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Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues

by Geoff McGhee on March 31, 2016 9:40 pm
Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West recently held its fourth annual scholarly conference on rural Western issues. The Eccles Rural West Conference took place March 17-19 in Missoula, Montana, bringing together more than 70 scholars, journalists, lawyers, and policymakers from across the western United States. Stanford political scientists BRUCE E. CAIN, DAVID BRADY,… Read more Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues
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Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title

by Stanford Athletics on March 29, 2016 11:52 pm
On Saturday, March 26, the Stanford captured the 2016 U.S. National Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships in impressive fashion, collecting victories in three of four finals. Stanford totaled 98.0 points, while defending champion Ohio State finished second with 92.0 and the University of the Incarnate Word was third with 75.0. It marked the eighth title for… Read more Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title
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New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

by Ruthann Richter on March 29, 2016 4:00 am
Many women in the developing world say they don’t want to get pregnant in the 18 months after childbirth, but they don’t have access to family planning services. Now a Stanford researcher has invented a new, low-cost option for these women that would enable them to obtain long-term contraception just after delivery. The device consists… Read more New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world
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Stanford names next men's basketball coach

by Stanford Athletics on March 27, 2016 4:40 pm
JEROD HAASE has been named Stanford’s men’s basketball coach. Haase recently completed his fourth season as the head coach at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Stanford’s Director of Athletics BERNARD MUIR  announced Haase’s appointment last week. “I could not be more excited to welcome Jerod, Mindy and their children to the Stanford family,” said… Read more Stanford names next men's basketball coach
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Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department

by Gabrielle Karampelas on March 25, 2016 4:00 am
Computer scientist and AI pioneer EDWARD A. FEIGENBAUM has partnered with Stanford Libraries to make his personal papers available online, including more than 16,500 notes, scientific development documents, correspondence, Artificial Intelligence Lab memos, audio tapes and videos. Starting with the dawn of artificial intelligence research and computer science in 1956, the Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers… Read more Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department
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Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater

by Stanford Athletics on March 22, 2016 6:20 pm
LILI THOMPSON had to forget her miss that could have ended Stanford’s season. There was still time left. “You kind of hear it growing up, you have to have a short memory,” Thompson said. She delivered when it mattered most. In the last three minutes of Monday night’s playoff game against South Dakota State University… Read more Cardinal women's basketball heads to the Sweet 16 after a dramatic buzzer beater
Katie Ransohoff , and Patrick Sullivan, celebrate at Match Day 2016, on  Friday, March 18, 2016, at Berg Hall at Stanford School of Medicine at Stanford University. ( Norbert von der Groeben / Stanford School of Medicine )

Match Day pride

by Tracie White on March 21, 2016 8:00 pm
At exactly 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 18, JACOB ROSENBERG, a soon-to-be Stanford medical school graduate, ran a finger across the envelope that held his future. He looked around the table at his friends and family, paused for dramatic effect, then ripped it open. “Hah!” he laughed, throwing back his head. Then he turned a… Read more Match Day pride
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Stanford Online High School enters second decade

by Diana Sunshine on March 21, 2016 4:00 am
In June, 62 seniors will receive diplomas from Stanford Online High School (OHS) and mark a milestone for the thriving virtual secondary school. Founded in 2006, OHS celebrated its first graduating class of two in 2007 and continues to grow in enrollment and reputation. At Stanford OHS, students are prepared for college beyond just getting… Read more Stanford Online High School enters second decade
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Stanford students show off their art at Open Studios

by Kurt Hickman on March 17, 2016 5:00 pm
After putting in long hours all quarter, students who took courses in the Department of Art and Art History threw open the studio doors recently and invited the Stanford community to see what they’d been working on. Spaces throughout the McMurtry Building were filled with drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia projects and more. The Open Studios… Read more Stanford students show off their art at Open Studios
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Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

by Tanu Wakefield on March 15, 2016 5:45 pm
Stanford Creative Writing professor ELIZABETH TALLENT has been named a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Tallent earned the nomination for her latest short story collection, Mendocino Fire. The PEN/Faulkner Award is one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. Three writers, serving as judges, selected Tallent and four other finalists… Read more Stanford English professor named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award