pioneer in field of organizational behavior studies dies at 85

Father of modern earthquake risk analysis, and of a Nobel winner, dead at 69

Q&A with Stanford foreign policy expert Larry Diamond on assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Two faculty members awarded grants to pursue innovative energy research

Study links carbon dioxide emissions to increased deaths

Building a better virtual world, one tree (or millions) at a time

Stanford Press revives interest in masterpiece of Kabbalah

Persis S. Drell tapped to head Stanford-based national lab

Honors & Awards

Letter to the editor: Phrase ‘died of natural causes’ is problematic; autopsies illuminating

738 applicants are admitted through early action program

Tony Bryk is next to head Carnegie Foundation

Longtime coach, leader in the world of fencing dead at 62

Philip Zimbardo receives Lyman Award

Federal budget cuts curtail key programs at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Trustees approve preliminary plans for new housing and Law School building

Excerpt from the Zohar Volume 4

Findings on potential for harvesting wind power off California’s coast presented

Study tracks breast cancer gene in racial groups

Investment wizard bets on stem cells, sees future payoff for all

Hospitalized TB patient remains in isolation

Arthur Kornberg tribute to be held on Jan. 25

Researchers find great granddaddy of human blood cells

Stanford provides additional funds for stem cell researchers

Young scientists get $10.7 million in state stem cell grants

Kobilka's work recognized in magazine award

Media monitor

In skin or scales, pigment highlights the path of evolution, showing big steps

Immune system cascade may prune brain synapses, for better or worse

Medical center people

Report of the President to the Board of Trustees

Housing

Stanford University reports fiscal year 2007 financial results

Advisory issued regarding temporary changes to campus water

Cardinal Chronicle

New employee wellness program offers cash, other incentives