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New grant to help Stanford journalism students track political money flow

by on August 12, 2015 5:11 pm
Tracking the flow of money in political campaigns has never been easy. But thanks to a new project in Stanford’s Computational Journalism Lab, it may get easier – and make the world of political money more transparent to ordinary citizens. This vision originates in the California Civic Data Coalition, a collaboration between Stanford, the Los… Read more New grant to help Stanford journalism students track political money flow
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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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White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance

by on August 7, 2015 4:07 pm
When the White House announced last Wednesday it had formed a new alliance to stop wildlife trafficking in the wake of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, there was a Stanford connection at the center of it all. DAVID J. HAYES, a distinguished visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, will head the U.S.… Read more White House appoints Stanford scholar to lead U.S. wildlife trafficking alliance
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Staff, faculty weigh in on managing tourist visits

by on August 5, 2015 3:44 pm
Beginning later this month, Stanford will institute its third tour-bus policy change in less than five years to better manage the overwhelming number of campus visitors. Tourist buses, which have been parked on Roth Way between Palm and Lomita drives since 2011, will be moving to Lasuen Street at Campus Drive. Picnic tables and a… Read more Staff, faculty weigh in on managing tourist visits
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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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Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey

by on August 3, 2015 5:00 pm
The dawn of human history is coming to light in a Neolithic village in modern-day Turkey, thanks to a joint effort by scholars at Stanford University and the University of Stirling in Scotland. Starting this month, IAN HODDER, a professor of anthropology at Stanford, will begin work with Stirling archaeologist ALEX BAYLISS to conduct radiocarbon… Read more Stanford anthropologist delves into Neolithic life in Turkey
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Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition

by on July 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Stanford is well represented in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this weekend at the 2015 U.S. National Rubik’s Cube Championships Two-time national champion WESTON MIZUMOTO, a senior studying computer science at Stanford, is among the hundreds of speed cubers who are there to compete. He told the Island Packet, a local newspaper that covers the South… Read more Stanford represented at national Rubik's Cube competition
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Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors

by on July 30, 2015 2:28 pm
The last time 70 percent of Californians were white was four decades ago. Yet whites, who make up slightly more than 38 percent of the state’s population, hold nearly 70 percent of prosecutors’ jobs. Thus, a report recently released by Stanford Law School suggests that California prosecutors are “Stuck in the ’70s.” While detailed information… Read more Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's prosecutors
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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