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Warm a little heart at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

by on February 11, 2016 5:30 pm
On Valentine’s Day, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford wants to share some extra love with its patients. With your help and assistance from the hospital’s furry friend PUSHEEN THE CAT, they will deliver virtual Valentine cards from members of the community. Visit this site to choose a Valentine and send your message of hope. The… Read more Warm a little heart at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
#Swab Nation Feb 11& 12; White Plaza, Encina Hall ; Engineering Quad; Help diversify the stem cell donor registry; 11a.m. - 3 p.m.

Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort

by on February 9, 2016 4:26 pm
Stanford students have joined the race to save the lives of leukemia patients by rallying their classmates, faculty and staff to register as potential bone marrow donors – particularly if they are of mixed race. The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, in collaboration with the Asian American Donor Program… Read more Stanford students drive bone marrow registry effort
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Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise

by on February 4, 2016 7:00 pm
ALEX WALTER, 18, has been a Denver Broncos fan for a long time. His mom, Ronda, says it might have something to do with spending the first several years of his life in the Mile-High City, where Alex underwent treatment for his congenital heart disease, which included several surgeries. Alex came to Packard Children’s at… Read more Patient at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gets a Super Bowl surprise
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Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected

by on February 3, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment recently selected 20 fellows to join the 2016 cohort of the Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP). Now in its sixth year, this highly competitive professional development program helps Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Fellows… Read more Stanford's next crop of Rising Environmental Leaders selected
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Stanford engineers have good news for Stephen Colbert: It is plausible to climb like Spider-Man

by on January 28, 2016 7:00 pm
Last week, STEPHEN COLBERT took center stage on The Late Show and lamented that a recent study by zoologists at the University of Cambridge found that Spider-Man probably couldn’t actually climb walls. The researchers ran the numbers and found natural adhesive forces scale in such a way that geckos are the largest animals that can… Read more Stanford engineers have good news for Stephen Colbert: It is plausible to climb like Spider-Man
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Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off

by on January 25, 2016 9:50 pm
In an Iron Chef-style competition, Stanford students recently took innovation to the kitchen at the 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off, held in the top floor of the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons on Thursday evening. Three teams of two students practiced and worked with a mentor chef on campus to prepare a signature dish using two featured… Read more Stanford students take innovation to the kitchen at 13th annual Cardinal Cook-Off
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Dateline features transplant family at Packard Children's Hospital

by on January 24, 2016 10:17 pm
Recently, Dateline NBC shared a story that seems hard to believe. Stacy and Jason Bingham of Haines, Ore. have five beautiful children — Sierra, Megan, Lindsey, Hunter and Gage. Unfortunately, three of the kids have been hit with cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively.… Read more Dateline features transplant family at Packard Children's Hospital
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University Libraries open new Chinese typewriter exhibition

by on January 20, 2016 4:34 pm
Not all typewriters are created equal – especially when languages are not alphabetical. Imagine that. Well, now you can learn about such typewriters firsthand, thanks to the University Libraries. In a new exhibition that opened Wednesday, The Chinese Typewriter: The Design and Science of East Asian Information Technology, the history of modern East Asian information… Read more University Libraries open new Chinese typewriter exhibition
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Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy

by on January 18, 2016 5:00 pm
YAKOV ELIASHBERG, professor of mathematics, and ROGER BLANDFORD, professor of physics, have been awarded the 2016 Crafoord prizes in mathematics and astronomy, respectively, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Eliashberg has been awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics for his work in developing symplectic topology, a branch of differential geometry, and for his… Read more Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy
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Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison

by on January 15, 2016 4:33 am
How do you unlock latent creativity? Just talk to students at Stanford who have taken the course Management Science and Engineering 177: Creativity Rules. Every class begins with warm-up exercises that can look like a makeshift conga line or disco dance-off. Then, with bodies and minds limbered, students learn creative problem-solving tools for tackling challenges… Read more Stanford students in creativity course help inmates envision life after prison