Stanford headlines for the week of February 13, 2008

Metaverse U conference to bring leading thinkers on virtual worlds, Second Life

Discrimination against blacks is linked to dehumanization, according to paper

Beating new path to quantum secrets with tiny drums

Timeline: 100 years of history at the School of Medicine

A century of building medical excellence

Medical research: A fruit fly becomes the model for genetics

Pain control: Crude anesthetics replaced by comprehensive anesthesia

Surgery: Doctors pay attention to the new “germ theory”

Medical education: A revolution in education improves training

Infectious disease: Antibiotics tame bacterial infection, but face challenges

Birth: Maternal death rates improve

Pediatrics: Children no longer isolated

Medical imaging: Unsafe X-rays refined to computerized images

Social sciences, humanities research center joins Stanford

Researchers make first direct observation of 3-D molecule folding in real time

New department is launched in the School of Earth Sciences

Comings and Goings…

Honors & Awards

James Gere, civil engineer, dead at 82

Faculty Senate approves committee to examine use of honorific titles

The need for fossil fuels will last for decades, according to BP’s chief scientist

Vantage Point: Innovation funds help to strengthen graduate education

Visiting scholars at Media X give free seminars

Vice Provost for Graduate Education launches two funds, seeks grant proposals

Doctors cater to gynecologic needs of teens, young girls

Hypnosis helps doctors zero in on kids' seizures

Postdoc group to present career skills workshops

Campus blood drives make it easy to donate

Medical center people

Colleagues mourn passing of Steven Leibel, expert in cancer radiotherapy

Faculty Senate minutes - February 7, 2008 meeting

Report of the President to the Board of Trustees

Ph.D. Orals

Housing

Bike race to close roads this weekend

Bill Gates to speak on campus Feb. 19 in Memorial Auditorium

Cardinal Chronicle

Forum to be held for 40th birthday of White Album