Category: Heard on Campus

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On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…
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Tips for healthy aging

by on December 15, 2014 4:00 am
  In two separate articles on Stanford’s BeWell website, experts offer advice on how to navigate the physical and emotional challenges of aging. In “The Upside of Aging,” MANJULA WALDRON, consulting professor at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, talks about the often-overlooked positive side of aging and how having a plan for healthy aging can… Read more
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Total artificial heart serves as bridge to Stanford patient's transplant

by on December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
  Stanford Heath Care patient Vaness French had heart disease for most of his life and became too sick to qualify for heart transplantation. The cardiac surgeons at Stanford offered him a new option – a total artificial heart and ultimately a new lease on life.
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Introducing Stanford Medicine Music Network

by on December 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Last spring, the Stanford Medicine Music Network (SMMN) was launched to bring together musicians and music lovers in Stanford’s medical community. A natural addition to the Medicine & the Muse Program, which supports the humanities and arts in the medical center, SMMN  – pronounced “summon” – was also created to facilitate opportunities to make connections between… Read more Introducing Stanford Medicine Music Network
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­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’

by on December 1, 2014 4:00 am
  The Stanford community is gearing up for Giving Tuesday, a burgeoning effort to establish a global day of philanthropy and volunteering. Tomorrow, Dec. 2, students, faculty and staff will shoot “unselfies” and participate in other activities as part of a hashtag-driven event that has some roots on campus. Giving Tuesday began in 2012 with… Read more ­­Giving Tuesday goes global, with Stanford as ‘alma mater’
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Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures

by on November 25, 2014 4:00 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, TEMPLE GRANDIN, one of the most accomplished adults with autism, spoke to an overflow crowd at the School of Medicine. Her talk focused on understanding animal behavior and reducing animals’ stress, but she interwove descriptions of her research with comments on how living with autism has influenced her work – and, indeed,… Read more Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures
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Stanford's women's basketball team breaks UConn's 47-game winning streak

by on November 18, 2014 3:00 pm
AMBER ORRANGE and the Cardinal women’s basketball team made an impressive national statement while snapping another one of the University of Connecticut’s remarkable winning streaks. Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send No. 6 Stanford to the 88-86 upset of… Read more Stanford's women's basketball team breaks UConn's 47-game winning streak
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The Stanford Band reads mean tweets

by on October 31, 2014 4:00 am
As most members of the Stanford community know, the LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND can dish out satire – often to the consternation of foe and friend alike. Case in point: an entire halftime show featuring bad cheese puns during the Rose Bowl game versus the University of Wisconsin. But Band members recently proved… Read more The Stanford Band reads mean tweets
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A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care

by on October 24, 2014 4:16 pm
The doctor and patient sat in comfortable leather armchairs, facing each other onstage in the School of Medicine’s Berg Hall. Timothy Quill, MD, a palliative care specialist, leaned forward, hands clasped on his knees, head tilted to one side. For about an hour, he asked short, pointed questions of PAUL KALANITHI, MD, a 37-year-old Stanford… Read more A conversation with a cancer patient about palliative care
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Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head

by on October 20, 2014 4:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t believe his ears. It was 2010, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco had just briefed Biden on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. “Now wait a minute,” Biden said. “I thought you were a scientist. But I just understood everything you told me.” Lubchenco, who recounted… Read more Award honoring late Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider goes to former NOAA head