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Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community

by on August 26, 2015 4:25 pm
Stanford’s Health Improvement Program (HIP) and Stanford Recreation are offering free group fitness classes for members of the Stanford community Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4. Try TRX or Jungle Gym, Boxing or Aqua Zumba. All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Signups open 15 minutes before classes begin. You will need… Read more Free sample fitness classes for the Stanford community
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Faculty Club will celebrate 50 years on Lagunita Drive this fall

by on August 24, 2015 5:58 pm
In 1965, a long-awaited new Faculty Club facility, made possible by a gift from the estate of Lucie Stern, opened for business on Lagunita Drive. This fall, the Faculty Club will celebrate that 50th anniversary with an Oct. 1 celebration still in the planning stages. According to the Stanford Historical Society‘s A Chronology of Stanford… Read more Faculty Club will celebrate 50 years on Lagunita Drive this fall
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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours

by on August 20, 2015 3:55 pm
Weekends at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford can be busy, but one recent weekend in July yielded a remarkable 48-hour whirlwind of multiple organ transplants. It started Friday night, July 17, when doctors separately performed a heart-lung transplant and a liver transplant at the hospital. The next day, three hours after completing the heart-lung surgery,… Read more Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Five transplants in 48 hours
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1954 file photo, Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, holds a rack of test tubes in his lab in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/File)

Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature

by on August 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Stanford oncologist CHARLOTTE JACOBS, MD, loved reading biographies as a child. But it wasn’t until years later, while on sabbatical at Stanford, that she decided to take a creative writing course and begin cultivating a second career as a biographer. Her first biography, Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease, was published in 2010… Read more Stanford oncologist talks about her life in medicine and literature
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Stanford to host Football Open House this weekend

by on August 17, 2015 2:58 pm
The Stanford football program will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Aug. 22. The day’s activities begin with an open practice at the Elliott Practice Fields from 10 a.m. until noon. Immediately following the practice, Head Coach DAVID SHAW will address fans. The event will continue until 1 p.m. on the Elliott Practice Fields… Read more Stanford to host Football Open House this weekend
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From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple

by on August 11, 2015 4:33 pm
“Surreal and wonderful” is how Stanford alumnus LOUIS LAGALANTE described presenting the opening number from his original musical Mirror Image at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer. Mirror Image, with music and lyrics by Lagalante, premiered at Stanford in March 2015 as Lagalante’s senior capstone project in music composition. The story follows three individuals… Read more From Stanford's Braun Music Hall to the Big Apple
Stanford tree specialists work on the Bicentennial Oak that fell across Serra Street on June 19. The prized coast live oak was Stanford’s last officially certified historic tree. The tree was later felled.

Ancient oak tree comes back to life

by on August 10, 2015 4:49 pm
An ancient coast live oak on Serra Street that was cut down to a stump in the summer of 2008, after it had collapsed branch by giant branch, has come back to life. In recent years, two sturdy new stems have sprouted from the root system of the tree, variously known as the Bicentennial Oak,… Read more Ancient oak tree comes back to life
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Former Stanford tennis standout advances at the Bank of the West Classic

by on August 4, 2015 4:48 pm
Backed by a crowd of vocal Stanford supporters at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, NICOLE GIBBS, a former Cardinal standout, held on for a 6-4, 7-5 victory over CAROLINE GARCIA on Monday afternoon at the Bank of the West Classic. Playing for a third straight day on the same court in which she compiled a 56-5… Read more Former Stanford tennis standout advances at the Bank of the West Classic
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Bioethicist celebrates end of testosterone testing in women's sports

by on July 29, 2015 5:50 pm
Scope, the School of Medicine’s award-winning medical blog, recently ran a story about bioethicist KATRINA KARKAZIS, a senior research scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics, who was closely involved in a case challenging testosterone testing in women’s sports. Scope reports that, as of July 27, female track and field athletes no longer must have… Read more Bioethicist celebrates end of testosterone testing in women's sports
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Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates

by on July 28, 2015 4:00 am
MICHELLE KWON and CHRISTINA SMITH think the luckiest thing about their living experiences at Stanford is that they’ve largely shared them as roommates. And now they’re headed into senior year together with bonus karma: In a tandem bid, they won the No. 3 slot in the housing draw, guaranteeing them their first choice — the… Read more Rising Stanford seniors drawn together as roommates