Category: Seen on Campus

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New device developed by a Stanford researcher improves family planning options for women in the developing world

by 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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Online archive tells early history of AI and Stanford's Computer Science Department

by 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 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 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 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 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 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
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Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses

by on March 15, 2016 4:00 am
When ROBERT MOSES was a young member of Twyla Tharp Dance and ODC, he threw himself into performance with the spirit of an athlete. Today, his artistic life is less about performance, the “jumping over people’s heads,” and more about sharing – with himself, with students, with other dancers. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Moses… Read more Short take: Stanford's Robert Moses
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Stanford partners with Univision, Televisa Foundation to promote STEM education

by on March 10, 2016 5:31 pm
Nearly everyone who gathered last week at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) for a discussion on getting Latinos into STEM careers had a smartphone. Before the opening presentation, the crowd of more than 200 texted; they snapped photos; they browsed social media; they listened to music and they played games. But when the lights… Read more Stanford partners with Univision, Televisa Foundation to promote STEM education
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Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos

by on March 8, 2016 4:00 am
  The nationally syndicated Philosophy Talk radio show received a $200,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to produce an eight-episode series focused on the nature of the universe. Titled A Philosophical Guide to the Cosmos, the series aims to take listeners on a “grand philosophical journey” through the cosmos, tackling puzzling questions about the… Read more Stanford philosophy professors to host series on the cosmos