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President and Provost invite the university community to a Town Hall

by Kate Chesley on February 19, 2017 12:42 pm
PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE and PROVOST PERSIS DRELL are inviting the university community to a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, beginning at noon in the Oak Room of Tresidder Memorial Union. This is an informal, bring-your–own lunch meeting featuring an update on campus activities. Time will be allotted for questions. Seating is limited and… Read more President and Provost invite the university community to a Town Hall
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Stanford's James L. Gibbs recognized for a lifetime of firsts

by Pamela Moreland on February 15, 2017 3:30 pm
The New York Times got it right. JAMES L. GIBBS, professor emeritus of anthropological sciences, was the first tenured African American professor at Stanford. But there are so many more firsts in his life. During his Stanford years, Gibbs became the first African American dean of undergraduate studies. He led the effort that resulted in… Read more Stanford's James L. Gibbs recognized for a lifetime of firsts
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Haas Center launches new high school program for local youths

by Colleen Coffey on February 14, 2017 2:30 pm
A new service program connects Stanford students with high school students from local communities as tutors, mentors and academic supports. The High School Support Initiative aims to empower local youth to excel academically, to take advantage of programs offered in their schools and to become advocates for themselves and their families. At the same time,… Read more Haas Center launches new high school program for local youths
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Stanford 125 website recognized for excellence

by University Communications on February 13, 2017 1:02 pm
Stanford’s 125.STANFORD.EDU  website received a 2017 Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Far West District. The anniversary website was created to help celebrate the 125th anniversary during the 2015-16 year of the university’s opening. The website highlighted Stanford historical themes dating back to the university’s founding, including a commitment… Read more Stanford 125 website recognized for excellence
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Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days

by Kate Chesley on February 11, 2017 12:00 pm
RAY PURPUR, deputy athletic director, traced the early days of Stanford athletics back to 1891 during a recent talk to the Stanford Historical Society. It’s unlikely JANE and LELAND STANFORD could have ever imagined today’s intercollegiate athletics program. But, Purpur noted, the Stanfords apparently believed in the value of exercise. Their Founding Grant notes that… Read more Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days
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Ralph Castro talks to BeWell about alcohol in adulthood

by Julie Croteau on February 9, 2017 3:02 pm
BeWell has been shining a spotlight on issues of addiction. Alcohol dependency in adults is often undiagnosed and ignored by both the victim and friends and family members. To gain greater understanding, BeWell spoke with RALPH CASTRO, associate dean of students and director of Stanford’s Office of Alcohol Policy and Education. There is on ongoing… Read more Ralph Castro talks to BeWell about alcohol in adulthood
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$10.5 million awarded to researchers to work on DNA encyclopedia

by Jeannie Dusheck on February 8, 2017 4:03 pm
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded $10.5 million to five researchers at the School of Medicine to advance the work of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE. The goal of ENCODE is to build a comprehensive parts list of the human genome, including the parts that make up genes and the… Read more $10.5 million awarded to researchers to work on DNA encyclopedia
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Faculty members receive grants from state stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on February 7, 2017 2:40 pm
Three researchers from the School of Medicine have been awarded grants by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to promote the discovery of potential stem cell-based therapies. The awards were made as part of the state stem cell agency’s Quest program, which funds the discovery phase of research expected to advance… Read more Faculty members receive grants from state stem cell agency
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First-year student pens stories of children in Syria

by Clifton B. Parker on February 6, 2017 2:53 pm
Syria’s civil war has taken a devastating toll on children. Stanford freshman EMMA ABDULLAH puts a young, human face on that tragedy with her book, The Blue Box, which details the plight of Syrian children during the country’s six-year civil war. Published in 2014, the work is a collection of short stories and poems, and… Read more First-year student pens stories of children in Syria
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Look at what's in Lake Lagunita: Water!

by Kate Chesley on February 3, 2017 3:04 pm
The normally dry Lake Lagunita, which is located behind Roble Hall, is filled with enough water from the winter rains to evoke memories of its former life as a recreational area. Lake Lagunita was created as a reservoir to provide irrigation for the orchards and alfalfa fields of the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Stock Farm. Today,… Read more Look at what's in Lake Lagunita: Water!