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Tackling concussion

Stanford researchers are working together to better understand what causes concussions, how to diagnose and treat them and, perhaps most important, how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

LBRE reorganization speeds delivery of campus services

Lands, Buildings and Real Estate is making permanent a pilot program that distributed crew members throughout campus in four district offices. The reorganization is designed to put LBRE staff close to their customers, eliminate travel and speed delivery of services.

New staff join community centers

Dejah Carter has joined the Women’s Community Center as assistant director. The centers for Queer Student Resources and Asian American Activities also have recently welcomed employees into roles aimed at helping students thrive.

Exploring art and design in Australia

After switching majors from mechanical engineering to product design, Kendal Burkins, ’19, spent the summer exploring art and design as an intern at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, an opportunity offered through the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program.

Report of the president: Appointments and promotions

The following Academic Council professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council were approved by the president.

Stanford Redwood City taking shape in time for 2019 opening

Located five miles from the main campus, Stanford Redwood City, a 35-acre development, is the university’s first major expansion outside the main campus. Staff members are scheduled to begin moving in mid-March 2019.

New way to find relatives from forensic DNA

Investigators may be able to use forensic DNA to track down family members in public genealogy databases, creating new ways to generate leads while also raising issues about genetic privacy.

Virtual reality can help make people more empathetic

Stanford researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to sign a petition in support of affordable housing than other study participants.