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student Brady Magaoay in Rothko room at Phillips Collection / L.A. Cicero

Stanford inaugurates new academic arts program in Washington, D.C.

During winter quarter, the Bing Stanford in Washington Program offered its first quarter dedicated to the arts, including full-time internships. 

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Admit Weekend opens Thursday for students invited to Class of 2018

Admit Weekend 2014 features tours of Bing Concert Hall, the Science and Engineering Quad, athletic facilities and Memorial Church, and activities such as "Cabaret Night: Explore the Arts at Stanford" and the always popular Q&A with President John Hennessy.

Marguerite Duras

Stanford book club spotlights Marguerite Duras' 'The Lover'

Marguerite Duras' erotic masterpiece "The Lover" is the subject of a May 12 "Another Look" book discussion in her centennial year. The work is an autobiographical tale of a teenage French girl's scandalous affair with an older Chinese millionaire in Saigon in the 20th century.

3-D rendered illustration of a nerve cell / Sebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock

Stanford scientists observe brain activity in real time

A Stanford Bio-X team of scientists invented tools for watching mice brain nerves send signals in real time. The technique will make it easier to study brain functions and help develop therapies for brain diseases.