Stanford headlines for the week of December 8, 2004

Five students and recent graduates win Marshall Scholarships

Contests motivate top students in large courses, says award-winning professor

Ma, Ax to discuss importance of art on campus scene

Humanoid robot comes to campus

Grounds Services supervisor dies at 47

Participants sought for Community Day

2004 in review: Glances at advances in medical school research

Church labyrinth 'crosses religious and cultural boundaries'

Senate approves revised conflict-of-interest policy

Hundreds flock to hear update on changes to retiree medical plan

Honors & Awards

University scholars play prominent role in charting reforms for United Nations

Some services scaled back during break

Graduate Education Commission needs variety of representation

Cosmologist to ponder the alpha and omega of the universe

Jan. 31 is deadline for biennial Saroyan writing prize entries

In Print & On the Air

Wedding Project explores black social dancing

Swain to lead professoriate committee

Cristina Dobleman hired to lead university's risk management office

Obesity linked to hormonal changes, lack of sleep

Scientists closer to identifying cells that could rebuild muscle

New approach to marrow transplants

American Indian pre-med workshop

Vantage Point: Criminalizing science will undermine economy – and democracy

Byron Brown Jr., influential biostatistician, dies at 74

Stem cells show promise in lab--and at polling place

Genetic screening could allow for more personalized cancer treatments

Imaging advances reveal cellular details

Younger children benefiting from new cardiac devices, complex heart surgery

Childhood obesity recognized as a severe health crisis

New immunology findings point to treatments for asthma, arthritis and cancer

New advisor helps students to explore career options

Media monitor

St. Laurent dies 20 years after heart transplant

Medical center people

Faculty Senate minutes - December 2, 2004 meeting

Memorial Resolution: William E. Brigham

Memorial Resolution: Lucio Ruotolo

Ph.D. Orals

Housing

Wilbur Dining's Jeff Rosen wins university's version of Iron Chef

Cardinal Chronicle / weekly campus column