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Stuck@Home virtual concert series performs live

The Medicine & the Muse Program’s Stuck@Home virtual concert series features the artistic talents of the Stanford community. After more than a year online, they had their first in-person performance at Bing Concert Hall.

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New Faculty Senate chair stresses importance of faculty voice at Stanford

The 54th Faculty Senate chair addressed civil discourse, and the senate voted to extend legislation allowing its Steering Committee to convene to make decisions on behalf of the full senate in administrative session during the COVID-19 crisis and heard from the Associated Students of Stanford University during its first meeting of the academic year on Oct. 7.

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David Mucciarone, ‘heart and soul of the lab,’ wins 2021 Amy J. Blue Award

David Mucciarone, lab manager in the Department of Earth System Science in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, is among this year’s winners of the Amy J. Blue Award, which honors staff who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work.

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Stanford’s Board of Trustees holds first meeting of the 2021-22 academic year

At its first meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year, Stanford’s Board of Trustees moved forward several building projects and received updates on how the university is raising its sights after the challenging beginning of the pandemic.

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Campus community gathers to remember those who have died from COVID-19

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Extinction changes the rules of body size evolution

A sweeping analysis of marine fossils from most of the past half-billion years shows the usual rules of body size evolution change during mass extinctions and their recoveries. The discovery is an early step toward predicting how evolution will play out on the other side of the current extinction crisis.

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High-Risk, High-Reward grants awarded to Stanford researchers

This year’s awardees are developing a virtual biopsy, investigating the influential functions of lysosomes, researching the genetics of allergies, and working toward more powerful forms of cancer immunotherapy.

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Cheryll Ramirez, ‘the heart’ of VPUE, wins 2021 Amy J. Blue Award

Cheryll Ramirez, director of operations in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, is among this year’s winners of the Amy J. Blue Award, which honors staff members who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work.

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David Glen, former development officer, dies at 79

David Glen’s 35 years in development left an indelible legacy at Stanford as he helped raise billions of dollars through several major campaigns and mentored generations of development professionals.

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Why extinctions ran amok in ancient oceans, and why they slowed down

A new Stanford University study shows rising oxygen levels may explain why global extinction rates slowed down over the past 541 million years. Below 40 percent of present atmospheric oxygen, ocean dead zones rapidly expand, and extinctions ramp up.

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